Longleat unveils land of light event

Longleat will be magically transformed into the Land of Light this winter as part of a brand new event.

Running from 7 November to 10 January 2021, Land of Light features thousands of spectacular light sources, illuminating seven themed areas across the Wiltshire estate.

Specially created for the Longleat Estate, the Land of Light’s technology, art and interactive installations provide a stunning and unique alternative to the much-loved winter lantern spectacular; the Festival of Light, which Longleat has postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

See sensational projections light up the iconic Longleat House, dancing fountains and animated light displays across the ornate grounds and gardens, Half Mile Lake and The Longhouse.

Wander through motion-detected splashes of playful colour and sound and step inside the giant four-metre tall geometric portal with its immersive and vibrant pattern of choreographed lights.

Longleat’s famous Sun Maze and Love Labyrinth will be embellished with LED lighting, mirror balls and atmospheric haze, with trees and topiary hedges decked out in their own stunning illuminated displays, bringing a wintery shimmer to the historic gardens.

The Adventure Castle will be creaking at the parapets with the sights and sounds of the medieval. Listen to hear the knights jousting and see the steam billowing up from the blacksmith’s forge.

Venture into the 70-metre long sensory tunnel before heading inside The Longhouse for a 360° infinity experience, featuring fully mirrored walls and hundreds of diffracted laser beams in a floor-to-ceiling optical and aural experience.

Longleat’s iconic 20-metre tall Enchanted Christmas Tree returns to the Stable Yard and the Santa Train will be back to whisk guests away to Father Christmas’ magical woodland grotto.

This year, there’s also a brand new storytelling experience on offer. Enter Santa’s cosy den to hear a whimsical story told by the man himself; of course, he will also have special gifts for all the children on the nice list.

During the day, you canalso enjoy all of Longleat’s animal and adventure attractions, including the Safari Park, Koala Creek, Jungle Kingdom, Jungle Cruise and the iconic Longleat Hedge Maze.

The Land of Light is included in the new All-in-one Ticket. Special Night Lights Tickets, for evening-only access, will also be available. Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of Longleat’s guests and Team Members, the Land of Light will have a much-reduced capacity. Pre-booking is absolutely essential and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are expected to launch via longleat.co.uk in the autumn.