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Arley Hall Winter Light Trail 2024

Nestled deep within Arley Hall Estate (Famous for Peeky Blinders and a Harry Potter trail in the same woodland) awaits a spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses.

As darkness descends, join us on our enchanting journey, as we weave a captivating light trail through the woodlands at Arley estate. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile long trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous interactive light play, all set to music.

A timeless experience to be enjoyed by all, young and old alike.

The start/finish area will have tasty hot food and drinks for before or after the trail. On the route you will find mulled wine and marshmallows for toasting on fire pits.

Dates & Times

29th November - 31st December 2024

Entry times: 4.30pm to 8pm

The trail will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

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Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. Limited tickets are available for each timeslot, with many slots selling out.

Monday to Thursday

up to Thursday 12th December 2024

Adult: £15.00

Child: £10.00

Family: £55.00

Friday & Sunday

and everyday* from Monday 16th December 2024

Adult: £20.50

Child: £15.00

Family: £68.50


*Saturday prices remain the same

Adult: £22.00

Child: £16.50

Family: £70.00


A captivating after dark, illuminated trail.

Set to ambient music, you will follow the trail as it meanders through woodland around Arley Hall. Stunning lighting elements and light play will guide you along the way, punctuated by approximately 13 wow moments/highlights.

The trail is approximately 1.8km long and (depending on how quickly you walk through) will take circa 60-90 minutes to complete.

Warm up by our fire pit, where you can toast marshmallows (purchase your marshmallows on site or bring your own marshmallows and skewers).

Please note that the entire trail takes place outside (obviously during winter and after dark). It will be cold, dark and often wet! Please wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear.

Please note we will not have 'traditional festive' decorations at Luminate and Father Christmas will not be there - he'll be far too busy getting everything ready at the North Pole!
For the safety and enjoyment of all our visitors, dogs are NOT permitted at Luminate*

*with the exception of Guide dogs and assistance dogs

NEW FOR 2024 - We have 2 dog days, when you can bring your dog along. Look for the dog symbol on the calendar
There is a path all the way around, marked by festoon lighting throughout the duration. So just follow the festoon!
In order to ensure your own safety and enjoyment (and the safety of our other visitors and staff), all visitors must remain on the clearly marked trail at all times. All children and vulnerable adults must be closely supervised at all times. Luminate takes place in the winter, after dark. All areas other than the clearly defined trail will have potential trip hazards and risks to health and safety, which may be difficult to see during the time that Luminate is operational, so please stay on the path at all times and adhere to any instructions/advice given by our stewarding staff.

Conditions on the trail will be continually monitored by our onsite team, but we would remind all visitors that the event takes place in an outside, country setting over winter after dark. So please exercise caution when attending and supervise children and vulnerable adults at all times.

Some of our lighting installations are interactive, so you can enjoy some light play throughout your journey with us. All such installations will be easily identifiable and will have stewards stationed close-by to guide you with what to do. For your own safety and enjoyment, please do not touch any other lights/electrical installations and ensure children and vulnerable adults are supervised at all times, so as to ensure that they do not.

Please note that there are areas of unfenced water at Arley Hall, so please ensure that children and vulnerable adults are supervised closely at all times.

Your new Christmas tradition in Cheshire
Arley, Northwich, Cheshire. CW9 6NA