An action packed New Year’s Eve at Coombe Mill

Posted on January 20th, 2017

We have various seasonal activities through the year where we go that little bit further as a holiday business to make your stay here memorable. New Year’s Eve is one such time. We have built up a bit of a tradition for having a little party and celebration which has grown year on year.  This year we combined our weekly activity hour into the day making a full afternoon and evening of fun for our guests.


Enjoying New Year's Eve at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays in Cornwall


New Year’s Eve Activity Hour

I enlisted the help of Guy and Clio and began over in the games room.  Our first activity was turning empty toilet rolls into Chinese lanterns as it is Chinese new year this month too.  It took some careful cutting to get these right and we even added pretend flames.


Making chinese Lanterns on New Year's Eve


My second activity was more straightforward.  The children ran off in search of a stick to make a sparkler.  They then chose strips of floristry ribbon to tape to one end and as simple as that their sparklers were complete and ready to wave around.  These were a huge hit and best of all for the parents, they were the safest sparklers around!


Making safe child friendly sparklers




With two crafts completed I was keen to get every one up and running around. I handed out the first clue for a firework treasure hunt.  Not real fireworks I hasten to add, but laminated firework clues hidden around the farm in riddles.  I had the children chasing all over to find the answers.

Firework trail at Coombe Mill Farm Holidays on New Year's Eve


The last clue took the children to Guy in the den building zone, who was ready and waiting with a camp fire.  As promised in the last clue the children each took marshmallows to toast.  It was just chilling down as the light began to fade and the fire gave us a welcome winter warmth.


Toasting marshmallows on a campfire at Coombe Mill Farm Holidays on New Year's Eve





A few were worried they might miss the evening train ride, however as the train driver was still busy cooking marshmallows no one could miss out.  With tummies full of marshmallow and sparklers still in hand the children headed over to the train.


Train ride on New Year's Eve


New Years Eve Party

I had an hour spare from our afternoon activities to dress the games room ready for our new year’s eve party.  As everyone arrived, corks were popped, nibbles munched and the music played. Everyone was in high spirits to welcome in the new year, although we actually hold our party in the early evening to make it a truly family event.


New Year's Eve Party at Coombe Mill 2016

There was just one more surprise for everyone; crowding outside the games room and looking up the hill, Farmer Nick gave us all a magnificent firework display.

Fireworks for New Year's Eve at Coombe Mill Farm Holidays


Fireworks ? for our New Year guests tonight.

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We are now taking bookings for new year 2017.  If you fancy joining the fun please check out our availability


We offer short breaks from the 27th of December, or ten nights for the price of seven from the same date.

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