Shugborough Estate Winter Light Trail 2023

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 stunning, historic grounds of Shugborough Estate. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile long trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to music.

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

Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance.
There will be hot drinks available at the start of the trail and catering units, toasted marshmallows and mulled wine a third of the way around the the trail.

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Dates & Times

1st December 2023 - 24th December 2023

Entry times from 4.30pm to 8pm

Choose your entry time.
The trail will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes.


Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. Carers go free.

Monday to Thursday

up to Wednesday 20th December 2023

Adult: £16.75

Child: £12.25

Family: £56.50

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

and everyday from Monday 25th December 2023

Adult: £21.25

Child: £15.75

Family: £69.50


A captivating after dark, illuminated trail.

Set to ambient music, you will follow the trail as it meanders through Shugborough Estate. Stunning lighting elements and light play will guide you along the way.

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
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.
In order to ensure that Luminate can be enjoyed by everyone to the upmost, it has been designed as a continuous experience, with strictly fixed entry time slots, starting from 4.30pm onwards, which must be pre-booked in advance.

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all our visitors, we allocate a set number of tickets per timeslot and would ask that all visitors adhere to their booked timeslot. Our entry time slots are every fifteen minutes from 4.30-4.45pm through to 8.00pm – 8.15pm. At certain sites, we offer later slots on popular nights (Please check the site ticketing page for more info).

Please note that on Christmas Eve, last entry to our trail will be at 7.15pm, the trail itself will close promptly at 9pm and food and drink concessions will close by 8.30pm.
During Luminate the Mansion shop will be open from 5pm till 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please note the shop will be closed on Sunday 24th December.

We are proud to say we have planted over 48,000 trees with Ecologi, with numbers growing daily. Climate change is very important to us and we do our best to reduce /offset our carbon footprint. Get involved here for simple and impactful ways to collectively help climate change Book with us and we will plant a tree!

Please note images used are from various Luminate sites around the UK and each venues content will vary.

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