Christmas at Blenheim Palace

When the weather outside turns colder many places turn on their Christmas lights. At Blenheim Palace they like to get into the festive spirit too and this year they decided to theme their display with Cinderella. We were lucky enough to be invited along to see the fantastic attraction and it had us mesmerised.


Christmas at Blenheim Palace


Stepping through the gates of Blenheim Palace we were once again transported into a Winter Wonderland where old style amusement rides such as a helter skelter and carousel captured our daughters attention and the smells of produce filled the air.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace


This year a market place could be found on the grounds outside the palace with many different stall holders trying to gain our attention. We love tea in this house and very happily tried out the brew on offer.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Having taken a good look around the stalls we turned our attention to the palace and headed there to have a look around. The organisers were very helpful with many of them dressed up in outfits in keeping with what the prince from Cinderella would wear. The girls seemed in a hurry to race through the exhibition sadly but the exhibition certainly held my attention.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace


There was so much to see that I'm sure they must have spent ages not only devising a plan for it all but bringing it to life too. I think the favourite part for the girls was meeting the fairy godmother from Cinderella who cast a spell and as she did lit up the area around the door and the carriage too.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace


Once we'd finished in the exhibition we found ourselves descending a flight of stairs where upon we saw a wishing tree full of people's wishes and an area where we could use feathered pens to create our own wishing star. My eldest asked for a ball and drew a small circle on her star before we hung it on the tree.


Christmas at Blenheim Palace


Then once more into the grounds of Blenheim Palace we did go and came across the illuminated trail. It was evident from the beginning that this year would be different for there were no lights cascading pictures of snowflakes on the entrance to the footpath. We also recalled fire being part of the waterfall display but this year it wasn't there.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Instead we saw flowers like poppies hanging over our heads, giant sized lollipops and a big gingerbread house. We danced to the tunes that were piped in to the various sections we passed and the display on the water reminded me of a Disney display minus the characters.




We'd made sure that we wrapped up warm this year given that it was so cold last time we visited but there was not as much of a chill in the air. If I got to pick a night to go I'd definitely take a look at the weather forecast prior to going. All the attractions were well looked after by the people working there and our girls seemed to be more aware of the attractions than on our previous visit.

Have you visited Blenheim Palace at Christmas?

Reflections From Me

Comments

  1. What a very nice and pretty place. Thanks for sharing it with us. #ablogginggoodtime

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  2. Flowers, gingerbread, giant sized lollipops all whilst wrapped up warm, oh it sounds like a dream, a magical dream xx Thanks for linking up #ABloggingGoodTime

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  3. Looks like a great place to enjoy the spirit of the holidays. #countrykids

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  4. We thought it was magical, it was a wet one for us this year, where last year it was mild and had a full moon #Countrykids

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