This gorgeous array of lights and visuals is enough to transport even the most irritated, stressed out Londoner to an enchanted realm of tranquillity. Should you visit west London’s Syon Park from Friday, November 12, you will be taken on a trail through the estate’s 600-year-old gardens, which have been spectacularly transformed in an Enchanted Woodland, showing the full spectrum of stunning colours. (Featured image by @mrshivamkumar)
The lights illuminate a mile-long path around the lake, ending at the magnificent Great Conservatory. It can take anywhere between thirty minutes and an hour to complete the trail – all depending how snap-happy you’re feeling (and just how chilly you get). If you do happen to select a particularly cold evening, there’s a flurry of food and drink on site to warm you up. This year, you can feast on chips, bao buns, mulled wine, hot drinks, pizza, burgers, and churros to your heart’s content after a spectacular wander around the forest.
All proceeds from the Enchanted Woodland are re-invested directly into the Gardens and Great Conservatory, for any necessary renovations and works. Over the last few years, proceeds from the Enchanted Forest has gone towards the specialist restoration of the historic stone vases on the terrace of The Great Conservatory; re-surfacing tarmac paths around the lake with a dressed gravel finish; installation of a new path from Queen’s Gate to Mercury Pool; and much more! Any profits from this November’s event will go directly towards more work on the beautiful attraction.
Location: Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF. Head to TfL and enter ‘Syon Park’ as your destination to find your best route.
Opening hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 12 to November 28, 2021. Doors open at 5.00pm and lights are off by 9.00pm (the latest slot to book is at 7.40pm). You’ll be asked to pick an entrance time when you book your ticket.
Price: Adult tickets cost £10 on Fridays, £15 on Saturdays, and £12.50 on Sundays. Children’s tickets cost £7.50 on each day.
More information: to book, head to their website.
Also published on Medium.