We’re bringing a truly glittering treat to Belvoir Castle this Christmas. For the first time, we are partnering with Enlightened to bring you an enchanting 1.3km light trail which will take you on a magical journey through our immaculately manicured Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and Spiral Walk. As you travel the sparkling trail, illuminated by thousands of lights, you will pass talking trees, interactive stepping stones, illuminated fountains and interactive light up games. It’s a tour designed to delight your senses and makes for a perfect festive family outing.
You can combine our Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail with our Regency Christmas by booking a combined ticket (at a discounted rate). If you are visiting at the weekend, you might want to book a slot to see Father Christmas in his Regency grotto too?
Enlightened Belvoir dates: 26th November 2021 to 1st January 2022
Times: First entry is 4.30pm and then slots every 30 minutes until 8.30pm
Pre-booking required: Yes
Ticket types available: Adult (16 and over), Child (4-15), Infant (under 4s), Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Ticket bands available: Off peak & peak
Car parking available: Yes. All parking will be in Belvoir Castle car park. For these events, please pre-book your parking, as it is very limited and it is highly likely that a space will not be available on the day unless you have pre-booked. Take a look at our FAQs for more details, including information about parking spaces for visitors with mobility issues.
Accessibility: Due to the historical nature of the venues, Enlightened Trail is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
General Information & FAQs
Do I need to pre-book?
Yes, tickets are limited for each time slot so must be pre-booked to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.
How will my tickets arrive?
As soon as you’ve completed the purchase of your tickets you will be shown your order number (please make a note of this) as well as a link to download your tickets immediately. You can also use your order number and email address to access your tickets via the “My Tickets” section of our website.
Do children need to pay?
All children must book a ticket. Children under the age of 3 are free of charge but must still book a ticket. There is a charge for children aged 4-15 years. Children 16 and over pay the adult price.
Can my tickets be changed?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-interchangeable. Subject to availability, the date and time of your booked tickets can be amended up to 14 days before your booked slot. Changes after this time cannot be completed. To amend your booking, please visit the “My Tickets” section of our website where you can access your booking with your order number and email address.
What happens if I cannot attend?
Unfortunately, due to the high demand for tickets, they are non-refundable and not interchangeable.
Are different ticket prices for different days?
Yes, there are different ticket prices depending upon which day you wish to attend. We offer Peak & Off-Peak tickets for Enlightened Belvoir 2021. Ticket pricing for each day can be found on the booking page of this website.
Will refunds be offered if the event is cancelled due to poor weather conditions?
If Enlightened Belvoir has to cancel the event before the advertised start time then full refunds will be offered or you can rebook for another date, subject to availability.
Will there be parking
Parking is charged at £5 per booking and must be booked alongside your ticket if you wish to reserve a parking space.
Is entry into the Castle included within our ticket?
No, the Enlightened Light trail uses the exterior grounds of the property only and there is no access inside the castle with a ticket for the Enlightened trail. Tickets for the Regency Christmas at Belvoir (which takes place inside the Castle) are available to book separately or in addition to the Enlightened Trail.
How far is the walk around the Enlightened trail
The Enchanted trail is approximately 1.3 km in length. We estimate that the trail will take you around 1 hour to complete with dwell spots along the way.
Is site re-entry allowed
Re-entry is not permitted.
Is it wheelchair/pushchair friendly
Our trail makes use of the paths around the properties which are NOT suitable for wheelchair uses or guests with reduced mobility. We do not recommend using pushchairs on the Enlightened Trail route.
Is there a discount for carers
Yes, we offer a free carer ticket where required. When making the booking for your party, please book all the tickets required but do NOT book a ticker for the carer. Please add a note to your booking and we will add a free carer ticket to the booking for you.
Are dogs allowed into the event
Dogs are not able to come to the event.
What is the start/end time of the event
Our first timed entry is 4:30pm and the last entry slot time is 9pm. All visitors must leave the site by 10.30pm.
Our timed ticket is for 5.00pm, can we stay all evening
We estimate that each party will take up to 1 hour to enjoy the trail.
Can we arrive earlier in the day for the event
No. You will not be admitted before your timed ticket slot and parking is limited, so please ensure you arrive no earlier than your allocated slot.
How do the timed ticket slots work
We have arrival time slots every 30 minutes from 4:30pm to 9pm.
What is there to see at Enlightened Belvoir
This is a night-time outdoor attraction that illuminates a dedicated trail of light around the grounds of Belvoir. On the trail there are numerous static and interactive light up attractions with an enchanting soundscape. Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available.
Are refreshments included in the price of the ticket
No, refreshments are not included in the price of the ticket.
Will Father Christmas be at Enlightened Belvoir
Father Christmas is very busy at this time of year and is not planning to visit Enlightened Belvoir.
What happens if it is raining or snowing
Unless the weather presents a safety issue, the event will go ahead in all conditions (rain or shine!) so please come prepared. We suggest you wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear for the winter weather. In extreme weather conditions where a safety issue is presented, notification of cancellation will be emailed to all ticket holders and also posted on our website and social media channels.
Is there a Covid guarantee?
If Enlightened Belvoir has to cancel the event due to an extended national wide government- imposed lockdown, then full refunds will be offered or additional dates may be added for you to rebook, subject to availability.
PLEASE NOTEPlease note, due to the type of the event, some areas of the site will have limited lighting. Please keep to the illuminated pathways at all times and keep track of younger visitors. Paths are uneven in places and may be slippery under foot in poor weather, so please wear suitable footwear. We advise visitors to wrap up warm as the event takes place throughout the grounds with no indoor shelter.