Longleat is one of my favourite places but I’ve never gotten around to actually visiting whilst the festival of light has been up. We arrived around 12. We had the Santa train booked for 1 which was so underwhelming and a total let down. We paid £15 per child and £5 per adult to get on the train which is usually free, around to an area which had a light dusting of snow. Walked into a barn, met Santa. My two children got handed a gift and we got back on a train. Worst Santa we’ve ever seen. I recommend skipping Santa here and booking else where. We then went on the safari which was great fun. The monkeys were the best bit, they are always so much fun to drive through. We then went back and enjoyed the park. There’s light shows on a giant Christmas tree in the square that is great fun for all ages. The tree has music and snow. Around five we went for dinner at the pizza restaurant which was good value for money and tasty pizza, we missed the queues of people entering longleat with late entrance tickets just coming for the festival of light. After dinner we roamed around the festival of light without any queues. Was truly magical. A day to remember for sure.
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