Spending the lead up to Christmas at Longleat might be the best way to get the kids into the festive spirit (and tire them out!) before the big day.

The safari park has just dropped tickets to their festive event which starts from Saturday November 6.

The event promises to have "everything sparkling with music and magic" and will include everything from an enchanted Christmas tree show and Santa train to a winter Safari drive-through and a story tme with real owls.

After you belt out carols around Britain's biggest singing tree, the whole family can explore the park's dark maze for even more festive fun.

The Enchanted Christmas Tree show is particularly special with its 20 metre tall and 3D mapped preojections in the park's stable yard.

During the event, the show runs event 20 minutes from 4.30pm and is the most magical way to end a festive day at Longleat.

And no Christmas event is complete without a visit to Santa and his elves. 

Your Christmas at Longleat tickets will get you into all the usual open attractions too, including the Koala Creek- and Jungle Kingdom.

Longleat House will be closed during the Christmas season.

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Swindon Advertiser: The tickets include a storytime with real owls. Credit: Longleat Safari ParkThe tickets include a storytime with real owls. Credit: Longleat Safari Park

Tickets to Christmas at Longleat include access to all of their Christmas features from the Flight Before Christmas show and Wonderland Walk to the Christmas Cabret.

You'll also be able to get in to see all of Longleat's day-time attractions like the Adventure Castle and Little Explorers Garden.

There is an addition cost for the Santa Train experience and Santa and his elves need to know that you are coming in advance so booking is essential.

The park still has its regular opening hours from 10.00am to 7.00pm.

Access to the safari drive-through opens at 10.00am but last entry is at 2.00pm.

You can pick up a peak all-in-one adult ticket from £39.95 and a peak all-in-one child's (5-13 years old) ticket from £29.95.

Children under 3 are free and there are additional discounts for carers, Tesco Clubcard holders, Emergency services and Armed Forces personnel.

For more information, visit the Longleat Safari Park website.