Check out some fun festive family days out for families who are planning a little pre-Christmas break in Devon this year to get into the festive period.
The farm is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with sparkling lights and lots of Christmas trees. Families are greeted by the friendly elves! Enjoy a walking nativity play, visiting the elf’s sweet shop and of course visiting Father Christmas. Warm mince pies and drinks for the adults, along with homemade biscuits for the kids! Christmas cuddles with the animals and tractor rides around the farm to spot gingerbread men!
Plymouth’s winter wonderland in Central Park which starts on the 24th November. Take a walk through the enchanted forest to meet Father Christmas and his elves. Book for an ice-skating session on the undercover ice rink, enjoy some live music under the heated big top, festive food stalls, Christmas bar, fun attractions, and rides – it sounds like the best festive family day out in Devon.
Winter Fest is a popular Christmas gift and craft fair in Torre Abbey, Devon for two weekends 25th, 26thNovember and then 2nd, 3rd December. Unique handmade local items, decorations, toys. Knitted gifts and craft kits. Christmas music and alpacas from the local farm! Exclusive Christmas meet with Father and Mother Christmas.
Woodlands is a family theme park in Devon which is magically transformed for the festive season. An interactive journey through 10 rooms of Santa’s grotto, children can bring their Christmas letter to post in Father Christmas post box and enjoy the winter fun rides and attractions. Meet Father’s Christmas’s elves and friends wandering about and snap up a picture with the man himself!
Their biggest festive event yet, GloWild is an immersive light experience at Paignton Zoo with a variety of beautiful, interactive light installations, fun and silent disco. The light experience is an illuminated storybook inviting families to step into a magical world around the zoo.
Family festive favourite for over 20 years in Devon, sailing with Santa along the River Exe. Meet Father Christmas one-board grotto where the little ones can receive a handpicked gift while the adults can enjoy homemade mulled wine and locally baked minced pies. Tickets are currently sold out however, you can go on their waitlist for tickets as some do pop up!
Where to stay…
All of these fab family days out are located within an hour or under hours reach to these beautiful family friendly holiday cottages in Devon at Gitcome. All cottages are 4- and 5-star, child friendly, have cosy log burners and have access to the on-site facilities, such as indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, playroom and play park. Surrounded by stunning views with country walks right on the doorstep.
For more holiday ideas in Devon check out the Holiday Tots website.