Evening Illuminations
See the enchanting illuminations with Fire and Light effects.

NEW Evening Illuminations Experience!

FOR 2021 new light effects will surround you in a spectacle of enchanting colours.   We are also adding new lights and effects in amongst the models and displays. Read on for more details...




AUGUST - Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 1st to 15th - 8.45pm to 10.45pm (last entry 9.30pm), 16th to 29th - 8.30pm to 10.30pm (Last entry 9.00pm)

SEPTEMBER - Sep 1st, 4th, 8th & 11th - 8.15pm to 10.15pm (last entry 9.00pm), Sep 15th, 18th & 22nd - 7.45pm to 9.45pm (Last entry 8.30pm)

OCTOBER HALF TERM - October 27th to 30th - Spookilluminations from 6.15pm to 8.15pm (last entry 7.00pm) - extra effects add a spooky twist!

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS - December 18th to 31st (except Dec 25 & 26th) - Lights on 4.00pm to 6.30pm (last entry 5.15pm) - magical Christmas lights in a world of colour, create a seasonal wonderland!

TIP:  The times listed above mean the lights come on at dusk, generally it is fully dark about 30 minutes later.

Dates are subject to change, please check nearer your visit time.

We recommend seeing the Model Village in daylight too - You could do this by arriving about 30-45 minutes before the lights come and doing a walk around first, and then again once dusk sets in. It will be fully dark about 30 mins after we put the lights on. You will need to allow about 2 to 2.5 hours for your visit. Our takeaway coffee shop will be serving drinks and snacks to be enjoyed on the terrace.  

During daylight you experience the beautiful gardens and amazing detail in the models, after dark it's an enchanting and magical experience. When open evenings, we always stay open right through the day from opening time. Each time you go around you will see more!

Are we doing the evening free return? - Unfortinately whilst we are still having to operate at reduced capacity and have social distancing measures in place, it is impossible for us to run this at this time.