Ignite: fire and fantasy at Kingston Lacy this Christmas

Ignite: fire and fantasy at Kingston Lacy has now finished. Click here to find out what is open at Kingston Lacy this winter.

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We're working closely with our partners and relevant local authorities to bring the magic of our winter light trail to you safely, in line with government guidance. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. 

If your booking address corresponds to a tier 4 postcode and your tickets are not used to gain entrance to the light trail, SeeTickets will be in contact with you as soon as possible with the refund process. Thank you for your patience during this time.

A trail of light, lanterns, fantasy and fire 

This year for the first time we have partnered with industry specialists, Sony Music, to create Ignite at Kingston Lacy – an illuminated trail that will showcase the garden and parkland, in a magical, new and immersive way never seen before.

As twilight falls the magic begins. Expect the unexpected as you glimpse fairies in the Fernery, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow all within an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

Lit by lanterns, wander between flickering flames and beside stately majestic trees from one amazing space to another.

Within this fiery interpretation of stars and spheres, illuminated flora and fantasy, there are moments of reflection and playful discovery set to a soundscape that will inspire and intrigue.

The hour-long discovery trail has been specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The Great Outdoors made magical.

Ignite brought to you at Kingston Lacy by Raymond Gubbay Ltd (Sony Music) in partnership with the National Trust



Friday 11 December – Sunday 13 December: 4.15pm - 8pm (last entry)
Friday 18 December - Wednesday 23 December: 4.15pm - 8pm (last entry)
Thursday 24 December: 4.15pm - 7pm (last entry)
Saturday 26 December – Wednesday 30 December: 4.15pm - 8pm (last entry)



Advance ticket prices for Ignite at Kingston Lacy, including for National Trust members are £15 per adult and £10.00 per child. A family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) is £45. Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under. There is an additional £7 carparking fee for non-members. Please visit the booking page for more information. 

What else is on this Christmas?

Kingston Lacy

Wintery walks in the garden and parkland

The garden and parkland at Kingston Lacy will be open each day over the Christmas period from 10am – 3.30pm (last entry at 2.30pm). Admission during these hours is free for members, normal admission applies for non-members.

The Saloon at Kingston Lacy at Christmas

Christmas in the house

Unfortunately the house at Kingston Lacy will remain closed over the Christmas period. We recognise Christmas is a very special time so are disappointed that this year the pandemic has meant we are unable to open the house for Christmas. However, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy our garden, parkland, shop and café which will remain open throughout the festive period.