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3D Christmas Light Show at the Alnwick Gardens
Trip from Newcastle City Centre
Please note that the ticket price includes entry into the Alnwick Gardens, the price of the Christmas Light Show event (duration: 1 hour), all transport and services by ‘Elf Rob’ (but not food or drink)
Due to an overwhelming response to our first Christmas trip, Lundgren Tours will be providing a second Christmas trip to Alnwick. On this trip we will mainly provide you with free time to explore but Elf Rob will be there in full Christmas Spirit to help guide you. Be sure you do the following before you leave: Explore the Alnwick Gardens’ ‘Winter Trail’ at night to see it become even more beautiful with the Christmas lights on; visit the Alnwick Treehouse at night for a romantic stroll; have a look around the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market to get into the Christmas Spirit; have dinner at Barter Books Station Buffet or one of the many other eateries in Alnwick, surrounded by the Christmas lights for a real treat in a beautiful environment. Finally, be prepared to be amazed by the highlight of the trip at 7pm. Instead of the Grand Lantern Parade to the town, this trip features ‘The Christmas Light Show’; a 3D display of dazzling lights and Christmas illustrations. Watch the Alnwick Garden be transformed into a festive delight for all the family. Just make sure you have your camera ready and are in a good place to take a video/photo.
Itinerary for the Day
2:30 – Meet at Northumbria Business and Law School (NE1. 2SU)
3:50 – Arrive at Alnwick Gardens
3:55 – Alnwick Gardens Intro and Ticket Distribution (Entry into the Gardens is included in the ticket price)
4:00 – Free time to explore Alnwick Gardens, the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market, the Alnwick Treehouse, Barter Books all lit up by the Christmas Lights (Please note that the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market finishes at 5pm and we will have to leave the Alnwick Garden by 6pm whilst the garden sets up the Christmas Light Show. Food is served at Barter Books until 6pm)
4:00 – Go skating in the Alnwick Garden, have a go at the Forgotten Adventure Golf, Book the Alnwick Treehouse in advance for a festive dinner or go into Alnwick Town and have food at one of the many eateries, whilst enjoying the Christmas Lights. (Please note that some of these activities will need to be booked in advance).
6:40 – Regroup at the Alnwick Garden
7:00 – The Christmas Light Show at the Alnwick Garden (Show is included in ticket price. Duration: 1 hour)
8:15 – Reassemble for Coach outside the Alnwick Gardens and Treehouse
8:30 – Depart for Newcastle
Create your own tour or choose from our existing list of trips such as:
Alnwick Castle, often referred to as the ‘Windsor of the North’, seat of the Percy family and film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. And/or the stunning Alnwick Garden and Treehouse with its Grand Cascade, impressive water features, Maze and new Giant Adventure. Trip includes a guided coach tour of the surrounding area of Alnwick’s historic market town or a walk into the town to discover its many interesting features. NB: For Harry Potter fans who require an HP tour of the castle and/or broomstick training, our Tour Guide will entertain you in character as ‘Ron Weasley’. This is especially thrilling for children and adults alike.
Cross the causeway by coach to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the cradle of Christianity in England, learn about the medieval manuscript: the Lindisfarne Gospels, walk to the newly renovated Castle or Priory and sample the island’s famous Lindisfarne Mead
A guided tour of Bamburgh (once the ancient capital of Northumbria), its famous ‘King of Castles’ and/or beach; learn about the county’s famous heroine Grace Darling, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter who rescued shipwrecked passengers just off the coast at the nearby Farne Islands
Join us on a stunning coastal walk from Craster, a small fishing village (known for its oak smoked kippers) to Dunstanburgh Castle, once the largest fortress in Northumberland. This walk was voted 9th in ITV’s Top 100 Britain’s Favourite Walks
Cragside House, Gardens and Estate, once the home of the Victorian Inventor, Lord Armstrong and the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. The magnificent Estate features many enjoyable walks including lakes, a labyrinth, children’s playground and a wonderful display of rhododendrons
Feel free to explore the range of tours we provide below. However, if there is somewhere in Northumberland we haven’t mentioned that you would particularly like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.