Walton Gardens Winter Light Trail

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, grounds of Walton Gardens. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to ambient music.

A Timeless experience to be enjoyed by all, young and old alike. Luminate Cheshire at Walton Gardens will run nightly from Thursday 24th November 2022 until Friday 24th December 2022. Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance.

Dates & Times

24th November 2022 - 24th December 2022

Entry Times from 4.30pm to 8pm

Choose your entry time, entry slots are every 15 minutes. The trail will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes, depending how long you dwell along the way

We strongly advise you arrive on time.
Remember, if you miss your slot your tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Ticket Prices


(up to Wednesday 7th December 2022)

Adult: £15.00

Child: £11.00

Family: £48.00

Carers: Free


(plus everyday from Monday 12th December 2022)

Adult: £19.00

Child: £14.00

Family: £60.00

Carers: Free


The trail will start through the courtyard in front of the riding stables and follow a clearly defined route through the Gardens.
The trail is approx 1.4km long.
A captivating after dark, illuminated trail.

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

The trail is approximately 1.4km 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 of our visitors, only guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are permitted at the event.
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 Walton Gardens, so please ensure that children and vulnerable adults are supervised closely at all times.
  1. The Promoter is Luminate (www.luminate.live).

  2. This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over. Employees of The Promoter, or anyone connected to the competition in any way, will not be permitted to enter the competition.

  3. Two winners will be selected on 20.10.21 and the prizes for this competition are as follows:

    1. 1x family ticket for Luminate Southport 2021

    2. 1x family ticket for Luminate Cheshire 2021

  4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

  5. Winners can select the date and time from the times available, upon the closing of this competition. 

  6. Tickets are e-tickets only, so winners must be able to provide an email address for the ticket to be delivered.  

  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for any reason.

  8. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event that is outside of the company’s control. Notice of any changes will be given to entrants as soon as possible.

  9. No cash alternative to the prizes can be offered. The prizes are not transferable. 

  10. If a winner is unable to claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner from the remaining entrants.

  11. Decisions in respect of all matters to do with this competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  12. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.

Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN