If the whole idea of yet another Christmas or New Year at home having to negotiate which side of the family you should spend Christmas day with is getting too much for you, then perhaps getting away from it all could be the answer!

There’re lots of things for you to do for all the family at Broomhill Manor, including the heated swimming pool and spa, games rooms and horse riding!  There are also lots of things going on in and around Bude for you to combine a festive break in a luxury cottage with some great family days out.

One “mustn’t miss” event for visitors to Bude is the traditional Christmas Day Swim from Crooklets beach which takes place at 11 am prompt and which everyone should experience at least once!

Here are some other festive events for you to enjoy!

Father Christmas

Father Christmas at Eden up until Christmas Eve – NOW SOLD OUT

Santa on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway – selected times throughout December to Christmas Eve

Enjoy the magically decorated house and gardens and Christmas trails, crafts and Father Christmas at Lanhydrock from the 1st Dec to 3rd January.

Eating Out (you will need to book in advance!)

Christmas Fayre at The Beach House, Widemouth – great music and a superb festive menu with a fine dining twist! 01288 361256

Christmas Events at the Falcon – Christmas meals throughout December and a Boxing day family lunch from noon with the Lifeboat Band “Friggin Riggin” from 2.30pm

New Year’s Eve – early evening champagne and nibbles reception for guests staying at Broomhill Manor

New Year’s Eve at Elements, 3 course dinner with fizz and dancing, £45 per person

Ice skating

Ice-skating at Eden – from October 2015 till 28th February 2016

Festive lights over the Christmas period

Christmas lights at Clovelly

Christmas Lights at Mousehole


Polperro Fishermen’s Choir in the Chapel – 23rd  December, 7pm

Christmas Eve carols and worship

Midnight Mass at St Michael’s Bude

Christmas Carols at The Falcon with Bude Folk Club from 9.00pm.


Big Sheep Farmers Market –  December


See Visit Bude for more info on Christmas and New Year events in Bude