We were lucky enough to be invited to visit The Enchanted Christmas event at WestonBirt Aboretum to experience the illuminated celebration of Westonbirt’s wonderful trees. The Enchanted Christmas event runs Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 25 November to 18 December 2016.
From the moment we arrived it was clear we were going to be in for a treat. Upon first entering we were amazed by just how much there was to do, besides the lights. Right by the front of the entrance we were greeted by a lovely fairy. She was fantastic with the kids, took time to interact with them all and stayed in character thru out… plus her outfit was amazing.
When booking your tickets online, your given a time slot to go on infamous illuminated tree trail, to prevent too bigger crowds. We’d booked to go for the last time slot. The trail itself takes around 45 mins however it did seem longer, so if you have little ones I’d advise taking a pushchair. The trail itself is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.
As we went round we were all just in owe of how beautiful and magical everything looked. Its amazing what something as simple as lights can do. At times and certain parts of the trail it was fairly crowded, which my youngest didn’t like but we just stayed back and waited for others to move on.
Whilst walking around the trail every now and then we’d discover a little hidden gem… some lights that were different to the rest. Our favourites by far were the smoke light show and the lights/bubble area. The kids loved running around inside the little cove whilst popping bubbles.
As well as taking a lovely walk around the trail whilst enjoying looking at the lights, theres also lots of bits the kids can do too. Like ride a bike in order to light up the path and trees and even looking thru a camera which then reflects there face onto a bush.
Aswell as the lights, there also an arts and crafts area, food and drink stalls. We stopped by to partake in a festival hot chocolate each, it also helped us warm up a bit. There’s also a chance for the little ones to meet Santa too. We didn’t get to sadly, as by the time we’d finished the trail they kids were too tired. I’d maybe advise visiting Santa before the trail.
Overall we had a fantastic time. If you want to enioy something festive and magical this christmas, then this is for you. It can get a bit cold in the evenings, so only thing i’d say is to make sure you wrap up warm. My photos don’t do it justice, so i’d definitely recommend visiting for yourself. Hopefully your’ll have a great time just like we did.
Disclosure: We were given tickets to visit WestonBirt’s Enchanted Christmas for the purpose of this review. However as always all opinions are honest and that of my own.