Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Clocks

Those of you who follow our adventures may remember that last Christmas we visited the stunning Sudeley Castle for their Spectacle of Light. We were fortunate to be invited back this year to enjoy another beautiful trail, albeit as a family of three this time. Excited to celebrate Harry’s first Christmas, we headed off to Sudeley to explore. Spoiler alert: this year may just be the best yet.

This year, Sudeley are asking you to follow the White Rabbit into Wonderland, with a beautifully arranged spectacle complete with a real life Mad Hatter and wicked Queen of Hearts waiting in the grounds. You’ll find magic and wonder around every single corner, transporting you straight into the imagination of Lewis Carroll.

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Tress

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Ruins

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, CMoon

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Clocks, Rabbit

Who is it aimed at?

As we have said before, it’s certainly a charming and romantic experience for grown ups. But this year, perhaps more than ever, it is very clearly geared towards younger visitors too. That said, young and old alike will enjoy meeting the charming Mad Hatter, one of our favourite additions to the trail this year.

The restaurant and little huts on the trail offer a chance to enjoy a hot chocolate or cheeky winter warmer, as well as some delicious looking hot food. Once you’ve finished up the trail there’s also a little gift shop too. It stocks a few lovely little local treats, alongside traditional souvenirs.

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Reflection

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Signpost

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Mad Hatter

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Playing Card, Ace of Hearts

Sudeley Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Spectacle of Light, Queen of Hearts

When can I see the Spectacle of Light?

The Spectacle of Light is on now until 23rd December, and then again from 27 – 30 December. It’s located at Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe on the outskirts of Cheltenham in the Cotswolds.

Some tickets are available on the gate but we’d recommend booking in advance to guarantee your tickets. You’ll save 10% too! Entry slots are timed to make sure you don’t feel too crowded; you’ll probably want to allow yourself an hour or two to wander around, and enjoy the festive atmosphere!

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