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Make the most of the dark winter nights by stepping into a magical world of light, colour and sound, as you explore the grounds of Helmingham Hall adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

An unmissable event to start off the festive season! Begin the trail by crossing Helmingham Hall’s famous drawbridge (pulled up every night since 1510) and warming up with a complimentary mulled wine within the courtyard steeped in over 500 years of historical charm. Continue through the gardens absorbing the magical sights and sounds, gather around the fire pits to toast marshmallows for s’mores, and end the evening browsing the Stables Shops and pop up stalls where you may be able to find some early Christmas gifts!

The Coach House Tearooms will be serving a range of hot and cold festive treats.

The trail runs from Friday 19th November 2021 to Sunday 19th December 2021 (not open on Mondays or Tuesdays). The first entry time is 4.30pm and sessions are every 15 minutes. The last entry on a Wednesday and Thursday is 7:30pm, and the last entry on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30pm.


Advance tickets:
2020 prices held until 23:59 on 15th August 2021
Adults: £10.00, Children (age 5 – 15, under 5’s free but still require a ticket): £5.00 and Family Ticket: £25.00.
Advance tickets online from 16th August 2021
Adults: £13.00, Children (age 5 – 15, under 5’s free but still require a ticket): £8.00 and Family Ticket: £34.00.
On the gate (If available)
Adults: £15.00, Children (age 5 – 15, under 5’s free but still require a ticket): £9.00 and Family Ticket: £39.00.

A family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children age 5-15.

Tickets are for the Illuminated Garden Trail. Please note we do not accept discount vouchers or HHA membership cards for this event.
All well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Notice
You can book with confidence for the Illuminated Garden Trail. The safety and well-being of our visitors are of the utmost importance to us and we are continually monitoring and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.

We have reduced the number of tickets available at each time slot for your safety and comfort.

Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell, or you live with someone who feels unwell, and have had symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event.

If the Illuminated Garden Trail is cancelled, you will be notified and offered a full refund.

We are looking for volunteers to help us guide our guests during the Illuminated Trail….for further details please contact events@helmingham.com

FAQ’s:

Are dogs welcome?

All well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome – please ensure that you clean up after them though!

Can I use my HHA Membership or any other membership or discount vouchers for entry?

No, I’m afraid that we don’t accept any memberships or discounts for this special event.

Is the Illuminated Garden Trail accessible for wheelchairs?

Due to the nature of the Grade 1 Listed gardens and numerous sets of steps, there is a limited route for wheelchair users. We will be on hand to offer assistance and direct wheelchair users along the trail. If you have specific access needs please call 01473 890799 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What should I wear/bring?

Some of the paving is as old as the house and can be uneven and slippery in places so we suggest suitable footwear and to wrap up warm! Some areas of the trail will be darker than others so we suggest bringing a torch just in case!

Will there be refreshments available?

The Coach House Tearooms will be serving hot drinks and festive treats. There will also be two refreshment stops along the trail which will serve hot drinks, festive alcoholic treats and not forgetting the s’mores kits!

Is parking free?

There is ample free parking.

I’ve booked tickets for the wrong date – can I swap?
No, we apologise but we are unable to make any exchanges in ticket dates or times. Tickets are also non-refundable.

I can’t find my ticket! What do I do?

Tickets will be emailed. Please remember to check your junk folder as emails can sometimes land in there. If you still can’t find it please contact us and we will resend.

Do I have to print my ticket or can I show it on my mobile device?

Yes! Please feel free to show your barcode for scanning on your mobile device. Please have these ready in advance as we have a limited phone signal to download these on the day and this can cause hold-ups!

Additional information

Time Slot

16:30, 16:45, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30, 17:45, 18:00, 18:15, 18:30, 18:45, 19:00, 19:15, 19:30, 19:45, 20:00

Tickets

Adult, Child, Family, Under 5

Event Details

Start date: November 19, 2021

End date: December 19, 2021

Start time: 16:30

End time: 20:30

Venue: Helmingham Hall

Coordinates: 52°10'27.3"N 1°11'48.2"E

Phone: 01473890799

Illuminated Garden Trail – 2021

Make the most of the dark winter nights by stepping into a magical world of light, colour and sound, as you explore the grounds of Helmingham Hall adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

An unmissable event to start off the festive season! Begin the trail by crossing Helmingham Hall’s famous drawbridge (pulled up every night since 1510) and warming up with a complimentary mulled wine within the courtyard steeped in over 500 years of historical charm. Continue through the gardens absorbing the magical sights and sounds, gather around the fire pits to toast marshmallows for s’mores, and end the evening browsing the Stables Shops and pop up stalls where you may be able to find some early Christmas gifts!

The Coach House Tearooms will be serving a range of hot and cold festive treats.

The trail runs from Friday 19th November 2021 to Sunday 19th December 2021 (not open on Mondays or Tuesdays). The first entry time is 4.30pm and sessions are every 15 minutes. The last entry on a Wednesday and Thursday is 7:30pm, and the last entry on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30pm.


Advance tickets:
2020 prices held until 23:59 on 15th August 2021
Adults: £10.00, Children (age 5 – 15, under 5’s free but still require a ticket): £5.00 and Family Ticket: £25.00.
Advance tickets online from 16th August 2021
Adults: £13.00, Children (age 5 – 15, under 5’s free but still require a ticket): £8.00 and Family Ticket: £34.00.
On the gate (If available)
Adults: £15.00, Children (age 5 – 15, under 5’s free but still require a ticket): £9.00 and Family Ticket: £39.00.

A family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children age 5-15.

Tickets are for the Illuminated Garden Trail. Please note we do not accept discount vouchers or HHA membership cards for this event.
All well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Notice
You can book with confidence for the Illuminated Garden Trail. The safety and well-being of our visitors are of the utmost importance to us and we are continually monitoring and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.

We have reduced the number of tickets available at each time slot for your safety and comfort.

Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell, or you live with someone who feels unwell, and have had symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event.

If the Illuminated Garden Trail is cancelled, you will be notified and offered a full refund.

We are looking for volunteers to help us guide our guests during the Illuminated Trail….for further details please contact events@helmingham.com

FAQ’s:

Are dogs welcome?

All well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome – please ensure that you clean up after them though!

Can I use my HHA Membership or any other membership or discount vouchers for entry?

No, I’m afraid that we don’t accept any memberships or discounts for this special event.

Is the Illuminated Garden Trail accessible for wheelchairs?

Due to the nature of the Grade 1 Listed gardens and numerous sets of steps, there is a limited route for wheelchair users. We will be on hand to offer assistance and direct wheelchair users along the trail. If you have specific access needs please call 01473 890799 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What should I wear/bring?

Some of the paving is as old as the house and can be uneven and slippery in places so we suggest suitable footwear and to wrap up warm! Some areas of the trail will be darker than others so we suggest bringing a torch just in case!

Will there be refreshments available?

The Coach House Tearooms will be serving hot drinks and festive treats. There will also be two refreshment stops along the trail which will serve hot drinks, festive alcoholic treats and not forgetting the s’mores kits!

Is parking free?

There is ample free parking.

I’ve booked tickets for the wrong date – can I swap?
No, we apologise but we are unable to make any exchanges in ticket dates or times. Tickets are also non-refundable.

I can’t find my ticket! What do I do?

Tickets will be emailed. Please remember to check your junk folder as emails can sometimes land in there. If you still can’t find it please contact us and we will resend.

Do I have to print my ticket or can I show it on my mobile device?

Yes! Please feel free to show your barcode for scanning on your mobile device. Please have these ready in advance as we have a limited phone signal to download these on the day and this can cause hold-ups!