Planning a caravan or touring holiday in Cornwall or Devon this winter? Looking for things to do over the festive period? Read our guide to festive feel-good events in the region.
Where to see Santa
Santa is taking time out from his busy schedule to appear at several Christmas events in Devon and Cornwall this Christmas – what a busy chap he is! If you want to treat the kids then head to Santa’s Grotto and Elf Emporium at The Milky Way Adventure Park in Clovelly, Devon, between 7 to 23 December.
Have a meet and greet with Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, write a very special letter and make Reindeer food. Plus enjoy all the attractions on the site including Ziggy’s Blast Quest, indoor Droid Destroyer dodgems, mini train ride, two rollercoasters and the huge Timewarp indoor adventure play area. Family fun at it’s best!
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Meet the REAL Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, write a very special letter, make Reindeer food and more … Don't miss out on A MAGICAL FUN-FILLED festive day out at The Milky Way Adventure Park this Christmas! On 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd of December 2019 you can meet Father Christmas and his elves in our magical grotto. Kids will love our unique Buzzlewick's Elf Emporium – where Buzzlewick the elf and friends will be helping Father Christmas sort and load the children's fabulous letters ready for him to take back to the North Pole. They will also be helping the children to decorate yummy gingerbread straight from Mother Christmases kitchen and make environmentally friendly all natural reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve! Activities vary slightly depending on dates. In addition to the extra festive fun, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at this multi award winning North Devon attraction this Christmas including the new interactive Ziggy's Blast Quest, indoor Droid Destroyer dodgems, mini train ride, two rollercoasters and the huge Timewarp indoor adventure play area. Younger children will particularly love the innovative Little Stars play centre, with its space themed soft play, sensory room for babies, dressing-up and role play pizzeria. ONLINE BOOKING ESSENTIAL FOR 2019 Please note that due to popularity we now use an online booking system for all visits on our Christmas event days. To guarantee a visit to see santa all visitors, including those with annual / class passes and VIP tickets, will need to book online. #santa #santavisit #santasgrotto #christmas #xmas #xmasevent #xmasfun #kidsxmasevent
The Eden Project is a fabulous place to head to this winter for Christmas events. A perfect attraction to visit when on your caravan holidays in north Devon, you can meet Father Christmas AND Mother Christmas here over selected dates in December for their ‘Festival of Christmas’. There will be Christmas shows, brass bands, mulled wine, an ice rink, craft workshops and lots of Christmas gifts at the gift shop.
You don’t tend to think about visiting zoo’s at Christmas time but Newquay Zoo is holding a special event on Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th December, 2019. At this Christmas event in Cornwall you can meet Santa in his magical grotto. Here you can receive a special gift, complete the naughty elf Christmas trail and pick up a special prize plus help the elves make Christmas presents for some of our animals, watching as they enjoy these festive treats.
Christmas Markets & Fayres
For all your Christmas gifts head to Truro for their Winter Gift Fayre between the 11th and 19th December. At Lemon Quay Piazza, you’ll discover a whole range of quality festive treats and products. Including a wonderful selection of craft, jewellery, art, food, drink and much more!
The city centre Piazza in Plymouth features over 60 twinkling log cabin style stalls selling hand-crafted gifts from the South West and further afield. Ranging from jewellery and clothing to artwork and homewares. Held until the 19th December, you can also enjoy warming drinks in a Bavarian bar with heated seats and festive food.
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@Regran_ed from @visitplymouth – Plymouth Christmas Market is open! Lots of unique gift ideas, food to tantalise your taste buds and a variety of drinks to try and buy. #ChristmasInPlymouth #CityCentre thanks to @oneplymouth for the pics – #regrann . #meridian #meridianenglish #learnenglishbythesea #plymouth #christmas #chrismasmarket
Fowey Christmas Market, held between 6th – 8th December, is one of Cornwall’s best-known Christmas events. There’s a great atmosphere here, with almost 200 traders selling their wares. Everything from locally produced food and drink to hand-made gifts. There are many other events taking place such as the switching on of the lights, Santa’s grotto, face painting and live music. A great day out for the whole family.
And if you wish to indulge in a proper treat on Christmas Day and let others do all the hard work, then head to Fifteen Restaurant in Newquay. Fifteen are putting together a festive menu created by Head Chef Adam Banks. Forget traditional turkey with all the trimmings, our Christmas menu takes inspiration from Italian traditions with a Cornish twist.
Start with a glass of prosecco and antipasti for the table to share. Followed by four festive courses of Italian inspired dishes made with fantastic seasonal produce. Priced at £89 per person with half-size portions for children under 12 at £44.50. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
How to book: Telephone: 01637 861000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope this has given you a nice taster of all the exciting things to look forward to for your Christmas break. If you’re looking for cosy accommodation then take a look at our fabulous holiday park near Bude here.