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Let’s take a closer look…

Do come along for an enchanted evening of tales and fabulous illuminations at Wicksteed Park in the run up to Christmas. There will be plenty for all the family to do together to make this a special evening for all to remember, no matter what age.

Lots of hot food and drinks will be on offer to help keep you warm and cozy whilst you explore our gardens and enclosures during the evening and for the adults there will be a funky tent selling alcoholic beverages too!

To set the scene for the evening come and see our show and listen to our storytellers weaving their way through magical tales of old. Then explore our gardens and enclosures to view over 60 beautiful, hand-made, lanterns many larger than life. Designs include pandas, giraffes, zebras plus many many more.

Lots of our beautiful trees will be lit up displaying an array of colours and effects to help create that special mood and for the young ones there will be a wishing tree to hang their special request on.

There will also be some stalls selling a variety of goods each evening plus some decorated trees to view,  built by members of our local communities.

The price includes unlimited entry into some of our rides and experiences that will be operating including the Carousel, Astroslide, Tree Top Walk, Cups and Saucers, Aviary and the vintage roundabout for toddlers.

Booking tickets

You can book tickets quickly and easily online today!

Per Person: £10.00

Children under 90cm: £2

Reduced rate: £8 (must bring proof of DLA on day of purchase)

Annual wristband holders receive a discount as well!

Top tip: as it’s a season of goodwill, there are group discounts of 10% for 10-19 people and 20% for 20+, so grab some friends!

Book tickets

Gingerbread Man

Where can I find it?

Enchanted tales and Illuminations takes in the upper park near to the Tree Top Walk and Meerkat Burrows. There’s one entrance so be sure to park in the allocated car parking space nearby, which will be lit up.


When is it on?

Enchanted Tales and Illuminations will be open daily from Friday December 16 – 23 2016. Our magical event runs between 4-8pm, perfect for seeing the lanterns light up the wintry sky.

Mushroom lantern


Story Book

A few points to note…

Food and drink sales are not included in the ticket price. Any purchased gifts from the stalls are also not included in the price. Wicky’s Play Factory will not included on this event and will be closed to the public.The ground in the Fairground area is uneven terrain and may not be suitable for wheelchair users. It could be a bit nippy, so pop on your thermals for an extra warm glow!

There is no car parking charge for this event!