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Open Saturday 16 February - Sunday 27 October 2019

  • 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. 

Nativity Pennywell Farm Devon Tourist Attraction The Christmas Journey continues as every child will be greeted personally by Father Christmas in his woodland grotto 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.

Christmas lamb

Please arrive 15 minutes before your performance, remember to wrap up warm and don't forget to bring your camera.

Father Christmas arrives on Saturday 23 Nov at 9.45am. If you book this performance, arrive around 9.30am so that you are ready and wating to see him at arrive at the farm with his elves, Pennywell style.

Father Christmas arrives

Book your tickets!

Tickets for 9.45am on Sat 23, Sun 24, Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1 Dec include Breakfast with Santa. 

Tickets for 2.30pm on Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1 Dec include a Cream Tea with Santa. 


Christmas 2019

Please check and select your performance
Children under 3 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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