Anglesey Abbey sprinkled a little magic in our direction as we joined them for their renowned and wonderful Winter Lights!
A beautiful evening was enjoyed by 100 of our members as we took time to take in their creative lighting, adorned across some of the 114 acres of landscaped gardens that the Abbey sits, full of vibrant colour, an array of scents and the simple pleasures of nature.
Anglesey Abbey is a country house and former priory based in the village of Lode in Cambridgeshire. The history of the Abbey site dates back to around 1100 – 1135 and the reign of Henry I. Once the home of Lord Fairhaven and now owned and managed by the National Trust , the site also incorporates Lode Mill, which was restored in 1982. It truly is a beautiful location with gardens for all seasons.
We are fortunate to have a special relationship with the team at Anglesey Abbey and they were wonderful hosts once more for the evening. They gave us a guided tour of the grounds and this years Winter Lights creation, imparting loads of knowledge to us enroute. This is an event hugely embraced by all our members but especially those children with sensory needs and conditions. The beautiful illuminations and mixture of nature being a hugely positive and stimulating experience for them.
Our gratitude also goes out to Greggs Newmarket and the Greggs Foundation for providing a lovely range of snacks for everyone that attended when we made a little pit stop for refreshments at the courtyard as we worked our way round. We can’t thank for the Anglesey Abbey team enough for their help and support and hugely look forward to our next adventure with them.
Spectrum Cambridge are a multi-award winning, parent led charity, providing events and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities. We are family focused and passionate about inclusion and supporting Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND).