The story of Sleeping Beauty with a contemporary twist…at Blenheim Palace.
Explore the Palace rooms transformed by the retelling of this classic fairy-tale for a new generation, from the Great Hall filled with an enormous glistening Christmas tree to the candle-lit bedchamber where Aurora sleeps, watched over by the Lilac Fairy.
Wander through the evil fairy’s lair filled with toads, potions and menacing crows, then onto the busy castle kitchen frozen in time. Along the way, watch out for spinning wheels, fluttering fairies, and vines creeping everywhere as the story unfolds.
Looking for a happy-ever-after, the Lilac Fairy helps True Love to find a way through the woods, and together they reawaken the castle after 100 very sleepy years….
Entry to The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace is free for Annual and Privilege Pass holders until 3.45pm, excluding Saturday 09, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December 2023.
This is an externally organised event and tickets need to be pre-booked through the link above.
Annual Pass Holder discounts to the palace do not apply after 4.00pm or on Saturday 09, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December 2023.
No Blenheim Palace discounts apply to tickets, this includes NHS, Blue Light, green travel, partner codes or Tesco vouchers.
If donated, tickets for the Kingdom of the Snow Queen can be converted to an Annual Pass during your Christmas visit or on the next visit (pass will be valid from date of ticket purchase).
Parking for this event is chargeable and should be pre-booked through the link above. This applies to all visitors and Annual Pass Holders.
No dogs are allowed in the Palace or on Illuminated Light Trail, but dogs are allowed in the Great Court for the Market.
Yes, the organisers encourage you to take photographs and share these on social media using the hashtag #ChristmasAtBlenheimPalac. Please note that the use of tripods is not allowed.
Although the experience is inside the Palace, you may need to queue outdoors on busy days, so please ensure you have sufficient warm and waterproof clothing.
Please allow approximately one hour for the experience.
Yes. There are toilets for visitors to use at the Palace.
Inside the palace, the State Rooms are all on one level and accessible for wheelchair users.
No. The Kingdom of the Snow Queen experience at Blenheim Palace is suitable for all ages, and all are welcomed.
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