Illuminated Garden at Kingston Lacy

Enjoy the chance to experience Kingston Lacy after dark during late night openings Wednesdays - Sundays, with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden as darkness falls. Normal property admission applies.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From 4pm onwards wander the illuminated trail around the Formal Garden and see the house and garden transformed with lights.

Normal property admission applies, members receive free entry. Last admission time 6.30pm.

Illuminated trail approximately 30 minute walk (1.5 miles). No dogs are allowed on the illuminated trail unless they are a registered assistance dog.

The trail will also be open on Monday 23 December, Monday 30 December and Tuesday 31 December.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Kingston Lacy

Prices

House, Garden and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult N/A £13.70
Group Child N/A £6.80
Twilight tickets
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.50 £27.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

From March to the end of October we offer a twilight ticket price from 4pm - 6pm.  Twilight tickets are valid for entry to the garden and parkland (including the Woodland Trail) only.  

If you are visiting Badbury Rings on the wider estate please note that there is a car parking charge for non members of £1 for two hours or £3 for the day. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Some paths may have puddles, or be muddy, following wet weather.
Accessibility
The illuminated trail is wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be pre-booked from Visitor Reception in advance - please call 01202 843752 to reserve.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
12 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
13 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
14 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
15 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
18 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
19 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
20 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
21 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
22 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
23 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
26 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
27 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
28 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
29 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
30 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
31 December 2019 16:00 - 19:00 Available
1 January 2020 16:00 - 19:00 Available
2 January 2020 16:00 - 19:00 Available
3 January 2020 16:00 - 19:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Kingston Lacy
Email
kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Festive family activities

Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:00-18:00
Venture through the woods on a family trail, get crafty in the old laundry, play games and puzzles in the Saloon, and share your favourite Christmas memory at Kingston Lacy this Christmas.

Christmas house tickets: 7 - 13 December

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Planning to visit the house? You can pre-book your free timed entry ticket here (up to 24 hours in advance). Half of our tickets will be available to pick up on the day at Kingston Lacy. Normal admission applies.

Meet the maker: Christmas specials

Wed 11 Dec 2019
12:00-16:00
Looking for that perfect present? You're sure to find something special at these meet the maker events with the local craftspeople and creators who supply the Kingston Lacy shop, while enjoying tastings of seasonal treats.

Illuminated Garden at Kingston Lacy

Wed 11 Dec 2019
16:00-19:00
Enjoy the chance to experience Kingston Lacy after dark during late night openings Wednesdays - Sundays, with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden as darkness falls. Normal property admission applies.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 12 Dec 2019
09:30-11:00
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Sold out: Santa Claus: 13 & 14 December

Fri 13 Dec 2019
16:00-16:15
Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.