Visitors to the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire can expect more than a million lights, colourful trees and illuminated installations across the festive season.
The National Trust property will be offering the festive light trail from 26th November until 2nd January 2022, with groups of 15 or more people able to make use of discounted rates.
New additions for the 2021 season include Christmas Cathedral, which is said to be adorned with more than 100,000 fairy-lights and Neon Tree which has branches interwoven with multicoloured neon lights. Tree Stars is another new feature and guides guests into a wooded area full of neon stars.
3 other group-friendly light trails from the National Trust:
Belton House (25th November until 2nd January 2022) near Grantham in Lincolnshire; Stourhead (26th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022) in the south west of Wiltshire; and Bedgebury Forest (19th November 2021 - 3rd January 2022) near Flimwell in Kent. Each will host festive trails for the season with features including light tunnels, sparkling trees and other illuminations to catch the eye.
Visitors can expect burnished lantern trees filled with flames, neon strings stretched between trees, singing trees, mistletoe and an appearance from Father Christmas for younger members of the group. Certain displays will be choreographed to a soundtrack of traditional seasonal music and independent street food vendors will also be on hand to provide a selection of festive food and drink.
You can watch a brief trailer of what to expect here:
From Iron-Age roundhouses to a modern estate, Wimpole has been lived on and farmed for more than 2,000 years. It first opened to visitors in 1979 and is considered the finest country house in Cambridgeshire bequeathed to the National Trust by Elsie Bambridge, daughter of Rudyard Kipling.
Group rates apply to 15 or more people. For tickets and more information, visit www.christmasatwimpole.co.uk