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Christmas at Brogdale

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Get into the festive spirit with Christmas at Brogdale.

Say hello to the Christmas owls and get creative with some kids Christmas crafts before shopping for the perfect Christmas gift at the craft & produce stalls while you sip a hot mulled cider from the Brogdale Marketplace.

Take a magical ride on the Faversham Miniature Railway to Santa’s grotto and hunt for all the hidden elf doors to the north pole.

Learn how to make a beautiful festive wreath with wreath making demonstrations and enjoy listening to traditional Christmas carols. Don’t forget to enter the prize draw to win a yummy Christmas turkey from the Butchers of Brogdale.

So be merry and get into the Christmas sprite with Brogdale.

Date
3 December 2017

Time
10am – 3pm

Tickets
FREE ENTRY*

*Small extra charge for some activities

Dogs are welcome at the event but NOT allowed to enter the orchards.

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Kids Craft & Fun

In the Kids Christmas Cabin

As well as the magical Elf trail and Train ride to Santa’s grotto kids can get stuck into some fun Christmas crafts.

Make your own Rudolph the reindeer, wooden Christmas tree & Christmas star decorations to take home and hang on your tree.

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In the Kids Christmas Cabin

Little ones can also enjoy getting their faces painted with a bit of festive sparkle.

Facepainting times 11:00 – 14:00

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FREE Wreath Making Demonstrations

Brogdale Marketplace florists FlowerArt will be demonstrating Christmas Wreath making using fresh foliage & decorations to make the perfect Christmas Wreath. Join in the demonstrations which will cover the basic techniques to create a wreath that brings Christmas cheer to your door. The FlowerArt staff will be available for guidance and advice on creating wreaths throughout the day or you can pick up a ready made wreath from the talented florists.

Demonstration Times 
In the Brogdale Courtyard
10:30 & 14:00

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Christmas on the Miniature Railway

Enjoy a Christmas train ride on the Faversham Miniature Railway. Ride the miniature train through the orchards to visit Santa in his grotto, great fun for all the family.

Small charge to visit Santa on the train: Adults £1.50 and Children £3.50 (including present)

Train trips to Santa’s Grotto will also run on 10 and 17 December

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Shop Local Craft & Produce

Our handpicked makers and producers will offer unique Christmas gifts for all. Meet local craftspeople and pick from handmade personal gifts or a little treat for yourself! Crafts and produce on offer range from handmade textile gifts to chocolate, homemade toys & handmade doggy gifts and artisan bread and chutneys.

The Brogdale Marketplace will be open for business as well – visit the Butchers of Brogdale, Tiddly Pomme, Courtyard Cafe, Flower Art and more to find the perfect Christmas gift.

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Children’s Elf Trail

In the Kids Christmas Cabin

Santa’s elves have been out & about at Brogdale! The elves have been coming into the orchards picking yummy apples for Santa’s reindeer, the elves have been using their magical elf doors which connect straight to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole.

Little ones can follow the trail around Brogdale Farm and find all the enchanted elf doors. Once they have found the all doors and their names the children can collect their prize. A sweet treat from the elves themselves!

But make sure your on you best behaviour, the elves can report back to Santa and you don’t want to be on the naughty list!

Small extra charge

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Carlos the Goat

Say a merry hello to Carlos the happy & friendly angora goat. Carlos will be visiting Brogdale Farm in his Christmas coat to greet all the Christmas visitors.

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Festive Tipple & Drinks

Sip a warm spicy mulled cider whilst you browse the local producers stalls. Treat yourself to a delicious home made mince pie, the perfect way to kick off the festive season.

Warm up with a yummy hot mulled cider from Tiddley Pomme in the Brogdale Marketplace where you can also sample some tasty liqueurs, wines and local ciders before picking up the perfect bottle to place under the Christmas tree or have with your Christmas dinner.

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Christmas Carol Singers

Browse the craft stalls and marketplace shops while the classic Christmas carol songs & tunes  throughout the day.

Carol signing starts from 13:00 at various locations throughout the site during the day.

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Turkey Raffle

WIN! A delicious turkey for your Christmas dinner. Pick up a strip of raffle tickets and prepare to dig into your yummy Christmas turkey from the Butchers of Brogdale

Pick up you raffle tickets from The Brogdale Shop

Raffle tickets £3.00 per strip

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Brogdale Gifts

Brogdale Collections has some great gifts include Brogdale fruitwood pens & keyings, Brogdale fruit jams & chutneys, beautiful Brogdale photograph note cards and much more. The perfect gift and momento of Brogdale.

Pick up a copy of the definitive history and reference guide for apples or for pears – Joan Morgan’s Book of Pears and New Book of Apples will be on sale.

You can also pick up an orchard or members pass to get access to the orchards and a year of festival, fruit and fun! Find out more HERE

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Snowball Targets

Take aim and throw those “Snowballs”. See of you can hit the tricky targets with our special “Snowballs”, have a go and bring out your competitive side.

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Meet the Owls

Say hello the the owls this Christmas. Watch the fantastical birds swoop and fly in the air, get up close and ask the owl experts what every you have always wanted to know about owls.

Owl Display times
In the Apple Barn
11:00 & 13:00

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Christmas party’s at Brogdale

Get planning a your staff or group Christmas outing. Brogdale’s rustic rooms will be transformed into the perfect Christmas venue with a delicious Christmas menu featuring Brogdale fruit on offer to keep your guests more than happy.

Book you staff or group Christmas outing at Brogdale Collections. Enjoy our extra special Christmas menu featuring Brogdale produce & fruit set in our festive rustic Russet & Morello rooms.

Find out more HERE