Bude Christmas Fayre – The Castle and Parkhouse Centre

Bude’s Biggest and Best Christmas Fayre Yet!


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bude Christmas Fayre, held across the Parkhouse Centre and The Castle, from 11am 4pm on the Sunday 1st December. Free entry.


It will be the biggest fayre to date with a record number of over 56 stalls, featuring some familiar names like Swannacott Manor Meats, Holdcroft Lighting, Usborne Books, Sweet P and Cornish Sea Gifts, to name just a few.


Carolyn Seager, Event Organiser says, “With such a diverse mix of businesses at this year’s fayre, shoppers can expect a huge range of products to browse so you’re sure to find some special and unique Christmas gifts.”


The Parkhouse Centre will be the marketplace hub and will host all the stalls. We’ll also have live entertainment throughout the day, kicking off with a spectacular performance from local dance group URBN StreetZ. DJ Dave King will also be on stage playing festive songs, and local musician Aidan B will be singing and taking requests.


The Castle on the other hand, will be focused on family fun. The Willoughby Gallery will be home to Santa and his grotto from 12pm – 2pm with free* Christmas entertainment, workshops and storytelling for children in the Blanchminster Room and Studio from 11am-4pm. These include our very own in-house magician, Adrian Ward, and The Castle face-painters. Down in the studio there will be pottery workshops (*there will be a small cost for the pottery workshop, however all other activities are free) and author Ellie Jackson, who champions environmental and wildlife issues in her stories, will be up in the Blanchminster storytelling. Furthermore, there will be interactive singing workshops, including a ‘Sing and Sign’ singalong for children with hearing disabilities.


“There is no cost to meet Santa, who will be giving out free goodies to children, including wooden Christmas tree decorations that they can then sit and colour in.  Parents will have a lasting keepsake to hang on their Christmas tree year after year,” says Carolyn.  She continues, “We’d also like to say big thank you to Moo-Free who have generously offered their delicious organic vegan chocolate to give out to children on the day.”


Children are invited to dress to the nines in our Christmas Fancy Dress Competition, the winner of which will be given a special prize by Father Christmas at 2pm.


Festive food and drink will be available at both the Parkhouse Centre and The Castle all day.


If you should have any questions regarding the Christmas Fayre, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information. Please email or call 01288 357300.




Extra information


Please RSVP to the event via the Castle Facebook page by clicking the button below for your chance to win a voucher for complimentary mulled wine and mince pie on the day:



List of stallholders:


7 Summits

A Drop in the Ocean

Alison’s Flaming Cards

Angelique Medland Art

AM2PM Gifts

Anthea Croissant

Brockscombe Valley Crafts

Casa Cards

Cards ‘N’ Things

Chocolate E Claires

Cornish Sea Gifts

Dad’s Place

Dan & Eva’s Food Van

Dartmoor Glass Art

Faulkner’s Gallery

Firehorse Arts

Flowers at Home

Friends of Bude Sea Pool

Green Bank Apples

Handcrafted Christmas Flower Decorations and Gifts

Heather Jane Creations

Holdcroft Lighting


Jemima Rainbow


Little Strawberries Beaded Accessories

Marilyn’s Crafty Place

Moor Jam

Naomi Curtis

Naturally Looped

Paints & Pixels

Parsons Pottery

Plenty Workshop

Rachel Corney Illustration

Salad Baps and Wraps

Sandra Fry

Sooz Sweet & Saucy

Sue’s Cards

Swannacott Manor Meats

Jemma Barnard – Homeware and Gifts

The Little Library (Usborne Books)


Trelawney Arts and Gifts

Waxilicious Wax Food Wraps