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5 Festive Light Trails in Sussex (and one in Kent!) for 2023

November 23, 2023

There’s no better way to embrace the festive season than indulging in a family get together at one of the many light trail events that now take place annually across our region. This year sees a whole host of bigger and better events shining brighter than ever before. All good news for those of us who love these magical, twinkly, wondrous events! Head this way to follow the lights….

Steamlights at Bluebell Railway

Where? Sheffield Park, Uckfield

When? Various dates running until December 30th

How much? £42 for adults; £21 for children or £130 for a table of 4.

Anything else? Steamlights is ideal for family groups and friends of all ages. At this time of year it’s an experience you can enjoy without having to worry about the weather or less mobile family members having to walk too far. The trail all takes place from your seat and your carriage! 

Read my review from 2022 here.

Christmas at Bedgebury

Where? Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, Kent

When?  Throughout December until the 31st

How much?  Prices start from £61 for an off peak family visit

Anything else? 2023 sees a new route and breath-taking installations including a visit to Santa’s cottage.

Read my review from 2022 here.

Glow Wild at Wakehurst

Where? Wakehurst, Ardingly

When?  Throughout December until January 1st 2024

How much?  £60 for a family ticket

Anything else?  This year, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Glow Wild embraces the sublime, inviting you to become part of the trail and discover awe-inspiring moments in nature.

Leonardslee Illuminated

Where?  Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, Near Horsham

When?  1 – 3; 7-10 and 12 – 21st December 2023

How much?  Adults £16, Under 16’s £9, under 2’s free.

Anything else?  Walk through the beautiful grounds of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens as they come to life with spellbinding illuminations, projections and interactive installations.

Brighton Lights at One Garden

Where?  One Garden, Stanmer Park, Brighton

When? 15th – 23rd December 2023

How much?  Adults £16, children under 16 £10, under 2’s free

Anything else?  Immerse yourself in a mesmerising display of festive lights, carefully curated by local artists and brought to life by the creative spirit of Brighton.

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