02-31 December 2022 | town gardens

Enchanted Gardens Light Trail

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The Enchanted Gardens Light Trail returns for the 2022 Festive Season!

The Enchanted Gardens Light Trail made its debut last year and by popular demand is back again, but with a brand new and even more exciting design this December!

State-of-the-art lighting effects will be installed throughout the Victorian Gardens, allowing visitors to wander through a magical backdrop of illuminated trees, discovering a trail of remarkable light art sculptures, low-level soundscapes, interactive illuminations and a specially commissioned light show set in the historic Bowl. If you thought last year’s show was great, you will be absolutely wowed by what we have planned for this year!


Adults | £11.00

Children (5-17 years) | £6.00

Under 4’s and carers | Free of charge (with a paying adult ticket holder)


2nd December to 31st December

The trail will be open daily, aside from Christmas and Boxing Day, with the last day being Saturday 31st December.


Monday – Thursday | 5.00pm – 7.00pm, with bookable timeslots every 15mins.

Light trail closes 8.00pm.

Friday – Sunday | 5.00pm – 7.30pm, with bookable timeslots every 15mins.

Light trail closes 8.30pm.

The trail will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and the last bookable timeslots on Christmas Eve and from 27th – 31st December will be at 7.00pm, with the trail closing on these days at 8.00pm.

The trail is approximately 1.5km in length. We anticipate your time with us to be around 40-60 minutes, however you are welcome to take your time and stay as long as you like. We just ask you arrive at your booked session on time.

Accessible ‘Quiet’ Nights

On Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December there will be two accessible ‘quiet’ nights.

These nights have been designated as being particularly suitable for the neurodiverse and those with special needs. These evenings will be less crowded and therefore generally quieter. The volume in any areas featuring music and sound effects will be lowered, and any flashing lighting effects will be switched off or reduced in intensity.


We encourage you to take photos on your visit and share them on social media with #EnchantedGardens2022 and tagging @southswindonparish. We occasionally use photographs and videography taken at our events for promotional purposes. If there is photography taking place on the day of your visit there will be signs to notify you and your permission will be sought before taking your photograph. Photography groups / students / hobbyists are encouraged to visit the event during quieter periods to allow additional time within the event and avoid crowds. Please note that the use of tripods is not allowed where the pathways are narrow. Please note drones are not permitted.


Enchanted Gardens Light Trail is an event presented within the natural landscape of Town Gardens. The trail around the Gardens is almost all on flat and tarmac surfaces however there may be some slight inclines and uneven surfaces along the route.

There will be accessible toilet facilities on site. Whilst every effort is made to make the trail fully accessible, by its very nature it will on occasion cover some difficult terrain with a number of varying gradients.

These areas can be particularly challenging during inclement weather. In these circumstances there will be additional steward support available for assistance. Should you require additional assistance during your visit with us, please contact us (in advance if possible) and we will endeavour to help with any additional requirements or information.

Free of Charge Carer / Assistance Tickets

For proof of disability, please bring a form of identification that could include one of the following:

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA/Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book.
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer’s Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • A valid Blue Badge
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • A local authority registration document which is local to the attraction where it is being submitted
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card
  • Credibility’s Access Card

Please note that carers must pre-book a ticket online to guarantee entry.

All FAQs can be found on the Skiddle ticket booking page.