So we've just got back from the VIP and Press Launch of the Magical Lantern Festival in Birmingham. I wanted to feature it straight away on my blog as it starts on Friday 25th November and is on till 2nd December at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. You can buy tickets online or on the day.
This is the first time that the Magical Lantern Festival has come to the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham so if this sounds up your street i'd recommend booking tickets to go along. It's a great evening out for the whole family, wrap up warm in your coats, hats and scarves and check out some amazing outdoor spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture.
There's lots of lovely amazing lanterns which are family friendly and you can see how much hard work has gone into creating each piece.
I think the trail is a great size, it's not too big or small and you can go round at your own pace and spend as much time as you like taking photos or videos. It's great for kids lots of different animals, buildings and more for them to point out.
There's toilets onsite and there's a few food trucks on the way round for you to pick up a snack. At the VIP event there was Churro's and Marshmellows that you could toast!!
Tickets start at £12.50 for Adults and £8.50 for kids if you book online via
There isn't parking at the Botanical Gardens ( blue badge holders only) we parked on the street around the corner and walked round it wasn't a long walk so you may want to check out parking or other transport before you head along!