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Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

PUBLISHED: 12:19 01 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:45 01 December 2015

© Paul Nicholls Photography

© Paul Nicholls Photography


The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is once again embracing the festive spirit with the much-anticipated return of its magical Enchanted Christmas event, which illuminates the popular attraction into a dramatic winter wonderland.

© Paul Nicholls Photography© Paul Nicholls Photography

Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from the last weekend of November to the weekend before Christmas, the spectacular illuminated trail through the trees creates a magical experience for the whole family!

© Paul Nicholls Photography© Paul Nicholls Photography

The trail itself is pushchair and wheelchair friendly and features interactive displays to engage all the family. There will be a packed programme throughout the event, including Christmas-themed entertainment, festive goodies, hog roast, toasted chestnuts, classic carols, enchanting stilt walkers, a traditional children’s carousel, and some very special guests.

© Paul Nicholls Photography© Paul Nicholls Photography

Seasonal craft activities will keep creative visitors busy in the learning centre at the end of the trail. Children can make willow stars, glitter cones or reindeer trees – which all make great personal presents for family and friends.

© Paul Nicholls Photography© Paul Nicholls Photography

These pictures were taken by award-winning local photographer Paul Nicholls. You can find more of his work on his website at

© Paul Nicholls Photography© Paul Nicholls Photography

Visit for more information, including opening times and price information.

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