Lilidorei is an outdoor attraction with play and imagination at its heart.

The village comprises both adventure play on Elfwin Drin – the largest play structure in the world – and 9 clan houses, home to the clans who worship Christmas all year round.

The village itself is accessible via a combination of tarmac, resin surfaces and compacted stone – suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.  By using these paths, visitors are able to visit the clan houses, each of which have a huge mix of audio and visual elements to see and hear.

The clan houses are fully dressed inside to represent the individual clans that live there and visitors are encouraged to listen to the sounds and gaze through each window to see how each particular clan lives.

The audio will provide a backdrop to the stories that visitors will be encouraged to create with the help of our team of Secret Keepers who are on-hand to encourage imaginative play.

The same underfoot access leads visitors to the food and drink area, the toilets and the story telling area.

Elfwin Drin – the play structure.

The play structure itself – designed and built in Denmark by renowned play ground designers Monstrum comprises various levels and challenges for visitors of all ages and abilities. It has been independently inspected and passed as safe by the Royal Society For The Prevention of Accidents

Underneath the structure is a tarmac rubberised surface which is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs and is made so as to absorb falls and trips with minimum impact.

On this ground level, visitors will find numerous pieces of play equipment to use including swings, rocking reindeer, cushioned mushrooms with sound and spinning equipment.

The structure itself consists of ramps, walkways, climbing equipment, firefighter style poles and slides. Depending on your access requirements (and bravery) there are a multitude of routes that you can take to enjoy the structure to its fullest potential.

Our aim has always been to make Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden as inclusive and accessible for everyone as we possibly can.  If you have any queries or questions then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer any further questions or concerns that you have.



Pre arrival

  • Assistance Dogs

    All recognised guide, assistance, or service dogs – including assistance dogs in training – are welcome into The Alnwick Garden. We ask that they are recognisable, with a lead or harness that identifies them as working.

  • Carers

    We offer a free carer place for visitors accompanying a guest with disabilities. Please call 01665 511350 option 1 to add a carer ticket to your booking and bring proof of entitlement with you on the day of your visit.

  • Wheelchairs

    We welcome all types of mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs. We have a small number of them free of charge to hire by prebooking and calling 01665 511350 option 1. These can be in our accessible car park ready for your arrival.

  • How to get to Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden

    Please check our Find Us Page by clicking here. This page includes information on how to get here by road, bus, rail, air and sea.

When you arrive

  • Parking

    When you drive to Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden please display your Blue Badge clearly if you have one. If you are not a Blue Badge holder but require certain access needs, please speak to a car park attendant on arrival or contact us on 01665 511350 option 1. Our accessible car park is next to The Treehouse.

  • Drop off points

    Our accessible car park is available for a drop off point. For directions, please ask one of our car park attendants.

  • Sensory Packs

    We have five children’s sensory packs to use free of charge which include ear defenders and two fidget toys. These get thoroughly sterilised after every use. Please ask at admissions if you would like to use one.