Important information about Christmas at Delamere Forest: Due to adverse weather conditions, sadly the trail will be closed on Friday 26 November - Click here for more information.

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A brand new after-dark illuminated trail through a festive forest

This Christmas, twinkling lights and seasonal sounds bring bundles of festive fun to Delamere Forest. Come along with your friends, family and loved ones to discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and stroll beneath trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Pause for a moment of reflection in the fire garden and gaze at the flickering flames. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled, especially if you have little ones, as you might just glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer, *hot chocolate or *toasted marshmallows shared with someone special.

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice. Tickets on sale now. 

*separate charges apply


Friday 26 November - Sunday 28 November 

Wednesday 1 December - Sunday 5 December

Wednesday 8 December - Sunday 12 December

 Wednesday 15 December - Friday 24 December

 Sunday 26 December - Friday 31 December 

Trail entry time slots

To avoid overcrowding and ensure the enjoyment of all visitors on the illuminated trail you will need to select a time slot during the booking stage. Time slots vary depending on the date, but generally take place every 15 minutes between 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Please ensure you arrive at the trail entrance promptly for your allocated start time. Advanced booking is essential. 


  • Adult trail entry and parking: £27.50*
  • Adult trail entry and blue badge parking: £27.50*
  • Adult trail entry only: £19.50 
  • Children (aged 3 - 16 years) trail entry only: £13.50
  • Infant (aged 0 - 2 years): Free, but will require a ticket
  • Personal assistant trail entry and blue badge parking: £8* 
  • Personal assistant trail entry and parking: £8* 
  • Personal assistant trail entry only: Free, but will require a ticket 

To book family tickets, select 2 adults and 2 children and the family price will be applied automatically after you have added tickets to your basket. 

  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) trail entry and parking: £70*
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) trail entry and blue badge parking: £70*
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) trail entry only: £62

All orders are subject to a single, non refundable transaction charge: £2.00 per transaction.

Car parking 

There is a charge for parking at this special event, for all attendees including members. If you plan on arriving by car, please make sure that you book parking with your tickets.

*You will need to book one 'trail entry and parking' ticket per driver in your party, then select 'trail entry only' tickets for each passenger within your party. 

Discount available for members

We are offering a special Delamere Forest Membership discount of £1.50 per ticket, up to a maximum of 6 tickets per membership. This discount will be applied automatically after you have added your tickets to your basket. Make sure you are logged into your membership account, and you will see the discount when you progress to the basket payment page.

Members will also need to purchase parking for this special event. 

On the day visit

We strongly recommend booking ahead for your visit to Christmas at Delamere Forest to get your preferred date and timeslot. After 10.00am on the day of the trail, tickets can no longer be booked through Forestry England.  You can still check availability to book for a same day visit, through our official ticketing partner See Tickets