At the Magic Lantern Festival
For the first time in the UK the world famous Magic Lantern Festival comes to Chiswick House and Gardens in London until March 6th. Over 50 giant hand-sculpted lanterns will illuminate the manicured gardens, including a 66-meter-long dragon stretched out across the edge of the lake, as well as countless zebras, kangaroos, peacocks and more elaborately decorated abstract shapes and forms. This really is a sight to behold and it just as awe inspiring for adults as it is for kids. There is ticketed entry every 15 minutes from 5.00pm (sunset) to 8.45pm so be sure to get your tickets here first.
If you can’t make it to the Lantern Festival, or you’re looking instead for a day activity, the Camellia Show is on through Sunday March 13th. Now in its 6th year, celebrates these beautiful blooms within the elegant Chiswick House Conservatory, a 300ft glasshouse designed by Samuel Ware in 1813 for the 6th Duke of Devonshire.