The Longleat Festival of Light runs from 9 November until 5 January this year, with the theme ‘Myths and Legends’.
Over 30,000 metres of silk have gone into creating the colourful giant lanterns that grace the grounds around Longleat House and Safari Park.
In 2019, Longleat invites to join us on a thrilling odyssey as myths and legends from across the world are brought to life. Filled with extraordinary creatures, ancient deities, magnificent scenery and stunning structures; don’t miss the most amazing adventure of them all.
Hundreds of breath-taking Chinese lanterns, set in over 30 acres of splendid ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, will transform Longleat as darkness falls. Get ready to embark on a dazzling journey through history’s greatest Myths and Legends.
In 2019, we invite you to join us on a thrilling odyssey as epic stories from around the world are brought to life. This unmissable adventure is not for the fainthearted – legendary figures and mythical beasts await around every corner. Get ready to marvel at the gods and magical beings of ancient Greece, re-live heroic tales of British folklore and beware the colossal kraken, a gargantuan sea monster lurking in the depths of Longleat’s Half Mile Lake, ready to engulf any ship that sails too close …
Filled with astonishing creatures, magnificent scenery and stunning structures; don’t miss the most amazing festive adventure of them all.
New for 2019, gaze in awe at the breathtaking choreographed light projection on Longleat House – the iconic frontage of the stately home will spring to vibrant life as our Myths and Legends make their mark on the historic Estate like never before.
Alongside the Festival of Light, Longleat offers lots of other festive cheer. Take a ride on the Santa Train.
During the Festival of Light there are three main ticket types available; these are all very popular and can sell out so you’re advised to book online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Festival of Light Day Tickets
These tickets give access to Longleat for the entire day (10am to 7:30pm) and prices start from £31.45 for adults and £23.55 for children.
Please note that, for this ticket type, variable pricing is in effect so the ticket price will vary depending on your visit date.
Remember, if you’re coming in a group of 12 or more you can save with a special Groups discount!
Lantern Late Tickets
Lantern Late tickets are only available on 14th, 21st and 28th of November and are valid from 4pm to 9pm. The park will only open at 4pm on these dates, so if you’re planning to visit on a Thursday in November you must have a Lantern Late ticket (or a valid Annual Pass). Prices start £22.45 for adults and £16.80 for children.
As with Lantern Late Tickets, these are only available on selected dates. These are available on Fridays in November (from the 15th), weekdays in December up until 20th and between 1 and 5 January 2020.
These allow entry to Longleat from 2pm. Prices start £22.45 for adults and £16.80 for children.
Santa Train Tickets
This is not an entry ticket but an optional extra experience to make your visit that bit more magical. Those with a Santa Train Ticket will jump aboard the Longleat Railway in order to meet Father Christmas in his woodland home.
If you have an Annual Pass you can use this to visit during the Festival of Light; but as this is a very popular event, Longleat recommends pre-booking for your preferred dates using the Annual Pass Peak Day booking function. This only costs 50p per person and all proceeds are donated to wildlife charitable causes.
For full details, visit longleat.co.uk/festival-of-light.