Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas features a spectacular one mile illuminated trail, highlighting the striking structures of Westonbirt’s trees as they are illuminated against the winter night sky.
A new route is created each year to take in different specimens, paths and vistas in the tree collection.
Oak House No.1 is just a few minutes away from Westonbirt Arboretum and what has become a yearly favourite event.
We have walked the trail with our dog Woody at Christmas when there was snow lining the edges of the magnificent trees and thick on the ground,when the huge coloured beams of light flood the trees in colours ranging from pinks to vibrant oranges and greens the spectacle is magical.We likened it to a magical film set,Narnia came to mind.It makes for a really atmospheric evening out, joining the rest of the Winter revellers,listening to choirs and smelling roasted chestnuts as you go,all so Christmassy.
Then there’s the restaurant serving all manner of Christmas goodies,just look at the menu below :
Spiced Carrot, Parsnip & Chestnut Soup.
Pork Terrine, homemade chutney and toasted bread.
Salmon and horseradish pate with melba toast.
Local Venison & Game suet pudding, mashed potato and braised red cabbage.
Escalope of Turkey wrapped in bacon with chipolata sausage, homemade stuffing, roast potatoes, brussel sprouts and turkey gravy.
Fillet of Seabass, pan fried and served with new potatoes, pepperonata and balsamic reduction.
Homemade gnocchi with creamy forest mushrooms and spinach, finished with crumbled stilton.
Vegetables and potatoes will be served per table
Homemade individual Christmas pudding finished with brandy custard.
Chocolate and orange iced parfait with spiced orange compote.
Lemon & passionfruit tart with fresh raspberry sauce.
Topping it all off with fresh coffees and warm mince pies to finish!
The restaurant menu is available at a cost of £20 per head.
What better way to get that Christmas spirit underway than a perfect Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt.