Where does the experience start?
The Fire and Light Experience starts at the main entrance to the Valley Gardens facing the Royal Pump Room Museum, Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ where you will be met by a member of the HIF team at the on-site box office. Click here to find the Pump Rooms on Google Maps.
Please do not try to enter or access the event by any other entrances to the Valley Gardens, as these will be closed off during the event.
There will be two pick up points at the on-site box office, one for those who already have their printed tickets and one for those who need to collect their tickets. There’ll be plenty of signage and staff on site to help you and move you quickly through the box office.
The trail will loop around the Valley Gardens following the paths. You will exit the experience via the same main entrance to the Valley Gardens facing the Pump Rooms.
If I am delayed and miss my slot, can I join a later slot?
We will try and accommodate you on the next available slot within the trail operational hours on the day, however we expect the event to be busy.
Arriving by bus or train
The main train station in Harrogate is located on Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1TE and the bus station is also located on Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1TE . Both are less than a 10-15 minute walk away from Valley Gardens through the centre of town.
Why not make the most of Harrogate’s fantastic food and drink offering while you’re here, and grab a drink or bite to eat at one of our favourite bars and restaurants listed below, under our ‘food’ FAQ.
Arriving by car
There are lots of parking options around the park including pay and display and public car parks run by Harrogate Borough Council. Please check the closing times of these car parks before entrance. More information about car parking is available on the Harrogate Borough Council website.