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Christmas has arrived on the Isle of Wight

(13 December 2019) Red Funnel Ferries is supporting the ultimate array of Christmas activities for all the family to enjoy via day trips and getaways to the Isle of Wight this festive season.

Perfect for families, Santa will be at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Havenstreet during the lead up to Christmas with special events running every weekend in December. These include a visit to Santa’s Grotto, a seasonal market and a charming Winter Wonderland among more wonderful surprises for all the family. On 16 December, the magic of steam can be enjoyed at night at a festive carvery dinner. Red Funnel is offering 20% off travel to Santa Specials on selected dates until 23 December.

Tapland at Tapnell Farm Park will also be running across December. The journey starts at home, with children receiving an invitation from Santa to join the hour-long experience at Tapland, which includes trained elves, stories and interactive puzzles and scenery to enjoy. Access to the rest of the Farm Park is also included in the ticket cost and with 20% off vehicle ferry with Red Funnel, it’s a wonderful Christmas experience for families to enjoy from 20 November – 23 December.

The 23rd Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival is returning at various locations in and around Brighstone and Mottistone. The Festival Finale will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful tree on 20 December, preceded by the Military Band Concert on Sunday 15 December at 3pm. With free admission and refreshments available, it’s a must-see this Christmas that is accessible to all.

Robin Hill is hosting its winter wonderland, POLAR, throughout the month and includes a woodland walk through a sparkling ancient forest, a journey with Father Christmas on the Big Red Express and the opportunity to meet Pippa, the life-sized cuddly polar bear. 20% off travel is offered by Red Funnel from 29 November – 21 December.

Another opportunity to see Santa is at the famous ‘Star of Wonder’ themed grotto at The Needles. Included in the price is a quality gift, free mince pies and cream and the opportunity to join Mrs Clause and her busy elves in free elf workshops. Red Funnel is offering 20% off travel from 7 – 23 December.

There’s also some great last-minute accommodation deals available via Red Funnel Holidays for those looking to extend their time on the Island:

The above costs exclude travel, but a 25% discount on ferry travel is available when accommodation is booked through Red Funnel Ferries.

Tickets for all Red Funnel events can be purchased at any Red Funnel ticket office, by phone at 02380 019192, or online at https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/en/isle-of-wight-guide/events/Search/ by selecting the chosen event.