Christmas at Lathcoats

The Little Donkey

Experience the magic of Christmas at Lathcoats with renowned storyteller Mike Dodsworth. Daddy Donkey has the important task of carrying Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, and Little Donkey has been left behind. But Little Donkey soon becomes lonely, and wants to find his Dad. Can you help him? You'll look for clues and meet shepherds, angels and Wise Men along the way, gathering gifts and following the star to find the stable and the first Christmas gift. Suitable for age 3 plus.

Includes a walking story (approx.. 30 mins) around a small area of the farm decorated for Christmas, craft activities in the barn and a personalised Christmas gift box to take home. Each session will last no longer than an hour. Group size - no more than 10 participating children (plus adults). Please note the majority of the session will take place outdoors and we will be walking on grassy paths which may be a little uneven and muddy depending on the weather, it may therefore be challenging for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Booking Required HERE



The Farm Shop

Everything you need for a wonderful, local Chrismas! From our ever popular hampers to beautiful gifts and decorations and the very best meat, vegetables, desserts and everything for homebaking. Plus of course our own juice, cider and apples. Christmas Meat orders will need to be in by the 13th December 2021 - details to follow soon. We will also be selling Christmas Trees on site which can be netted or delivered (Additional charge outside of Galleywood and Great Baddow).

The Bee Shed

The Bee Shed will also put you in good spirits for the festive period with delicious cakes, breakfasts and lunches. Plans for a festive afternoon tea and hopefully the return of The Bee Shed (old side) with wood burner to keep you warm during the winter months.

At Lathcoats award winning Farm Shop, you’ll find over 40 varieties of English apples from our own orchards and plenty of soft and stone fruits all grown here in Galleywood.

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