Get ready to sparkle with over a million lights this Christmas at Bedgebury
The after-dark illuminated winter woodland walk – 19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022
The countdown to Christmas has started, and Forest England’s Bedgebury in Kent is getting ready to welcome its glittering Illuminated Trail back this year from 19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.
Greeted by the sights and sounds of Christmas, experience Bedgebury in a whole new light as you wander beneath unique canopies drenched in seasonal colour. Inspired by the landscape itself it is a festive adventure in a world of trees.
The one-mile magical winter trail in the heart of the Kent countryside is a place where fairy-tale meets fantasy with something for everyone. Some of the brightest, brand-new installations coming to the Pinetum this year… There will be giant colour changing lilies, fields of light and burnished lantern trees filled with flickering flames. neon strings stretched between towering trees, larger than life colourful flora and plenty of fantastic selfie moments.
Trail highlights for 2021
- Field of light – this much loved and photographed feature returns for 2021
- Fire Tree – pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the Fire Tree glowing in the night
- Giant lilies – watch the reflections of giant lily sculptures dancing playfully on Marshall’s Lake
See the Forest’s impressive conifer collection adorned with decorations, so wrap up warm and be transported into a winter wonderland. Walk alongside dancing fountains and linger by shimmering reflections that cast light into hidden places. From the delicate and twinkling to the grand and spectacular, continue through the towering Tunnel of Light festooned by over 100,000 pea-lights.
Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with *toasted marshmallows, a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
Christmas trails are the perfect way to get together with friends and loved ones, designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible to all to enjoy, just a 20-minute drive from Tunbridge Wells.
Tickets selling fast, book now to avoid disappointment: www.christmasatbedgebury.co.uk
Christmas at Bedgebury is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with Forestry England at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
Admission: Limited capacity with timed entry, early booking advised
Advanced From: Adult £20.00, Child £13.50, Family £64.00 (2 adults & 2 children). Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.
Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum members receive £1.50 per person discount (max 6 people).
Parking £8 per car.
Field of Light by Ithaca, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Rikard Österlund © Sony Music
Fire Garden by pa-BOOM, Mandylights & lightfires, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Giant Lilies by Jigantics, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Matthew Andrews © Sony Music
About Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Forestry England
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is home to the National Conifer Collection and cared for by
Forestry England. Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, with over 230 million visits per year. As England’s largest land manager, it shapes landscapes for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and businesses to grow. The 128-hectare (320-acre) Bedgebury National Pinetum is recognised as one of the most significant collections of conifer trees and plants on one site anywhere in the world. There are more than 12,000 trees, including threatened and historically important specimens. The Bedgebury team travel the world to collect seeds from rare species natural habitats for propagation and conservation. Bedgebury is a key partner in the Global Trees Campaign run by Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Bedgebury makes a major contribution to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum is a charity that supports research into, and the conservation of, all flora and fauna, and the sharing of related knowledge with the general public.
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About Sony Music
Sony Music has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for over eight years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 22 trails across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia within the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios.
The chosen partners for national and international heritage and prestigious venues include: Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; Forestry England; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Botanic Gardens, Chicago, USA and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
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About Culture CreativeCulture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the North East of England. The Company works across a wide range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create illuminated trails in various venues across the UK and overseas.
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