Let it Glow at Carew Castle

Starts : 17/11/2022 and runs until : 22/12/2022

Carew Castle is opening its gates for six weeks of free festivities in the run up to Christmas.  ‘Glow’ is the brand-new Christmas light experience opening from Thursday 17 November offering FREE entry.

Girl wearing a winter hat looking up towards a series of string lights

As twilight falls follow the trail of twinkling lights leading you along the Castle driveway to discover the Walled Garden dressed for Christmas. Enchanting and colourful light displays, and a beautiful Christmas tree create a magical garden for all the family. The East face of the Castle will also be subtly illuminated to spectacular effect.

Jump on a bike to have a go at generating pedal-powered energy, powering some of the lights and decorations in the Walled Garden. All lighting used throughout the festive season are the most energy efficient LED lights available on the market as well as solar powered lights.

Making Glow as eco-friendly as possible is at the heart of the event and the entire display has been designed to use less energy than a couple of household appliances. The lights use around 85% less energy than traditional filament-based lighting and could even be run from a single domestic socket!

Families can also take part in a FREE Elf Trail around the Garden, which is available from the Castle Shop. The Shop will be open for late night Christmas shopping with a range of unique and local gifts. Nest Tearoom will be serving all your festive favourites from After Eight hot chocolate, to mulled wine and turkey and cranberry rolls.

The magical family Christmas continues as you follow the atmospheric candlelight trail into the Castle and experience the Castle as you never have before.*

At weekends (from 26 November-18 December) Santa will be in his magical Grotto in the Walled Garden from 11am-5pm. There is a small charge to meet Santa and receive a gift. Booking is essential. Visit our events booking site to see full details and book your Grotto slot.

Entry to Glow is FREE every Thursday-Sunday from 17 November-18 December (Thursday and Friday 4.30pm-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 3pm-8pm). Plus Monday 19-Thursday 22 December 4.30pm-8pm

See our Before You Visit page for full details of Castle and Tearoom opening hours throughout November and December.

*Please note that after 3pm Castle access is restricted to parts of the ground floor only for safety reasons.