West Midland Safari Park Is Getting A Glow Up With A New Lantern Festival Coming This Autumn

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


The after-dark illuminations will run for six weeks.

Things are about to get wild at West Midland Safari Park this autumn and winter. Well, wilder than usual, as the park is launching a brand new event offering an “an after-dark illuminations experience like no other.”

‘Lantern Festival’ will be kicking off the park’s autumn season with an epic lantern trail, where guests can enjoy mesmerising lighting displays, discover a ‘wild’ range of breath-taking lanterns and explore the walk-through areas of the park like never before.

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Taking place over six weeks, the immersive light installations will transform the Worcestershire park, transporting guests to a wonderland of lanterns and interactive lighting displays. With over forty light groupings, and up to 1000 individual lanterns, the event will have something for all ages.

The 3km trail will feature magical lit-up landscapes, dinosaur lanterns, glowing animal installations, a giant interactive piano keyboard, rainbow tunnel and many other creations. The outdoor evening event will be open to the public from 5:30pm until 9:30pm on 25 selected dates from October 22 to December 5.


Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the site’s Adventure Theme Park on selected dates; as well as being able to experience a wide range of food, beverage and retail outlets throughout the night. Tickets can now be booked in advance and there are two time slots available to choose from to minimise traffic and help maintain social distancing. You can book tickets to the Lantern Festival via the park’s website here.

The standard admission charge to see the trail of lights starts at £18.00 for adults, £15.00 for children aged 3 – 15 and £16.00 for concessions. Children under the age of three are free of charge and carers also have free entry.

West Midland Safari Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF

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