Discover the magic of Christmas at Bedgebury

Spectacular new illuminations will feature at Bedgebury’s popular Christmas light trail this winter. 

New trail for 2019
• 70 metre long Vortex Tunnel illuminated by tens of thousands of LED light globes
• Flotilla of illuminated origami boats dancing on the shimmering lake
• Water Fountain Finale featuring jumping jets of light dancing in time to much-loved
Christmas classics

Christmas at Bedgebury returns to the award-winning National Pinetum from 
22 November – 30 December 2019. Brought to you by leading events producer Raymond Gubbay Ltd, the one-mile magical winter trail at the Bedgebury National Pinetum is set to be bigger and better than ever.

The sights and sounds of Christmas await under unique canopies, with new installations rising high into the night sky. A dynamic Vortex Tunnel leads onto colour-changing and immersive ribbons of light. Waterside reflections will be created by hundreds of colourful boats gently bobbing on the shimmering lake, whilst flickering flames of the scented Fire Garden create a moment of tranquil reflection.

To those who have been before, rest assured, the towering Tunnel of Light will twinkle yet again with thousands of pea-lights as you walk into a world festooned with seasonal cheer. Take a moment to pause at the Water Fountain Finale as jumping jets of light dance in time across the water to much-loved Christmas classics. Don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas and his elf amongst the pines, spruce and firs along the way.

Complete your walk under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate. 
Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows*. Little ones can enjoy traditional Victorian fairground rides*.

What  Christmas at Bedgebury - the magical, after-dark, illuminated trail
When  Friday 22 November – Monday 30 December 2019 – running selected evenings only
Why visit  Discover a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful
landscape of Bedgebury National Pinetum.
Admission Book timed tickets in advance at Adult £18.00, Child £11.50, Family £54.00 Under 3’s & carers free. Parking £6 per car.
Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum members receive £1 per person discount off ticket price. 
Websitechristmasatbedgebury.co.uk #christmasatbedgebury
Address Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Goudhurst, Kent. TN17 2SJ
For full details and to book visit: christmasatbedgebury.co.uk  
*Additional charges apply

Notes to Editor

1.    Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, with over 230 million visits per year. As England’s largest land manager, it shapes landscapes for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and businesses to grow. Forestry England has around 1,000 staff, 20,000 volunteers and 80,000 members. For more information visit forestryengland.uk. Forestry England is an agency of the Forestry Commission.
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is home to the National Conifer Collection. The 128-hectare (320-acre) site is recognised as one of the most significant collections of conifer trees anywhere in the world. There are more than 12,000 trees, including threatened and historically important specimens. Bedgebury works to conserve tree species identified in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and is a key partner in the Global Trees Campaign run by Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Bedgebury makes a major contribution to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. The Bedgebury nursery propagates more than 2000 tree and shrubs every year. The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum charity supports research into, and the conservation of, all flora and fauna, and the sharing of related knowledge with the general public. The pinetum is open all year offering a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics. 
forestryengland.uk/bedgebury  Facebook: @BedgeburyPinetum  Twitter @BedgeburyP

2.    About RGL, a division of Sony Music
Leading events promoter, RGL (Raymond Gubbay Limited), a division of Sony Music, has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for over six years. The chosen partners for national and international heritage and prestigious venues including Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; The Forestry Commission; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Botanic Gardens, Chicago, USA.
Each trail is designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location, so no two trails are ever the same. RGL also presents over 500 concerts annually throughout the UK. raymondgubbay.co.uk

3.    About Culture Creative
Culture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the North East of England. The Company works across a wide-range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage,tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with leading entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd. a division of Sony Music, to create My Christmas Trails – a series of illuminated trails held in various venues across the UK including Kew Gardens and Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. In 2018 the company developed its first indoor Christmas experience themed around the story of Cinderella, and this year will produce Alice in the Palace themed around the story of Alice in Wonderland for Blenheim Palace. 
www.culturecreative.co.uk | FB @culturecreativeltd | Twitter @CCLCreative

Media  Contacts
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Melodie Manners
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Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Forestry England
Emma Bramley     
e: emma.bramley@forestryengland.uk         
m: 07768 171283