18 October 2016

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade at Bewilderwood

We were super excited to be invited back to Bewilderwood in Norfolk to review their 'Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade' following our visit in the Summer. It's a magical, annual autumnal event which runs for a few weeks every October in addition to the wonderful things that this amazing place already offers. If you're looking for something to do with your littles this month make sure this is on your list, it's the perfect Halloween themed half term adventure and the little ladies loved it. 

Bewildered glorious glowing lantern parade
The beginning of the treacherous trail at Bewilderwood
activities at bewilderwoods glorious glowing lantern parade
All inclusive activities 
Not only can children run, climb, slide, swing and just generally 'be wild' in this fantastic adventure playground in the woods, there's a whole programme of special activities from interactive storytelling, to face painting, to making your lantern for the parade and it's all included in the entrance price.

The little ladies loved the pumpkin carvings
The woods looked so enchanting with the leaves turning gold, orange, and yellow and had been decorated with pumpkins all with different expressions which the little ladies loved finding and made it even more an inviting place to explore. There is a spooky themed quiz trail with an answer to find in each area of the woods which makes sure you find all the different play areas. There's a badge to collect on the way out as a prize in exchange for your quiz sheet which is a lovely touch.

Miss Tibs was very proud of her lantern
The little ladies loved making their lanterns in the Big Hat for the parade later in the day. All the materials you need to make and decorate your lantern are provided and the children are then free to be as creative as they like. They were really proud of their creations and couldn't wait to crack the glow sticks to make them glow when the sun went down.

Miss Boo loved adventuring in the woods
While we were waiting for the sun to set we explored the woods and the girls played as well as having their faces painted with little stars. We arrived at Bewilderwood mid afternoon a little later than we normally would as the lantern parade itself isn't until 5:45pm. We had a lovely hot meal at 5ish from the Munch Bar which serves things like jacket potatoes, soup, nachos, hot dogs and Miss Tibs had sausage mash and yorkshire pudding with gravy! It was all really tasty and reasonably priced.

Bewilderwood glorious glowing lantern parade
These glowing pumpkins looked amazing on the forest floor
As it got dark the lantern parade began and we walked through the woods. The trees looked magical illuminated and there was lots to see. The little ladies loved seeing the puppet characters from the Bewilderwood story pop up and it really got their imaginations running. They weren't at all frightened which was great and found it enchanting more than anything else.

bewildered glorious glowing lantern parade
Lighting is used very cleverly to illuminate the trees and light up imaginations
We also filmed a little video of our day at the Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade to give you an idea of what to expect and share our experience with you all:

We hope you enjoyed our review, let me know if you have visited and what you thought in the comments below.

Me x

You can read about our first visit to Bewilderwood in the Summer HERE.

*This post was written in collaboration with Bewilderwood 
who kindly gave us tickets to the event in exchange for an honest review. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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