ENCHANTING EXPERIENCE IN SWINDON’S OLD TOWN OPENS TO 5 STAR REVIEWS
5 Star Reviews for light trail. South Swindon Parish Council has been welcoming visitors to an enchanting festive experience like no other. It’s in Swindon’s beautiful Town Gardens and, for the last two weeks, has had outstanding reviews. There’s spectacular, brand-new installations for 2022 . And with a cosy Christmas village around the bandstand, the event promises visitors the perfect evening to celebrate the season.
One visitor said: ‘I cannot recommend this enough, for all the family. It’s so Christmassy, lovely food, lights, music and atmosphere.’
Old favourites return
The Enchanted Gardens Light Trail is super thrilled to have welcomed back the fabulous Fandangos’ bar. They’ve got all your festive favourites, including their famous mulled wine and snowballs. Then there’s Old Town’s finest, the Town Gardens Café with their renowned Christmas Roll. Plus experienced local caterers, Farr’s, serving a range of hot food options for visitors to grab a bite before or after they walk the trail.
Another visitor said ‘What a wonderful evening in a very special setting. The trail uses the gardens to its best advantage. We loved the music and especially the lights in the Bowl. The lanterns from the schools were very special and we commend the pupils for these.’
- Lethbridge Primary
- Holy Family Catholic Primary
- Robert Le Kyng Primary
- King William Street Primary and Lainesmead Primary participated in workshops.
Award-winning local children’s author (Really Rather Wild) Kate Claxton helped the children to make lanterns. And they’re now installed in the town gardens as part of the trail.
Cllr Chris Watts, Chair of South Swindon Parish Council, said, ‘We’re excited to be hosting the second Enchanted Garden Light Trail at Town Gardens. After last year’s success, with over twenty-seven thousand visitors, we’re looking forward to welcoming one and all to a new and improved light show extravaganza. The perfect way to start Christmas.’
Cllr Neil Hopkins, Chair of Leisure, Environment and Amenities said, ‘This years’ Light Trail improves on last year’s spectacular event. There are even more installations this year. And almost all different to last year, providing an exciting experience to new and previous visitors. Through Old Town Rotary we have a car park at Commonweal School from 4th until 22nd December where all proceeds will be going to Prospect Hospice. The Light Trail is operating every evening from 2nd to 31st December apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day.’
The trail is open until New Year’s Eve – except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. And, with tickets selling fast, this is truly the perfect winter treat for the entire family.
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