Carew Castle is opening its gates for six weeks of free festivities in the run up to Christmas.

‘Glow’ is the brand-new Christmas lights experience opening from Thursday, November 17 offering FREE entry.

As twilight falls follow the trail of twinkling lights leading you along the Castle driveway to discover the Walled Garden dressed for Christmas.

Enchanting and colourful light displays, and a beautiful Christmas tree create a magical garden for all the family. The east face of the Castle will also be subtly illuminated to spectacular effect.

Jump on a bike to have a go at generating pedal-powered energy, powering some of the lights and decorations in the Walled Garden (from November 24).

All lighting used throughout the festive season are the most energy efficient LED lights available on the market as well as solar powered lights.

Making Glow as eco-friendly as possible is at the heart of the event and the entire display has been designed to use less energy than a couple of household appliances. The lights use around 85 per cent less energy than traditional filament-based lighting and could even be run from a single domestic socket!

Families can also take part in a FREE Elf Trail around the Garden, which is available from the Castle Shop.

The Shop will be open for late night Christmas shopping with a range of unique and local gifts. Nest Tearoom will be serving all your festive favourites from After Eight hot chocolate, to mulled wine and turkey and cranberry rolls.

The magical family Christmas continues as you follow the atmospheric candlelight trail into the Castle and experience the Castle as you never have before.

At weekends from (from 26 November) Santa will be in his magical Grotto in the Walled Garden from 11am – 5pm. There is a small charge to meet Santa and receive a gift. Booking is essential.

Visit to see full details and book your Grotto slot.

Entry to Glow is FREE every Thursday to Sunday from November 17 to December 18 (Thursday/Friday, 4.30pm - 8pm and Saturday/Sunday 3pm - 8pm) as well as Monday, December 19 to Thursday, December 22, 4.30pm - 8pm.

See for full details of Castle and Tearoom opening hours throughout November and December.