If you fancy feeling festive then North Cornwall and Devon have plenty to offer you! Carols and concerts, steam trains and shopping, magic and Morris dancing, and even a barbecue! What will you be getting up to? Let us know in the comments if we've missed a great event!
Ohh, it's that time of year again! What on earth are you going to get for so-and-so? Do you join the throngs of shoppers on the high street, or do you shop online and hope the right gift arrives on time? We have another idea. How about you make something? For those of us who aren't naturally talented in craft, we've gathered 5 great craft workshops that you can take part in over the next month. Failing that, you could always gift a voucher so that your loved ones can make their own presents!
One of our favourite parts of the festive season is watching the local towns decorate their streets and get into the Christmas spirit. To kick off your yule, why not head to one of the events that celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights? Here are 10 such events in North Cornwall and Devon for 2017 in chronological order. If we've missed one, let us know in the comments below.
Cornwall is proud of its unique culture, and its historic ways of celebrating Christmas are no exception. In this post, we feature 12 fun, interesting, or downright bizarre Cornish customs. Do you know of another? Let us know in the comments below. We wish you all a Nadelik Lowen!
Gourmet handmade dog treats are a growing trend among dog-owners. Indeed, all dogs staying in our cottages are treated to a pack of goodies from the excellent Klassy Canine Bakery in Devon. However, did you know how easy it is to make your own? In this post, we share a wonderfully simple recipe for some Christmas dog treats. Great for spoiling your four-legged friend this festive season or for giving to fellow dog-lovers.
If you're struggling to get into the Christmas spirit, what better than a hearty festive sing-song? Of course, most churches are holding their own services in December so check out what your local church is offering. We've pulled together a few extra options for those in search of carols. If you have one we haven't listed, let us know in the comments or on social media.
Christmas events seem to happen earlier and earlier each year, so you’ve probably noticed a few events taking place already. Don’t worry though – there are still plenty of events lined up for those of us who like to keep Christmas in December! Most attractions are having their own celebration in one form or another, but here are some highlights you might otherwise miss.
Wow! Less than 2 weeks to Christmas Day. If you’re not quite feeling in the Yuletide mood, what better way remedy than having a good old festive sing-song! Of course, most churches in the area hold their own carol services, including the popular 9 Lessons and Carols; however, we’ve rounded up a few other concerts and events that are still to happen in the North Cornwall area. Put on that Christmas jumper and jingle those bells! If we've forgotten one, let us know in the comments below!
Hurray! It's December! Tis officially the season to be jolly!
There are so many great events coming up throughout Cornwall and Devon, it’s hard to choose between them.
Most large attractions (such as Crealy, The Milky Way etc) have their own Christmas events lined up – and our local National Trust properties (Cotehele and Lanhydrock) are beautifully decorated and always worth a look.
However in this post we’ve selected some worthy celebrations near North Cornwall that you may otherwise miss.
Have we forgotten one? Add it using the comments section below!
It may still feel a little early to get into the Christmas spirit, but did you realise that many local Christmas fairs and craft markets have already taken place? Don’t panic! You’re still in time to catch some great events in and around North Cornwall. Here’s our round-up of Christmas markets in the area in chronological order. If we've missed one, please tell us about it in the comments below!