Christmas at Cambo (Early Bird Prices end Friday 24th August)

Friday 14th December 2018 – Sunday 16th December 2018

Cambo House near St Andrews

Cambo House is one of our favourite sites, located in the east of Fife. We have been coming here for the past few years for our Festive Weekend and it’s always one to remember.

When it comes to hosting parties, Cambo has a reputation to uphold. It was because of a particularly raucous staff party that the original house burnt to the ground in 1879!

While we don’t come to Cambo just to have fun, there will be plenty of time in between working in the woodlands to relax and unwind and we will of course enjoy our traditional (vegetarian) Christmas dinner, hot chocolate and mince pies, party games and hopefully some fun in the snow.

The work will be mostly in the woodland which is managed to provide woodfuel to heat the house as well as promote a well balanced ecosystem for their abundant wildlife. Harvesting of timber is managed in such a way that brash piles and the occasional standing dead wood are left behind to create a rich habitat wildlife and to promote a healthy ecosystem.

There’s a fantastic walled garden and walks leading to the sea so plenty of opportunities to kick back and wind down before the chaos of the festive season ensues.


This weekend is a bit more luxurious than most, we will have beds in shared rooms in a large country house. Bring a towel.


We will be cooking a Vegetarian Christmas dinner on Saturday night. Breakfasts, lunch and evening meals will also be provided.


Pick up at 6 pm on Friday evening from outside the old Royal High School, Regent Road in the centre of Edinburgh bringing you back around teatime on Sunday.

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£65 standard rate / £35 low income rate.

Please be aware there are only 3 low income places available so check availability before making payment.

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