Safari park set to light up the dark with new winter lantern event

West Midland Safari Park is thrilled to announce it will be launching a brand-new event this October, inviting guests for an after-dark illuminations experience like no other.

‘Lantern Festival’ will be kicking off the Park’s Autumn season with an epic lantern trail, where guests can enjoy mesmerising lighting displays, discover a ‘wild’ range of breath-taking lanterns and explore the walk-through areas of the Park like never before.
Starting in October half term, the immersive light installations will transform the Park, transporting guests to a wonderland of lanterns and interactive lighting displays. With over forty light groupings, and up to 1000 individual lanterns, the event will have something for all ages, and make a fantastic family evening out. Rochelle Zare, Head of Marketing at the Park said:

“We are incredibly excited to be launching our new event, Lantern Festival, this October. Welcoming guests back to the Park for our events season is something we have very much been looking forward to, particularly after the limitations the past eighteen months have placed on events.

"To be delivering something brand new for our visitors is fantastic and further showcases our commitment to providing unique and unforgettable guest experiences.
“Visitors will be blown away by these amazing installations and lantern creations, and it will be a wonderful moment in reminding us of why events like these are so important in bringing people together.”
With magical lit-up landscapes, dinosaur lanterns, glowing animal installations, a giant interactive piano keyboard, rainbow tunnel and many other creations, the 3km trail has been designed to offer guests a safe and enjoyable evening, with plenty of fun all round.

The outdoor evening event will be open to the public from 5:30pm until 9:30pm on 25 selected dates from Friday 22nd October to Sunday 5th December. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the site’s Adventure Theme Park on selected dates; as well as being able to experience a wide range of food, beverage and retail outlets throughout the night.
Tickets can now be booked in advance at Two time slots are available to choose from to minimise traffic and help maintain social distancing.
The standard admission charge to see the trail of lights starts at £18.00 for adults, £15.00 for children (aged 3 to 15 years) and £16.00 for concessions. Children under the age of three are free of charge and carers also have free entry. Free Return tickets are not valid for this event and admission to this event does not include a Free Return Visit.
Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra and ride wristbands can be purchased at the time of booking, as well as at the Park. The Park’s animals will not be on view during the evening lantern trail, including the Safari drive-through which will close as normal for the evening.


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