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Milton Keynes Magical Lantern Festival
21 October, 2023 - 25 February, 2024
Embark on a visual voyage across the Land of Lights at Gulliver’s Resort, exploring 12 vivid dreamworlds of imagination and illumination. Explore Land of Lights in the city of Milton Keynes. October Half Term Events Buckinghamshire
Following a spectacular first season for Land of Lights Milton Keynes we’re excited to the festival back for 2023. Look forward to a brand-new trail featuring 12 incredible worlds inspired by legendary fairytales and iconic characters. See classic tales in a whole new light!
From Peter Pan to Gulliver’s Travels, light up your imagination this winter with spectacular lantern displays. Follow the 1-mile trail and see incredible light installations at every turn. There will be amazing photo opportunities and the chance to purchase tasty treats from independent food vendors.
Land of Lights Milton Keynes Review 2023
Spoiler alert – we loved it!
We were lucky to go along to the press preview night ahead of the opening of Land of Lights at Gulliver’s World in Milton Keynes. The Milton Keynes magical lantern festival opens from Saturday 21st right through until nearly the end of February.
We were blown away from the moment we arrived. The entrance to Land of Lights doesn’t just hint at what’s to come but but welcomed us in all it’s glowing glory.
The 1 mile festive light trail experience in Milton Keynes wind’s it’s way through Gulliver’s World theme park, staring along a board walk where you walk beneath twinkling lights and can peer over into the Lost World dinosaur zone.
Huge lanterns are lit with several of them moving too. Inspired by animal kingdoms, mega monuments, and seasonal celebrations, there are different zones to pass through adding to the excitement, each tempting you on to the next.
Each dreamworld is bursting with colour, energy, and illumination.
About half way round in the farmyard area, there are a mix of food and drink vendors so you can grab yourself something to eat or a hot chocolate.
Land of Lights Festival features an enchanting mix of music and entertainment.
Each dreamworld is connected by a lantern lit pathway to tempt you into the next.
There’s a fantastic mix of themes from the dinosaurs to Halloween, nature and story book tales woven throughout.
With the Milton Keynes Land of Light lantern festival stretching right through to late Febuary, it’s not overtly Christmas which is great. This would make it a great gift experience you could give as a Christmas present. January and February are always through difficult months to fill with not so much going on and I’d highly recommend this as a great family outing.
There is a Christmas themed dreamworld zone which we absolutely loved.
I’m going to share a few more photos below as I’ve struggled to decide which ones to choose. Every dreamworld has the most amazing lanterns, variety and details that it just draws you in.
The trail is 1 mile long and paved which makes it easy for pushchairs and wheelchairs too and I’d recommend at least two hours to fully enjoy it. You could easily stay longer especially if you stop for a bite to eat.
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