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Festive fun at Cardinham Woods

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Gruffalo play in winter

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Forestry Commission’s Cardinham Woods near Bodmin. 

Dartmoor Christmas Tree farm are, for the first time, selling their beautiful real Christmas trees at Cardinham and will be on site every day until 21 December. 

Why not take the little ones for a festive stroll and follow the Gruffalo’s Child trail, along our Ladyvale trail? With fun activity panels along the way it will keep the children amused and active.  Activity packs are available from Woods Café – these are not essential but do enhance the enjoyment of the trail.

Or why not bring your bike and go for a cycle on one of our exciting bike trails? If you don’t have a bike, Trailmunki are on hand at weekends and during the Christmas holidays for bike hire – booking in advance is essential. Visit their website before you visit.   

Woods Café is open every day except Christmas day. The café was recently voted the best café in Cornwall by Cornwall Life Magazine, a testament to the delicious, locally sourced homemade food that they serve. Why not treat someone to a little piece of Woods Café this Christmas?

Woods Café are also selling hampers for Christmas which are available for pre order only, costing £25.

There is one for cheese lovers which has a jar of pickled pears, a bag of rosemary roasted walnuts, a log of date, pistachio and apricot salami for cheese and a jar of yummy Christmas chutney. Or for the chocoholic in your life there is hamper with a jar of Woods Café hot chocolate, a mini chocolate Christmas cake, some cinnamon star cookies and a bottle of mulling syrup. 

Another alternative gift idea for someone special this Christmas could be a Discovery Pass? These cost £25 and give free parking at Cardinham for a year as well as a range of other benefits.  These are available on line or from Woods Café.


Media contact: Kirstie Smith, Forestry Commission, or 01392 834249.