Christmas at Bedgebury
An illuminated winter wonderland for all the family
A forest of festive lights is coming to Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest from
30 November – 30 December 2018.
Discover the magical forest transformed into a winter wonderland as, inspired by the landscape itself, the National Pinetum lights up for Christmas. The new festive adventure offers families the chance to explore Bedgebury’s woodland after-dark and dramatically drenched in seasonal colour.
Highlights for this new trail include the Tunnel of Light; over 1million pea-lights in a 70m long immersive walkway under a canopy of ancient trees. Signing lanterns and fountains of dancing light are found along the mile-long route as well as a scented Fire Garden for an unforgettable experience.
Internationally acclaimed installation artworks from Tilt and Pitaya are also to be found nestled into the forest landscape and lighting hidden nooks of the pinetum.
There are hidden surprises too – watch out for frosty snowflakes, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them. At the Boardwalk, the giant redwoods are surrounded by a carpet of glowing colour-changing globes.
Visitors can complete their stroll under the stars with mulled wine* or hot chocolate* whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Toast marshmallows* at one of the fire pits, ride the vintage Carousel*, and spy Father Christmas and his elf along the way.
What: Christmas at Bedgebury, the magical, after-dark, illuminated trail
When: From 30 November – 30 December 2018**
Why Visit: Discover a new Christmas light trail set within the beautiful forestry landscape of Bedgebury National Pinetum.
Admission: From Adult £17.00, Child £10.50, Family £50.00, Under 5’s & carers Free
Box Office Number: 0844 995 1365
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Kent
For more information please contact:
Melodie Manners | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01637 873379 or 07815 709548
Notes to Editors
- For full pricing details and booking please visit: christmasatbedgebury.co.uk
- *Additional charges apply
- **The festive trail is open on selected dates for full details and booking please visit: christmasatbedgebury.co.uk
- For information on all Illuminated Trails visit: mychristmastrails.co.uk
Forestry Commission England manages the nation’s forests, including Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, to maximise benefits for people, wildlife, and the economy. As custodians of the nation’s forests, we welcome over 226 million visits every year; offering close to 3000 km of waymarked walks and trails, cycle routes and bridle paths that are open every day. On top of that, 99.9% of England’s population lives within an hour’s drive of accessible forests we manage and our network of visitor centres provides a unique opportunity to engage with the public.
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is home to the National Conifer Collection. The 128-hectare (320-acre) site is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifer trees and plants on one site anywhere in the world, containing more than 12,000 trees, including rare, endangered and historically important specimens.
Information about Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is available from http://www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury.
About Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Founded in 1966, Raymond Gubbay Ltd is recognised as being at the forefront for promoting and producing popular classical music, opera, ballet and events worldwide. Raymond Gubbay Limited, in partnership with world class venues, including Beaulieu Motor Museum, Blenheim Palace, Forestry Commission England, National Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, produce Christmas light trails around the country, and in Europe. Additionally, the company regularly presents over 500 concerts annually. raymondgubbay.co.uk
About Culture Creative
The design team behind this festive lighting display, which takes its inspiration from the unique landscape of the Pinetum at Bedgebury, is Culture Creative, who have previously worked with English Heritage, the National Trust, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Forestry Commission and the National Trust for Scotland. For more information about Culture Creative please see their website culturecreative.co.uk