The Enchanted Woodland

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The Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park

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Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland
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For an eleventh year, Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland will see the 600-year-old gardens and their 400-odd specimens of tree transformed by specially designed illuminations and lights. The route can be completed in half an hour by those with a brisk pace, but better to allow longer for taking photos, admiring the installations and playing with the interactive lights along the way. Book in advance on 020 8560 0882.

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Michael Y
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It's a far cry from the days (WW2) when after school in Isleworth our small gang would 'bunk' over the wall down by the river where the timber barges came in and get nabbed by a couple of coppers on the lookout for birds nest egg snatchers.  Time moves on.

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Beautiful evening out. Low key and relaxed, but fun, a night walk through the Arboretum of Syon House, which is illuminated for the occasion, ending at the spectacular Great Conservatory. Not expensive, no pressure. I never miss it!

Kishma S

I don't know why this amazing family friendly attraction isn't open for longer in the year.

Doors are open between 5-8pm so plenty of time to go around before children's bedtimes. The route is one way and easy to follow. Although it is only about a mile long the course takes about an hour to complete because you need to stop and admire the different amazing displays.

A lot of effort has clearly been put into the installations with the inclusion of glitterballs, sculptures, smoke and music to enhance the effect of the lights to really create a sense of joy and wonderment which culminates in an explosion of lights and music in the conservatory.

This is such an enjoyable event for a reasonable price, that I will definitely be back next year.

Kritt N

I had a really magical time at Syon Park Enchanted Woodland.

Held annually in South West London in the months leading up to Christmas, the Enchanted Woodland is a great place to get into the festive mood. You’ll see an ordinary looking woodland transformed into a spectacular setting with trees and bushes illuminated by a vibrant array of colours.  

What I, and I guess, most people love most about the Enchanted Woodland is the spectacular light show at the end in this 600-year old estate’s greenhouse. It’s truly spectacular!

It is far to reach, but persevere and you and your family (or even your date?) will be in for a magical/romantic treat. Tickets are priced at £9 for adults but the trail is long so you’ll get a lot for your money. Wear comfy walking shoes as conditions are rocky underfoot (you’re out in the woods after all!) and warm clothes as the conditions can get cold.

It’s a great fun night out for everyone and for any occasion, and I would recommend this to anyone thinking about visiting.


There isn’t a lot to do after 5pm in the winter. That’s why Syon Park’s event is such a great idea.

Wrap up warm and come enjoy the scenery. It’s incredible how a few lights here and there can transform the place. The trees look completely different, the water starts to glitter and the marble statues get that allure of grandeur. It feels magical and would nearly make you believe in fairies again…

At the end of the walk you can warm up at one of the food stalls, serving anything from burgers to tea and cake. An enjoyable stroll for kids and grown-ups alike.

Lise M

My friends and I had a lovely early evening at the Enchanted Woodland.  Walking through the park at night time is absolutely magical. The trail leads you to a fairy tales world where colored lights reflect themselves against the trees. I would recommend you to wear warm clothes and waterproof shoes as the trail can be bit muddy. If you are an amateur photographer and you're looking for quirky spots to take pics, feel free to bring your reflexes and tripods. 

Sarah R

Truly an enchanting experience! Walking around the park makes you feel like you are a part of fairy tale. There is a lot of couples and families with children, but don't feel strange if you are just someone, who doesnt let their inner kid die and enjoys a little bit of magic in their lives!

Piece of advice- you might want to bring proffesional camera to take better pictures of the woodland.. and wear wellies because it gets quite muddy during this time of the year.

Janet H

My son and (prospective) daughter-in-law took my husband and I there and it was very enjoyable. A nice bracing walk in the grounds and a steak dinner in one of the local eateries in this lovely part of London.