Westonbirt Arboretum has once again been transformed for its popular annual Enchanted Christmas attraction.

Returning for December only, the Arboretum has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland of festive cheer.

This year’s dazzling attraction will see the introduction of a new route of spectacular illuminations, twinkling lights, sparkle and colour as visitors weave their way along the woodland trail.

There will also be an exciting new Christmas village that is sure to create a magical festive experience.

Children will also be able to write their Christmas wishes in an activity tent, and then post them in a magical postbox so they can be hung on the Arboretum's new Wishing Tree.

Visitors will be able to spot Father Christmas around the Christmas Village as he greets children and hands out small gifts with his customary seasonal cheer.

Paul Cody, head of visitor attraction, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Forestry Commission said: “The way that the National Arboretum is transformed into Enchanted Christmas every year has to be seen to be believed.

"To see the look of wonder on the children’s faces - as well as many of the adults – is a thing to behold and we’re excited to welcome visitors young and old once again this year.”

Enchanted Christmas at the Arboretum takes place around weekends until December 23 and is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

Prices remain the same as last year's event.

For more information about the event, including opening times and prices, go to bit.ly/2QxBzwm.