Spellbinding “Leonardslee Illuminated” in West Sussex

There is something unashamedly magical about Leonardslee Illuminated.

Leonardslee Illuminated

You are welcomed by the sparkling lights of a colourful carousel and the warming scents of a small Christmas market – only to be caught slightly off guard by the arrival of an enigmatic troupe of illuminated drummers.

They appear to be half Pierrot, half-man, as they perform their extraordinary drumming 

Mesmerizing and unnerving in brilliantly equal measure, they appear to be half Pierrot, half-man, as they perform their extraordinary drumming spectacular. Bizarre yet enthralling, they also signal the start of your journey into a mythical and magical world.

Leonardslee Illuminated

From the snow queen to a singing bear, the lantern-lit, woodland trail then takes you on a fantastical journey with brightly coloured lights, music, performances, and of course, the now-famous, planetary projections over the lake.

Leonardslee Illuminated

Illuminated woodland creatures and wallabies (of course) watch from the path side as the earth and the moon hang suspended in silence over shimmering waters. It’s ethereal. It’s enchanting. And it’s a great way to start Christmas.

Leonardslee Illuminated

This is a world of storytelling, fairytales, brightly coloured lanterns and boundless imagination. It’s escapism, it’s Christmas, it’s playful and yet it’s poignant.

They appear to be half Pierrot, half-man, as they perform their extraordinary drumming 

It really doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 95, this is the stuff that the festive season should be made of. Grab tickets if you can, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Leonardslee Illuminated

Leornardslee Illuminated is open from: the 25-28 November, 2-5 December, 9-12 December and 15-22 December. They change the trail each year so if you’ve been before you can expect something different.

Leonardslee Illuminated

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