Ullacombe Farm Christmas Fair – Bovey Tracey

Ullacombe Farm Christmas Fair saw then end of our run of Christmas Fairs for 2016.
After a disappointing day at The Big Sheep the day before I was feeling a little more hopeful about Ullacombe.
Mum and I packed up the car yet again and headed on our way to Bovey Tracey, we were meeting Laura from Handsome Hound Bandanas there and hoping to set up together.
On arriving we noticed the drop in temperature, it was absolutely freezing! We had dressed for the weather but I think you can always have more layers, something which I wish I had added to!
We parked up and went in search of our pitch. We were located in the outside barn/shed which was also the location of the big man himself Father Christmas and his Reindeer!
We set up our table and carefully arranged all of our goodies on display. We warmed ourselves with coffee and soon the farm started to turn in to a bustling hive of activity. Despite being technically outside in the freezing cold I think we had a good spot, we were in good company with lots of other lovely stalls and the main barn across the way had even more stand so a huge choice for people to browse.

I had never been to Ullacombe Farm before but had been recommended it by Laura from Handsome Hound Bandanas. It was a beautiful place with an amazing coffee shop/restaurant, with cakes on display that would make even the person on the strictest pre-crimbo diet crumble! There is a lovely outdoor play area for the younger ones and fields with different animals in, my favourite were the Alpacas!


The day soon went by and it seemed to get busier and busier, friends popped in to say hello which was lovely and made the day go even quicker. We watched as the queue for Father Christmas grew and delighted children left with big grins on their faces after their meet and greet with him and his elves.


Soon the light started to fade as the evening drew in and we were forced to start packing up as it was starting to get quite dark in the unlit barn. We packed away our crafts for the last time this year and loaded them in to our cars. We went and found Lucy the organiser of the day and thanked her for a lovely day, she did an amazing job!

We will definitely be back at the farm over Christmas to enjoy one of their amazing looking cakes, perhaps after we have worked up an appetite on a moorland walk beforehand. I even managed to purchase a lovely Christmas Tree before leaving – hoorah!

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