Saturday 4th November 2023

Fireworks Extravaganza – Sherborne Castle

Fantastic setting for a firework extravaganza

Gates open: 5pm

Bonfire: 7pm

Fireworks: 7.30pm

 How to book tickets:

By telephone: 01963 364399

Sunday 5th November 2023 – 8th January 2024 (Selected dates only)

Longleat Christmas Festival of Light

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW


This winter the unmissable Festival of Light at Longleat returns to transform the park into a glowing winter wonderland.

The UK’s original, biggest and most exciting lantern festival, is returning to Longleat this November! This year, The Festival of Light promises to be even more extraordinary than ever as you step into The Wondrous Worlds of Roald Dahl.

Embark on a magical journey and meet all of your favourite characters from the Roald Dahl stories. Each lantern scene will bring key moments from the iconic books to life, from The BFG, to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, to Matilda, The Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Marvel at the 5-metre-tall BFG and walk through Wonka’s famous factory gates (just make sure you don’t fall into the chocolate river like Augustus Gloop!) Be amazed by James’ Giant Peach, find yourself awestruck by George’s Marvellous Medicine and be sure not to miss Matilda and Miss Honey!

There will be hundreds of lanterns, set in over 30 acres of splendid ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds. Prepare to be amazed as the winter sun sets and Longleat transforms into a breath-taking illuminated world.

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th November 2023

The Tank Museum  Bovington

Get in the festive spirit at our Dorset Christmas Event!

A Christmassy day out for all ages. With local crafters, you can buy all your Christmas gifts, watch live entertainment, plus children can see Santa arrive in a tank and explore our Christmas trail.

See the full programme and find out which high-quality craft stalls are attending.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2023

Athelhampton House and Gardens

Dorset Food and Drink Christmas Fair