2 December – 31 December 2022
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Spectacle of Light at Dalkeith Country Park

2 December – 31 December 2022

The Swashbuckling Adventure for All the Family!

This year at Spectacle of Light, the pirates are taking over Fort Douglas! Our after-dark family experience is inspired by Treasure Island. Your little adventurers can run, climb, slide and swashbuckle through Fort Douglas as they search for treasure. The whole family can enjoy interacting with a cast of characters reminiscent of this childhood classic story.

Book Earlybird Tickets Save 20% Spectacle of Light
Book Earlybird Tickets Save 20% Spectacle of Light
Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park 2022

New and exciting for 2022!

Enjoy the night-time wonder of Fort Douglas, illuminated under the stars – where else can you play after dark? This year, our popular winter evening adventure is inspired by Treasure Island. Spectacle of Light features treasure hunts and real-life pirates! With the pirate’s map to guide you, search for gold through tunnels, down slides, along zip wires and over rope bridges! The challenges of this fabulous play area are perfect for sea-faring adventurers. Why not dress up for the occasion?

Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park 2022

Festive Food and Cheer!

All that after-dark adventuring can make for hungry pirates! Join the crew to toast marshmallows in our flaming field of fire or refuel at the Fort Douglas cabins.

Hot chocolate, mulled wine and tasty treats are available – we can’t guarantee to prevent scurvy but will certainly keep the pirate crew energy levels up!

Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park 2022
Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park 2022
Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park 2022

What Visitors Have Said

           
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7 months ago
Scott Knight

Brilliant evening for all the family. Illuminations are fantastic and kids have a ball in Fort Douglas. Clear to see that a lot of work has been put in to make it a memorable night. Only regretting I didn't take my wellies.... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
Jamie McDonald

Great family night out.
Kids (9&11yo) loved the fact they could access the Fort Douglas equipment.
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8 months ago
Szüts Gabriella

Loved the Nutcracker theme this year, it is just beautiful. Maybe next year more firepits would be useful, so big groups of people don't end up on top of each other, waiting to toast their marshmallows.... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
Karolina Machlarz

A magical place that is warmed so beautifully with lights allows you to forget about the whole situation in the world. and the joy of seeing children smiling.... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
Nicola Parfitt

absolutely loved it light display was beautiful and music was so peaceful... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
Diane Taylor

Absolutely beautiful, such a magical night and the light displays were stunning. Well done 🥰... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
Debbie Rutherford

A wonderful, magical evening. So much work has gone in to setting all this up, and it really did feel like we had just ‘stumbled upon it’. Just beautiful... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
Marius Cucuveicã

My kids loved the lights show.
A very welcome experience in this hard time!
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2 years ago
Daryl Robertson

Perfect for all the family. A true spectacle.... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
Diane Gibb

Great night with my girls... See MoreSee Less

Dates & Timings

2 December – 31 December 2022

On Selected Evenings
Entry Times from 4.30pm to 7pm

Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with entry time slots every half hour. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacle in the best possible light. When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at your chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and not transferable.

A typical experience will take approximately 60 – 75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.

Tickets & Booking

EarlyBirdSAVE 20%
Adult 16+£19.20
Child 3-15£9.60
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£51.20
Disabled CarersFree
Book by 31 August
AdvanceSAVE 10%
Adult 16+£21.60
Child 3-15£10.80
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£57.60
Disabled CarersFree
Book by 1 December
Full Price
Adult 16+£24.00
Child 3-15£12.00
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£64.00
Disabled CarersFree
Book from 2 December
There is a £3 charge for parking per car

EarlyBird Tickets have 20% saving off the Full Price until 31 August and are only bookable online or by phone on 0131 654 1666

Advance Tickets have a 10% saving off the Full Price from 1 September to 1 December and are only bookable online or by phone on 0131 654 1666

Tickets are Full price from 2 December onwards and are only bookable online or by phone on 0131 654 1666

Groups of 15 or more paying visitors can receive a 25% discount off the full price. Ring our booking line on 0131 654 1666

Ticket prices include VAT and booking fee

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The Swashbuckling Adventure for All the Family! ✨ Earlybird booking is now open - SAVE 20% ✨ Spectacle of Light is back @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 2 Dec – 31 Dec 2022 🌟This year at Spectacle of Light, the pirates are taking over Fort Douglas! Our after-dark family experience is inspired by Treasure Island 🏴‍☠️⚔️ 🦜 Your little adventurers can run, climb, slide and swashbuckle through Fort Douglas as they search for treasure. The whole family can enjoy interacting with a cast of characters reminiscent of this childhood classic story ✨

Book Earlybird Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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The Swashbuckling Adventure for All the Family! ✨ Earlybird booking is now open - SAVE 20% ✨ Spectacle of Light is back @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 2 Dec – 31 Dec 2022 🌟 Explore the night-time magic of Fort Douglas all lit under the stars. This year our after-dark family adventure is inspired by the characters in Treasure Island 🏴‍☠️⚔️ 🦜 All that after-dark adventuring can make for hungry pirates! Join the crew to toast marshmallows in our flaming field of fire or refuel at the Fort Douglas cabins. Hot chocolate, mulled wine and tasty treats are available – we can’t guarantee to prevent scurvy but will certainly keep the pirate crew energy levels up! ✨

Book Earlybird Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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The Swashbuckling Adventure for All the Family! ✨ Earlybird booking is now open - SAVE 20% ✨ Spectacle of Light is back @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 2 Dec – 31 Dec 2022 🌟This year our after-dark family experience is inspired by Treasure Island! 🏴‍☠️⚔️ 🦜 With the pirate’s map to guide you, search for gold through tunnels, down slides, along zip wires and over rope bridges! The challenges of this fabulous play area are perfect for sea-faring adventurers. Why not dress up for the occasion? ✨

Book Earlybird Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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The Swashbuckling Adventure for All the Family! ✨ Earlybird booking is now open - SAVE 20% ✨ Spectacle of Light is back @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 2 Dec – 31 Dec 2022 🌟Enjoy the night-time wonder of Fort Douglas, illuminated under the stars – where else can you play after dark? This year, our popular winter evening adventure is inspired by Treasure Island Our after-dark family experience is inspired by Treasure Island 🏴‍☠️⚔️ 🦜 Spectacle of Light features treasure hunts and real-life pirates! ✨

Book Earlybird Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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#spectacleoflight #spectacleoflightdalkeith #spectacle #illumination #edinburghmum
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#edinburghdiscovery #lightart #IlluminatedTrail #sonetlumiere #edinburghfamily #lightdesign #architecturallighting #midlothiancommunity #midlothianmums #scotlandshots #thisisscotland #simplyscotland #lightshow #edinburghchristmas
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The Swashbuckling Adventure for All the Family! ✨ Earlybird booking is now open - SAVE 20% ✨ Spectacle of Light is back @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 2 Dec – 31 Dec 2022 🌟This year at Spectacle of Light, the pirates are taking over Fort Douglas! Our after-dark family experience is inspired by Treasure Island 🏴‍☠️⚔️ 🐦 Your little adventurers can run, climb, slide and swashbuckle through Fort Douglas as they search for treasure. The whole family can enjoy interacting with a cast of characters reminiscent of this childhood classic story ✨

Book Earlybird Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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What a wonderful experience Spectacle of Light 2021 was! ✨ Thank you so much to everyone who attended & enjoyed the magical after-dark adventure! ✨ We’ll be back in Winter 2022 @dalkeith_country_park ✨

Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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Join us for the last 4 days of a Spectacle of Light at @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 4 December 2021 – 2 January 2022 🌟 Enjoy the whimsical fun of Fort Douglas all lit under the stars. Take an amazing journey up amongst the tree canopy in the magical sky maze. Discover all the New sparkling installations around the illuminated woodland walk. Sip delicious mulled wine and hot chocolate as you enjoy this very special place ✨

Book Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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Happy Christmas everyone!! 🎄 Need a last minute gift idea? ✨ Join us for the last few days of a Spectacle of Light at @dalkeith_country_park 🌟 On selected evenings 4 December 2021 – 2 January 2022 🌟 Explore the night-time magic of Fort Douglas all lit under the stars. Take an amazing journey up amongst the woodland canopy in the magical Sky Maze. Marvel at the beauty of the Orangerie as you follow this visual feast around the gardens and across the river ✨

Book Tickets: DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle
Learn More: SpectacleofLight.co.uk/Dalkeith

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Location

 

Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian EH22 1ST

Just two minutes from the Sheriffhall roundabout off the Edinburgh city bypass. Take the Dalkeith exit on to Old Dalkeith Road and turn left at King’s Gate.

Parking – £3.00 per car

A DB Partnership production with Dalkeith Country Park.

Further Information is available online at DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle, by email: spectacle@dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk or by phone: 0131 654 1666.

Or to find out more about Dalkeith Country Park’s Spectacle of Light contact us.

Book tickets online.