This year, Christmas at Bolesworth takes place from 24th of November until 31st of December 2023. Celebrate Christmas In Cheshire At Bolesworth Castle. Explore the winter wonderland! Featuring their iconic festive lights trail, an amazing 240sqm real ice skating rink, Santa’s Grotto and more…
Just eight miles south of Chester and 10 miles from Wrexham, Bolesworth grounds will once again be transformed into a dazzling festive scene with plenty to look forward to, including fairground rides, food and winter warmers, reindeer, fireworks and much more – there’s ‘snow’ better place to get into the seasonal spirit!
Please note, all visitors will require a general admission ticket to Christmas at Bolesworth. Add on experiences do not include a general admission ticket. Don’t forget to buy your parking ticket now with the exclusive discount too (on the gate price for parking will be £8).
Christmas at Bolesworth Ticket Prices
- Adult (13+) – £30.95
- Child (3 to 12) – £20.95
- Under 3 – FREE
- Carer – £13.61
- Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £98.57
Tickets can be purchased here.
Please find below the attractions that are on offer:
As dusk falls the Christmas Lights Trail comes to life and becomes the most dazzling winter illuminations event in Cheshire and beyond. Bolesworth is bathed in seasonal colour, their beautiful grounds lit with thousands of stunning lights and effects, projections and interactive installations creating an unforgettable seasonal experience for children and grown-ups alike. The time taken will vary on the pace you walk, however we’d suggest you allow approximately 60 – 90 minutes to walk the trail. Last entry onto the trail is 8pm (6pm on Christmas Eve). The illuminated trail will finish at 9:30pm each evening, all customers must exit the car park by no later than 10pm (except on Christmas Eve when customers must exit the car park by 8pm).
General Admission to Christmas Village from 3.30pm (weekdays)/3pm (weekends) – Lights Trail will be open from 4pm everyday.
The most important part of the festive countdown for all girls and boys – the chance to meet Santa. It’s their opportunity to tell jolly old Father Christmas what they want in their stockings on December 25th, receive a gift and take a photo to mark the magical meeting.
Each family or group can look forward to a jolly personal experience meeting Santa in his grotto. Visits must be booked in advance and you’ll be allocated a time slot. Please choose which age category your child is, so they can be sure that Santa choose’s an appropriate gift.
Please Note: Santa’s Grotto tickets must be obtained for each child in a group wishing to see Santa. Accompanying adults don’t need to obtain tickets for Santa.
Get your skates on and glide into Christmas on their 240sqm real Ice Rink. Open on selected dates from 24 November to 31 December, with 30 minute bookable slots. Slots are pre bookable with limited numbers available. Skating aids are available. For all sessions, unless otherwise stated, the minimum age for children to skate is 3 years old. All 3 to 7 year olds must be accompanied onto the ice by an adult (someone 18 years old and above) in skates, with up to a maximum of 3 children per adult. We recommend that children aged 9 to 13 are accompanied by an adult (although the adult need not be skating and can watch from the side of the rink). The Ice Skating experience will last for 30 minutes, this includes check in-time and boot collection.
Meet The Reindeer At Rudolph’s Rest
If after all that walking you’re feeling a little sleighed, the perfect place to recharge is Rudolph’s Rest! As well as the chance to enjoy some festive refreshments halfway through the lights trail, you can meet Santa’s reindeer as they get ready for the big day.
If the lights trail wasn’t dazzling enough, experience a mixture of amazing fairground rides and attractions for all ages. Ho, ho, ho if you want to go faster! Please note ride’s on the fairground are not included in entry ticket.
General Admission to Christmas Village where the fairground will be open from 3.30pm (weekdays)/3pm (weekends)
Lakeside Champagne Bar
Fizz the season, so celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with loved ones, friends and family whilst enjoying a glass of something special in their lakeside champagne bar.
Their winter-warming indoor Alpine Lodge is the perfect place take a break from the cold.
Festive Food & Drink
The Christmas Village will be packed with festive treats – from Mulled Wine and Marsh Mallows to toast in their open fire pits, to wood-fired pizzas, and a full selection of hot food. The Alpine Lodge will be open to all visitors which is a huge heated indoor space with a bar serving Mulled Wine, Hot Chocolate and a full range of drinks.
The Christmas Village will be open from 3.30pm (weekdays)/3pm (weekends).
Directions to Christmas at Bolesworth
FROM WREXHAM VIA A534
FROM CHESTER OR VIA M56 – M53
FROM NORTH WALES VIA A55
Bolesworth Castle, Old Coach Road, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9JJ