This winter, stunning Chinese lanterns will light up Longleat once more on a fantastic holiday voyage. Join this thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space with explorers, Harry and Bea, a plucky brother and sister, and their fearless terrier companion, Monty.
Marvel as you and our heroes discover wondrous scenes, from the exotic to the glacial, filled with astonishing creatures, magnificent scenery, stunning structures and sensational modes of transportation, as you embark on this epic adventure.
Marvelous magical telescopes will allow you to visit long lost places and discover wondrous scenes. Aeronautical heroes will take flight, suspended amongst the clouds in a glorious hot air balloon. Be amazed as they trek by camel to the immense Great Pyramid, towering 20 metres into the night sky, and gaze in awe at the 28 metre-long classic train, the Longleat Flyer, as it glides through the dark in a cloud of steam. You will be enthralled as a rocket ship blasts off into the dazzling solar system, gargantuan dinosaurs loom from prehistoric vegetation and medieval knights on horseback surround a castle’s battlements with bows and swords drawn.
The Safari Drive is a must for all animal lovers. Lots of animals will still be out and about and if you keep your eyes peeled you might even see some different behaviours to those they would display during the rest of the year. The tigers and lions, who are partial to a catnap in the sunshine, are often much more active in the cooler weather.
The Santa Train is the perfect way to make this Christmas extra magical. Journey past the stunning Half-Mile Lake before disembarking at North Pole Halt; an enchanting snow-covered winter wonderland. But don’t linger too long, Father Christmas is waiting for you in his grotto. He wants to hear all about your Christmas wishes. And who knows, if you’ve been good this year, his elves may even have a gift waiting for your little ones.
9 November – 6 January 2019
Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW