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Christmas at Pennywell Farm

Picture the scene.

Christmas lights and trees in an authentic manger setting with all the live animals looking on, warm and dry in their winter home.

Rekindle the true spirit of Christmas and put the arrival of the baby Jesus at the heart of Christmas. Pennywell Farm will be transformed into a real winter wonderland in time for the Nativity plays in December.

Pennywell supplies the costumes and organises the whole direction, giving every child (and adult) the opportunity to dress up and star in the performance. They even manage to make sure the snow falls at the end of each performance.

There really is a host of heavenly angels and many shepherds watching their sheep. Lots of voices are needed for the singing of Little Donkey, While Shepherds Watched and Away in a Manger to name a few.

After the play, every child meets Santa in his grotto and receives a present. A Christmas film is showing in the Farmyard Theatre between performances and seasonal refreshments of warm mince pies and mulled wine for the adults, home made Christmas biscuits and squash for the children make the visit complete.

You can even meet Santa’s reindeer, Dancer and Prancer in the Pennywell Farmyard.

The Nativity plays start on 2nd December and run until Christmas Eve. Booking is essential and Santa really does need to plan ahead so book now by visiting: or call: 01364 642023.

Jollyween at Pennywell

Pennywell is gearing up for a very special week of activities, so treat your family to a day out this October Half Term and be part of our annual Jollyween festival.

All the animals will be waiting for their last cuddle of the season and we have a whole week of hands on Jollyween fun to brighten up your autumn.

There are all your favourite activities like bottle feeding, ferret racing and grow your own as well as some very special themed events throughout the day.

Pumpkin carving is not to be missed and every child can take home a FREE happy pumpkin face lantern with a candle. With mask making, apple bobbing and lots of creative crafts to join with so you are promised an amazing day – whatever the weather!

Nutty Noah will be here with his own brand of bonkers entertainment on Monday 24th and Friday 28th, Dan the Hat will be dazzling on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th and Billy Wiz will be working his magic on Thursday 27th.

Pennywell’s last day of the season is Sunday 30th October so join us this half term and enjoy the bright side of life!

If you can’t wait until Half Term, Pennywell is open every day from 10am to 5pm for a full day of fun. You can even cuddle a world famous Pennywell miniature Pig.

For further information visit the website: where you can also see some great incentives for booking tickets online.