An enchanting atmosphere awaits as ‘Christmas at Bewl Water’ opens its doors
Bewl Water sparkled on Saturday as local charities arrived for the grand opening of ‘Christmas at Bewl Water’, a fully immersive experience aimed at young families ready to embrace the festive wonder of the season.
On Saturday 18th November Sunisa Avery, Creative Manager of ‘Christmas at Bewl Water’, and her team saw guests from charities such as Young Lives Foundation, Gingerbread, Ellenor and Pickering to name a few, get swept up into the excitement of this brand-new experience in the heart of Lamberhurst. And as a way of ‘giving back’ their entire opening day was a gift to these local charity workers before it opened to the general public on Sunday 19th November.
“I am in awe! After a huge creative effort to see Bewl Water transformed into a winter wonderland, to seeing our first young guests, their families and caregivers arrive. Honestly, it just doesn’t get better than this!” said Sunisa Avery – Elite Leisure Collection
The reservoir, which is the largest in southeast England, has been transformed for the holiday season, with Rangers using coppiced wood from the 800 acre parkland to create frost-covered enchanted woodland as guests first enter the experience. Attention to detail flows throughout as there is a sense that the beautiful surroundings of Bewl Water have been brought inside and sprinkled with fairy dust, giving their young guests a sense of curiosity and imagination.
“I am so grateful for the generosity of the team here at Bewl Water, we have been blown away by the attention to detail and just how much the kids loved the crafts and storytelling. It really was a special event for us all. ” Sue McGowan – West Kent British Heart Foundation
As guests stroll through the fully immersive experience children spend much of their gaze looking up at a towering beanstalk, a giant-sized gingerbread and oversized storybooks greet them on their path. At check in children receive a passport to get stamped at various crafts and tasks on their journey to see Santa, the experience’s penultimate and beautifully personalised finale.
From Mrs Claus’ Bakery to the elves’ decoration workshop, there is something at every turn to keep little hands busy. The winter village also plays host to a warming fire pit where guests can toast marshmallows available to buy in the Candy Land shop and treat themselves to a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine too.
“We have so enjoyed our time here; my children were so excited from the moment we arrived to meeting Father Christmas. The best grotto visit ever!” Laura Dadswell – West Kent British Heart Foundation
Running until Christmas Eve, tickets are available from £40 per child and £15 per adult, which includes parking, although hurry, limited tickets are quickly running out for the peak dates and times at “Christmas at Bewl Water.” Those eager to secure their spot are urged to act quickly by booking online at christmas.bewlwater.co.uk.
BLACK FRIDAY OFFER – For a limited time only we are offering 20% off* children’s tickets. Use access code ‘XMAS20’ when booking. *Applies to dates from 25.11.23 – 17.12.23.