Silverstone Lap of Lights and festive fun for families

Silverstone Lap of Lights and festive fun for families

Disclaimer: We were invited to Silverstone Circuit to attend the opening of their Lap of Lights.

The Silverstone Circuit has once again opened its famous race track to families, F1 fans, petrolheads and anyone who loves a Christmas event. We were lucky enough to be invited to the Lap of Lights opening event along with the NHS and emergency service employees.

Silverstone Circuit

This earned us major brownie points with the Beans whose first experience of the Silverstone Circuit was nothing short of awesome.

Opening Laps by Anthony Davidson

Mercedes-AMG Petronas W10 Formula 1 car

Whilst I have watched F1 since I was a child, sitting with my Grandad marvelling at the sound of the cars whizzing around the track, I have never made it as far as a live event. Pulling up at Silverstone Circuit to hear the World Championship-winning Mercedes-AMG Petronas W10 Formula 1 car being driven by Anthony Davidson was a real treat. There is something about the sound of the car which gives you such a buzz.

Lap of Lights

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Over the festive period families can drive their cars around the Lap of Lights circuit to take in the light and laser drive depicting Santa’s Journey Around the World from Silverstone to San Francisco, Paris, China, the Pyramids and more.

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We definitely recommend tuning in to the Silverstone Circuit radio station as you begin your lap. The Beans thought it was great when they spotted the lady from the radio on the track talking to people in their cars. The more you light your car up and make an effort, the more chance you have of her coming to speak to you.

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If you’re a bit of a petrolhead then you’ll be disappointed to hear that you can only drive at 5mph as you travel around the circuit but even going slowly you feel like if you blink you’ll miss something, there are lights and lasers everywhere.

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Don’t forget to give Santa a wave as you exit the track!

Entertainment at The Lodge

After the thrill of the drive, you can head back to The Lodge to continue your festive fun, warm up a bit and have a bite to eat. As we were invited to the opening night, we were treated to a special performance on the ice rink by sister and brother duo, Fiona and Gregor Jeffries who were inspiring. How they can glide across the ice so effortlessly and lift their legs above their head when I can barely stand astounds me! The Beans all loved watching them perform and couldn’t wait to congratulate them at the end.

Ice Skating

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The Ice Skating rink is situated in the pit lanes and garages, it has been laid out like a race circuit so you can skate around with your families or stand (on dry ground) at the sides with a hot chocolate slice of pizza watching everyone slip and slide.


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Upstairs in Apres-Ski at the far end of The Lodge, you can test your skills at F1 racing on the Simulator, try your hand at axe-throwing and challenge your family and friends at Curling. NB: each of these activities attracts an additional charge.

Prices start at £40 per vehicle. The Lap of Lights runs until 3rd January 2022 so book now to avoid disappointment.

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  • Jupiter Hadley

    December 6 at 10:32 am

    I really love the idea of light festivals and having some drive-through options, especially this year, is really lovely. It looks like a really fun time!

  • Berlin Domingo

    December 6 at 1:11 pm

    Another fun activity to do with the whole family. This activity is kinda exciting and keeps the adrenaline rush going which all the more makes it extra challenging.

    1. Sabina Green

      December 6 at 10:28 pm

      We have had some amazing experiences as a family, we feel very lucky and appreciative.

  • Cynthia | What A Girl Eats

    December 7 at 12:58 am

    This sounds like a great family holiday activity. Lots for everyone to do. I love the expression “petrol heads”.

    1. Sabina Green

      December 7 at 4:38 pm

      Haha yep me too, it was such a fun experience.

  • Rosey

    December 7 at 5:01 am

    Some cars do just have a nice sound. This looks like a nice event.

    1. Sabina Green

      December 7 at 4:38 pm

      It was a fantastic event, so different from Lapland but still as festive and fun.

  • Rhian Westbury

    December 7 at 7:26 am

    We’re both big F1 fans and as soon as I saw this I knew it was something we needed to do. So we’re booked to go this Friday and I can not wait! x

    1. Sabina Green

      December 7 at 4:37 pm

      Oh that’s awesome news, I hope you both really enjoy it x

  • Thena Franssen

    December 8 at 5:37 am

    Looks like everyone had a great time! I think that seeing this would be so much fun for the holidays!

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