Illuminated woodlands set to host guests with additional support needs

The Wondrous Woods event is set to launch later this month and will include a special ASN evening.

Illuminated woodlands at Gosford House set to host guests with additional support needs in East Lothian Alan Rankine

A historical country estate in East Lothian is set to be transformed with an illuminated woodland trail which aims to light up the chilly autumn nights.

The Wondrous Woods spectacle, at Gosford House near Longniddry, will also include a specially adapted event to suit those with additional support needs (ASN) including autism on November 15.

Lighting and special effects will be used to create a relaxed environment for those who experience sensory overload.

The dedicated evening is being sponsored by Edinburgh investment managers Walter Scott & Partners through the company’s Giving Group.   

Designed and produced by the team at GC Live and delivered by technical partners, 21CC Group, the lighting journey takes visitors through the winding pathways of Wondrous Woods, starting at Gosford’s Lily Pond and Ice House.

Visitors with additional support needs can enjoy the wonder of Scotland’s illuminated trail Wondrous Woods.Alan Rankine

Guests can then follow the 1.5km route of fabulous lighting trails which meander through ancient private woodlands and unseen gardens, past the Boat House and through the natural beauty of the landscape.  

The trail will culminate in the fully illuminated Gosford House where guests can enjoy food and shopping.

Geoff Crow, director of 21CC Group said: “We are thrilled to be taking this magical lighting event to Gosford House and very appreciative of the support from Walter Scott & Partners for this special night.

“The trail is breathtaking so we’re really excited about welcoming all our visitors back to Wondrous Woods and delighted to be able to provide another really special occasion for anyone with additional support needs.”

The magical event at Gosford House in East Lothian will take place on November 15.Alan Rankine

Dennis Wyles, client investment manager at Walter Scott Giving Group, said: “As we’re based in Edinburgh we love to give something back to the community and like to focus on projects that can really make an impact.

“Wondrous Woods is a truly magical event and to be able to help visitors, who may not ordinarily have been able to attend something as awe-inspiring as this, is really meaningful.”

Wonderous Woods rund over Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 27 to November 19.

There will also be extended runs from Thursday to Sunday on the final week with the ASN evening on November 15.

Tickets can be found online here and for the ASN evening here.

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