Christmas at the Castle

Powderham Castle, Powderham Park, Powderham, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Tel: 01626 890243

Christmas at the Castle


Our spectacular light trail and show allows you to explore the castle grounds and buildings in a way you've never seen before… Each weekend, you can meet Father Christmas and his elves. For those who have made it on to the nice list this year there's early gifts too! The Christmas Barn has been so filled with presents you'll need to navigate through the maze to find the Christmas Tree and North Pole Post Box. Plus carols, crafts and so much more…

With wagons full of indulgent drinks and delicious food to keep you warm through the winter nights.

The inaugural illuminations begin on the 29th November and are open daily until New Years Eve (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per ticket
Child£4.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

From the South Leave the A38 at the 'Wobbly Wheel Junction' and merge onto the A379 (signposted Dawlish). At the Marsh Barton Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A379 then at the Matford Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A379 and follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton.

From the North Leave the M5 at junction 30 and proceed towards Exeter joining the A379. At the Matford Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A379 signposted to Dawlish then follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton. Please note if you have a SATNAV it may direct you around the back of Powderham. Make sure you stay on the A379.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus
Take the No 2 Stagecoach bus from Exeter/Newton Abbot. The bus stop is right outside the entrance at the top of the drive. For latest timetables please visit
By Rail
There is a direct service from Exeter St David's to Starcross. Powderham Castle is less than 2 miles from Starcross You have the option of catching the bus from here. It would take about 30minutes to walk.

Opening Times

Christmas at the Castle (29 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Friday16:00 - 21:30
Saturday12:00 - 21:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:30
Santa's Grotto (29 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00

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