We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit here and have been on some fab Christmas outings. Last weekend we went to National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset to see the illuminated gardens.
We have a National Trust family pass (which I can’t recommend highly enough!) and their seasonal events are always really good. Here are some of our photos…
First, we went into the house which you have to pre-book your tickets for as they have set timeslots. We lost count of Christmas trees as there’s one in every room and they’re all very impressive.
The Spanish room has a dressing up box which kept us all entertained for a bit and there was also a family craft room where the kids could make tree decorations and snowflakes. Little H spent quite a while in there and it was very crowded.
In the servants quarters, we were treated to a sherry, mince pies and Christmas biscuits before heading back out into the cold to listen to the carol singers. Unfortunately, Santa’s Grotto was sold out months ago!
We had to waste a bit of time before all the lights came on but it was worth wandering around in the cold, even when it started to rain. Little H loves exploring and loved looking into the little shed which was decorated beautifully and looking very cosy.
The gardens and trees looked amazing all lit up. We’ve been to Kingston Lacy so many times before but have never seen the gardens all lit up in the dark before.
We enjoyed spotting the wooden reindeers and would actually quite like one for the garden!
The lights are on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm – 7pm. Kingston Lacy is definitely worth a visit this Christmas if you’re nearby.