From 6-10pm between 15th and 23rd February, a dazzling fusion of sound, colour, illuminations and oriental flavours will mark the global event amid ancient, 88-acre woodlands, capturing the spirit of one of the world’s most popular celebrations. Featuring impressive new light exhibits, a 12-metre long dragon procession, new interactive woodland light shows, traditional lion dances, Chinese street food, entertainment and crafts, the festival marks the year of the Earth Pig and the traditional Chinese concept of ‘Wu Xing’.
Wu Xing light exhibits to Britain’s biggest festival lantern
After dark, a dazzling array of coloured oriental statues, lanterns and lights will bring the woodlands to life. Discover amazing 3D magical water projections that ‘float’ on lakes, Britain’s biggest Chinese festival lantern (made of smaller lanterns) and a new ‘Cascading Bridge’ light exhibit including impressive omni-directional sound, light, projection and pyrotechnics.
Traditional Chinese lion dancing goes digital
Overlooking projections on the woodland ponds, four white lion performers accompanied by a 50-strong pride of digital lions, sound effects and pyrotechnics will take to an LED-lit stage for a spectacular, illuminated dance show. Expertly choreographed, the performances are based on the traditional Chinese lion dance, in which performers mimic a big cat’s movements while dressed as a lion to bring good fortune.
Whatever their zodiac signs, guests can also get involved in an array of exciting oriental-themed activities and entertainment at the park, including the chance to:
- Discover, and even go inside part of, a 12-metre long Chinese dragon procession
- Enter the ‘Temple of the Giants’, an interactive astrology-inspired experience hidden amongst three huge redwood trees.
- Tie hopes and wishes to the park’s ‘wishing tree’.
- Design your own Chinese lanterns before lighting them and carrying them around the woodlands
- Hold birds of prey, such as owls and falcons, and watch them soar through the skies
- Savour the delights of an authentic oriental menu, including speciality Chinese pork dishes, served by the atmospheric woodland ponds.
Tickets start from just £15.50 and are available at www.electricwoods.co.uk
Robin Hill Country Park & Gardens
Isle of Wight