Meridian Lantern Procession

Waltham Abbey Gardens
Meridian Lantern Procession
Waltham Abbey Gardens
Abbey View
Waltham Abbey

Sunday, 30 April 2017
21:00 - 22:00

Meridian Lantern Procession

Come along with a lantern to enjoy a truly breathtaking sight with a night time lantern procession at Waltham Abbey Gardens.

Starting in front of the Abbey Farmhouse and finishing at the Meridian Gate in the Rose Garden, this walk will really make you see the gardens in a different light.

Bring your own lantern. Use our “How to make” sheets for paper and jar lanterns.

This year is in support of the Essex Lowland Search & Rescue; a charity who aid the Police searching for vulnerable missing people (children, despondents, dementia sufferers, diabetics, etc.). The charity was established in 2002 to provide a pool of professionally trained volunteers ready to assist the Police. They can be called upon at any time of the day or night, whatever the weather, every day of the year. Solely funded by collections and donations, they do not receive any government funding; only the generosity of the public allow the vital function of this charity to continue. Click find out more below for more information! (Registered charity No. 1096661)

Essential information

  • Children under 8 are not permitted to carry a flame based lantern (glow sticks are fine) and all children MUST be supervised by an adult

  • Please wear sturdy footwear and warm clothes as this walk takes place late in the evening

  • Push chairs and wheelchairs are allowed, however the route has some grass paths and if wet, could be a little muddy and soft

  • Toilets are available before the walk starts but not after

Getting here

By train: the nearest station is Waltham Cross on the Liverpool Street line (20 minute walk)

By bus: the 251 goes from the station to the town

By car: Waltham Abbey is a 5 minute drive from the M25 (J26)


Booking is not required, just simply turn up on the night


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