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Fun, Festive Things to do with the Kids this Christmas in Devon

The countdown has begun and it’s time to get stuck into this year’s festive delights! Here’s a few of the most magical Christmas events in Devon…

Exeter Northcott Theatre - Exeter

Panto season has landed!
What’s more fun than a family panto trip at Christmas time? Get ready for the climb of your life as Exeter Northcott presents a GIANT of a pantomime this year. Exeter’s favourite panto dame Steve Bennett returns to write, direct and star in another home-grown show for all the family - Jack and the Beanstalk. Expect plenty of audience participation, live music and laughs galore…

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Living Coasts - Torquay

Experience the magic of Christmas at Living Coasts this December by sitting down to breakfast with Santa! 
For this new event, children will be able to decorate and enjoy scrumptious pancakes and receive a special present from Santa himself. During your visit there will also be the chance to make enrichment presents for the playful penguins!

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Crealy - Exeter

Crealy are going all out this year with their ‘Crealy Christmas Spectacular’. They’ll be dazzling you and your little ones with 9 new attractions including the South West’s very first Christmas on Ice Show and Santa’s Magical Toy Shop, where every child gets to choose their own pressie. This all day experience is the biggest Christmas event in the South West and is guaranteed to be a magical day out for the whole family. Your ticket includes Christmas on Ice, Mary Christmas’ Bakery, Santa’s Magical Toy Shop, Rudy’s Reindeer Food Making Station, Santa’s Post Office and much more. 

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The Big Sheep - Bideford

The Big Sheep is a toddlers dream this Christmas. Toddler Takeover Days return and they’re even bigger and better than ever with a brand new interactive music show, Christmas themed parent-led crafts and lots more wonderful festive fun. 

Not to forget about Woolly’s Wonderland and a visit to Santa’s Grotto. Little ones can meet Santa at weekends until 24th December, see Santa’s Magical Light Show & also make the most of the Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Eweston Station Train Ride and Twister Ride. If you head over on a Saturday, don’t miss the Christmas Market which will be full of festive food and crafty goods! 

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Woodlands Park - Dartmouth

Take your little ones on a magical interactive journey through 9 rooms of Santa's Grotto at Woodlands. Your ticket includes a gift from Santa, reindeer food to take home, sweet treats for the kids and a festive drink of the adults, as well as plenty of photo opportunities with Santa and his elves. If you’re really prepared, you can bring your pre-written Christmas letters to be posted to Santa in his very own personal post box. 

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Pennywell Farm - Buckfastleigh

It’s not truly Christmas without a nativity play, and Pennywell Farm really bring theirs to life. Little (and big!) ones are welcome to throw on a costume and take part in the play, or, if you’d rather sit back and watch, get cosy on the straw bale seating as this magical story comes to life. The Christmas journey continues as every child will be greeted personally by Father Christmas to receive their very special Christmas gift. Before you leave, a warm festive welcome awaits in Henny Penny’s Cafe where the smell of mulled wine and delicious mince pies fill the air. Sit back and enjoy whilst the kids are treated to a homemade Christmas biscuit and soft drink. Don’t forget to bring your camera! 

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