Elsie & Fleur

If you’re travelling to the West before Christmas or live here then here are a few ideas for what to do in the region that will help get you into the festive spirit this December.

Cornwall

Tom Bawcock’s Eve in Mousehole
Monday, December 23
The festival is held in memory of the famous resident who saved the villagers from starving by going out to fish in a severe storm. During the event Stargazy pie is eaten.

Dorset

Christmas walks at Brownsea Island – Poole Harbour, BH13 7EE
Sundays, December 8 and 15, 10.30am until 12noon. 
For further details, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island 

Somerset

Georgian Christmas at Coleridge Cottage – Nether Stowey, TA5 1NQ
Saturdays and Sundays, December 7 until 22, 11am until 3pm. 
A chance to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Georgian Christmas. 
For further details, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridge-cottage  

Dunster by candlelight – Dunster near Minehead, TA24 6SL
Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7. 
At the beginning of the festival on Friday at 5.30pm, there is the Lantern Lighting Procession. The procession starts on the Steep and continues through the village until all the lanterns in the streets have been lit. The procession of children and their families is accompanied by colourful stiltwalkers in fantastic costumes who put up the lanterns. 
For further details, please visit www.dunsterbycandlelight.co.uk

Wiltshire

Meet Father Christmas at Stourhead – Nr Warminster, BA12 6QD 
Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 15, 11.30am until 2.30pm.
Booking is essential 01747 841152. Child £5.
For further details, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead

Written by Capella Rew — December 05, 2013

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