READERS can win tickets to Rivington Terraced Garden's spectacular festival of lights.

An extra date has been added – October 28 – after the Friday and Saturday dates sold out in record time.

And to be in with a chance of winning one of four tickets, simply head over to the Rivington Heritage Trust Facebook page and direct message the answer to the question 'Who did Lord Lever dedicate the Pigeon Tower to?"

The magical spectacle lights up the Pigeon Tower and Italian Lake, with surprise installations throughout the gardens.

The summer house and loggia's as well as the Lake’s waterfall, Neptune’s Pond and the various footpaths and woodlands surrounding it will all come alive with dancing lights.

Northern Monkey Brewery will be on hand to provide drinks and hot food, desserts and other treats will also be available. For more information visit

Andrew Suter, Heritage Projects Manager at Rivington Terraced Gardens, says: “Just like 2019 when we last held the event, tickets have been snapped up at record pace and we’re delighted to be able to offer an additional night. Entry is strictly by ticket only and numbers are limited for safety reasons, so we would advise early booking to ensure attendance.

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“Our fundraising efforts took a huge hit during lockdown, so this success is a much-needed boost for The Gardens and our fantastic volunteers who make it possible to run our busy events calendar. "Visitors should come dressed for October’s unpredictable weather and wear appropriate footwear as the ground can be uneven. A torch for the walk back to the car park is also advised."

Tickets are available online from

Doors open at 5.30pm and live music, lights and lasers will be switched on from 6pm

Tickets are priced at £14, £7 for children aged 6-16, and under-fives go free.

The ticketed entrance will be over Levers Bridge. Car Parking will be in Lower Rivington with the route up from South Lodge illuminated.