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Last weekend myself and my family got invited down to the launch night for Christmas at Beaulieu with New Forest Bloggers. I couldn’t wait to go see the lights and start to feel festive, and boy did it do just that.
This year is the first year Beaulieu have done Christmas at Beaulieu with a mile long stretch of beautiful lights and projections, over one million lights illuminate the gardens as you get to wonder round with a mulled wine in hand.
We arrived and started our evening with a mince pie and mulled wine, which began the Christmas feeling for me. We walked out to funfair rides and bratwurst stalls, as well as the first illumination. A BEAUTIFUL tunnel of lights with 100,000 twinkling lights.
Definitely one of my favourites, it was mesmerising and made for some very pretty photo ops.
With having a younger one there is always a worry of a mile long walk in the cold may not end very happily, but Jacob absolutely loved the entire walk, it didn’t feel like a mile as you are constantly wow’d by all the lights and there is so much to look at, including Santa making an appearance on the top of a double Decker bus.
We also came across some gourmet marshmallows along with 2 big fire pits. Such a lovely touch – we decided on a hot chocolate flavoured marshmallow and my god it was delicious! The Marshmallows were huge and because the weren’t coated with sugar they didn’t burn and instead went gooey and the perfect snack halfway through the trail.
One of my favourite parts of the walk is the scented fire garden, the fire flickers around the ruins of the abbey. It is so serene and peaceful and just truly beautiful.
There is so much more including a love lock tree where you can write your own wishes and Christmas messages on, a stunning icicle walk and some singing trees.
Beaulieu have made such a beautiful trail, and it is now open to go see until 24th December, so if you get a chance I couldn’t recommend it more. There is so much to see and is such a brilliant family evening.
Huge thank you to Beaulieu for having us and for New Forest Bloggers for the invitation.
*We were kindly gifted a family pass to this event, however weren’t required to write a blog post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.