On Saturday, 2nd December, the medieval Great Barn at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey, near Plymouth opens its doors for Christmas 2023 with an immersive Tudor Frost Fair display. The Great Tudor Frost Fair in the Great Barn has been inspired by the incredibly cold winters in the 16 th and 17 th…Read More
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Powderham Castle, a historic gem nestled in the heart of South Devon, is set to transport visitors to a winter wonderland with the return of its highly-anticipated Christmas at the Castle event, which this year sees the introduction of a BSL Christmas grotto. As part of this magical celebration…Read More
The nights are long and dark, and the days are sometimes gloomy so we all need a big dose of Christmas cheer to brighten our days and evenings. Devon’s Top Attractions are aglow with festive lights, fabulous grottos, friendly Santas, nativity scenes, animals warm in deep straw-lined stables, busy…Read More
Looking for a magical stay in Devon this Christmas? Look no further than Lydgate House's festive offerings. Their three night Christmas Experience is the perfect way to relax and enjoy a truly special and unforgettable Christmas celebration. Our hotel will be adorned with tasteful decorations…Read More
It’s almost time to dust off those elves and find shelves to hide them on, so it’s no wonder that Santa is making a couple of pit stops in Devon this month to get ahead of the rush! Why not kick start your Christmas festivities by taking the kids (and the dogs!) to Santa’s grotto so he can get a…Read More
This holiday season, Wildwood Devon invites you to step back in time with Earth Santa – a unique twist on the traditional Father Christmas experience. From the 18th to the 24th of December, Santa and his Earth Elves can be found in Wildwood’s Saxon Village – an outdoor living history centre set up…Read More
We know, it’s only just turned from autumn into winter but the big day will be here before you know it, so why not jump right into the spirit by visiting some of Devon’s best loved markets and seasonal events? Wherever you are in the county, you’ll find a host of markets where you can enjoy a mulled…Read More
Things are getting festive at Woodlands Family Theme Park with Winter Fun set to take over from November 4 th through to the new year! Winter Fun 2023/24. Theme Park open weekends from November 4 th – March 17 th . All indoor rides and attractions open, some outdoor rides closed. Christmas Grotto &…Read More
We all know Devon is spectacular in the summer, but it is also the perfect destination for a winter getaway. Not only is it quieter than in the summer months, meaning you can explore at your leisure, enjoy incredible seasonal food and drink and generally get into the festive spirit, but you can also…Read More
The halls have been decked and trees trimmed, Christmastime is here. Gather your loved ones and step in from the cold this December for joy-filled days out with the National Trust in Torbay. A Winter’s Tide at Coleton Fishacre Weekends from 3-18 December, daily 27-31 December 2022 and 7-8 January…Read More