Chiswick Calendar freebie – Tickets to Illuminature 2022 at WWT London Wetland Centre

Image above: A magical setting to see glimpses of nature, as well as our beautiful wetlands, lit up with lights

Bringing the wetland centre alive at night

The London Wetland Centre is a fabulous resource by day for finding out about the birds and the ecosystem of the wetlands, right beside the Thames in Barnes.

See it by night as you never have before, transformed for Illuminature – an immersive curated light trail of large sculptures and installations.

The outdoor trail has a variety of displays to capture the imagination and curiosity of visitors of all ages, making this a magical, enlightening and entertaining hour for the whole family.

Hop between giant interactive lily pads beneath glowing fireflies as you race across a peculiar pond, or simply enjoy a relaxed peaceful meander enjoying the larger-than-life light sculptures of owls, otters, cranes and herons.

Creatures big and small are celebrated with parts of the trail bringing to light (literally) pond critters and frogs, to majestic flamingos. Even the life-sustaining water is celebrated with projections.

New this year are The Talking Moon Projection, which explores the unique lunar phases and their impact on the environment, as well as the Night Vision Binoculars area, for glimpses across the lustrous lake to check out what the ducks and nēnē geese get up to in their natural habitat after dark.

Another addition is the Twilight Tweatery, where you can sip on delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows, munch on scrumptious snacks under fairy lights and capture your happy memories amidst the glittering installations.

Don’t forget to wrap up!

For more information on Illuminature and to book tickets, follow this link.

Win a family pass for up to six!

London Wetland Centre is giving away a family pass for up to six guests (free for under 4s) to Illuminature. To win, simply name two birds which have been created as light sculptures for the show.

Email your entry to with “Illuminature” in the subject line.

Entries close at 23:59 on Sunday, 18 December 2022, with the winner chosen at random. The winner will be announced in our 20 December 2022 newsletter and on this page. Prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred. No cash alternatives are available.

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