Winter Lights 2019: Discover What Is On

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January 2019 brings Winter Lights back to the ancient woodland of Bluestone and we can’t wait for you to experience the illuminated, interactive adventure we have in store for you next year. 

The perfect antidote to those January blues, Winter Lights is one of the most magical times of year to visit Bluestone as the forest comes alive with colours, lights and sounds. 

But, what exactly can you get up to during your Winter Lights break? Find out all about our enchanted adventures here.

Crafty and Glowing Crafts: Winter Lights 

Workshop Begin your adventure at one of our three exciting craft workshops where, using traditional methods, you will learn how to make your very own Winter Light keepsake. Whether you choose the Willow, Woody Wild or Enchanted Workshop, the experience will teach you new skills, give you a chance to show off your creative flare and have lots of fun too! 

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At the Willow Workshop we’ll be making a Winter Lantern, which will display your own enchanted story using shadows and light. The Woody Wild Workshop will use natural materials collected from around the resort to make a glow mask, turning you into your favourite woodland creature. Or, try the Enchanted Workshop where you’ll get the chance to make your very own dream lantern. 

Remember to keep your creations safe as you can bring them along to the Parade and Festival on the last night of your break. 

Sparkling Beginnings: The Merlin Light Show  

As darkness falls across the resort, the Winter Lights are ushered in with the captivating Merlin Light Show in the village. Telling the tale of how the legendary Welsh Wizard was transformed into a wooden statue. 

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With a display happening every half hour in the early evening, there’s no fear of missing the captivating event and it’s the best way to begin your Winter Light journey. After the show, take your feet down to the nature trail and explore the awe-inspiring world of the Winter Lights: Illume. 

An Illuminated Adventure: The Enchanted Trail 

Washed in pools of coloured lights, with illuminated trees and fairy lanterns – this year’s enchanting adventure puts our guests firmly in the role of the storyteller. Every journey will be unique, with different things for you to see and experience on your trip - there’s a tale waiting to be told and you’re the person to discover it.

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From spinning curtains of leaves that twist and twirl to trees yawning and burping, and squirrel burglars out for their loot and crafty foxes teaching their cubs how to catch their dinner – the entire forest is alive with wondrous things to see and hear. While it’s best to catch the magic under the winter darkness, the trail is open throughout your break for you to explore in your own time. 

Eat, Drink and Dance: Merlin’s Magical Dinner Show 

Remember To visit Merlin, the legendary wizard as he returns to Bluestone for Winter Lights where he will take up residence in the village. Bringing his own special brand of Welsh magic, you never know what the cheeky conjurer will get up to, so make sure you stop by for a visit during your break. 

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You can also see him at the Wildwood Cafe where he will escape perform in the unforgettable Merlin's Magical Dinner Show. The fun-filled, hilarious show follows Merlin on his quest to regain control of his magic after a disastrous spell causes him to lose all his powers. 

Enjoy a delicious meal as you’re entertained by the all-singing, all-dancing wizarding show and you might even get a chance to join in as well. 

An Enchanting Farewell: Winter Lights Parade & Festival  

On the last night of every break, the Bluestone Free Rangers throw a party to say thank you to everyone who has visited. Starting at the Adventure Centre, the Winter Lights Parade makes its way down to the village, led by the 11ft Merlin statue. This is the perfect time for everyone who has been to a workshop session to show off their amazing creations before taking them home. 

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Arriving in the village for games and live music and illuminated by the beautiful light show – there’s a fun atmosphere across the resort as we join together for one more evening of fun. 

Don’t Miss Out 

You can enjoy the Winter Lights on a midweek or weekend break at Bluestone from January 7th to March 28th 2019, why not check our availability now? 

If you have already booked a stay, log onto Manage Your Booking to add a Craft Workshop or Dinner Show to your break. 

The Festival, Parade, Winter Lights Show and Enchanted Trail are all complimentary activities as part of your break. So to enjoy, simply check at the booking office during your break to find out more information, including running times.

We can't wait to see you next year!

Categories:Activities, Events and Whats On, Winter, Accommodation


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