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Winter Light Trails in and around Nottingham 2022

Here is a round up of the professional light trails in and around Nottingham

this winter!

These are an amazing experience – but can be quite expensive. Check out our guide below to see where and when to get the best prices!


Christmas at Wollaton NG8 2AE

2nd December 2022 – 1 Jan 2023IE


‘As twilight descends this December, Christmas at Wollaton takes over the Hall and Gardens, transforming the grounds into a magical wonderland with a brand new illuminated light trial set once again to delight visitors of all ages.

Awe inspiring illuminations and installations will thrill the senses, transporting guests to an enchanting world of light and colour.’


Peak (4.30-7pm)

£24.75 Adult

£18.70 Child (3-16)

Under 3s free

Off Peak (7.30- 9pm)

£21.45 Adult

£15.40 Child

Under 3s Free

DISCOUNT – if you are a Nottingham City Resident you can receive a 10% discount. Off Peak prices are also cheaper as above.


Spectacle of Light at Rufford Abbey Country Park NG22 9DF

3rd November – 20th November 2022

‘Follow the White Rabbit and discover some of the amazing characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.Let the little ones scale the Abbey walls and enjoy the night time wonder of the Adventure Play Area! New and exciting for 2022! Marvel at the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat as you wander around the stunning gardens at Rufford. See the amazing new art installations of Lighting rods, sparkling chandeliers and the amazing carpet of colour around the Abbey!’


Advance Tickets have a 10% saving off the Full Price from 1 September until 2 November

Adult 16+ - £19.80

Child 3-15 - £9.90

Family (2 adults & 2 children) - £51.30

Tickets are Full Price from 3 November onwards

Adult 16+ - £22.00

Child 3-15 - £11.00

Family (2 adults & 2 children) - £57.00

Ticket Prices do not include car parking which will be £2.50 and can be paid on the day


Spectacle of Light at Belvoir Castle NG32 1PE

27th January – 19th February 2023

‘Discover the night-time wonder of Belvoir Castle through a wonderful spectacle of light and sound. Enjoy this beautiful illuminated trail through the majestic woodland and around the glorious gardens, all lit under the stars… Explore the stunning light installations, walk through the changing Light Curve, and immerse yourself in the Carpet of Colour on the main lawn and the amazing power of Paraluna.’

parking will be available at the Main Castle Car Park (Long Stay), the cost


Adult 16+ £24 (£19.20 early bird)

Child 3-16 £12 (£9.60 early bird)

Under 3s Free

Family (2 adults 2 Children) £65 (£51.20 Early bird)

DISCOUNT – book before 27th January to access early bird pricing of 20% off


Luminate Hardwick Hall Winter Light Trail S44 5QJ

23rd November – 24th December

‘A spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthrall your senses. As darkness descends, join us on our enchanting journey, as we weave a captivating light trail through the stunning grounds of Hardwick Hall. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to ambient music.’ PRICES


(up to Wednesday 7th December 2022)

Adult 16+: £15.00

Child 3-15 : £11.00

Family: £48.00

Under 3s free


(plus everyday from Monday 12th December 2022)

Adult: £19.50

Child: £14.50

Family: £62.00

Under 3s free

DISCOUNT – No discounts that we can find but book an early Mon-Weds to get tickets a little cheaper as listed above


Christmas At Belton

24th November 2022 – 1st January 2023

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun in the gardens at the National Trust’s Belton House. Look forward to some time together with friends and family as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, then walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations and, to make a moment to remember, don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.’


Adult: £21.50/£29 with parking

Child (3-16): £15

Family: £71/£79 with parking

Infants (0-2 years) on the day of the illuminated trail and carers go free (carers should be 16+). Infant and carer tickets must be booked in advance.

DISCOUNT - Book in advance to save £2 per ticket (prices above include the discount). National Trust members park for free

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