Fire, ice and spectacle aplenty at Woburn’s night of light

Remarkable sights- like this, from last year's event -  will adorn the gardens
Remarkable sights- like this, from last year's event - will adorn the gardens

Wrap up warm, bring a torch and experience Woburn Abbey Gardens in a completely new light this weekend.

The Luminaries Woburnensis returns to the historic venue on Saturday, with award-winning ice sculptures, the Chinese Dairy, Rockery and Hornbeam maze aglow, animated fire sculptures and a chance to explore the ‘black light trail’ and other art installations.

Award-winning ice sculptors Glacial Art, commissioned especially for the evening by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, will be creating futuristic ice sculptures, and there will be an ‘interactive ice wall’, giving visitors the chance to have a go at ice carving.

There will also be opportunities to launch a lotus flower lantern, decorate your own hanging lantern and hang your message on the shimmering Tree of Dreams

Fire sculptures will be lit at 7pm and 9pm, and there will be live music from Woburn Sands Band.

Meanwhile, more than 30 boutique stalls will be on hand selling unique and interesting gifts, with food stalls offering Bratwurst German sausage and toasted sandwiches, and the Sculpture Gallery running a gourmet barbecue.

The event is open from 5pm to 10pm, with last entry at 9pm. Admission costs £10.50 for adults, £9 for pensioners and £4.50 for children aged three to 15, with under-threes free. Decorate your own hanging lantern additional charge £3.00 per lantern. Visit www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events