Ashridge House: Illuminated

25 NOV 2022 - 2 JAN 2023

Join us on a multi-sensory journey with the whole family at the most magical time of the year. Immersive light art installations will bring our winter gardens to life and take you on a festive adventure of light and sound.


A winter wander,

filled with wonder.

Our new designers, Luminism, created the very first light trail in the UK fifteen years ago; bringing the joy of Christmas to millions of people across the country. This year they will be sprinkling their magic across Ashridge House for the first time.

As well as the glittering light trail, there will also be a festive food and drinks village so you can start the evening with a delicious winter warmer.

Early bird tickets - 15% off

Ashridge House: Illuminated is fully accessible, fun for the whole family and has parking close to the start of the trail. Entry times are available between 4.30pm - 8.30pm (last entry varies according to date), and if you book soon, you can take advantage of our early bird offer: 15% off all ticket types until 31 August 2022


Ashridge House

We have ample parking on-site for those driving. If you are arriving by public transport, our nearest train station is Berkhamsted or Tring (connections from London Euston) and Ashridge House is a short taxi ride from the station.

What to expect from your visit.

  • Dogs are not permitted except certified service dogs, other than Wednesdays from 7pm which are dog friendly.
  • Entry to Ashridge House: Illuminated (45-60 minute trail).
  • 1.5 hours on-site, plenty of time to soak in the full experience.
  • You will be able to purchase food and drinks in the festive village on arrival. The Bakehouse Café will also be open for delicious winter warmers. Further dining options to be announced soon.
Pre-trail dining

Enjoy dinner inside the house with a specially-created two-course winter menu before heading out to the trail. Pre-trail dining is served at 7pm before you head out onto the trail at 8:30pm.

Pre-trail dining in the House is available on the following dates:

November: 26

December: 1, 8, 9, 12, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30

January: 1 & 6

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How do I purchase in-house dining tickets?

As with the entry tickets, you'll find the in-house dining tickets via the booking calendar above. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!

In-house dining is unavailable on my selected date, are there other food options?

Yes! The Feasting Forest will be available at the start of the trail offering a variety of festive food and drinks. Our new café The Bakehouse will also be open offering a delicious and inspiring menu.

I am arriving by car, is there parking available on site?

We have 2 car parks. Please follow the signs for the visitors' car park on arrival opposite the main house entrance, or the overflow carpark located close to the trail entrance.