If you’re looking for a fun and festive Halloween activity for the whole family, the Halloween Lakeside Light Trail in Warrington is now open. This enchanting trail takes you on a winding journey through a magical woodland transformed by eerie and captivating lights, with a new surprise around every corner.
What to expect
The venue is well signposted on approach and the car park is well marshalled. There is no local on-road parking nearby, so you will need to use the car park. You can pre book car parking with your tickets for £5 or pay on the gate for £7.
When you arrive you will pass through the food court before reaching the trail. There are plenty of picnic benches undercover of a tent structure, and several food and drink outlets to choose from, including:
Halloumination; The Travelling Tea Pot; Viet Rice Box; Chadwicks food court; Spoon Desserts. I can report that we tried the pancakes, halloumi fries with peri-peri mayonnaise and the beer and prosecco at the bar and all were delicious!
The food and drink outlets take both cash and card but card is preferred.
Near the start and exit of the trail there is another tent with additional food and drink outlets, including popcorn and candyfloss, another bar, a hot drinks caravan with other tasty treats and somewhere to purchase marshmallows on sticks for toasting on the fire pits which are under the tents. Prices are what you’d expect from event food and drink stalls.
The trail itself took about 30 minutes to walk (we did it twice). It is said to be pushchair and wheelchair accessible BUT as we were entering the trail a lady in a wheelchair was being pulled out of the trail backwards, reporting that it was in fact NOT wheelchair-friendly. Pushchairs seemed fine however.
As you walk along the path, you’ll encounter a variety of spooky and whimsical creatures, including witches on broomsticks, spiders crawling out of trees, skeletons on benches waiting for a cuddle, creepy clowns and much more. Cinderella is at the end of the trail (a person dressed up) this was really strange and didn’t fit at all with the rest of the experience.
There are multiple exciting photo opportunities along the way and the way everything is set up is very impressive. It must have taken a long time to set everything up and I dread to think what the electricity bill is with all the lights on – good job it’s only open in the evenings.
The Halloween Lakeside Light Trail is suitable for all ages, and it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the spooky season. Dogs are also welcome on a lead.
Overall, we highly recommend the Halloween Lakeside Light Trail to anyone looking for a fun and festive Halloween activity for the whole family. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get into the Halloween spirit.
The amount of and variety of lights was really impressive – this giant pumpkin was my personal favourite!
Here are a few tips for making the most of your visit to the Halloween Lakeside Light Trail:
- Book your tickets in advance, especially if you’re visiting on a weekend or during the school holidays.
- Dress for the weather – wellies and a waterproof are a good idea.
- Bring snacks and drinks if you don’t want to pay the high prices at the event.
If you’re looking for a spooktacular Halloween adventure, the Halloween Lakeside Light Trail in Warrington is the perfect place to go. With its enchanting lights, whimsical creatures, and fun photo opportunities, it’s an event that the whole family will enjoy.
In terms of ticket prices, these are as follows:
Adult (16+) admission £18
Child 3-15 £14
Family (1 adult + 2 children) £45
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £60
I’ve looked at some of the reviews written by others who attended the press night and none of them comment on these prices. Everyone who attended this evening had complementary tickets, so perhaps they’ve not considered this. However, whenever we attend these events I always consider what the cost of the tickets for our family would be and think about how reasonable that is.
We are a family of six, so for us to all attend the trail this would be almost £100. That’s £100 for a 45 minute light walk! That’s before you’ve even considered buying marshmallows, pancakes or a drink from the bar. Also there’s the additional £5 for parking too! That’s a very expensive and brief evening out.
If perhaps each entry included a complementary drink or stick of marshmallows, it would feel as if you were getting more for your money. Or perhaps a couple of complimentary activities for children even.
If you are heading to the light trail, the full address is Partridge Lakes, Glaziers Lane, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 4AQ
The lakeside trail is open daily from 5th -31st October.