Westonbirt, The National Arboretum has confirmed they are planning to go ahead with the Enchanted Christmas Illuminated Trail this year.

The arboretum can remain open for visitors under the government’s new national restrictions for recreation and exercise.

Forestry England announced they are planning for the trial to go ahead, however, dates in late November, 28-29 have been rescheduled to December.

Andrew Smith, Forestry England’s Director of Westonbirt Arboretum, said: "We are thrilled that Westonbirt is able to stay open and offer people a space to come and enjoy all the physical and mental benefits of spending time in nature.

"Being amongst trees is enormously beneficial for our mental health, and it is particularly important that we all take some time to look after our mental well-being during these challenging times.

"The staff here appreciate that after a difficult and stressful year many of our visitors are really looking forward to the Enchanted Christmas Illuminated Trail and we are working hard so that it is safe and can go ahead as planned.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to follow the government guidelines, and at the moment Enchanted Christmas will go ahead, although we have rescheduled the planned November dates until later in December.”

Anyone that booked tickets for November has been given a new date and instructions on what to do next.

To keep visitors, staff and neighbours safe, the arboretum has changed its safety measures to help everyone during their visit.

Places are limited, with an advanced booking system and timed arrival slots is in place.

Pre-booked ticket are essential as tickets are not available onsite.

Book your tickets here.