From Lovely Lanterns to Gingerbread Baking – Festive activities to suit everyone this Christmas in Torquay

Christmas is always a busy time as there are so many great activities and festive events in Torquay and the surrounding areas. With lots to choose from, we’ve listed some of the best ones we can find, to really get the festivities started!

Lovely Lanterns

The Annual Candlelit Dartmouth Weekend will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017.  Candlelit Kids will take place at the Flavel including craft workshops, advent story-telling and Santa’s grotto. Saturday includes the lantern parade and the arrival of Santa Claus in the Boatfloat. The fabulous lantern parade is a beautiful and atmospheric sight, which starts from the Old Market Square and travels through the town – led by the Blackawton Morris Dancers – and arrives at the Royal Avenue Gardens. Children and families parade their lanterns and musicians and entertainers will add to the spectacle. Also on Saturday is the  Best dressed Christmas dog competition at the Bandstand.

For the full programme of events, see their website.

Candlelit Dartmouth - Images courtesy of MiraclePR

Lovely laterns at last year’s Candlelit Dartmouth – Images courtesy of MiraclePR

Christmas Fun at Hannahs!

Come and enjoy a variety of games and activities in the quad at Seale-Hayne, including: Christmas Crazy Croquet, Present Hunt, Christmas Crafts, Cake Decoration, Storytelling Bed, Wishing Tree and Family Theatre.

Hannah’s are also hosting The Great Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday 16th December from 11.00am to 2.00pm in the Great Hall. Get your Christmas fancy dress on and come and enjoy their fun filled event including Christmas disco, entertainment, games, buffet, and a special visit from Santa and his elves. This spectacular event is open to all children, with free entrance for children with a disability and their siblings. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential – free or paying – to secure your place.

The Festive Great Outdoors

A fantastic event right on your doorstep this year is Occombe farm’s Tots Club Christmas. Taking place from 11 – 15 December, for children up to 5, it starts with some festive story telling warm by the fire, complete a glittering Christmas trail and then finish off with some Christmas crafts.  Price: £5.00. Suitable for: Toddlers-5 yrs old, babies can come at no charge. If baking is more your thing, why not join the Gingerbread House Workshop on 10 December or their Christmas Stollen Workshop on 26 November. All Occombe farms festive events are available on their website.

Make gingerbread house at Occombe Farm

Make a gingerbread house at Occombe Farm Gingerbread House Workshop

There are so many events going on in our local area this Christmas you’ll need to get your skates on to find them all! If you’d like to know where you can meet Santa in Torquay this year, read our blog to find out!



Sally Starling

Sally Starling

Marketing Assistant at TLH Leisure Resort
Second generation full 'Torquinian'. Big fan of the great outdoors and all things unusual.
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