It doesn’t look like we are going to have a white Christmas this year, but you can still have your own ‘Wight Christmas’ here on the Isle of Wight. There is so much to watch, experience, or just enjoy, whether you are visiting or residing in this most amazing Island.
Just being able to enjoy the walks, bridal paths and coastline of the Isle of Wight is worth spending the festive time here. Beaches are spectacular, Steephill Cove being special as it has recovered it’s sand in the past few weeks! There are wonderful places for that Christmas day walk, why not try Brook Beach where you can look out for fossils too!
If you have little ones to entertain or just enjoy being with them this Christmas, why not try Ventnor Exchange, which is at the forefront of cultural experiences on the Isle of Wight, join them for a wonderful Christmas show Goodnight Little Bear
Christmas is also a time to think of those less fortunate than yourselves. Why not join in with the Boxing Day swim on Ventnor Beach, raising funds and awareness of PATCH, a local charity supporting cancer suffers.
White tigers live on the Isle of Wight and are an amazing sight to experience. Thankfully not in the wild, you must visit the Isle of Wight Zoo to see them in captivity!
For the foodies amongst you, there is plenty of Christmas spirit on the Isle of Wight. A visit to The Garlic Farm is a must to experience the variety and flavours of the garlic grown on site. Nearby in Arreton is Farmer Jack’s farm shop which is packed full of local produce, plus it is part of the Arreton Barns complex of small gift shops and craft workshops.
Musically the Island is alive with gigs small and large, just look in the local newspaper to see the variety of music contained in this island!
Visit Osbourne House for the most amazing insight into Victoriana. Wander along festively decked corridors and experience the snow scenes or table decorations. If you are lucky chose a day when the volunteer guides are available, they will fill your minds with the personal details any aged imagination will enjoy!
If you haven’t booked your break on the Isle of Wight this Christmas, then do it now for next year!! You wouldn’t want to miss all these wonderful things again, would you?