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Longleat Festival of Light and Christmas Event

Longleat Festival of Light and Christmas Event




The UK’s original and best lantern festival is returning to Longleat this winter. This year it promises to be even more extraordinary than ever as you step into the Wonderous Worlds of Roald Dahl. Embark on a magical journey to meet all your favorite characters and see key moments brought to life from the famous books: BFG, Charlie & the Chocolate factory, Matilda, the Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox to name but a few. The animals of the Safari Park drive are still out and about – tigers and lions enjoy a cat-nap in the winter sunshine and the cruise boats are still chased by the resident sealions on the lake. BOOK EARLY! As James Henry Trotter says “There’s not a moment to lose!”


Due to a relatively short deadline for admission tickets we are releasing this information early so you can BOOK EARLY!

All Dates

Depart from : Chickerell 08:30 - Portland 09:00 - Weymouth 09:30 - Dorchester 10:00
Arrive Longleat 12:00 noon - stop in the African Village for lunch - 45 mins.
Enjoy a Winter Safari drive - approx 1and a half hours.
Arrive at Longleat House coach park 14:30 with time to enjoy the Christmas Event and
Festival of Light Display (sunset is about 16:10). We shall leave at 18:30
Home to Dorchester 20:30 - Weymouth 21:00 - Portland 21:20 - Chickerell 21:40

Inclusive Coach & Longleat Admission


Thurs 1st Dec: £58 Adult,  £56 Senior,  £40 Child - BOOKING DEADLINE IS 1st NOVEMBER

Sun 18th Dec: £64 Adult, £62 Senior, £45 Child - BOOKING DEADLINE IS 17th NOVEMBER


Includes Safari drive, Festival of Light Lantern display, Craft market, Adventure castle, The Maze, Christmas Tree show, Jungle cruise*.


Note: *The Santa Train is not included in our price.  If you want to undertake that attraction we recommend you book in advance as it gets very busy (it is possible to do this on-line or phone Longleat customer services: 01985 844400).

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil QSM Yeovil, Opp. Quick Silver Mail on Dorchester Road.
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