Enchanted Winter Garden at Antrim Castle

If you’ve seen pictures of the Enchanted Winter Garden at Antrim Castle this year, no doubt you’ll have been impressed by the stunning display of illuminations on show! How pretty do they look?

We were invited along to the event last Friday and, as my in-laws rave about it and book it every year, I was really excited to see what it’s like.

Sponsored by Power NI, The Enchanted Winter Garden is an outdoor trail through the beautiful setting of Antrim Castle Gardens which has been transformed with lights, attractions and quirky characters along the way!

We arrived on Friday evening and our first stop was the 35 metre-high Big Wheel! As it was Niamh’s first time on a Big Wheel, I thought she mightn’t enjoy it or become scared once we were up high, but she thought it was great- and even commented on being able to see Santa better!

After the Big Wheel, we then made our way around the extensive trail, stopping at each twinkling decoration and meeting elves, fairies and other mystical creatures. It was just so lovely and great for some memorable Christmas photos!

We then headed to Fabulously Festive Fayre, a market with a range of food and drink stalls, for our dinner. We went for Streetdogs, for a selection of differently-topped hotdogs, and then picked Born and Raised Waffles for some seriously chocolatey waffles for dessert! Everything was great and set us on our way to continue the sparkling trail.

We spent almost 2 hours exploring the Enchanted Winter Garden and really enjoyed a lovely family Christmas evening there.

I believe it is fully sold out this year, but if you get the chance to go next year, snap up tickets in good time!

Disclaimer: Entry to the event and food and attraction tokens were complimentary in exchange for an honest review



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