A Christmas Morning feed run around the Coombe Mill animals with a special appearance from Farmer Santa.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill
Our Christmas is beginning to form a few traditions we look forward to, combined with new adventures that keep the festive season fresh and fun. We are lucky enough not only to have family join us but our Christmas holiday guests too and we open up our farm and our home to make it a magical holiday for all. With Christmas our regular routine is turned upside down and I thought a printed itinerary of what, when and where would help everyone plan their family activities around the Coombe Mill events.
In preparation for everyone arriving Guy helped Farmer Nick build our reindeer family. All the kids were most tickled by Daddy deer’s aptly placed branch stump!
All my children helped with setting up the Christmas lights and Christmas trees in the week leading up to our Christmas opening as well as cleaning out the play areas and making a Santa Grotto in the train tunnel and of course creating the new Den Building Zone. These preparations are all part of the fun of Christmas for us and I love to see the children arrive at Coombe Mill and enjoy all that we have created.
Activity hour moved to Monday and focused on a farm explore for holly and ivy to make potato table decorations. Coming indoors we expanded this further with all kinds of Christmas decorations the guests could take back to embellish their Christmas Trees and some reindeer food for the children to take as a special treat for our very own Rudolph.
The Santa Train is a real highlight, with Christmas music and a festive tunnel all week the excitement really builds for Christmas Eve when Santa and his elf wait in the tunnel for Driver Guy and his passengers to arrive. Listening to the children and their questions to Santa is always a giggle and watching their faces as presents are handed out.
The fun continues for all who choose to join the village Christingle Service where Santa miraculously travels from Coombe Mill to St Tudy for more presents in the Street with mince pies and mulled wine for the adults.
Arriving back at Coombe Mill everyone joins us in our home for a relaxed supper and drinks leaving as the children start to wilt in time to set up stockings and kiss sleepy children goodnight.
Christmas Day and it’s all aboard the Tractor at a delayed time of 10am to allow for early morning present opening. That Santa really does get about as here he is in the form of Farmer Nick; we think he had only just returned Rudolph to his field here!
If you fancy joining the fun next Christmas we are already taking bookings and have properties to sleep up to 10 people. We offer 10 days for the price of 7 too so if you are interested please ask.
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A few of my favourites from last week:
Chelsea Mamma is back at Coombe Mill for Christmas sharing the fun of the feed run, do watch her lovely video at the end.
Christmas is a time for being together,
A chance to catch up with family and friends.
Indulge in all that is festive
And spread a little happiness.
Christmas is a time to celebrate,
To recall events that have marked our year.
Rejoice in our achievements
And learn from mistakes we made.
Christmas is a time for giving,
Our time, our money and our love.
For bringing a smile to those we hold dear
And making a difference to those we know not.
We will be enjoying our family time and sharing our Christmas fun with our holiday visitors.
Don’t forget if you are out and about enjoying the great outdoors over the festive holidays my Country Kids Linky will be running as usual on Saturdays and I’d love to see you there.
However you spend your Christmas and whatever values it holds for you:
A trip through the winter wonderland tunnel on the Coombe Mill Railway with smiles all around.