WEST Midland Safari Park is getting ready to host its new Lantern Festival – an after-dark illuminations experience.

From October 22, guests will be able to access the Park in the evenings, to follow a trail of over 1,000 lanterns and lights.

Workers are adding the final touches to over 40 different magical scenes, which include towering dinosaurs, glowing animals, lit-up landscapes, rainbow pathways and mysterious, mythical creatures, ensuring there will be ample opportunities for guests to take photos to commemorate their evening.

Additionally, there will be two interactive lighting displays including a magical piano and a tree of light, where they can send pulses of colour up the tree’s trunk and branches, by stepping on illuminated pad.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

Events Officer, Rachael Allcock, said, “It’s fantastic to be launching a brand-new event here at the Park for our upcoming winter season. Lantern Festival will offer guests a magical evening experience, at a location like no other, for all the family to enjoy.

“We’ve been very busy getting everything into position over the past few weeks, and to see it all coming together as we approach the opening is incredibly exciting! After understandably having such a limited event season over the past eighteen months, we’re thrilled to be coming back with something completely new for our visitors.

“Guests will be blown away by our mesmerising illuminations and spectacular lantern displays. It will be a wonderful moment to kick off our event season, reminding us all why events like these are so important in bringing people together.”

Kidderminster Shuttle:

The Lantern Festival runs on 25 selected dates from October 22 to December 5 and the admission charge is £18.00 for adults, £15.00 for children aged 3-15 and £16.00 for concessions.

Children under the age of three are free of charge. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra and can be purchased in advance at the time of booking. Safari Park admission for day visits does not include the Lantern Festival.