Sidmouth illuminations

9th December 2022

Connaught@Christmas is an illuminated trail at Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens. It includes lots of pretty light features and this year we have a snow garden and a reindeer trail for children to follow. 

This year we have introduced sensory sessions for children who find it difficult to cope with crowds, loud music, and flashing lights. These are on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December with a check in time of 4.30pm. The walk round the gardens is very relaxed, there’s no specific route to follow. Father Christmas will be in attendance but we know some children get overwhelmed so he can be bypassed if necessary! Public toilets are at the entrance, easy to find.

There is plentiful car parking in Manor Road car park (normal car parking charges apply) and a food and craft marquee in the car park which should be quieter at that time so if any children are hungry there are some food stalls there.

We are delighted to offer free family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children (plus extra children) to visit the illuminations during these sensory sessions.

Please email Sue Cade directly to organise tickets.

Information about the event can be found here: Connaught@Christmas - Illuminated Garden Walk