Last week we visited Scotland’s most magical forest for Danni’s birthday. The Enchanted Forest is a light and sound experience that runs every year from September to October in Faskally Woods, Pitlochry, Scotland. I have been wanting to go for years, but as you can imagine it is always a sell out. I managed to get tickets all the way back in April, so for once I was very organised! This year the theme was ‘Oir An Uisge’, meaning ‘edge of the water’ which was apparent throughout the forest with lots of water and rain themed features. Of course being typical Scotland it rained the whole time, but it didn’t bother us too much as the canopy of trees act like an umbrella!
Falskally Wood is illuminated with magical colours and lights all around the walkway, and I can honestly say it bet my expectations! Words just can’t do the forest justice, so you can see for yourself just how cool it was!
The water feature in the centre lake of The Enchanted Forest was really spectacular. It had serious Magic Kingdom vibes – who needs Florida?
Watch My Timelapse of The Enchanted Forest
It took us just over an hour to walk round, but many people walk round more than once to take everything in. There’s a marshmallow roasting pit too, and stop off points where you can enjoy mulled wine and wintery snacks to warm you up along the way.
I’d encourage anyone to give The Enchanted Forest a visit next year. It’s worth travelling for and there’s a good variety of accommodation in Pitlochry if you want to make a weekend of it, just make sure you book up early! We stayed at Benvrackie B&B which is just 5 minutes drive from Pitlochry town centre. It was in a lovely location overlooking Tummel Valley, and Colin & Brenda the owners were soo lovely, they even welcomed us with wine and cake to celebrate the occasion 🙂 Plus they had the cutest black Labrador (do I need to say any more to convince you?).
If you don’t fancy going all the way to Pitlochry, there’s smaller scale shows nearer central Scotland. There’s the Electric Glen at Rouken Glen Park (doesn’t run every year), but I’m not saying it’s going to be as good as the real thing ;). Have you been to any similar light shows?