A thousand lanterns are coming Worcestershire as part of a new Lantern Festival.
Families will get to walk through light tunnels, watch interactive lighting displays and be dazzled by light-up pandas, eagles, dinosaurs and dragons.
The outdoor, walk-through event promises to light up the attraction like never before.
There will be more than 40 light groupings, with something for all ages, including beautiful flower arches, orchid lanterns and pretty flamingos plus a giant interactive piano keyboard!
“We are incredibly excited to be launching our new event, Lantern Festival, this October,” said Rochelle Zare, head of marketing at the park.
“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 here at WMSP.
“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.”
The 3km trail has been designed to offer guests a safe and enjoyable evening complete with ‘magical lit-up landscapes’, glowing animal installations, a rainbow tunnel and many other creations.
The adventure theme park rides will be open too and wristbands can be booked with Lantern Festival tickets or at the park.
There are rides for all different ages and heights. The big rides include the Black Fly, Kong, Venom Tower Drop, Zambezi Water Splash log flume, Wild River Rafting and the Monkey Mayhem roller coaster.
For younger children, there’s the African Big Apple Coaster, the Congo Carousel, Desert Convoy, Dr Umboto’s Catacombs, Hurtling Hippos and more.
Running on selected dates from Friday October 22 to Sunday December 5, families can enjoy the festival during half term or go as part of their run-up to Christmas festivities.
Each session will open from 5.30pm to 9.30pm to enable the lanterns to glow in the darkness and there will be two time slots available to choose from to minimise traffic and help maintain social distancing.
Tickets cost £18 for adults, £15 for children aged three to 15 and £16 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.
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. Book tickets here
There will be cafes, restaurants and shops open each evening for refreshments and souvenirs too.
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.