The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

We have heard about The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry for a while now but we haven’t been there yet because we always forgot about it every time it opens for a few weeks in October.   Well, we managed to book the ticket for this year’s show way ahead so we won’t miss it again.  Finally, we went there last Friday night.  We’re actually a bit lucky with the date that we’ve chosen because that day turned out to be a dry and slightly warm.  Hence, going for a day out or you should I say “a night out” in the forest with the kids was not too bad after all.

The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

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We arrived in the town of Pitlochry an hour early, too excited I guess.  There’s no vehicle access to The Enchanted Forest, so everyone is transported to the Faskally Wood where the event is by a shuttle bus which leaves from Fisher’s Hotel.  Being there slightly early, we managed to have a wee wander around the town.  We parked our car on the Pay and Display Parking just opposite Atholl Palace Hotel, which was free of charge from 6pm – 8am.  As we walked around the streets, we found this Scoops Ice Cream & Coffee House where we had some cup of tea, fruit scone and carrot cake too for the kids before we started our adventure in the forest.

SAMSUNG CSCWe went round in front of Fisher’s Hotel at exactly 7:20 which was 10 minutes before the scheduled check-in time shown in our tickets as per advised to join the queue for the shuttle bus transfer.  I couldn’t believe how popular it is as there were loads of people there.  Despite of the big crowd, it was plain sailing as everything seemed to be well-organized.

These two were so excited while we're in the queue waiting for our turn to go to the bus
These two were so excited while we’re in the queue waiting for our turn to go to the bus

For this year, The Enchanted Forest runs from 1st October – 1st November which have been extended by 7 nights due to it’s public demand and increasing popularity.  Upon stepping off the bus, there was a steward who welcomed us and had given us more information like where the Toilet and Food Stalls are situated.  There was a well-lit official trail to follow to ensure safety and to protect the appearance of the forest too.  There were also site stewards everywhere whom you can approach if you get lost and who made sure of a smooth flow of the trail.

While walking through the forest, our eyes and ears were stunned with the magical world around.  There were different areas to explore and enjoy the various lighting and sound effects.

These were some of the few bits we loved:

The kids liked this rainbow-liked lights that runs through the bridge
The kids liked this rainbow lights that runs through the bridge
I love this beautiful synchroniziation of lights and the splashing of water
I love this beautiful synchroniziation of lights and the splashing of water
This part is where there's an aerial artist that do acrobats in the treetops of the forest matching with the magical lights in the middle of the water
This part is where there’s an aerial artist that do acrobats in the treetops of the forest matching with the magical lights in the middle of the water
amazing lights in this little hills
amazing lights in this little hills
We loved this colorful glowing sticks along the path
We loved this colorful glowing sticks along the path

We spent around an hour inside the forest, we could have done the second round again, however, as it was already late, we decided to call it a day.  We rode again for the shuttle bus back to the town where we parked our car and then drove home.

It was rather late when we got home as it took us 2 hours drive, but the kids didn’t even fell asleep on the car as they enjoyed playing with the glow sticks that we bought.  Overall, it was a nice family trip being out at night time for a change.

Have you been to an Enchanted Forest?

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34 thoughts on “The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

  • Wow that is beautiful, it looks so much fun. I love doing things like going out in the evening when you are not used to it. It feels so special and magical. #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      Even the kids find it strange going out in the forest at night time, lol but they enjoyed it!

  • We don’t have anything like this in Australia, it looks so beautiful. The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton was my favourite book as a child and now my daughters favourite so we would love to see this! I would have to stop and eat those scones too. Thanks for linking and for your support of #mummyandus

    • ReimerandRuby

      Nothing can beat a scone and tea as a snack on a chilly night, isn’t it? Thanks again for dropping by and your lovely comment!

  • It looks so magical and beautiful! I wish we had something like that here where we are. Looked like you guys had a great time! It’s always nice for the kids to experience something different. #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      Having a night out in the forest seem different for them, especially with the weather here as it’s starting to get cold but we’re a bit lucky that day as it stayed dry. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment too!

  • Looks like a great, magical evening. I’ve never heard of anything like that around where we live but I wish there was. #whatevertheweather

  • I didn’t even know this existed! Looks like a great place to visit for a change and the lights look really pretty. Glad you all had a good time 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s beautiful, the lighting and sound effects is adorable! I wish we could go back again next year.

  • Ooooh, I’m so excited for next week when we go! I really hope we have a dry night too, it looks magical! It’s only an hour and a little bit from us, but still hoping the boys will have a sleep on the way there so we can enjoy the light show. Thanks for sharing, I have an idea of what to expect now and thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hope you will all enjoy especially the kids and have good fun and that the weather will remain dry!

  • Wow, that looks absolutely beautiful! I wish we had something like that nearby, it looks so magical! x

  • Wow this looks amazing. So so beautiful, what a wonderful place to visit. I am very jealous! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  • This looks really magical. Living in the middle of a forest as I do, you tend to take the beauty of the trees for granted a bit, but the mixture of ligjts, trees and water in your pictures looks beautiful. Thank you for linking up, Tracey x #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      You’ll never know how magical forest can be until lighting and sound effects put into it… Thank you!

  • Nige Higgins

    What an amazing place looks like you had loads of fun thanks for linking to the binkylinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      We did have an amazing night out with the kids… Thanks for dropping by!

  • Wow that really looks beautiful and a lovely thing to do with the kids! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Absolutely! my kids were so fascinated with the lights.. Thanks for popping by!

  • Looks like a wonderful place for children to explore! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  • Wow that forest looks so magical! it looked like you all had a wonderful time 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Chloe

    Wow this looks so, so beautiful. What a magical night. I can see why it’s a popular night, it looks like so much fun and how incredible to see the forest from a different view point. I’d love to go to this. Thank you so, so much for linking this to #whatevertheweather. xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s amazing how a forest can turn into something magical like this with some colorful lights on. Thanks for popping by too!

  • Wow that looks like a big family day out adventure with all the lights. I love it. Sadly I can’t do blue lighting it makes me pass out but I know the kids would absolutely love this. Love your photos Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again this week for another great round of #sharewithme

    • ReimerandRuby

      It was definitely a lovely night out adventure… kids loved it. That’s ashame you’re not keen on blue lights, they look absolutely beautiful on the forest though.

  • Wow this is so beautiful!! I love these lights!! What an amazing thing to do!! I would love to do something like that!! I’m sure my girls will love it!! It is a shame that is so far for me!! Your photos are lovely and you look so happy!! Thanks so much for joining me at #KCACOLS. I would love if you can join me again this weekend! 🙂 xx

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