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Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

A magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own Willow Star lantern find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..

There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the fire-pit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30-4pm pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 1pm -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

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Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

A magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30-4pm pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

 

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 1pm -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

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Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

A magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30-4pm pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

 

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 1pm -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

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Free lantern making workshops

Help make our enchanted mushroom lantern village for christmas in the Gardens.

We’re working with artist Sophie Handy to make 100 little mushroom houses from willow and tissue paper. A great family, club or class event. These workshops are free.

Your creations will go into the Gardens to help make a magical, illuminated woodland walk ready for our weekends before christmas 

and the big Community Lantern Parade. ‘Mushroom makers’ who help on these days will get free refreshments on the day and, as a thank you, a token for free hot chocolate and marshmallows in our Community Lantern Parade on 16th Dec.

It takes about 2-3 hours to make the lanterns, and its probably best for children over 7 years old.

November 10th (12-5pm) and Saturday 11th (10- 4pm)

Pop in on the days .. or contact us here for more info

SEE here for details of the events lantern parades, woodland walks and entertainment

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