LUMAGICA ST ALBANS

a fantastical immersive light and sound experience

Trip the light fantastic!

IMMERSIVE LIGHT AND SOUND EXPERIENCE

LUMAGICA ST ALBANS WILL TAKE PLACE AT WILLOWS Activity Farm, ST ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE

LUMAGICA St Albans is a unique and exciting light and sound experience, packed with fabulous installations that will appeal to all ages. In increasingly difficult times, being able to step outside of reality for an evening and immerse yourself a fantastical landscape full of fun and wonder with friends and family is a not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Setting it apart, LUMAGICA St Albans features oversized light sculptures of mythical and wild animals, as well as several interactive installations that allow guests to play with the lighting effects and even create a musical composition.

To complete the experience visitors can enjoy delicious hot food and drink.

Depart Reality and enjoy the fantasy!

LUMAGICA St Albans is built around an easy, paved 1.2 kilometre circular route that takes visitors through different themed areas and installations. The route takes anywhere from 45 – 90 minutes to complete, depending on how much time you spend interacting with the elements, taking pictures, and enjoying the food and drink on offer.

The trail is designed so that each element is hidden from the next, creating a journey of discovery. Each individual light piece has its own music, which will tantalise your ears before you see it! The original musical score has been created by the very talented musician Thomas Murphy Young.

Having passed beneath the stunning entrance arch, guests will immediately meet the mythical Winter Unicorn for a photo, moving on to pass through a shimmering field of enchanted mushrooms. Discover the interactive oversized Giraffes, the spectacular animated Hummingbird, and the sparkling Crystal Tree, each providing further opportunities to pose for a memory making photo.

The colour responsive ‘field of dreams’ is where you can create a musical composition, and the wow moments continue with a series of uniquely themed light and sound tunnels that envelop guests in entrancing lighting and sound effects.

Toward the trail’s end you’ll experience a unique light and water projection show before heading to enjoy a delicious bite to eat.

Then, filled with tasty food and all the wonders from the experience, it’s time to head home with all your photos and memories that will make everyday life just that little more fantastical!

“LUMAGICA St Albans is promising to be a truly unique event that pushes the boundaries of what you might expect from a light trail, with plenty of opportunities to play with light and create your own personal experience. Willows has been a great partner for this, with their strong vision from the outset to give visitors the opportunity to leave their worries behind and step through the looking glass into a new and fabulous reality for an evening. We can’t wait for people to experience the light and sound spectacular we have created together.” says Gilbert Menassa, managing Director of LUMAGICA UK.

LUMAGICA St Albans takes place on selected dates from 22nd October 2022 at Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, Hertfordshire.  Located just 200 metres from junction 22 of the M25 the site is easy to find with FREE parking.

Scheduled entry times range from 4.30pm.

Available dates and times can be found on our ticketing page by clicking here.

The health of visitors and employees is a top priority for the organisers of LUMAGICA.

As an outdoor exhibition taking place in very spacious locations with staggered admission times, we aim to actively avoid potential waiting times and crowds.

Any COVID-19 (or other) governmental guidance or public health regulations in force at the time of the trail will, of course, be met and communicated here on our website and in the social media.

Tickets can now be purchased on the LUMAGICA St Albans ticket webstore by clicking here

You will receive an email with your ticket which has a unique booking reference and bar code.  You can print out your ticket or show it on your electronic device at the admissions area to gain entry.

If you already have tickets and have questions regarding your order, please email info@lumagicastalbans.co.uk

Prices range from £18.00 – £28.00, plus booking fee. Tickets for children under 2 are free but a ticket for them must still be included in your ticket purchase. Family tickets including children are also available.

If you need to bring a carer with you, please book a free carers ticket and bring proof of status on the night.  This can either be:

  • Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance letter dated within the last 12 months
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) letter dated within the last 12 months
  • Current and valid Blue Badge
  • A letter from a GP or consultant, dated within the last 12 months, confirming the need for a carer/personal assistant.


The carer must be over 16 years of age and capable of assisting the guest who holds the disability.

Discounts are available for family groups that include children (aged 2 – 16)

If you are a member of Willows Activity Farm, please contact Willows for a link to buy your tickets with a member’s discount.

Yes, LUMAGICA St Albans is a separately ticketed event that requires its own admission ticket to enter.

We highly recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance.

For spontaneous visitors, remaining tickets will be available at the ticketing office located right by the entrance, open daily from 4.30 pm during the event. We cannot guarantee availability on the day of the event.

No. Tickets are purchased for a fixed date and time for LUMAGICA St Albans. When buying your ticket(s), you choose which day and scheduled entrance time you want.

We only offer a limited number of tickets per day and per scheduled session, to ensure you have a safe and great experience of the trail. Once a day and time is fully booked, you will need to select an alternative.

Please arrive in good time for your scheduled entry time – around 15 minutes before is ideal. If you are very early, you will have a longer wait for your scheduled time, however there is a food and drink arena near the entrance to keep you entertained while you wait. If you are late, we will try to accommodate you, but it be necessary to wait until we have appropriate space on the trail and we cannot guarantee access in this instance.

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend an event on the date you have booked, at least 7 days’ notice must be given for us to transfer you to an alternative date. Transfers are subject to availability. We reserve the right to charge an admin fee to transfer your ticket to another date. Refunds are not available for this event unless we cancel it.

To reach us by satellite navigational systems please use the postcode AL4 0PF.

From M25 West towards Heathrow
Exit the M25 at Junction 22. At the end of the slip road take the third exit off the roundabout. This will take you over the M25. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Coursers Road. Willows Farm Shop is located 300m along here on the left hand side. Willows Activity Farm is 200m along on the left hand side.

From M25 East towards M11 Stansted
Exit the M25 at Junction 22. At the end of the slip road take the third exit off the roundabout onto Coursers Road. Willows Activity Farm is located 300m along here on the left hand side.

From M1
Exit the M25 at Junction 22. At the end of the slip road take the third exit off the roundabout. This will take you over the M25. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Coursers Road. Willows Farm Shop is located 300m along here on the left hand side. Willows Activity Farm is 200m along on the left hand side.

From A1(M)
Exit the M25 at Junction 22. At the end of the slip road take the third exit off the roundabout onto Coursers Road. Willows Activity Farm is located 300m along here on the left hand side.

By Bus

The 357, 602 and 84 bus lines have routes that pass near Willows Activity Farm

Exit the bus at The Bull public House, Barnet Road, London Colney, which is near to the Colney Fox Hotel and opposite Lowbell Lane. Walk up Lowbell Lane until you come to the Farm Office. Walk past the gate and continue until you come to one of the car parks, walk through the car park and turn left where you will see the entrance to Willows Activity Farm directly in front of you.

By Rail

Tube
Exit the tube at High Barnet and take the number 107 bus towards Edgware. Change to the 357 bus and exit the bus at Colney Fields Retail Park, London Colney.

Main Line
Exit the mainline at St Albans and walk into the town centre and take the number 84 bus.

Yes – there is plenty of parking on hard standing car parks.  Follow the road form the entrance to Willows Activity Farm to Car Parks 1 or 2.  On busy nights, assistance will be available in the car parks.

You firstly need to enter Willows Activity Farm through the main admissions area, and you will be required to show your ticket here.  You will then follow a path to the entrance to the LUMAGICA St Albans light trail, where you will again need to show your ticket which will be redeemed at this point.  Prior to the entrance to the light trail, you will find the food and drink arena and toilets.

If we have to cancel for any reason, visitors will be offered an alternative date. If you are not able to attend any alternative night offered, then a refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No refunds will be offered simply if the weather is inclement – please ensure you dress for the weather. Any decision to cancel that evening’s trail will be taken by 2pm on the day in question and you will be notified by email.

The self-guided route is offered as a one-way fixed trail and has a length of about 1.2 kilometres. Depending on how long you linger and how long your breaks are, it takes from around 45 – 90 minutes. Toilets are available close to the food & drink arenaSeating is available in the food and drink arena. Hosts will be available along the trail to assist.

Willows Activity Farm is a farm-based location and the paths to the start of the LUMAGICA St Albans event are unpaved but are accessible by wheelchair.  Assistance will be provided if required.  The circular route of the light trail is barrier-free and wheelchair accessible. If you have specific access needs, please contact us for more information.

Prams and buggies are welcome. The paths of the light trail are barrier-free and suitable for prams and buggies. Children’s scooters are not permitted.

Yes – these are located near the food and drink arena.

LUMAGICA St Albans will take place in any weather condition – including in rain. The trail is not under cover and is therefore exposed to the weather. Tickets cannot be refunded due to bad weather unless there is an imminent danger to visitors, and we cancel the event. In any case, we recommend wearing warm and weatherproof clothes and sturdy footwear. Our Rainy Evening policy can be found here.

No, the event is not suitable for pet dogs. Only registered disability assistance dogs are welcomed

We have some delicious food and drink options available in the food and drink arena. Seating is available for those purchasing refreshments in the food and drink arena.

 

There will be a variety of delicious food and drink options available.

Willows Activity Farm is strictly a non-smoking site. A designed smoking area is available in Car Park 1.

You are very welcome to take pictures of our light displays. We would be delighted if you could capture the special atmosphere of the LUMAGICA St Albans light park and share it with us on Facebook and Instagram using #lumagicauk or #lumagicastalbans.

Please be considerate of other trail guests.

LUMAGICA are highly experienced in setting up and running safe illuminated displays at outdoor attractions.  Willow’s Health and Safety team has overseen the plans and measures will be put in place to avoid any unnecessary risk, including maintaining the right balance between darkness and light to keep the event safe but also create atmosphere.

Please don’t bring your own light-up items, as these may interfere with people’s enjoyment of the lighting installations. The route is safely and appropriately lit. There will be some fun light-up items for sale on site. No naked flames (candles, flares, lanterns) are allowed.

For the safety and security of everyone at LUMAGICA St Albans, if you see anything suspicious or any persons acting suspiciously, please tell the nearest member of staff immediately. Please do not leave any belongings unattended at any time. Always keep your children with you. Ensure they don’t wander into any unlit areas.

Please email us at info@lumagicastalbans.com

LUMAGICA - St Albans

Willows, St Albans

To reach us by satellite navigational systems please use the postcode AL4 0PF.

info@lumagicastalbans.com

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your visit.