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Christmas Events in Cornwall at Bodmin Jail

Join us for a Cornish Christmas at Bodmin Jail. Meet Father Christmas, take part in one of our seasonal heritage tours, come and see who was naughty or nice.

Afternoon Tea with Father Christmas

A very special guest will be joining us for these exceptional afternoons and your family group will have the opportunity to spend time with Father Christmas. Bringing his elves with him, all children will be introduced to Santa before receiving their special gift.  

Naughty or Nice Tour

This December Bodmin Jail invites you to take a festive jaunt through the Victorian period as we meet the naughty or nice of the 1800s. With a focus on Christmas crimes and criminals, this NEW seasonal tour will take you from debtors’ jails to the workhouses, the impact of Charles Dickens on the plight of the poor and the public fascination with a Christmas execution.

Carols in the Courtyard

There is no better way to start the festive season than with Bodmin Jail’s annual Carols in the
Courtyard in aid of the Air Ambulance.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Victorian courtyard, join in with the award-winning Male Loveny Choir as they perform a set of traditional carols. With mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine on offer, you’d be a Scrooge to miss it. And you never know, it might snow!

Naughty or Nice Tour
  • Tours on every day from 12th - 31st December
  • Starts: 2pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Parental discretion, recommended 8+
  • Step count - approx 1000
  • Adult £20pp | Child £12.50pp

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Carols in the Courtyard
  • Friday 9th December
  • 6pm - 8pm
  • No Booking Needed
  • Standard Jail Entry and Gift Shop open until 8pm

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Father Christmas Afternoon Tea
  • Sunday 4th, 11th and Monday 19th December
  • Starts: 1pm
  • Afternoon Tea inspired by Narnia
  • Meet Father Christmas
  • Gift for all children
  • £30.00pp

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