Last night we went along to the Christmas Lights Trail At Cogges. After having a fantastic time at their Halloween event I was keen to see what their Christmas event would be like. And at only £5 per person it was certainly worth taking the chance!
The Christmas Lights Trail At Cogges leads you on a trail around the farm to find Santa’s reindeer. They are all lit up and have their name badges around their necks. Can you find them all? We did!
The Manor House is lit up and the walled garden is too. They look lovely! It was even more magical during our visit as it actually snowed! We were incredibly lucky.
You can walk around the downstairs rooms of the Manor to see the Christmas decorations too. These were a lot more low key than Halloween and done in a traditional tone in keeping with the history of the Manor.
In the Manor kitchen we were able to make our very own fairy peg doll decorations to hang on the Christmas tree. The kids were amazed when the elf helper stoked the fire and they realised it was real flames!
They loved choosing the dress and wings for their fairies. They will be a lovely reminder of our visit every year when we hang them on the tree.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Christmas Lights Trail At Cogges. It isn’t a huge event like Blenheim Palace etc but it’s ideal for small children. Not too big or overwhelming, just a nice place to wander round. The crafts were a lovely bonus too. It costs £5 per person (under 3s are free) so is ideal if you’re happy doing a smaller, quieter option. The cafe is also open so you can grab a warm drink and a mince pie. We spent an hour there in total. Parking is free. Ramps are in the Manor house making it wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
The trail takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening between 4:30-6:45pm until 19th December. Book your tickets here: https://www.cogges.org.uk/Event/evening-illuminations
Disclaimer: We bought our tickets and are not associated with Cogges so this is not an ad, just sharing our experience.