Over 1,000 guests got into the Christmas spirit at Blakemere Village’s spectacular festive launch event for The Magical Woodland.
Stars from the stage, television, radio, and football were among the first to experience this year’s incredible light trail, which was set in 15 acres of breathtaking countryside.
Charlotte Dawson and her family kicked off the festive season alongside actresses Stephanie Davies, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Emile and Chantelle Heskey, and Radio City host Leanne Campbell, among others. Invited guests encountered the Grumpy Grinch in Whoville, were enchanted by the ‘Deck the Halls’ house before sailing across the high seas to visit Tinkerbell in Neverland, and came across the ‘Frozen Woodland’ on their way to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their hardworking elves.
Winter coats, woolly hats, scarves, and gloves were donned by woodland walkers as they meandered through the enchanting and interactive forest walk with over a million fairy lights, multiple laser displays, digital animation, dazzling tunnels, and captivating canopies of lights and festive tunes, which transformed the autumn woodland into a world of pure joy and excitement, heralding the start of the festive season. This year’s trail is bigger and better than ever, and it was designed and built in collaboration with The Festive Group.
Paul Lally, from The Festive Group said:
“We have worked tirelessly over the past weeks to ensure that year’s installation is bigger and better than ever before with some wonderful festive scenes and guaranteed fun for all the family. We know that a visit to The Magical Woodland will make family memories to last a lifetime”.
Guests were also treated to DJ Dave Seed spinning festive tunes in the food court while they dined on a variety of hot and cold street food, mulled wine, and toasting marshmallows on an open fire pit as Magical Woodland characters joined them for an interactive family fun adventure.
Steve Birchall, The Magical Woodland said:
“We were delighted to open the Christmas light trail on Friday and we know that this year is going to be one of the busiest to date. Watching a sea of happy faces complete the trail makes all the hard work worthwhile and we know that The Magical Woodland creates special moments and unforgettable memories to treasure”.
Guests were also given a’sneak peek’ at Pete Waterman’s interactive 64ft model railway, which will be on display at Blakemere from December 16th to January 7th. For more information, go to www.makingtracks.uk.
The Magical Woodland, which is only 45 minutes from Liverpool, is open until December 24th, and guests will be assigned a 12-hour time slot at the time of entry. The interactive sound and light experience can be looped as many times as you like, and there are plenty of opportunities to refuel and warm up at the stunning food court. Whether you want to roast marshmallows at one of the cosy fire pits or enjoy delicious street food-style treats in the food court, your festive experience will be one to remember!
Whatever you’re doing to prepare for the “big day,” The Magical Woodland will brighten your plans and help you create some truly unforgettable Christmas memories!
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Magical Woodland, Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2EB
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