Festive Gnome Trail at Belhus Woods Country Park
Get into the festive spirit with the Belhus Christmas Gnome Trail! Can you find the gnomes hiding in the park?
Ho Ho Ho! Join us at Belhus Woods Country Park for a bit of festive fun for the local community.
Can you find the magical Christmas creatures 'Gonks', or Christmas gnomes hiding in our park?
Purchase your trail guide from the Visitor Centre from Sunday 19 December until and including Thursday 30 December (cash and card accepted) for just £2! Follow the directions and keep your eyes peeled for the trail markers along the way.
Fun for all the family, festive outfits are welcome but not essential!
Booklet includes map, guided trail and some extra Christmas and gnome related activities and facts.
Please note the Visitor Centre at Belhus Woods should be open from 10am to 4pm daily (closed on Tuesday 21st, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and closes at 1pm on 27th and 29th). The cafe is serving a limited menu of hot and cold drinks and snacks to take away. The park is open from 8am to 4.30pm.
We ask that visitors observe current COVID-19 guidance, and ensure you practice social distancing whilst on the trail and in the park, being respectful to other visitors.
Plan your visit to Belhus Woods here. Car parking charges apply. (Money taken for car parking is ultimately revinested into the park, it's maintenance and upkeep for visitors and the wildlife living within.)
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