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Woodland Winter Solstice (2nd date) – SOLD OUT!

December 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

£5 - £7
celebrating winter solstice with national trust

2nd date due to popular demand! Celebrate Midwinter’s Eve with us in the woods. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our Forest School circle hidden in the ancient woodland on the National Trust’s Erddig estate for an early evening session of solstice celebration around the campfire. We will start with a lantern-lit walk across the meadow and into the woods where our crackling campfire will give us a warm and welcome light at the darkest time of the year. This is going to be a very special and magical event with music, food and good company.

“Winter Solstice, like Summer Solstice, is a moment of pause between two cycles, a moment of transition that can be held and savoured, a doorway, an opening, a place on the edge, when we can stop our busy lives and take a moment to experience this edge between these two great cycles of the year.” Glennie Kindred

Why is this on the 22nd Dec, not the 21st?

Good question… we know the true solstice evening is on the 21st Dec but that date sold out very quickly so we’ve put on this second evening due to popular demand.

winter solstice for families in wrexham

Share a cup of our hot spiced apple cider (non-alcoholic) and other tasty treats, inlcuding chestnuts roasted over the campfire. Sing-along to some songs with live music provided by James’ mandolin. There will also be a couple of night-time games for the kids in the woods. Light a candle of your own and make a wish for the coming year.

Children of all ages are welcome. Under two’s come for free.

Be sure to wrap up well with appropriate clothing as old Jack Frost will be out and about.

“We can look back on our journey since Summer Solstice, to acknowledge what we have completed in this cycle, what we have experienced and what wisdom we have gained. It is also a moment to look forward, to name the new seeds and intentions we wish to take into the next cycle.” Glennie Kindred

winter solstice sunset

About the Venue

Erddig lies right on the doorstep of Wrexham town, easily accessible off the A483. We will be hosting the evening in Forest Wood, where our forest school camp circle is hidden under the trees. You can find out more about Forest Wood by following THIS LINK.

For those of you considering speding some time at Erddig before our evening session, read on….

Erddig itself is home to Grade I listed gardens. Tours are given daily to visitors or you can freely explore the impressive walled garden, now restored to its 18th-century formal design. With rare fruit trees and a National Collection of Ivies, Erddig’s garden is a very special place.

Visitors can learn about its history, design, restoration and conservation. Discover how this magnificent garden is managed today. Then, in your own time, revisit your favourite parts, or just sit and relax.

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants. Discover life above and below stairs in a unique family home that’s captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century.

outdoor activities for children erddig wrexham

Venue Facilities

Whilst your kids are adventuring in the estate’s woods with us you might want to make advantage of the many things Erddig Hall & Gardens has to offer…

  • Tea-room and restaurant
  • Take home a selection of peat-free plants in spring and summer
  • Try a bottle of Erddig’s own cider
  • Gift Shop with a variety of food, garden and locally-sourced gift ideas
  • Daily tours of the hall and gardens
  • Free parking
  • The Wolfs Den, a 2.5 acre natural play area for little ones
  • 1,200 acre parkland to discover

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.


Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Phone James or Lea, 07876 794098 or email us. Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available just below on this page.

A note about winter weather… if we do get heavy rain on the evening of the event then we will most likely have to cancel as our woodland shelter does not have enough cover to keep everyone dry and cosy. So, keep your fingers crossed for a cold but dry night. In the event of us cancelling the event, customers will of course get a full refund.



December 22
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
£5 - £7
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Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


Erddig Hall & Gardens
Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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01978 355314


Out of stock!Child Ticket: Winter Solstice Eve - 22/12/17£5.00Admits 1 child aged 2 -16 years to Woodland Winter Solstice on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 at Forest Wood, Erddig. 4.30pm-6.30pm
Out of stock!Adult Ticket: Winter Solstice Eve - 22/12/17£7.00Admits 1 adult to Woodland Winter Solstice on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 at Forest Wood, Erddig. 4.30pm-6.30pm