Dreaming of a WIGHT Christmas

Are YOU dreaming of a WIGHT Christmas this year? Then why not spend the festive season on the beautiful Isle of Wight. How about a Boxing Day stroll through the stunning Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst taking in the breathtaking sea views? Or maybe you fancy a weekend away before the Christmas chaos begins? Bring your bikes along, there are numerous cycle tracks all over the Island. There is even the chance for the kids to meet the big man himself!

Below are just some of the Christmas themed events taking place on the Isle of Wight this December. You will also find a selection of accommodation across the Island where you and your family could be waking up on your festive getaway.

Book your holiday through Red Funnel you will receive 25% off your vehicle ferry travel.

POLAR at Robin Hill – Downend Nr. Newport | 29 Nov – 21 Dec 2019

Step outside this festive season and experience Robin Hill's winter wonderland, POLAR. An enchanting Christmas journey with a spectacular show finale like no other! Take a woodland walk through the sparkling ancient forest, hop on the Big Red Express where Father Christmas himself takes the wheel, and tip-toe into the POLAR Hollow where you can meet Pippa, the life-sized cuddly polar bear. For more information and to buy tickets visit the Robin Hill website


Osborne Victorian Christmas – Osborne House, East Cowes | 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2019

Head to Osborne on Sat 30 November or Sun 1 December 2019 to enjoy the merriment of Christmas in Victorian times. Experience the season of good cheer with fun and festivities for all the family. Grab a song sheet and sing along whilst you warm up with a glass of mulled wine. You can seek out Father Christmas in his magical grotto and listen to his yuletide tales or huddle round to enjoy the Victorian tradition of Christmas ghost stories. Book your tickets with Red Funnel and save 10% off the gate price.


Santa Specials at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Havenstreet | Selected dates in Dec 2019

Head to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet and enjoy a lovely Christmas atmosphere with live festive music, a bustling Christmas market, and lots of entertainment and magic shows just for children! Make sure you enjoy a stroll through Santa's sparkling Winter Wonderland before going to see him ... And if your child is good, he'll have a wonderful gift for them. Then relax with a cosy 10-mile round trip through the Island's winter countryside, aboard a majestic steam train. For more information and to buy tickets visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website


Tapland....in search of Santa – Tapnell Farm Nr. Yarmouth | Selected dates in Dec 2019

Something magical is happening this December at Tapnell Farm Park with the opening of the new Christmas experience: Tapland .... in search of Santa. An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages! With immersive memory making around every corner, discover a new world of imagination where kids can be kids, and grown-ups can be too, making magical memories this Christmas .... in Tapland. Get 20% off your ferry travel for this event here. For more information and to buy your Tapland tickets visit the Tapnell Farm website


Places to stay..

Weirside Cottage – Brighstone

A traditional country cottage set in a charming village surrounded by beauty, nature and history. What could sound more perfect? The wonderful 17th Century cottage could be the perfect retreat for your Island holidays with everything you need for a comfortable & relaxing stay.

Weirside Cottage also have a special offer for the Christmas Holidays stay 7 nights between 20 December – 3 January and pay just £699 or stay for 4 nights and pay £599.

Meadow View - Totland

Why not whisk yourselves away for a relaxing holiday to Meadow View on the Isle of Wight. The bungalow is subtly tucked away in a historic town surrounded by plenty of places to explore, and for time together the family can enjoy the lovely big gardens and nice snug rooms - perfect all year round. Meadow View sleeps up to 6 people across three bedrooms.


Reflections - Cowes

This stunning property, Reflections, with panoramic sea views across the Solent is a perfect spot to spend a holiday with your family or group of friends as it sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. Imagine waking up and gazing out towards the sea where there is always something to look at from a lone sailor to a passing cruise liner.

The Boathouse - Seaview

The Boathouse has an unique setting, being adjacent to the beautiful beach of Seaview overlooking The Solent. The tastefully decorated and furnished bedrooms provide home from home comforts and the ensuite bedrooms enjoy both bath and shower facilities. The quaint village of Seaview is a short stroll away with a coastal walk towards Ryde offers amazing seaviews, passing Puckpool Park, a great place for children to let off steam.


The Leconfield - Ventnor
This peaceful, five-star country house comes with a beautiful and tranquil pool, superior suites and spa-like bathrooms. With unrivalled views of the sea from the bed, your stay at The Leconfield will certainly make for a memorable trip to the Isle of Wight. Not to mention the fact that you’ll get to enjoy the island’s microclimate during your stay.

Waverley Park Holiday Centre - East Cowes

Offering a lovely selection of caravans, Waverley Park is flexible and can accommodate for you and your needs. Situated close to the Red Funnel Terminal, your holiday can start as soon as you set foot on the Island. Complete with beautiful sea views and lush, green gardens, you’re sure to have a great Island break.


Come to the Isle of Wight and make Christmas 2019 one you'll never forget!