A magical Christmas experience in Cornwall which adults will love as much as children, is to wander through the Winter Wood at Tehidy Woods, near Portreath in Cornwall and discover the enchantment of the faerie kingdom.
I am a huge fan of Rogue Theatre and regularly watch their shows. The Winter Wood is a favourite festive tradition at this time of year.
On a wintry afternoon or in the darkness, Angelina, Ollie and their bohemian company embellish the bare beauty of their special corner of the forest to create an enchanting, glittery, candlelit wonderland where theatre is taken into the landscape.
You’ll come across faeries gliding through trees, fire juggling and Old Man Winter with his ancient tales as you wander through the wood. Beautifully woven story-telling lies at the heart of the performances. Winter Wood celebrates all things seasonal and festive while tapping into our appetite for mystery and surprise.
At the end of your journey there is a play, new each year, and each year the stories and songs are as compelling and magical for grown ups as they are for children. Mulled wine, hot chocolate and soup are on hand to keep you warm in the performance tent too, but do wrap up warm!
Winter Wood 2016 takes place three times each day at 1pm, 4pm and 6.30pm from 9th to 30th December (not 12th, 19th or Christmas Day and the 1pm bookings are reserved for big groups from 13th to 16th December). If you are holidaying at Bosinver over the festive period I wholeheartedly recommend you keep an eye on Rogue Theatre’s website and buy tickets for an experience you will never forget! For tickets and information visit www.roguetheatre.co.uk/winter-wood-2016/
A lovely thing to do on the way home is to stop by the little village of Angarrack, close to Hayle on the north coast of Cornwall. Over the years the village has raised funds to build a rather spectacular Christmas lights display of the 12 Days of Christmas, with illuminations scattered through the village: there are lights on the roof tops, on the walls, and even in the river! You can enjoy a winter warmer in the Angarrack Inn in the village.
The Angarrack Christmas lights are switched on between 5pm – 10.30pm every day up to and including Twelfth Night (5 January).
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