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Christmas at Pennywell!

We are delighted to be running our Nativity Plays and visits to Father Christmas this year.

We invite you to take a very special journey into Bethlehem where the story of the first Christmas is brought to life.

The farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, hundreds of Christmas trees and plenty of Christmas sparkle. You will be greeted and taken along a tree-lined path, inside to the North Pole check-in where your festive adventure will begin. Father Christmas will have left us a guest list so we’ll be expecting you! Every child will receive their Christmas passport to get stamped at each point in the journey.

A knock on the door from your Pennywell narrator and it’s time to go.

You will enter Nazareth which sets the scene for Mary, Joseph, the Angel Gabriel and the world changing news of what is about to happen.

Our donkey awaits to lead you along the path, to the little town of Bethlehem where we will be knocking on a few doors to see if we can find an Inn that will take us for the night.

When we arrive at the final door, we are met with the news that we have to share with the animals and the live Nativity will continue in the warm and cosy barn. With a real manger and all the Pennywell animals looking on, the scene is set and the story of the first Christmas really comes alive.

You will have a reserved seating area in the barn for your family/group, socially distanced from anyone else and as the barn is spacious there is plenty of room for everyone in each group.

After the Nativity, it’s off to Noah’s Barn for some Christmas cheer with a homemade Christmas biscuit and squash for the children and mince pies and warming drinks for the adults. Again, there will be a seating area just for your family/group with plenty of space. Children will have some time to burn off some energy on the bouncy castles and to write their letters to Father Christmas. There will also be an Elves Sweet shop open for the children.

From there, we move to another warm barn for our Christmas close encounters with the animals. Tickle, touch and stroke our Pennywell Miniature piglets, pygmy goat kids, and other furry friends. We’re sure you’ll enjoy making some new friends all in the safety of your own family/group. There’s a special festive photo frame to get that all important Christmas family selfie before moving to our final destination to meet a very special person.

At the end of dark enchanted forest, Father Christmas will be waiting in his grotto with a gift for every child. The perfect way to end your Christmas visit.

Lights and Father Christmas

There’s no better way to get into the spirit of Christmas and mark the start of your own Christmas celebrations.

With all the Christmas magic going on, we haven’t compromised on safety for a moment. There are very limited tickets available at every session and you will be kept to your own family/group. Where activities are indoors, there will be reserved seating areas for each group to allow for safe social distancing. Of course, government guidelines will need to be followed when in an indoor space.

With both indoor and outdoor scenes along the way, we advise warm outdoor clothing and the all-important waterproof layer, just in case the snow decides to fall!

We can’t wait to see you! BOOK TICKETS

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This story appeared on December 1, 2020 and is tagged as: | |

8 thoughts on “Christmas at Pennywell!

  1. AvatarPennywell Post author

    Hi Michelle, you should have had to select a time and date during the booking. Sometimes the email confirmation can get lost in your spam/junk folder so do check there if you still don’t have it. If you are still unsure please get in contact with our tickets team at [email protected] or call 01364 642023 and they would be delighted to help you! 😄

  2. AvatarPennywell Post author

    Hi Alison, you need to allow between 2-2.5 hours for the experience. The 17:00 session would finish between 19:30-20:00 at the car park. Hope that helps 😄

  3. AvatarJenny Dunn

    We had the most amazing time at this years Nativity. Coming every year we had no idea what to expect . We were truly blown away by the effort the team had put and were not disappointed in anyway . You truly mad this so magical and really made our year. Our children are 9 and 7 and our 9 year was still blown away involved in the true magic of Christmas . You all deserve a huge clap thank for a lovely day and see you in the new year

  4. AvatarJennie Neale

    I came last year and it was wonderful, especially in such difficult conditions.
    Reading the itinerary for the day I was wondering if there will be the tractor rides again this year

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi Jennie, We are so glad you enjoyed our Christmas experience last year, We certainly will be having tractor rides again as part of the Christmas experience.


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