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Every year at Christmas the farm is decorated for our Carols event; with Christmas tunes and decorations, a Christmas market, a Nativity and even a real donkey, it's the perefct way to get into the Christmas mood. Why not join us this year for a bit of festive cheer.

Carols 2015: ***CANCELLED***
Sorry, we've had to cancel this years' Carols Around the Stable. Please see our what's on page for details.

Well I don't know about you but it seems that the dark nights are arriving quicker each day (boo), which must mean that Christmas is on its way (hoorah)! That also must mean it's time for the legendary (!) Carols Around the Stable. Join us on Saturday 12th December at 17:15 for a magical start to your festive season, with the farm lit up for Christmas, a classic nativity by the children of Mangotsfield C of E Primary School and even a real donkey! The café will be open for hot food and drinks and there will also be music and the much loved Collywobbles Playbus. Magic.


Carols 2014:
December is drawing ever near, the Christmas shopping has begun, the planning for the big day is taking shape. Starting to feel the excitement of Christmas already? Then why not get yourself in the festive spirit with the Freinds' annual Carols in the Barn event. This years' even takes place on Sunday the 7th December 2014 against the unique backdrop of Stonehill Barn at Grimsbury farm. With carols to sing accompanied by Oldland Brass (is there anything more Christmassy than a brass band?), the Nativity excellently palyed out by the Children of Mangotsfield C of E Primary School (stars in the making?), a real donkey, live music, snow machine, playbus, illuminations and mini hot air balloons, what more could you want? A warm drink and food? We can do that too at the Barn Café. See you there.


Carols 2013:
It's that time of year again, you can't put off thinking about it any longer Christmas is on its way. Still, look on the bright side, that means you get to enjoy the Friends' Christmas Carols at the Farm. After the building work last year we are looking forward to a return of 'Carols around the Stable' as we look to return to Stonehill Barn. The true stars of this event will be Mangotsfield C of E Primary School as they take to the stage for the Nativity, but there will also be hot food and drinks available, a traditional brass band and even a real donkey to add authenticity! So wrap up warm with strong footwear and a torch and come on up to the farm on Saturday 14th December. The Procession and Nativity start at 5:15pm but get there early to soak up the atmosphere.

Here's a few sample pictures from our 2013 event.


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Carols 2012:
It may have been cold, but it was dry! And considering the recent weather that was a result; as were our star performers from Year 1 of Mangotsfield C of E Primary School who put on a sterling performance of the Nativity for our Christmas Carols at the farm. Together with the Christmas Market, the farm and café all lit up and the sweet tones of Oldland Brass playing the carols, I think we all feel a little more Christmassy now. Thanks as always to our small army of volunteers who helped transform the farm, and to our supporters who turned up in their hundreds to join in the festivities. See you next year!


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