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Woodland Winter Solstice – SOLD OUT!

December 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

£8 – £10
celebrating winter solstice with national trust

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. Last year was amazing, and this year promises 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

winter solstice celebration in north wales

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

Adults tickets £10 each, Child tickets £8 each. Under two’s come for FREE. Children of all ages are welcome.

Note: We realise that the actual Winter Solstice night falls on 21st Dec this year, but as we want to keep the gathering an intimiate affair without a crowd then we have decided to spread the celebration out over 3 nights to retain the lovely atmosphere around the campfire.

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

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 20, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
£8 – £10
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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


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