Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on December 18th, 2015

The Pencarrow Christmas Fair

Following the success of the Wadebridge Christmas Fayre last weekend we set off this week for the Pencarrow fair, this is one of the lovely houses just 10 minutes from Coombe Mill and one where we had a wonderful afternoon last year. It was far less agricultural than the Wadebridge one  Clio and Guy had frond memories from our last visit, not least of which was the amazing chocolate Brownies and they were keen to come with me again, the rest of my children were washing cars and cement mixing back home so we picked up Clio’s friend en-route.

The Pencarrow Christmas Fayre

The sun was shining as we turned into the ling private driveway and soon hit a queue of traffic all thinking like us it as a great use of a Sunday afternoon. Having the 4 wheel drive I simply dived off onto the grass and parked up, fully expecting others to follow suit as the car park was clearly full. Clearly we were the only ones risking the off road option but for me it certainly beat queuing and we were happy to enjoy the walk up through the estate to the house.  The kids ran on ahead finding trees to climb, or slide down in Guy’s case!


Climbing Trees at Pencarrow


The beautiful steps and fountains make the formal gardens stunning in the winter sun


Kids exploring the gardens


We were all captivated by the amazing fungi growing in the otherwise immaculately manicured lawns. The colours were astonishing and I tried to look them up afterwards but was baffled by the possibilities I found online!


Mushrooms on the Pencarrow Grounds


Eventually we found our way to the house entrance and embraced the Christmas atmosphere where from craft stalls to food stalls the rooms were filled with Christmas cheer.


Christmassy Stalls


The children soon found the table they were really looking for and all chose from the amazing chocolate brownie flavours on offer, I’m rather hoping Guy was queuing by the Cornish coffee stand to buy my favourite Christmas coffee for under the tree and Clio and her friend both bought trinkets to start their Christmas shopping.


Kids on the stalls

With full tummies and crafts purchased we headed out to retrace out steps to the car. Thankfully they are still not too old to indulge in a little soggy leaf fun along the way.

Kicking up the leaves



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A few of my favourites from last week:

Stick Man is running at Moors Country Park and other Forestry Commission sites, My Two Mums made the most of it on their visit 

Reindeer and an Abbey to explore made a lovely day out for Tin Box Traveller

This may be the best Christmas Tree Farm experience I've seen from Drops of Learning 

Santa in the caves brought a spot of magic to the Christmas build up for Stopping at Two 

Win a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies with Country Kids

December Giveaway 


I am delighted to announce that Muddy Puddles have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. My favourites each week will be considered for a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way.  If you are not already familiar with this wonderful outdoor children's range please do take a look at their website where they have everything needed for year round country kids. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. For more more information on the Muddy Puddles wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here   

The Next Country Kids

The Next Country Kids will be in a fortnight where I will share all the Christmas and New Year fun form here on the farm. I wish you and your Families a very Merry Christmas and hope you will be back to share those post turnkey dinner walks with me on the 2nd January. 


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall