Windsor Great Park Illuminated is a magical new light trail to explore this Christmas.

Running from Thursday 18 November until Sunday 9 January, this multi-sensory experience will see woodland and water come alive with dazzling lights, dancing stars, glimmering reflections and breath-taking projections.

Along the way you’ll pass fountains of flowers and holograms of woodlands creatures, and be mesmerised by a dreamlike laser-scape amongst the trees.

At a cosy rest spot, enjoy mouth-wateringly good food, mulled wine and hot chocolate, or toast marshmallows at one of the fire pits.

Windsor Great Park Illuminated promises to be the perfect evening out; the place where long-lasting festive memories will be made.

Windsor Great Park Illuminated is subject to planning.

The light trail will take you on a magical journey through the beautiful woodland near Windsor Great Park’s Savill Garden and around the Obelisk Pond, ending at the Obelisk.

For more information on how to get there please read the answer to the FAQ “How do I get to Windsor Great Park Illuminated?” ahead.

Windsor Great Park Illuminated will run from Thursday 18 November until Sunday 9 January, every day except Christmas Day. We are open from 4.30pm – 10pm with last entry at 8.30pm

Tickets are sold as timed entry, in half hour slots from 4.30pm with last entry at 8.30pm.

The light trail closes at 10pm sharp.

  • Adult

Off Peak £19.50 (£21.45 including booking fee)
Peak £24.50 (£26.95 including booking fee)

  • Child (3-15 years old)

Off Peak £12.00 (£13.20 including booking fee)
Peak £14.50 (£15.95 including booking fee)
Children 2 years and under can experience the light trail for free but must have a valid £0 ticket to enter.

  • Family Tickets (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Off Peak £57 (£62.50 including booking fee)
Peak £68 (£74.80 including booking fee)

Parking is limited and parking space MUST be purchased in advance along with your entry ticket.

Parking vouchers will be issued by See Tickets with your entry tickets and must be presented for scanning at the entrance to the car park.

Members of Windsor Great Park and Friends of The Savill Garden receive one (1) free car parking pass. To redeem your free parking, enter your membership number when promoted as you purchase your entry tickets. Please note that Membership cards will not be accepted at the car park for entry.

Coach parking: if you are attending as part of a large group and plan to travel by coach, please note that coach parking spaces are available on Off Peak days only. Coach parking is £20.

To book your coach space please email See Tickets Groups team: groups@seetickets.com or call 0844 412 4650.

Parking is limited and parking space MUST be booked in advance.

If you are attending as part of a large group and plan to travel by coach, please note that coach parking spaces are available on Off Peak days only. Coach parking is £20.

To book your coach space please email See Tickets Groups team: groups@seetickets.com or call 0844 412 4650.

The trail is 2.2km long and will take approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours to walk, accounting for stops and refreshments along the way.

Whilst we will always try to be as fully inclusive as we possibly can, as the trail is presented in the natural landscape some of the terrain through the woodland is not suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters or buggies. This terrain will be particularly challenging in wet weather.

We have created a diverted route which will take you along more even asphalted paths. This route is shorter and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

• By car

From the M25 take Junction 13 and follow the Windsor Great Park Illuminated signs onto the A30 London Road, make a right onto Wick Road which will lead you to Wick Lane and the event car park.

From Old Windsor follow Windsor Great Park Illuminated signs on the A308, turn right at Priest Hill A328, drive to the end of Priest Hill and make a right on the A30 London Road, make another right onto Wick Road which will lead you to Wick Lane and the car park.

Approaching from the M3 take Junction 3 and follow Windsor Great Park Illuminated signs to join the A30 London Road and then make a left into Wick Road

On your satellite navigation device input postcode TW20 0UJ

• By train/ taxi

The nearest railway stations are Egham and Virginia Water. Take a taxi to The Savill Garden car park drop off. Taxis will take around 15 to 20 mins from the stations depending on traffic.

Useful links:
National Rail website
Travel Line South East website
Taxi Finder

The trail is outdoors and while it will take in some woodland, it is open to and not protected from the weather. Please dress warmly, wear footwear suitable for the natural terrain and bring your brolly, just in case!

Wrap up warm, wear clothes for all weather conditions and footwear suitable for the natural terrain. Bring your brolly, just in case!

There will be no cloakroom at Windsor Great Park Illuminated. We strongly advise not bringing large bags or luggage to the event. Please only bring a handbag or small rucksack which you can carry along the trail easily.

Windsor Great Park Illuminated is an outdoor event so make sure you dress appropriately as we will be open in all weather. You will not be refunded if you choose not to attend due to inclement weather.

In the unlikely event that the event is closed, and in accordance with the extreme weather policy of Windsor Great Park, IMG reserves the right to offer a refund or reschedule your booking to an alternative date/time (subject to availability).

 

Yes, we encourage you to take photos of you and your friends and family enjoying the experience. There will be many amazing opportunities along the way.

Please share on social #WindsorIlluminated

No drones are allowed at Windsor Great Park.

Dogs are permitted in Windsor Great Park but while on the light trail must be on a lead and controlled at all times. Please be aware of the affect that your dog may have on other visitors.

Dog waste and litter bins are available at the Park for your convenience. Please do not leave dog waste bags on the ground or hanging in bushes and trees.

Yes, there will be a number of delicious food and beverage options to enjoy at the event, with dedicated refreshment stops at the half-way point of the trail, and at the end. Marshmallow toasting included!

When purchasing alcohol, you will be asked for valid identification to confirm that you are aged 18 or over if you appear to be under the age of 25.

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the light trail from outside, and any alcoholic drinks purchased on site must be consumed before leaving.

To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance. To purchase tickets go to the Tickets page on this website.

Tickets cannot be purchased at The Savill Garden Visitor Centre.

No, we do not offer a student/concession ticket.

Yes. A 10% group discount is available to groups of 10 people or more. Group discounts are only available for advance sales. You will need an entrance ticket for each member of your group.

Please note: the discount only applies to 10 people or more. This excludes Family tickets, which already include a built-in discount.

Coach parking: if you are attending as part of a large group and plan to travel by coach, please note that coach parking spaces are available on Off Peak days only. Coach parking is £20.

To book tickets for more than 10 people and to reserve a coach space please email See Tickets Groups booking team: groups@seetickets.com or call 0844 412 4650.

 

Please arrive within the half hour entry time you selected when you booked, as stated on your ticket.

Whilst we will do our best to accommodate latecomers, it may not always be possible. If you arrive outside of your booked entry slot, admission is not guaranteed. Please speak with one of our staff members at the box office who will do their best to assist you.

There is not a minimum visitor age but children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

You need to purchase tickets for Children aged 3-15 years old.
Children 2 years and under can experience the light trail for free but must have a valid £0 ticket to enter.

All tickets to Windsor Great Park Illuminated are E-tickets. Tickets will be sent to the email address that you provided upon booking. If you have not received your tickets, please contact See Tickets customer service team: https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

No, the ticket buyer does not have to be present at the event. We do however ask that you have the ticket downloaded on your phone ready to be scanned by our staff. Please note all children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Please ensure you enter Windsor Great Park Illuminated at the entrance time as stated on your ticket. You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trail and festivities for as long as you like until we close at 10pm.

Once you have entered the trail you will not be able to leave and return on the same entry ticket. Once your ticket has been scanned you will not be able to re-use it.

Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend, please do feel free to gift your tickets to a family member or friend. For all ticketing queries, please contact See Tickets via their customer service team here: https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

If you have arrived at the event and you are not able to locate or download your ticket, please head to the box office where staff will be able to assist you.

For all ticketing queries, please contact See Tickets via their customer service team here: https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

For all ticketing queries, please contact See Tickets via their customer service team here: https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

For all ticketing queries, please contact See Tickets via their customer service team here: https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

Yes, go to the Tickets page on this website and click on the “Already ordered tickets?” link. You will then be asked to input your original booking reference number, after which you’ll be able to add tickets to your existing order.

Yes, if you require assistance at the event, please be sure to add a Carer ticket along with your own entry ticket when purchasing. Carers can enter free of charge.

Once at the event, you may be asked for documentation to support your Carer request so please make sure you bring it with you.

Yes, you will see an option to book Blue Badge / disabled parking as you purchase your tickets.

Please note that all parking is limited and MUST be booked in advance.

Parking vouchers will be issued by See Tickets with your entry tickets and must be presented for scanning at the entrance to the car park.

 

Whilst we will always try to be as fully inclusive as we possibly can, as the trail is presented in the natural landscape some of the terrain through woodland is not suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters or buggies, and will be particularly challenging in wet weather.

We have created a diverted route to avoid this area, which will take you along more even asphalted paths. This is a shorter route and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

We ask that you take the necessary precautions to keep yourself, those around you and our staff safe at Windsor Great Park Illuminated. We’re continuing to monitor government advice and will ensure that health and safety measures adhere to the guidelines in place at the time of the event.

There will be hand sanitisation stations around the site, communal surfaces and high touch points are cleaned regularly.

This will be subject to the government guidelines on mask wearing at the time of Windsor Great Park Illuminated.

If you, or someone in your group becomes unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 or you are asked to self-isolate, we ask that you do not attend Windsor Great Park Illuminated. Please contact the ticket provider as soon as you can and they will do their best to reschedule your booking for a new date/time, subject to availability.

This will be subject to government guidelines at the time of Windsor Great Park Illuminated.

This will be subject to government guidelines at the time of Windsor Great Park Illuminated.

The safety and comfort of our visitors is a priority. Windsor Great Park Illuminated has a robust security management plan. If you see something suspicious, or something that does not feel right, please report it to a member of our security team.

To maximise safety, searches will take place at point of entry. This can include the use of metal detectors and searches of the person. Please note that any person with illegal or prohibited items or who does not want to be searched may be refused entry and their ticket/s will not be refunded. Please also note prohibited items listed below. We will not be able to look after these items for you or hold liability and you will not be able to enter the event or receive a refund. Security checks may result in delays when entering the site.

We strongly advise not bringing large bags or luggage to the event. Please only bring a handbag or small rucksack which you can carry along the trail easily.

We ask all guests to be vigilant and not to leave bags and belongings unattended at any time. Any unattended item may be disposed of in line with our security protocols.

The following articles must not be brought into the event. Any person attempting to bring any of the below items on site will be refused entry and their ticket will not be refunded:

Knives (including pocketknives)
Work tools
Fireworks
Smoke canisters
Air-horns
Spray cans
Chinese Lanterns
Handheld communication devices (such as radios)
High Visibility clothing
Skateboards, scooters, or bikes
Flares
Weapons
Dangerous or hazardous items
Laser devices
Bottles/ glass vessels / cans – even if wrapped up as a present for a later time
Your own alcohol – even if wrapped up as a present for a later time
CS Gas
Poles
Drones
Any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety
Open bottles of drink/liquid (unopened and sealed bottles of water will be accepted, as will empty reusable cups and bottles)
Illegal drugs
Nitrous Oxide
Drug Paraphernalia
Chairs/Stools
Banners/Flags
Unauthorised professional photography equipment. Equipment considered to be professional will be permitted at the discretion of the security.
Any other items which we consider to be unsafe or pose a risk to public safety and/or security

Any article that is illegal, might be used as a weapon, deemed to be offensive, abusive, or compromise public safety, will be confiscated and reported to the police.