Enchanted Winter Garden open to public

Mayor, Cllr John Scott and Mayoress, Audrey Scott, pictured beside the Christmas Train at the Enchanted Winter Garden. INNT 50-804CON
Mayor, Cllr John Scott and Mayoress, Audrey Scott, pictured beside the Christmas Train at the Enchanted Winter Garden. INNT 50-804CON

Antrim Castle Gardens was awash with activity as people came in their droves to the Enchanted Winter Garden as it opened on Thursday, December 8.

The stunning light installations transform the gardens into a magical setting, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

You are invited to be Enchanted by the Wonderland Wood, but only if you have been frightfully good! Watch Fairy Trixie cast her magical spell down by the wishing well; see the candy cane tree and the sugar drop stop all down by Lollipop Lane. Take part in the Reindeer Trail or take a ride on The Christmas Train, make a festive treat in the arts and craft workshop, not forgetting a trip to Santa’s Grotto. Make sure a visit to the Enchanted Winter Garden is on your wish list this Christmas.

An extra special treat is lined up for Sunday, December 18 as part of its “On Your Doorstep” series of concerts, members of the Ulster Orchestra’s brass section will be performing a selection of sparkling festive favourites at the Enchanted Winter Garden. The music starts at 6pm, so come along and enjoy a programme of warming Christmas tunes, performed by Northern Ireland’s finest professional players! Bringing Enchanted Winter Garden to a spectacular finale.

There is no parking available at Antrim Castle Gardens with the exception of blue badge holders; however a free Park and Ride service from Junction 1 will be operational from Wednesday 14 – Sunday, December 18. Car parking is also available at Central Car Park Castle Mall, Castle Street and Railway Street.

This free family fun event is open daily from 4-8pm and is an ideal Christmas outing for the whole family to enjoy.