We're delighted to announce the full Winter Festival programme and shout about the wonderful partners we'll be working with this December, to bring a magical event like no other to Ferry Meadows. 

As visitors arrive at the Winter Festival, they will take a stroll through a beautifully lit woodland, with illuminated willow creatures at every twist and turn, created by Dragon Willow. This will lead onto our enchanted forest where visitors will encounter performers from Eastern School of Performing Arts and an audio visual installation by Syntax Poetry Collective members (Mark Grist, Charley Genever, Lauren Kendrick and Sandy Wardrop) featuring brand-new poems inspired by their favourite forest creatures. Plenty of secrets and magical moments will be woven into the journey, to surprise and delight visitors of all ages.

The trail will lead to a unique travelling cinema provided by The Moving Cinema and supported by Gateway Film Festival, showing the much-loved Christmas classic ‘The Snowman (U)’. Traditional fairground stalls and festive food and drink by Meadow Brown will add to the experience, along with our very own pop-up Christmas shop, perfect for finding unique gifts and treats.

The Winter Festival will be running in Ferry Meadows every day from the 1st to 24th December, with tickets priced at just £9.50 each (free for carers and under 3’s) with free parking included. Sessions start at 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm, with all ticket proceeds going straight towards the upkeep of our beautiful Park, making this event our largest fundraiser of the year!

Book your tickets now!