Christmas at House of Marbles

Christmas is our favourite time of year at House of Marbles!

 Santa waits patiently in his Grotto for children to visit, whilst the Chefs in The Old Pottery Restaurant lovingly prepare the Christmas feast.

The shop is packed to the rafters with unique gifts and toys, and the Teign Valley Glassmakers are preparing their studio for the festivities, whilst the rest of the team get ready to offer you a warm welcome.  

 So, come and join us this Christmas… 

Santa’s Grotto

Take a magical trip through our festive winter wonderland where Santa and his Elves await your arrival in our cosy Grotto. Share with him all your Christmas wishes and receive a lovely gift and goody bag, filled with seasonal treats to enjoy.

Santa will be in residence at House of Marbles every Saturday and Sunday from the 20th November through to Christmas, as well as the 20th, 21st and 22nd December.

You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite for timed sessions between 09:30 and 15:00. If you are looking to book for a child who may require extra time and support, we have a small number of sessions available to book outside of these hours. Please call us on 01626 835285 for more details.


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Late Night Shopping

Christmas is a time of abundance at House of Marbles with the shop trimmed with the finest decorations and stacked to the rafters with gorgeous gifts and goodies. Not only are we open 7 days a week through to Christmas Eve, we will be opening for some special late night shopping evenings. Come along and join us until 8pm where you can enjoy the extra time for shopping, as well as tastings, treats and entertainment. Our late night shopping evenings will take place on Friday 26th November, Friday 3rd December, Thursday 9th December, Friday 10th December, Friday 17th December and Saturday 18th December.

Christmas Meals at the Old Pottery Restaurant

Like Santa’s Elves, the Chefs in The Old Pottery Restaurant have been busily preparing for Christmas. So, why not enhance your festive outing at House of Marbles and join us for a special breakfast, celebration lunch or even afternoon Tea and slice of Christmas Cake. What’s more … we will be launching our brand new Christmas Dinner Evenings where you and your friends, family or work colleagues can come together and celebrate the Yuletide season in traditional House of Marbles style. We’ll be offering our three course set menu for just £24 per person at lunchtime. In the evenings, we’ll be adding a little more festive pizzazz to the menu for £35 per person.

Our Christmas Dinner Evenings will take place on Friday 26th November, Friday 3rd December, Thursday 9th December, Friday 10th December, Friday 17th December and Saturday 18th December. Booking is essential. Please call 01626831320 to book, or alternatively click the button below to book your table online.

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Bauble Making

Join our expert Glassmakers in the Teign Valley Glass studios at House of Marbles for our MAKE YOUR OWN GLASS BAUBLE workshop. During the session, you will learn all about the techniques and processes and watch a demonstration by our team of how we make baubles in the studio. Next, you will receive one to one support in making your very own, completely unique festive glass bauble, including heating glass in the furnace, colouring the glass and blowing the glass into the bauble shape.

Once you have finished making your Bauble, you will leave it with us to cool down slowly in the kiln. Baubles will be ready for collection three days after the workshop. We can arrange for your Bauble to be delivered to a UK Mainland delivery address for £8.50.

Each one to one workshop takes 15 minutes. You must be 16 years or over to take part in this workshop.

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Hand Casting

Capture a special moment in time by having a unique glass casting made by our expert Glassmakers at Teign Valley Glass.

Why not have your baby’s hand or foot cast, or select our add-on option to have a double cast made of both. If your child is reaching a special milestone, a glass cast makes a wonderful keep sake or special gift for a parent or grandparent to treasure.

However, glass casting is not just limited to babies and young children. Big kids and adults can have their hands or feet cast in glass too. Or, if your doggie is extra special to you, we offer to cast the paws of well behaved dogs as well.

During the session, a mould will be taken in sand of the hand, foot or paw you would like to cast. Our expert Glassmakers will then pour molten glass into the mould to capture the impression left in the sand. Your cast will then be placed into the kilns to cool gradually and be ready for collection three days later. We can arrange delivery to a UK Mainland address for £8.50.


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Further Event Information:
We will be applying health and safety measures to our Christmas events by reducing down the queues and visitors, keeping everyone at a safe distance and encouraging everyone to wear face masks where possible. We will be keeping all areas well ventilated and cleaning regularly between visitors. If you have any questions relating to our Covid health and safety procedures, please contact us here:

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Recognised Venue

We have been recognised by a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, with a new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020!