Christmas at Blenheim Palace is something not to be missed. This was my first visit to Blenheim Palace and it out did all my expectations.
It was extremely well organised and they had good covid19 measures in place.
On arrival we took a look around the Christmas market; a selection of businesses set in the classic wooden huts selling their wares. We brought some delicious cheese which even though its November will keep, making them ideal Christmas presents. We also picked up some chutneys, preserves and loose tea. We then grabbed a beef pitta and rosemary fries to eat which was delicious.
Before we started our Christmas experience we went off to take a look around the grounds of Blenheim in the daylight. The grounds are extensive and have many hidden gems not only the collection of ancient trees dotted around 2000 acres but the, formal gardens and the walled garden containing the maze, play area, butterfly house and more.
We then set out to explore each room of Blenheim Palace where the rooms had been beautifully set out as scenes from the Nutcracker. It was so very magical walking through the rooms, it felt like we were in a real life fairy tale.
As we left the palace, we picked up a drink and started our walk through the ‘After Dark Illuminated Trail’. With over a million glittering lights and lasers lighting the trail it’s truly spectacular, the colour changing roses, the atmospheric fire lanterns and festive sound tracks. Festive bars dotted are around to enjoy a drink and a stunning fire pit to toast marshmallows, they have thought of so many beautiful touches creating ever lasting memories for you and your family, I know we have created wonderful memories from their Christmas experience.
We now have an annual pass we will be back again to explore more of Blenheim Palace and grounds in the near future.