Christmas At Bedgebury

It honestly seems that with each Christmas that comes around, more and more incredible Christmassy activities pop out of the woodwork (or, more specifically, out of instagram) that sound like the perfect day festive family day out. Frankly, you can’t do them all, unless you have the bank balance of the Beckhams, but here is a little write up of one that came our way on this Christmas of 2018 which in my opinion is worth giving a go one Christmas should you get the chance…

I guess it’s fair to say as quite an outdoorsy family, Christmas At Bedgebury was always going to be right up our street. Take one ancient woodland and throw in some spectacular light shows with a Christmassy edge and voila, you have Christmas at Bedgebury.

What we hadn’t bargained for was a torrential downpour on the evening of our visit, but undeterred we set off on the one hour drive to Bedgebury with high hopes that the rain wouldn’t dampen our visit.

Kitting up in wellies whilst we were pelted with sideways rain and near freezing temperatures I have to say I worried about what on earth we were thinking, but hell we were there now so brollies at the ready and best foot forward…

…all the way to the cafe. Because just minutes after arriving hot chocolates were definitely in order!

Dried off, warmed up and convincing ourselves the rain was letting up (?) we then headed back out to begin the one mile route around Bedgebury, under a canopy of twinkling lights.

The word that springs to mind to describe the colourful woodland is magical – with disco balls twirling from old Oak trees and flames floating on a dark lake. The girls (especially Tigs) were in their element and by a small miracle didn’t complain once about the weather as they splashed through puddles and took every sight in. The girls particulately loved the interactive meeting with the forest keeper…

The lit up rainbow pathways and trees in pink, green and orange could never be represented in photographs as they were on the evening (and have you ever tried taking photos in a rain storm?!) but here is a snippet of what you can expect if you visit Christmas at Bedgebury…

We will certainly be making a visit back to Bedgebury in the spring, so we can see the place in it’s lush green glory (perhaps with a little less rain!). And anyway, without the rain there would be no Bedgebury Pinetum right? Every rain cloud has a silver lining.


Disclosure: We were gifted our tickets to Christmas at a Bedgebury. All opinions are our own.

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