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Christmas Nativity Plays at Pennywell!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Pennywell, our Devon Tourist Attraction.

The Nativity Scene is set in the barn with all the Pennywell animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home. Leave the high street behind and journey back with us to the very first Christmas with the arrival of baby Jesus at the heart.

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

We have the costumes so that the children can become the star performers, providing a host of heavenly angels, shepherds watching their sheep, wise men travelling, innkeepers and of course, Mary and Joseph.

The festive journey continues after the performance as every child is greeted personally by Santa to receive their special gift.

A warm and festive welcome then awaits in Henny Penny’s Cafe where there are refreshments for all. Warm mince pies, mulled wine, tea and coffee are waiting for the adults, while the children are treated to homemade Christmas biscuits and juice.

Meet our friendly farmyard animals, relax and soak up the indescribable atmosphere that only Christmas can bring. It really is the perfect start to your celebrations.

You need to allow at least two hours for your visit and be ready for your performance 15 minutes before it starts.

Don’t forget your camera!

The farm is only open for pre-booked Nativity Plays. Christmas at Pennywell is ticket only but the good news is Booking online is easy. 
Christmas at Pennywell

This story appeared on November 30, 2016

12 thoughts on “Christmas Nativity Plays at Pennywell!

  1. AvatarJulie burgess

    We’ve booked for the 9:45 xmas nativity on sun 27th Nov. There was mention about a breakfast. Can you give me more details about timings etc
    Many thanks

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi, breakfast with Santa is the Cafe at 9.45am followed by your Nativity performance at around 10.30am. The children will then see Santa in his grotto for their presents and then there will be refreshments back at the Cafe. I would allow approximately 2 to 3 hours for your visit.

  2. AvatarChristine

    We have booked for the nativity on 17 Dec. We have never been to the farm before and we are keen to know will there be any pigs to be seen? Our daughter has a Pennywell pocket pig calendar every year and would be very excited to know that she might finally get to see one.

  3. AvatarDan

    Hi I’m gonna book some tickets this month I have a 11 and a half month old baby girl and really want to go somewhere for picture memory’s penny well farm looks perfect is there much for my daughter to enjoy

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Please forgive the delay in responding to you.
      She will love the Christmas Nativity with all the animals. It’s very relaxed and informal so she can just enjoy herself. Plenty of lovely animals to meet and a gift from Father Christmas. She’ll have a great time!

  4. AvatarNikki

    We had previously attended the Pennywell Nativity and with the youngest now old enough (4 yo) we were excited to visit again (21/12/2020)- although a little anxious over covid rules etc. It was magnificent and we thought it was even better than the old nativity plays – it was a freezing cold and really rainy night but meeting Mary and Joseph in Nazareth and following the donkey to bethlehem, visiting the innkeepers was all wonderful – mulled wine and mice pies delish too! Obviously lovely that Father Christmas had time to have a chat and picture at the end. I didn’t enjoy the tractor ride too much, but that was all due to the truly awful weather that night – 4yo loved it :). Fantastic thank you for being brave enough to give it a go and I hope it keeps a similar format in future years. We will be back in December.


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