Christmas at Blenheim Palace

As the darkness descended on the palace and the moon danced in the night sky. A family of four wrapped up nice and snug were lucky enough to be invited on an illuminated trail around the grounds of Blenheim Palace to see how they celebrate Christmas.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

The Courtyard

Stepping into the courtyard of Blenheim Palace this Christmas it's hard not to get caught up in the magic of this festive season. For an enchanting old fairground lies before you with horses prancing round their merry go round and a helter skelter invites you to slide down it. Suddenly you have a feeling you are not in Autumn any more but fully bathing in the warm light of Winter.


The Illuminated Trail 

Passing through the gates you soon find yourself on an illuminated trail following snowflakes scattered across the well trodden accessible paths. Perhaps you find yourself wondering who may have walked here before you. In the light of the moon you notice the trees lit up in a variety of colours and hear music heralding in the season.


Each illumination had us stopping in awe and looking upon it in wonder. The highlight for my girls I think had to be the toy factory we stumbled upon. I wondered whether something was about to pop out but we had to wait till later on in the walk for us to see the elves and Father Christmas.



A long the trail were an array of food stalls set up for those who fancied a bite to eat and the chance to pose and take a selfie with photo frames. However, the smells had no doubt brought on the girls desire for dinner time and a snack just wasn't enough to satisfy my two! Youngest also has been teething on and off. So we sadly had to rush past a lot on the way back to the car park and drive home for dinner and bed time.

We really enjoyed Christmas at Blenheim Palace and feel that the experience really has got us in the Christmas spirit this year.

Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted free car parking and entrance to Christmas at Blenheim Palace.

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Comments

  1. Wow, this looks amazing, you are lucky to have visited #blogginggoodtime@_karendennis

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  2. Lovely photos :) Sounds like you all had a great time #SharingtheBlogLove

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  3. It looks beautiful. I saw this pop up on Facebook and I would love to go. Su #adventurecalling

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  4. This looks lovely, love the illuminations, you've really got me feeling festive with this post! #adventurecallinglinky

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  5. ooh I wish this was round the corner from me! It looks beautiful...so Christmassy.

    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

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  6. Love the idea of following the snowflakes along the path :) #countrykids

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  7. What a treat for the girls to go along and see this and for you to watch their little faces. That toy factory is full of exciting images of Christmas, it must have been wonderful to watch them watching this! The draw of the helter skelter at the start would have had my lot captivated. The whole trail looks beautifully set out and well worth a visit.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  8. I've heard so many wonderful things about Blenheim this year - it looks like such a wonderful Christmas day / evening out. The toy factory looks beautiful, and I love a light trail at this time of year. Blenheim is totally on my list for next year! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  9. My friends went to the lantern parade at Blenheim and said it was amazing. It looks like they really know how to do Christmas. Maybe one for us next year. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  10. It was truly magical wasn't it #CountryKids

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  11. This look amazing, the toy solidest are so sweet and my children would absolutely love that helterskelter #countrykids

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  12. This looks stunning and a beautiful attraction to explore X #coolmumclub

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  13. sounds lovely, it is hard here in Australia to take young children to see lights as it gets dark so late and makes for very tired children. I think Christmas in winter seems so much more magical. Thank you for sharing your post with #ablogginggoodtime

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  14. The elves' workshop and Father Christmas look absolutely magical. I can imagine your girls must have loved it :-) #countrykids

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  15. We were lucky enough to visit as well and had a brilliant time. I love the traditional fairground rides and we will be looking to go back again next year. #CountryKids

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  16. This sounds really wonderful! Shame you couldn't enjoy the food stalls -
    maybe next year..? Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family xx #SharingtheBlogLove

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  17. I will have to look out for it next year - and will remember what you said about the food (my boys can eat loads at the best of times)

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  18. Sounds fabulous! #SharingtheBlogLove

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  19. It looks amazing! Such a lovely Christmassy afternoon out. #SharingTheBlogLove

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  20. Aaah I love pretty lights in winter time! This looks like such a fun, festive event and a great way to kickstart Christmas! #sharingthebloglove

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  21. I love Christmas time and this place seems so charming. This is the first time I am hearing about this palace but it is definitely worth visiting. ;)

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