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What you need to know

What are the dates for Christmas at Delamere Forest?
Friday 26 November – Sunday 28 November
Wednesday 1December – Sunday 5 December
Wednesday 8 December – Sunday 12 December
Wednesday 15 December – Friday 24 December
Sunday 26 December – Friday 31 December

What are the trail times?
4:30pm*, 4:45pm*, 5:00pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm*, 7:30pm*, 7:45pm*, 8:00pm*, 8:15pm*, 8:30pm*

* Not available for every date

Where is Christmas at Delamere Forest and how do I get there?
Address: Delamere Forest (main Visitor Centre), Linmere, Delamere, Northwich. Sat Nav Postcode: CW8 2HZ

  • By road: Delamere Forest is located off the B5152 between Delamere and Hatchmere. Sat Nav Postcode: CW8 2HZ
  • By train: The forest is served by Delamere train station. The station is a 15 minute walk from the start of the trail. Visit National Rail for further details.

Who is Christmas at Delamere Forest suitable for?
Christmas at Delamere Forest is suitable for all ages – to be enjoyed by everyone.

Should I arrive in advance of my ticketed time slot?
We would advise arriving 15 minutes before your chosen trail start time.

I am visiting Delamere during the day, do I need to leave the site before entering Christmas at Delamere Forest in the evening?
Yes, to ensure that only ticket holders for Christmas at Delamere Forest have entry to the illuminated trail in the evening, daytime visitors must vacate the site by the stated closing time of 3.30pm.

Can we see Father Christmas?
At this time of year, Father Christmas is extremely busy so is unable to meet children individually, however be sure to look out for him as he will be on the trail this Christmas!

Will there be strobe lighting?
There will be lighting sequences created within the lighting design that will have some flashing lights contained within them, however, these will not be strobe lighting. We have worked to guidelines on photosensitive epilepsy and will adhere to the industry standard of synchronising effects and locking the sequences to ensure that lights do not operate at more than 5 flashes per second.

What should I wear?
Christmas at Delamere Forest takes place outdoors and you may need to queue on busy days. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for winter weather. We reserve the right to refuse inappropriately clothed patrons access to the trail if it is felt they are open to a greater risk of injury.

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