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Tickets are available for Christmas Nativity Plays

  • Nativity Scene
  • Christmas Pigs

Nativity Plays and Visits to Father Christmas

Bringing the Nativity to Life

The whole family is caught up in the Christmas magic at Pennywell. Adults are welcome to take part in the Nativity or simply watch the delight and wonder on the children’s faces from the cosy straw bale seating, as the greatest story ever told comes to life. 

Picture the scene . . a magical manger setting with all the Pennywell animals, the barn twinkling with hundreds of tint lights in the many Christmas trees and carols ringing out across the farm.

Every child can become a star performer of they would like to. We have the costumes to provide a host of heavenly angels, shepherds watching their sheep, wise men travelling to worship, innkeepers and of course, Mary and Joseph. 

The Christmas Journey continues as every child will be greeted personally by Father Christmas to receive their very special Christmas gift. 

A warm festive welcome then awaits in Henny Penny's Cafe where the smell of mulled wine and delicious mince pies fill the air. Sit back and enjoy a tea or coffee while the children are treated to a homemade Christmas biscuit and a soft drink. 

You need to allow two hours for your Pennywell Christmas experience, beginning with your Nativity performance to get you into the Christmas spirit, followed by a visit to Father Christmas and rounded off with festive refreshments. Please arrive 15 minutes before your performance, remember to wrap up warm and don't forget to bring your camera.

Breakfast with Santa 

Santa arrives with his elves on Saturday 24th November!

Book the 9.45am performance on Sat 24 Nov to see Santa arrive at the farm, Pennywell style.

Plus . . . .

If you book the first performance on 24th, 25th Nov or 1st, 2nd Dec, Breakfast with Santa is included.

OR . . . 

book the 2.30pm performance on Sat 1st or Sun 2nd Dec and enjoy a Devon Cream Tea with Santa after your performance. 

A Christmas experience like no other!

Leave the high street behind and lose yourself in the joy and wonder of Christmas. Journey with us as our authentic manger scene in the cosy barn takes us back to the very first Christmas with the arrival of the baby Jesus at its heart. 

If you wish to book for a school or group please email, [email protected] and we will send you the information. 


Book your tickets!


Christmas 2018

Please check and select your performance
Babies under 12 months who do not require a gift from Santa are FREE
Total (0 tickets): £00.00

Your Family Christmas Starts Here

It's the Perfect start to your Christmas

"The visit to Santa was the highlight for my two boys and checking on them asleep in their beds last night, both with the toys that  Santa had given them."

Sam Mackenzie 

"I've never felt so close to the Christmas story as I had in that barn. Even the Christmas carols seemed much more real and far less "routine."

Holloway Family


Booking is essential! Your performance will be in the barn with all the animals so wrap up warm! After the performance refreshments will be served and the children will visit Father Christmas for their present.

The whole experience takes about two hours and you are welcome to stay longer. Please be aware that the Cafe is only open for festive refreshments after the performance. 

The pets area and piggy cuddles area are both open, along with Noahs Barn and the Tractor Village. A Christmas film will be running in the theatre. 



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