Tickets have been released for a highly anticipated Illuminated trail at a country estate. 

The annual event at Helmingham Hall Gardens will see the estate come to life with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into a winter wonderland in the lead up to Christmas.

It is set to return on Friday, November 15 and will be open for 30 evenings until Wednesday, December 18. 

This year the Illuminated trail is inspired by the four elements and will cover a mile with light and sound.

The trail is a mile long through the estate gardensThe trail is a mile long through the estate gardens (Image: Beckie Egan Photography)

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Katy Day, events manager at the estate, said: "We already have incredible areas of earth and water to display around the gardens and we have got ambitious plans to add representations of fire and air into the mix to create a multi-sensory experience like no other."

Tickets for the trail went on sale on Wednesday, June 19, with organisers looking to ensure the event is accessible to all. 

The tickets are split into peak and off-peak price bands with a 10% discount offered on early bird tickets. 

Early bird tickets are available until Wednesday, July 17, and cost £18 for adults, £9 for children and a family ticket from £45 which will cover admission for two adults and two children. 

Helmingham Hall has been named one of the best spots to see a light trail in the UKHelmingham Hall has been named one of the best spots to see a light trail in the UK (Image: Beckie Egan Photography) READ MORE: Country estate extends summer opening hours

All tickets for the event must be purchased in advance.

As well as the light trail guests will be welcomed by a vintage 1920s galloper carousel at the entrance. 

Similar to previous years mulled wine will be served in the 500-year-old courtyard and is included in the ticket price while smores will be toasted over a fire at the tennis courts. 

Wrights Cafe will be open for refreshments alongside the recently expanded Stable Shops which will be packed with festive treats and gifts.