Healey’s Cyder Farm is hosting its first European-style Christmas craft fair, market and tasting experience on December 2 and 3 December.

A festive fun day out for all the family, including dogs, entry and parking are totally free and it’s open from 10am until 4pm.

The traditional cyder farm, with 20 acres of orchards, set in rolling countryside and an area of outstanding natural beauty, is nestled between Newquay and Truro and receives over 400,000 visitors each year.

On its special festive weekend, the farm will offer the opportunity to choose a freshly cut Christmas tree, and visitors can swap homogenous high street chains for local Cornish artisans, designer-makers and talented craftspeople to find that special something this year. From jewellery and ceramics to stationery, decorations and homewares, the Healey’s Christmas Fayre will offer a huge range of unique, and beautifully crafted, gifts available to suit all tastes and budgets.

Stall holders, all situated within the Cream Tea Café in the 170-year-old courtyard, are set to include Coastl and Life with gifts that celebrate the Cornish coastline and lifestyle, hair accessories by Gemini by Design, Not Just Any Handmade Cards, Eve of St Agnes, Salty Sea Dog Jewellery and Aqua Sea Scape.

For food and drinks lovers, you can build a bespoke hamper filled with Cornish ciders, juices, jams, chutneys and sauces, all made onsite at the farm, whilst hugging a mug of warm spiced mulled Cornish cider or a delicious hot chocolate while you wander the stalls.

As part of the authentic farmyard and orchard experience, kids can jump on a tractor ride down to the orchards and meet and pet shire horses, Shetland ponies, chickens, rabbits, ferrets, pygmy goats and Cornish Black pigs.

For the grown-ups, free cider and juice samples will be flowing all day, giving visitors the chance to try the many of the drinks created at the farm including Rattler Mulled Cyder, the new Cornish Gold and Rattler Strawberry and Lime.

Browsers can take rosy cheeks and chilly hands to cosy up by the roaring log fire, making the most of special onsite offers from Healey's signature bar or tucking in to a classic home cooked feast. The Old Bottlery restaurant will be open throughout, serving up delicious treats including the acclaimed farm-style Sunday roast and Healey's famous homemade cream teas.

Young carol singers will fill the restaurant with the warming sounds of Christmas with a performance in the afternoon of Saturday, December 2.

Joe Healey, commercial director of the family-run business, said: “We are excited about our first Christmas Craft Fayre at the farm. The weekend offers a whole host of memorable Christmas experiences; from selecting unique handmade gifts, tucking into festive food and drink, listening to our young carol singers, meeting our friendly farm animals, picking fresh Christmas trees and taking a fun tractor ride down to the orchards, it’s a special day-out for the whole family.”