Returning with a new, after-dark trail for autumn 2022, IGNITE is back within the Surrey Hills between 20th October and 6th November 2022.
The Edwardian formal gardens at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey, just four miles from Dorking, form the perfect setting for this lantern-lit walk which takes you between flickering flames and majestic trees.
As twilight falls, the IGNITE magic begins. Expect the unexpected, with glimpses of fairies that could be dancing in lanterns, playful top hats and teapots. Within this fiery interpretation of flora and fantasy, set to an atmospheric soundscape, there are moments of discovery and reflection.
Visitors are met with hand-held lanterns so they can light their own way through tree-lined avenues on a quietly magical meander. Walk between flickering flames and see fire breathing dragons, a river of flames and fire balls.
Pause under the Instagram favourite Tunnel of Light, adorned with more than 100,000 pea-lights stretching almost 50 metres in length. Feel dwarfed by the majesty of nature as you pass giant Badgers, Robins and other woodland wildlife sculpted in willow. There are new installations and music this year, ensuring that visitors can see the house and gardens illuminated as never before.
Katherine Mills, Polesden Lacey’s general manager, said: “We’re so excited to welcome visitors back to Polesden Lacey for this enthralling autumn trail. We have lots of surprises and we can’t wait to see our visitors enjoy this inimitable way to see the gardens.”
The trail has been specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy and tickets are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.
IGNITE trails are brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
What: IGNITE at Polesden Lacey – A trail of light, fantasy and fire
When: Open between 20 October and 6 November 2022
Why Visit: Discover a magical trail for all the family set within the beautiful
Edwardian gardens of Polesden Lacey
Admission: Advanced from: Adult £16.50, Child £12.50, Family £56 (2 adults & 2 children).
Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.
Parking £7.00 per car and free for National Trust members
Website: https://igniteatpolesdenlacey.seetickets.com/ | #igniteatPolesdenLacey
Address: Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD