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An enchanting after-dark illuminated trail through a festive forest – with new installations for 2022

Christmas at Delamere Forest will bring you bundles festive cheer as our spectacular installations and seasonal sounds sparkle through the forest. 

Look forward to a magical time together with your loved ones as you discover glittering tunnels of light, trees drenched in jewel-like colour and wander beneath larger-than-life illuminations. 

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Book now to secure the ideal date and time  slot for your visit.


  • Friday 25 November - Sunday 27 November 
  • Friday 2 December - Sunday 4 December
  • Friday 9 December - Sunday 11 December
  • Friday 16 December - Saturday 24 December
  • Monday 26 December - Saturday 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 4.15pm to 8pm. Please ensure you arrive at the trail entrance promptly for your allocated start time. Advanced booking is essential


  • Adult trail only - £21.00
  • Adult trail and parking - £29.00*
  • Adult trail and blue badge parking - £29*
  • Child (3-16 years old) trail only - £14
  • Infant (0-2 years old) trail only – Free (ticket required)
  • Personal assistant trail only – Free (ticket required)
  • Personal assistant trail and blue badge parking - £8*
  • Personal assistant trail and parking - £8*

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 - £75*
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) trail entry and blue badge parking - £75*
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) trail entry only - £67
  • Members Family (2 adults and 2 children) trail and parking: £67*

All orders are subject to a single, non refundable transaction charge: £2 per transaction.

*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. 


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

Offer for Delamere Forest members

We are offering all Delamere Forest Members one free parking space, when booked in advance. Make sure that you are logged in to your membership account and purchase an ‘adult trail and parking’ ticket, our booking system will automatically change the price to a trail only ticket at checkout and allocate your free parking space.   

Please note, this is not available in conjunction with any other offer. 

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 11.00am 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

Quiet Access Sessions

These sessions are for adults and young people, with additional needs, who would love to experience Christmas at Delamere Forest without the usual high volumes of people. For Christmas at Delamere Forest 2022, these will be held at 4pm on Friday 2 December and Tuesday 20 December.

More information & book 'quiet access'

Ride Tokens

We will have two traditional fairground rides for children (age restriction of 2-12 years old): swing boats and a children's toy ride. Ride Tokens are an add-on product and should only be purchased by trail ticket holders. We advise you to only pre-purchase if the age requirements are met.

Each token is priced at £2.50 and is sold in multiples of 2. Single tokens will also be available to purchase on the night on-site. 

Buy Ride Tokens