As Darkness Falls, Spirits Rise...


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As darkness falls, spirits rise ...

 A stunning spectacle of Oriental themed light, sound and entertainment will mark the Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s award-winning ‘electric woods’ during February half term.  

 From Saturday 13th until Sunday 21st February, visitors can experience the park’s mystical woodland illuminated with a far eastern twist to capture the spirit of one of the world’s most popular celebrations.

 As dusk falls, the beautiful oriental theme will truly take effect as a dazzling array of coloured lanterns, flags and features - like the stunning 'Golden Oriole' bridge with its cascading golden water and the marble temple - bring the ancient woodland to life. 

 Visitors can enjoy a series of new sound & light displays dispersed around the woodland, each display taking on a different elemental theme of ‘earth’, ‘wind’ and ‘water’ with ‘fire’ being incorporated in the fire garden and  as part of the dragon procession to complete all four elements.  Plus there will be new lighting effects never seen before in the electric woods. 

 Once again the Chinese themed entertainment will include our popular authentic performances of a traditional lion dance in a show full of fun choreography, and light and sound effects – with some new surprise guest appearances too!    Plus children can join the celebration by taking part in a fun and interactive dragon procession with a 12m long dragon costume, which this year will loop our dizzying canopy skywalk amongst plumes of flames!

 And if that’s not enough … there will be an amazing falconry showin the amphitheatre which includes the falcon, Baldric, showing off his new ‘head cam projection’ where visitors literally get a ‘birds eye view’ of the show!

Visitors can complete the evening with the delights of an authentic oriental menu served in the woodland ponds; from sweet n sour chicken to sizzling noodles, Chinese fritters, candy floss, and marshmallows to toast on the open brazier, there will be something to suit all tastes.  Plus there will also be the chance to experience a traditional tea ceremony and sample authentic Chinese teas.