If you’re fortunate enough to be in Scotland during October/November, do not miss The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry!
Originally published October 8th, 2014 (updated July, 2023)
As you may know, last Saturday I competed in the World Porridge Making Championships in Carrbridge, Scotland.
Disclosure: I was given two media passes to enjoy the Enchanted Forest in exchange for writing about the experience.
I was fortunate enough to share the winning title for the Specialty Award for my sticky toffee porridge.
UPDATE (2023): This year’s Enchanted Forest theme is “FROM THE DEEP”, featuring a music and light show to highlight sea life and creatures. Faskally Wood will be transformed into a scene from the depths of the ocean from October 5th until November 5th, 2023. “
The aquatic show will include several impressive installations, including a phenomenal light show over Loch Dunmore using music, animation, projection, beams, lights, and lasers to tell stories of bioluminescent creatures which are found throughout marine habitats, from the ocean’s surface to the bottom of the seafloor.
And you know me, I’m all about the food. How do wood-fired pizzas, hot chips, sweet snacks and even roasted marshmallows sound while you’re in the forest?!
BUY YOUR ENCHANTED FOREST TICKETS HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
I was (and still am) over the moon, but the excitement and happiness of the day wasn’t over once we left Carrbridge. That’s because I had tickets to The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry.
My mother and I had a brief wait for a bus to take us from the main street in Pitlochry for a short ride to The Enchanted Forest. I honestly will say that what I had imagined was completely surpassed by what I experienced when walking through the forest.
Have you been to Edinburgh Castle?
The photos you see here cannot do justice to the event. The sights and sounds are amplified in person and the atmosphere is magical. I hope I can convince everyone reading this that if you are lucky enough to live within driving distance, that you will go to experience The Enchanted Forest for yourself.
Last year (2013), over 40,000 visitors attended the award-winning outdoor event. Each year features a new theme: this year’s being “elemental”. Besides a light and music show, this year’s The Enchanted Forest featured aerial artists from All or Nothing, which added a wonderful human element to the entertaining evening.
Make sure to plan to see The Enchanted Forest at some point, because it is definitely something to put on your bucket list.
For tickets and more information please visit
The Enchanted Forest website
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I can also highly recommend Northlands Bed and Breakfast which is also located in Pitlochry. Sumptuous accommodations, personalized service and an incredible breakfast will await you! Let them know I sent you!
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In California, or visiting soon? Check out Sensorio, another gorgeous and immersive light installation in Paso Robles, California.
Isn’t it magical?