Reading Twilight Trail

Forbury Gardens, Reading, RG1 3BB
Lion statue illuminated from behind
  • Lion statue illuminated from behind
  • Colourful lights amongst the leaves


In a year that's been quite out of the ordinary, something extra-ordinary is coming to Reading this Christmas.

Explore Reading this festive season and step into a world illuminated by a little bit of magic this Christmas! For the first time ever, Reading is hosting a magical fesitve trail full of sparkles and illuminations, leading visitors through Reading's iconic Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins.

Let the magic begin...

Wander through a magical backdrop of illuminated trees, create your own light shows with interactive displays and watch the Abbey Ruins come alive with sound and light. Discover dazzling light orbs, floating mirror balls and enchanting shows of kaleidoscope patterns and colours as you experience Reading's first Twilight Trail this Christmas. 

The brand new Twilight Trail, funded in partnership with Reading UK, Reading BID and Reading Borough Council, will launch in Forbury Gardens on 8 December and run throughout the festive season.

To keep everyone safe and comply with current Coronavirus guidelines around social distancing, there will be a limited number of tickets available for the Twilight Trail, with allocated timeslots every 20 minutes. All tickets must be pre-booked in advance - so make sure you get yours while you can. 

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Opening Times

Season (8 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021)


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