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About Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden

Attention families everywhere! Do you wish you could celebrate Christmas every day...? Well, we're about to blow your minds because Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden is a magical Christmas adventure village. 

About Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden

This magical play village captivates the hearts of all who enter. With its enchanting atmosphere and whimsical charm, it is a place where imagination takes flight and adventure awaits at every corner!

At the heart of Lilidorei lies a world of play, where nine magical clans come together to celebrate the joy and wonder of Christmas all year round. Ruled by the wise and benevolent Lord Elfwin, this mysterious village is a haven for children and adults alike. Did you know it's the world's biggest play structure?!

Get ready to let your imagination soar, with the grandeur of Elfwin Drin, as you discover the secrets of the clans. Let loose on the largest play structure in the world, and create lasting memories in this one-of-a-kind magical village that's brimming with tube slides, rope bridges, hanging birdcages, climbing frames and swings, just waiting to be explored.

Things To Do At Lilidorei at Alnwick Garden

Have you ever wanted to visit the clan house of Goblins, Trolls, Fairies, Pixies or Dwarves? Wander through Lilidorei and explore the intricate clan villages and wooden houses that are each adorned with unique decorations and symbols representing their individual traditions and beliefs. With sparkling ornaments, thick wreaths decorating houses and twinkling fairy lights everywhere you look. It's truly out of this world.

You can also explore the village by crossing rope bridges, wobbly bridges and suspension bridges, immersing yourself in the magical ambience. Children can race down the biggest slide at Lilidorei, climb the tall tower ropes, and navigate suspended bridges, all while discovering the secrets that this magical village holds!

But the true highlight of this magical village is the world's largest play structure, a towering masterpiece that offers endless possibilities for fun and excitement. And the best part? It's made from natural materials! 

You'll also find daily activities in Lilidorei that invite young and old to immerse themselves in its enchanting realm! From interactive storytelling sessions that transport you into captivating tales, brought to life through state-of-the-art soundscape technology to creative workshops filled with engaging arts activities and activity sheets that foster creativity. 

The storytelling sessions and creative workshops run throughout the day, from the morning session to the tea time slot. There's always something new and exciting happening in this extraordinary place! There is no shortage of things to do at Lilidorei, making it a truly magical and unforgettable destination. We recommend staying for story time, it really does captivate you and bring you into a world full of magic!

So, if you're looking for a day trip filled with wonder and adventure, make sure to visit the mystery village of Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden. There's truly lots of fun to be had!

Oh, and make sure to head over to the fun mushrooms (we hear they make a musical sound when you jump on them!)

Food & Drink

Visiting Lilidorei at the Alnwick Garden is not just about the adventure and excitement, but also indulging in delicious food and drink options. From savoury delights to sweet treats, there's something for everyone to enjoy. They also offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

For those craving savoury bites, Lilidorei offers a variety of huts serving mouthwatering options. The Groggery savoury huts entice all with the sensational aroma of Swing Grill sausages, gourmet mac 'n' cheese, and crispy spiral potatoes. These hearty options are perfect for refuelling before continuing the day's adventures. And to warm you up in the winter!

If you have a sweet tooth, the Sweet Hut is the place to be. Here, you'll find tempting treats such as churros, waffles, and ice creams with magical toppings. These delectable desserts are sure to satisfy any cravings and add a touch of sweetness to your visit!

When it comes to beverages, a must-visit spot is The Magic Muffin. There's a whole range of hot and cold drinks here, as well as their speciality: magical muffins. These whimsically inspired pastries will transport your taste buds to a realm of flavours and enchantment.

For those who prefer to bring their own food, picnics are allowed in the village. With plenty of picturesque spots throughout Lilidorei, it's the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely meal amidst the magical surroundings.

Gift Shop

Make sure to stop by their magical, Christmas-themed gift shop that overlooks Elfwin Drin! (It has some of the best views of Lilidorei)! You'll find a unique range of locally handcrafted Lilidorei sweets and some seriously fun toys. Don’t miss out, on their very own Troll Snot or Fairy Dust ice cream!

Birthday Parties

Have you ever wanted a Christmas-themed birthday party? We have! 

Well, at Lilidorei get ready to experience the most magical and fun Christmas birthday party ever! With 2 hours of magical play including a special birthday challenge across the village and its 9 clans. 

What makes a Lilidorei birthday party special? (apart from the Christmas theme!) You can enjoy bespoke digital invitations, yummy party food, a birthday clan badge and a Lilidorei party hat for every party guest. PLUS, there's a special, exclusive gift for the birthday child. Parents even get a discounted hot drink and muffin as well as a discount in the gift shop to buy the birthday child one last magical gift! You can also add extras to your party including troll snot or fairy dust ice cream, party bags or a giant magic muffin birthday cake. 

Birthdays just got a whole lot more Christmassy with Lilidorei!

Lilidorei is the perfect place for Christmas family fun all year round! We would recommend adding this to your activity bucket list! After all, who doesn't love celebrating Christmas in July?

- Adventure Playground

- Immersive Soundscape 

- 26-metre-high play structure

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The World's Biggest Play Structure

Liliordei is home to a 26-metre-high play structure made from natural materials. It's the world's biggest play structure! How amazing!

Fancy Some Ice Cream?

This is no ordinary ice cream! Get ready to try Fairy Dust and Troll Snot ice cream! Which one will you try?

It's Christmas All Year Round!

If you have ever wished it could be Christmas every day then head over to Lilidorei! This magical, Christmas adventure village is home to 9 magical clans who all absolutely love Christmas! Get ready to be immersed in magic, wonder and excitement.

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00

Winter Opening Dates:




EVERY DAY 10 am-4 pm


Tuesdays and Wednesdays: CLOSED

Thursday – Monday 10 am-4 pm

Please see the website for up-to-date opening times.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : £16.50
  • Adult (17-18+) : £16.50
  • Babies and Toddlers (0-3) : Free

Please note: Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

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Plan Your Visit


Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 4 - 5 hours

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Yes, there is parking.

The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle car park is off Denwick Lane (B1340). The postcode for the car park is NE66 1FJ (parking charge is £3.50 per car per day).

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Contact Details

The Alnwick Garden, Gardeners Cottage, Greenwell Rd
NE66 1FJ

If you are travelling by car and using sat nav please enter this postcode: NE66 1FJ

Tel: 01665511350

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Transport Information

Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden is located just off the A1 and easily accessible by train and bus. Lilidorei lies in the heart of Northumberland – away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

By Road

Lilidorei is just off the A1 to the North of Alnwick. It is well-signposted.

If you are arriving on the A1 Northbound, to avoid congestion in Alnwick Town Centre we recommend that you don't take the first junction signposted for Alnwick, but instead stay on the A1 and take the Denwick turn-off, clearly signposted with the brown signs for The Alnwick Garden.

By Bus

Buses connect Alnwick to the surrounding towns and the city of Newcastle.

By Rail

The main east coast line from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth, which is 4 miles away. A taxi or bus can be taken from Alnmouth.

By Air and Sea

Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.

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