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Last weekend we were invited along to the Christmas nativity at Pennywell Farm. We hadn’t been before so we were excited to see what it was all about. Personally I love Pennywell Farm, as do the kiddies, it has a lovely family feel to the whole set up.
The Christmas Nativity
The Christmas nativity show takes place in the big barn alongside the animals. The stage set was really lovely with twinkling stars in the background and straw everywhere!
What I didn’t realise before we went is that the ‘starts of the nativity’ are the audience! They have an area where your children can get dressed up and then take part in the show. The children have a choice of being either an angel, a shepherd, a wise man, an innkeeper or the stars of the show Mary and Joseph.
It’s narrated by one of the staff so there’s no lines involved for the audience. I really wanted our two to join in but they weren’t having it! They just enjoyed watching the show instead.
One thing that made this Christmas nativity show particulary good was that they used real animals from the farm. Mary and Joseph got to ride on a real donkey and the shepherds got to hold real lambs. There was even a real baby jesus as one of the Mums in the audience had recently had a baby.
The show wasn’t too long which was good for the little ones and the narrator was very funny.
After the show we all went to the Henny Penny cafe and there was mince pies and mulled wine for the grown ups and homemade Christmas biscuits for the kiddies.
When we felt suitably refreshed we went to visit Santa in his grotto. The kiddies told him what they wanted for Christmas and had a chat about where to leave the stockings so he could find them on Christmas Eve.
When they had finished telling him their life story Santa gave them both a present. Henry received a mould & paint dinosaur kit and Lowenna got a make your own fairy mirror kit. I was very impressed with the gifts.
Afterwards the kiddies had a quick go on the bouncy castle in Noah’s barn and you can also have a cuddle with the little pigs if you wish.
We all had a really lovely time at the Christmas nativity and I would definitely recommend it for you and your family.
Good to Know
It’s recommended to allow up to 2 hours for your visit and arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show.
Don’t forget you camera!
You can book you tickets on the Pennywell website.
How Much Does it Cost?
Tickets are priced as follows…
Children (3-16 years): £12.95
Children (1-2 years): £9.95
Babies under 12 months (who don’t require a gift from Santa): Free
Watch our Video
Here’s a short video of our experience of the nativity.