In Photos: A First Look At Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland

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In Photos: A First Look At Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland
If you think the conservatory looks good outside, wait until you get inside.

West London's Enchanted Woodland is once again open for a season of illuminated whimsy. The 1.5-mile long trail winds around the lake at Syon House, taking in fairy trees, fire-breathing dragons and flying pigs, as well as an abundance of illuminations.

We went along on opening night and can confirm that standards are as high as ever this year, with kids and adults charmed by fairy grottos, bunny camps and trippy light installations. And that's before you get to the impressive grand finale in the conservatory...

Here are some of the highlights:

A laser show is beamed onto the façade of Syon House
Light tunnel: standard Instagram fodder
A quintet of princess dresses sways in the darkness
Pigs can fly in the Enchanted Woodland
The fairy light grotto is impressive — think House of Dreams meets God's Own Junkyard
Parents — try telling your kids that they'll scare the fairies away if they make any noise. Works every time.
A fire-breathing dragon lurks beneath the roots of one of the taller trees.
Look closely at every tree — you never know who's living there
The woodland creatures have set up a tiny campsite
How very Sylvanian Families

The Enchanted Woodland is at Syon Park, Friday-Sunday 22-24 November and 29 November-1 December 2019. Tickets are £12/£10 for adults and £5 for children, and need to be booked in advance.

Last Updated 18 November 2019