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Is there a ‘quieter access’ session at Christmas at the Botanics?

The quiet session is Wednesday 7th December at 4pm.


This session is for adults and young people who would love to experience Christmas at the Botanics without the usual high volumes of people. The session will begin at twilight before the illuminated trail opens to the public, making the transition into the dark much easier. 


The capacity of this session will be limited to ensure that the trail remains less crowded and more relaxed.


It should be noted that on many of our trails the path network is not tarmac, and although there are stewards along the route to assist you, the trail will follow the natural contours of the landscape and paths can be steep at times.


Visitors are welcome to bring mobility scooters and wheelchairs and there are some for hire at the Garden (see section above).  Please note that the trail may not be suitable for all aids, particularly in adverse weather conditions.  Stewards will assist where possible but this cannot be guaranteed.


Ticket prices for our quieter sessions are consistent with the rest of the illuminated trail, with carers entering for free. When booking, please talk to our staff about any additional support you may need for exiting the illuminated trail through quieter areas or help with parking closer to the start of the trail.


To book this session, please use this link here.