The Magic of Christmas

They say going to the Isle of Wight is like going back 50 years in time and what a good time of year to do it. Ryde, the main access point to the island is where Christmas begins… 

Union street is a traditional high street with a string of independent shops with a variety of unique offerings to make the perfect gifts… Start with something original from Jacks antique shop or cross over to Beachcomber seaside shop for anything beachy, just a few doors down is Toymaster, toy store that should help you stock up on anything you could possibly want for the kids. Try No66 for handmade sea-glass and driftwood treasures and of course cards and other lovely gifts, Liz Earle opposite with a range of beauty treatments, perfect for someone than needs a bit of pampering or for a lovely print or to get something framed try framers. Back over the road to Hurst and Sons hardware store (that offers so much more) where you can stock up on Xmas decorations or even a tree but take a look around at some of the lovely home treats. There are many other delights further up the road and tucked in between these as well as a plethora of cafés and restaurants that make a welcome break 

If that hasn't got you on the mood, try a dedicated Christmas experience at the Xmas imaginarium or head off to Busy Bees garden centre for Santas Grotto, a full Xmas dinner and of course everything for the garden and a range of candles, gift sets and every variety of Xmas tree and decorations you can imagine. If you want to venture further afield why not take a bus tour to see the lights, or the Osborne House for their Xmas adventure

So get your festive spirit on and come and visit us for a few days to get you in the mood and top up the Christmas shopping