A Fire Garden will be one of the focal points of a new Christmas light trail at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire between 25th November and 31st December 2022.
The installation will be part of a collection of illuminations which will transform the 42 acres of gardens and parkland where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood.
The Fire Garden itself will be made up of hundreds of flame heads interspersed with Lantern Trees.
Visitors can discover sparkling tunnels of light and will be able to walk beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. The lights are also choreographed to a soundtrack of seasonal music, transforming Hatfield’s park into a winter wonderland.
Independent street food vendors will be selling tasty treats so you can complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate. You can also toast marshmallows over an open fire.
How can you book a group visit to Hatfield Park’s Christmas light trail?
There is a group rate of 10% off for 15 or more adults but discounts are not available to book online and note that they apply to adult tickets only.
You can make your booking by sending an email to See Tickets Groups at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This arrangement will be the same for all the My Christmas Trails sold via See Tickets and you can find details of the various trails across the country at mychristmastrails.co.uk.
The after-dark illuminated trail through the festive gardens at Hatfield Park will be open from 25th November to 31st December 2022 from 4.30pm, with the last entry 8pm. It closes at 10pm. Note that the trail will be closed on 28th, 29th, 30th Nov; 5th, 6th, 24th, 25th Dec.
About Hatfield House, Park and Gardens
The house attracts groups throughout the year interested in finding out about more than 400 years of history. The Elizabethan and Jacobean style house plays home to centuries of historical treasures collected by the Cecil family.
It is now in the care of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury, with the historic house and its gardens open for guided tours or to explore at your own pace.
You can even find the very spot where Elizabeth I learnt of her succession to the throne in 1558.
The gardens date from the early 17th century, when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants from all over Europe for his new home. It features trees, bulbs, plants and fruit trees, some of which had never been grown in England before.
You can find more information about organising a general group visit to Hatfield Park at www.hatfield-house.co.uk.