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Christmas at Pentire

Festive wreath hanging in the barn at Pentire, North Cornwall
Festive wreath at Pentire, North Cornwall | © National Trust/Rowen Mackenzie

Join us for some festive cheer at Pentire. There will be live music and wreath making workshops. Make friends with our wooden reindeer on a trail and why not combine with a bracing coastal walk before enjoying a hot chocolate in front of the fire. You’ll find the activities in the main visitor hub by the car park, toilets and café at Pentireglaze.

Christmas 2023 has now finished at Pentire.

The below is information for Christmas 2023. We hope you enjoyed all that we had to offer. Please check back here closer to Christmas 2024 when you’ll see all the updates of what we have in store for you at Pentire this year.

Wreath making workshops

Fri 1 and Sat 2 Dec at 11am. Tickets are £55 per person.

Get ready for the festive season by making your own Christmas wreath to take away with you. Guided by Charlotte Speculo, no experience is necessary. Refreshments available from the café.

Email to book your place.

Wooden reindeer in the orchard at Pentire, North Cornwall
Wooden reindeer at Pentire, North Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Rowen Mackenzie

Reindeer trail

Fri 1 Dec–Sun 7 Jan

Our popular wooden reindeer are back and with a fun new trail in the orchard.

Festive music

We’re delighted to welcome three musical acts who’ll be performing festive tunes during the run up to Christmas. Performances start at 1pm.

Sun 10, Arundel Consort - The group will present seasonal songs and tunes from across the centuries, using recorders, guitar, voice and various percussion.

Sat 16, The Rowan Tree - Performing traditional music, predominantly from Cornwall, and original tunes with a Celtic feel.

Sun 17, Washaway Gallery - The choir formed in 2001 to sing the music of the churches and chapels in the 18th & 19th centuries. They sing traditional Cornish carols, mainly unique to Cornwall.


Sun 7 Jan, from 12noon

Join us at Pentire for a wassail to toast the orchard in and awake the apple tree spirits. There'll be live music, apple themed activities and we're delighted to be joined by Boscastle Border Morris group.

The barn at Pentire, North Cornwall
The barn at Pentire | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Pentyr Café

Pentire is the perfect place to enjoy a winter's walk, with footpaths criss-crossing the headland. Enjoy some fresh sea air and then why not treat yourself to a sweet treat in front of the wood burning stove.

The café, toilets and barn with indoor seating will be open weekends in December (Fri-Sun) until Sun 17 Dec, 10.30am-3pm.

Then from Wed 27 Dec until Sun 7 Jan, 10.30am-3pm. Every purchase made helps to fund our work.

A visitor sat by the footpath, taking in the views across The Rumps at Pentire, Cornwall

Things to do at Pentire 

Discover this dramatic stretch of Cornish coastline just north of Polzeath, whether you want to get active outdoors, or simply sit and soak up the views. 

Pentyr Café at Pentire, Cornwall.

Eating at Pentire 

Whether you're grabbing some refreshments from Pentyr Café or bringing a picnic to enjoy, there are lots of options on where you can eat at Pentire.

Little dog sat with tongue out looking excited to try the tub of Scoop's Ice Cream for Dogs being held by a girl at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Visiting Pentire with your dog 

Pentire is a two pawprint rated place. Bring your dog to this stretch of Cornish coastline for fresh-air fun, with lots of walks to choose from, perfect for four paws (and two legs).