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A Magical Totnes Christmas

Enjoy a Christmas like no other in the magical Totnes.  Stay in one of our wonderful properties and enjoy everything the town and surrounding area has to offer.  Whether it be located in the lovely Totnes, or further afield, there is so much to get involved in this Christmas in the beautiful Devon.  Check out our recommendations below for ideas of Christmas adventures to be a part of in Totnes and the surrounding area…


Join Kents Cavern as they begin their Christmas festivities.  From the 29th of November to the 15th of December, enjoy the magical Christmas concert.  They are teaming up with the Torbay Police and Community Choir and Yours in Harmony to bring you amazing acoustics within the caves.  Start seated in the Vestibule Chamber to enjoy the music, or join in, and then take a walk through the cave system singing carols by candlelight.  Finish the evening with mulled wine or hot chocolate and festive treats.  Buy tickets today and enjoy the experience on Your Devon Escape.


Christmas is the House of Marbles’ favourite time of year.  With Santa waiting patiently in his Grotto for children to visit, and chefs prepping a Christmas feast in The Old Pottery Restaurant, it is a setting full of Christmas cheer.  The shop is packed within unique gifts and toys, perfect for last minute presents, and the Glassmakers are prepping their studios for the festivities. Take your children on a magical trip through their festive winter wonderland to visit Santa and the elves, where they can share their Christmas wishes and receive a lovely gift and goody bag filled with seasonal treats.  Santa will be in residence at the House of Marbles every weekend from the 26th of November through to Christmas, as well as 19th-22nd of December.  Book tickets online today to enjoy the Christmas festivities in a unique and memorable way.


Throughout December, check out the illuminations at Powderham Castle, Exeter.  Enjoy the castle as normal, plus all the Christmas extras!  From a Christmas Trail to an evening light walk, to the Christmas Barn, there is a lot to explore this December at the beautiful castle.  Check out their website to find out more and book your tickets today.  Another magical Devon experience to enjoy on Your (Christmas) Devon Escape.


Join the Babbacombe Model Village illuminations with lots of Christmas sparkle and festive lighting.  Enjoy all that the model village has on offer, plus some delightful miniature seasonal scenes as they enjoy their Christmas.  The experience is a day and night one.  A Christmas character spotter sheet will add some fun during the daylight for you to explore and spot the miniature Santas.  Explore the miniatures during the day and enjoy the sparkly lights at night.  To enjoy the best of both experiences, we recommend arriving between 2pm and 3pm to make the most out of the Christmas adventure.  Open at weekends and throughout the Christmas period, check out their website to find out more.


For the run up to Christmas and over the Christmas period, the farm is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with twinkling lights.  It is a truly magical Christmas experience.  You can walk the nativity journey, visit the elf street shop, enjoy Christmas cuddles, and visit Father Christmas.  Arrive at the North Pole, collect your Christmas passport and get stamps as you make your way through the Christmas experience.  It is a unique and wonderful Christmas experience to enjoy on Your Devon Escape.  Book tickets today to not miss out!


For a magical experience like no other, hop on the Polar Express to the North Pole this December.  You get to meet the characters from the film including the conductor, the singing chefs, the hobo, and, of course, Father Christmas. Go dressed in pyjamas and enjoy the fun-filled theatrical adventure as you make your way to the North Pole.  The story is told as you make your journey as you enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.  Santa will join you on board and hand you a Christmas gift (if you’ve made the nice list).  After arriving back at the station, write a letter to Santa to be delivered to him and let him know where you will be for Christmas.  Book today to enjoy a magical and unique experience on Your Devon Escape.


Make magical memories this Christmas at the Totnes Christmas Markets.  Happening on Tuesday evenings throughout December, this is a delightful Christmas event to not miss.  The whole town will be getting into the festive spirit with entertainment, good food and drinks, artisan shopping and more.  It is the perfect place to find those unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  Enjoy free music and entertainment as you sip on mulled cider or hot chocolate and enjoy the electric Christmas atmosphere.  There is a free Gnome Trail for the children to enjoy and explore alongside a free pompom craft workshop to make lovely homemade gifts or tree decorations.  Will you or the children be able to spot all 40 gnomes making Totnes their home during December?  Let us know!

For more ideas for activities on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous on Your Devon Escape by sharing your Christmas adventures with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape or on Instagram @your_devon_escape

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