Yorkshire Lightopia!

Hey guys! I hope you all are doing okay, especially after the news about the lockdown. Just think that we are so much closer to the end of this pandemic than we were last time the country was locked down. To my international readers, I hope the situation is manageable in your country as well and that you are doing okay. Before the country went into lockdown, I was lucky enough to experience Lightopia at Yorkshire Wildlife park. It introduced a plethora of fantastic lights in the shapes of different animals and flowers to the park and they certainly succeeded in brightening up my life in what was becoming quite a dark time. So here is my Lightopia Yorkshire review!

We visited Yorkshire Lightopia on 30 December 2020 and met my grandparents there since it was within the rules. I’m very grateful that we did this because it was the last time we saw them before lockdown. Stepping into the park, I was instantly enchanted by the bright lights that existed everywhere. We began to follow the path and it lead us to a pack of pandas that were posing around some bamboo. I’m sure they would’ve looked great in the day but at night, shining out in the dark, they were simply magical.

We carried on walking, seeing a field of flowers, flamingos and even a Christmas reindeer. There was a band of insects too, singing and playing instruments that were a mixture of brilliant different colours. A bit further into the park, there were some lights strung over our heads. They were flashing, creating a rain like effect and they were incredibly beautiful. This lead us to another section with several separate light displays there. My personal favourite from the whole night was housed in this part of the park, a Chinese dragon that met a bird in the middle. They were spectacular, colourful and so detailed and I could barely take my eyes off them. However, soon my attention was snatched away by the other displays. There was a school of fish gliding along and next to them were a party of penguins, chilling on some ice blocks. I also took in the fantastic frogs that glowed green and perched on lily pads and the vibrant sunflowers that radiated yellow.

After this, there were hundreds of lights positioned on a grass verge that glowed different colours. We stopped to watch for a few minutes as they turned from green to blue to purple. Then there was another group of individual light displays. My favourite would have to be the ginormous icy blue giant whose face was screwed up in irritation. Following the path around, we arrived at my personal favourite section: the jurassic one! I have a fascination with dinosaurs so I found it amazing to wander around this part and identify all the different specimen. The grand finale of Lightopia included a group of beautiful flowers, a Cinderella esque carriage and a stunning icy blue tree with a rabbit sheltered underneath it.

Overall, I loved Lightopia! It definitely cheered me up after not having the Christmas I hoped for and all the light displays were so detailed and so incredible. I hope that it will return again next year.

Thank you for reading this post! There’ll be another one out soon but until then bye for now!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull x

14 comments

  1. Oh wow, this looks incredible!!! I’ve been to one ‘lights’ event before around firework night a couple of years ago and it was pretty but it was nothing like this at all. Wow. Just wow. I’m glad you got to see your grandparents, too. You’ve got some fantastic photos to remember this by, Amelia 😄

    Caz xx

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  2. I was really disappointed not to be able to attend any light shows this year because we were in lockdown. Normally I visit at least one light display with my best friend – we went to Kew Gardens last year and London Zoo the year before – but unfortunately this year we were not able to meet up because of the restrictions and also many weren’t going ahead. Just means I am more excited for all the light displays next year!
    It looks like you had an amazing time and all of these light sculptures look incredible – I cannot imagine the amount of work that goes into them! The rabbit reminds me of an Alice In Wonderland light show I went to last year. xx

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