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Discover the Magic of Christmas at Longleat

Updated: Aug 4, 2022

Longleat is being transformed into a magical wonderland of festive fun and adventure this winter.

Running from 6th November 2021 to 3rd January 2022, 'Christmas at Longleat' is a brand new family event featuring everything from Britain's tallest Singing Christmas Tree and Santa Trains, to the illuminated hedge maze and festive storytelling featuring real-live flying owls.

Britain's tallest Singing Christmas Tree is back with a spectacular 15-minute show featuring 80,000 pixel mapped lights, 3D video projection and flurries of snow while singing and a selection of favourite yuletide tunes.

Visitors can walk through a 50-metre-long tunnel of lights which react and dance to the sounds of sleigh bells, festive cheer and a crackling fire.

A display of lights will transform the giant facade of Longleat House into a series of festive scenes as visitors wander among a forest of 100 decorated Christmas Trees.

There will be a winter wonderland snow-strewn trail with illuminated flowers through Monkey Temple and the pathways of Longleat's famous hedge maze is being covered with thousands of twinkling fairy lights and glittering disco balls.

Main Square will be alive with the sound of carol singing and daily performances, while visitors will be able to enjoy the magical 'A Flight Before Christmas' in the Longhouse as festive tales are brought to life by the aerial grace and agility of flying tawny, barn and eagle owls.

The hugely popular Santa Train will be picking up passengers from Longleat Central Station to whisk them away to a magical woodland grotto to meet Father Christmas himself.

During the day, visitors can also enjoy all of Longleat's animal and adventure attractions, including the Winter Safari Drive-through, Koala Creek, Jungle Kingdom, Jungle Cruise and ever-popular Adventure Castle.

Home to the Marquesses of Bath since the 1600s, Longleat has been welcoming visitors for more than 400 years. The Wiltshire estate was the first to open its doors to the public back in 1949 and significantly re-defined the world of tourism in 1966 when it launched the only drive-through safari park outside of Africa.

Today it is one of the UK's most iconic and popular family attractions, annually attracting around a million visitors with its unique mix of magical wildlife encounters, rich history, astonishing experiences, and a year-round programme of immersive events and festivals.

  • Admission prices: Adult Off Peak £36.95, Peak £39.95, Child Off Peak (3-15) £27.70, Peak £29.95, Under 3s Free. For more information and to book online visit .

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