11 pictures as stunning Ignite Trail light installations illuminate the National Trust’s Gibside

The 18th Century Georgian gardens at the National Trust’s Gibside were lit up for the first time as families enjoyed a new after-dark experience.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 6:15 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th December 2020, 6:41 pm
The Ignite Trail runs through December at Gibside

The magic of the illuminated Ignite Trail begins when twilight falls, with fairies dancing in trees, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow among the enchanting landscapes filled with wonder.

Lights and lanterns twinkle across the 600 acres of woodland and countryside in Gateshead where families can wander between flickering flames between 11-30 December 2020.

Take a look at the trail of light, lanterns and fantasy!

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Lights and lanterns lit up Gibside gardens.

About Ignite:

The event runs from 11-30 December, but is closed on Christmas Day and December 14 to 17.

Time slots are available each day from 4.15pm

Ticket prices are: Adult £15, Child £10.00, Family £45 (2 adults & 2 children).

Dragons bring fire to the hour-long discovery trail .

Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under. Parking Included.

Visit ignitetrails.co.uk/gibside for more information

Families can see the garden's majestic trees as they stroll beside the Grand Avenue.
Keep an eye out for fairies in the enchanted garden.
Can you see any woodland wildlife between the mushroom lamps?
You can walk down the lantern lit path once twilight falls.
Have you ever seen a robin so big? The gardens have a festive touch.
Mini mushrooms and giant mushrooms can be found hidden in the gardens.
Twinkly lights cover trees to look like blossom.
Flames light up the Gibside gardens.
The trail is created by Culture Creative and is designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy.