Magical Lantern festival opens

Bridget Osborne

Magical Lantern festival opens 27 November 2017

The Chinese Lantern Festival has opened in the grounds of Chiswick House. I love the mix – a bit of Christian tradition, a bit of Chinese with a pinch of Hans Anderson and a dash of Disney. Thoroughly recommended, with or without kids. As much fun whether you’re going as a prelude to a few beers on a night out or as a place to take visiting family here for Christmas.

As you follow the marked path through the gardens you start with Father Christmas and his reindeer, come on to tableaux of Sleeping Beauty and her Prince, Disney’s Bambi, Dreamworks’ Antz, penguins, jelly fish and the Song Dynasty temple to name but a few. My favourite is Noah’s Ark.

20% off tickets with a club card

It’s expensive though, so take advantage of the club card deal of 20% off tickets. When you book online at www.magicallantern.uk just enter the promotional code Chiswick20 and show your club card on the gate when you go.