FOR the very first time, the eighteenth century Georgian splendour of National Trust gardens will light up with a new after-dark, family friendly experience.

The National Trust Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, offers more than 600 acres of woodland and countryside, complete with a tree-lined avenue, neo-classical chapel and orangery sitting amongst the designed landscape.

As twilight falls the magic will begin.

Visitors are told to expect the unexpected with fairies dancing in the trees, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow.

Lit by lanterns, guests can wander between flickering flames and beside stately trees from one space to another.

Within this fiery interpretation of stars and spheres, illuminated flora and fantasy, there will be moments of reflection and playful discovery set to a soundscape that will inspire and intrigue.

The hour-long discovery trail has been specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Ignite trails are brought by leading events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music and held by the National Trust.

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