Bedgebury Christmas Trail
Bedgebury Pinetum is in Kent, just over the Sussex border.
The arboretum is an award-winning site with lots to do for everyone, from walking to cycling, or a visit to Go Ape.
There is a café with lovely views across the pinetum. It serves meals made with locally sourced food.
Bedgebury has many types of conifers, including rare and endangered trees.
Every Christmas, they have a lovely Christmas Trail, with light displays and Christmas music playing amongst the trees.
The Trail is over a mile long, from start to finish, but there are plenty of seats and lots to see, so it’s an easy stroll.
We started outside the café with hot chestnuts which went down well in the cold night air. And a bit further was a wooden hut with Father Christmas talking to an Elf.
The children were fascinated by it and we had to gently drag them away.
About halfway round are food waggons and drinks, and the loos! Two large bonfires blazed and people roasted marshmallows on them.
I had a mulled wine and it really went down well!
We walked through two archways full of lights and then we were at the end where there were several fairground rides which the children insisted on going on.
Then we all went in the café for hot drinks and something to eat.
Everyone agreed that it had been a wonderful evening and well worth the visit!
Bedgebury Pinetum is at Lady Oak Lane,
The Christmas Trail lasts from 30th November-30th December.
But the Pinetum is open all the year round.