Christmas Celebrations at Burrator

December was an extremely busy month for the Burrator team and began with the cutting and delivering of Christmas trees! A huge thank you to our fantastic Monday and Tuesday volunteers who cut down and delivered Christmas Trees for Princetown, Sheepstor Church, Meavy School, Meavy Church, Meavy Green, Clearbrook Village Hall, Milton Combe Village Hall and Tavistock.

On 16 December our annual wreath making event took place. Over 60 people came along and enjoyed making 41 beautiful wreaths out of natural materials, finished off with a bit of glitter!

Thank you for a lovely morning. Liz and I thoroughly enjoyed the session. It’s always such a welcoming, friendly atmosphere at the Discovery Centre.”


On 17 December we hosted our annual Christmas tree walk which was a massive success, despite the drizzle. 50 new and familiar faces enjoyed choosing and cutting down their own tree, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Some were definitely up for a challenge!


On 20 December 159 people joined us for the last family activity day for 2017. Families enjoyed making wooden Christmas trees, snowmen and candle holders, mini wreaths, letterboxing and eating chocolate bananas!


Emily Cannon, Community and Learning Officer, said “I would like to say a massive thank you, on behalf of South West Lakes Trust and everyone that visits Burrator, to all our volunteers who have given a staggering 1646 days of their time this year to help maintain the site, conserve habitats for wildlife, preserve our unique heritage, deliver educational visits, lead activities at public events and run the Discovery Centre. We really, really appreciate it!”

Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events at Burrator.

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