Light Up experience

Christmas at Wollaton Park looks set to bring festive cheer to Nottingham – despite ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

After a gloomy year for everyone, Nottingham City Council has assured residents that this year’s new Wollaton Christmas experience will go-ahead.

Stephen Page, the director of lighting specialists DBNAudile, told Nottinghamshire Live: “Together we’ve designed a unique event that brings a contemporary look and feel to a new seasonal event for all the family at this amazing historic hall.”

Wollaton Hall

Nottingham City Council have teamed up DBNAudile and award-winning outdoor arts company Walk the Plank, to create a Christmas wonderland at the park.

It will be the first time that Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, which is home to the set of Batman film Dark Knight Rises, has hosted a festive lights trail.

From December 3 to the January 6, the dark winter nights will be lit up by 2 km of trails filled with light, fire, and sound.

As the city goes from national lockdown into Tier 3, people from all age groups who are looking for some festive fun can head to the fairy light-lit entrance, where they can embark on their adventure into the forest – socially distanced of course.

‘I have already bought my ticket for the experience and I’m excited to finally do something christmassy’

Poppy Coleman, 20 

Even though it might feel like Christmas is back to normal, there are still a few Covid-19 restrictions that Wollaton Light Up Christmas requires, as your safety is most important to them.

Careful planning of the event means that there is limited capacity for the trails and contactless payments – so book in advance, stick to the rules and remember no cash.

E-tickets are now on sale and selling fast, so head over to to get yours now.

The experience is open from 4.30 pm every day with the last bookable slot at 9 pm. (Excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Adult tickets are priced at £17.50 (excl booking fee) and Children’s at £12.50 with family tickets also available.

This event is not to be missed, so head down to Wollaton Hall and Deer Park to enjoy some Covid-secure and family-friendly festive fun.