Enchanted Gardens

Enchanted Events

Something special is happening at our historic places this winter.

As the night draws in, our gardens will be filled with light, colour and sound as our season of Enchanted events begins.

Find an enchanted event near you

These unique events will lead you along an enchanting garden trail into a magical wonderland as our historic places are bathed in dramatic illumination. Strings of lanterns laced through the boughs of trees, fairy lights twinkling behind leaves and special surprises will transport you into a dream-like version of the past.

And the experience doesn’t end when the trail does. Emerging into the scene of a traditional fairground, you’ll be carried back to times gone by. There will be plenty to enjoy besides – from mince pies and mulled wine, to Christmas shopping at our heritage-inspired stalls.

Find an enchanted event

Our Enchanted events have proved very popular and there are limited tickets available. We recommend booking tickets now to avoid disappointment.

  • Enchanted Gardens at Osborne

    Osborne, Isle of Wight

    Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 4pm-8:30pm

    Explore the grounds of Osborne after the sun sets. Experience the story of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children as you follow the enchanting trail and discover hidden areas of the grounds.

  • Enchanted Audley

    Audley End House and Gardens, Essex

    Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 4.30pm-9pm

    SOLD OUT Wander through the grounds of Audley End House after dark. Discover the magic of the gardens, see some of the friendly residents come to life in surprising ways and follow the spectacular trail of colourful lights.

  • A group of three people taking a selfie, lit up by the illuminations at Eltham Palace

    Eltham Palace and Gardens, London

    Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 4.30pm-9pm

    Discover the medieval history of Henry VIII’s childhood home as you follow the illuminated trail in the grounds of Eltham Palace after dark. Take a sneak-peek through the mysterious time tunnel and see history brought to life.

  • A family enjoying the festive illuminations

    Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire

    Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 4.30pm-9pm

    Join Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley for a party at Kenilworth Castle this winter. Explore the grounds of the castle after dark with our illuminated trail.

  • Two girls running through the illuminated rose dell at Brodsworth Hall

    Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire

    Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 4pm-8.30pm

    Explore the grounds of Brodsworth Hall after dark. Catch a glimpse of the friendly fairies who have made their home here as a colourful trail of light guides you around the gardens.

  • Enchanted Belsay

    (SOLD OUT) Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland

    Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017 4:30pm - 9pm

    SOLD OUT Solve the mystery of the missing furniture as you explore the grounds of Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens on this enchanting trail.

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