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The MERL Family Event: Magical Lights

Seasonal Family Fun at The MERL

Fri 4 Feb, 17:30 - 19:30

Explore the magic of light and celebrate Chinese New Year with us!

*This is the event postponed from 21st December 2021. Your tickets for that event are still valid and you do not need to rebook. If you can no longer attend, please follow the instructions in the emails we have sent via Eventbrite to request a refund.

The event is currently fully booked, but you are welcome to join our waiting list on Eventbrite (click on booking link for details). We will make any returned tickets available.


  • Magical Lights garden trail
  • Making shadow puppets
  • Create Window decorations
  • Make a natural evergreen centrepiece / candle decoration
  • Torchlight Chinese New Year animal hunt (bring your own torch please)
  • Take-home craft


  • Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult and we encourage parents/carers to assist with all activities.
  • All activities are outdoors so please ensure you dress for the weather.
  • Booking essential
  • £4.50 per participating child. Adults free.

When you arrive your group will be allocated a suggested schedule for you to follow to ensure that we manage the number of people at each activity effectively. If you are meeting friends and would like to do the activities together, please indicate this on the booking form, when prompted. We will do our best to accommodate these requests where possible.

In the event of bad weather, this event may be cancelled and refunds will be issued.