Winter Time at Yelfs
As winter graces the Isle of Wight, Ryde's very own Yelf's Hotel becomes full of warmth and charm. While the island dazzles in its wintry splendor, our hotel invites you for that extra touch of coziness.
Imagine post a chilly day of exploring the Isle, you retreat to Yelf's. The ambiance here? Think warm, cosy and the soft hum of conversations. There's an undeniable sense of home, even if you're miles away from yours.
And let’s talk about food – Yelf's kitchen comes alive with the flavours of winter. Hearty stews, warming roasts, and comfort foods that evoke memories of festive feasts.
Pair that with a drink, perhaps a mulled wine, a local ale, or a hot chocolate, and you've got yourself a perfect winters day or evening.
Winter on the Isle of Wight is a sight to behold, and Yelf's Hotel in Ryde is your cosy corner in winter. Whether you're coming for the history, the views, or just some peace and quiet, remember there's a warm place and a delightful meal waiting for you at Yelf's.
Join us this winter, and let Yelf's be your home away from home.
Places to explore at Christmas
Osborne House: Queen Victoria's seaside home is often adorned with festive decorations. You can explore the rooms decked in Victorian Christmas style, giving a glimpse into how the royal family celebrated the festive season.
Carisbrooke Castle: This historic site sometimes hosts Christmas-themed events, offering a unique experience combined with rich history.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The Santa Specials are a hit during the festive season, offering a magical train ride with Santa, festive treats, and entertainment.
Brading Roman Villa: Discover the history and sometimes enjoy festive activities or workshops that might be on during the Christmas period.
Shanklin Old Village: This picturesque village, with its thatched-roof cottages, is a charming place to explore and might have festive decorations and events.
Godshill: Another village known for its charm, Godshill often looks picture-perfect during the festive season, with lights, decorations, and local craft shops offering unique Christmas gifts.
Cowes Christmas Festival: If it's happening, this festival is great for picking up local crafts, foods, and gifts. It's also a chance to soak in the festive atmosphere.
Robin Hill's Electric Woods: While it's a year-round attraction, during Christmas, Robin Hill Country Park is often transformed with a series of stunning light displays, creating a magical winter wonderland.
Local Churches: Many churches on the Isle of Wight, like St. Mary's Church in Cowes or All Saints Church in Ryde, often have Christmas carol services, which can be a wonderful way to experience the local community spirit.
Things to Do All Year Round
Activity & Adventure
ALLNATT OUTDOORS EAST DENE
www.allnatt.co.uk | PO38 1RQ
www.jrzone.co.uk | PO30 5FA
www.rydesuperbowl.com | PO33 2EL
www.sandownpier.co.uk | PO36 8JT
www.uksa.org | PO31 7PQ
www.wightkarting.co.uk | PO33 1QS
HIGH ADVENTURE PARAGLIDING
www.kingswood.co.uk/locations/isle-of-wight | PO35 5PH
www.shanklinseafront.co.uk | PO37 6BG
ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES ISLE OF WIGHT
www.adventureactivitiesisleofwight.co.uk | PO41 0YJ
SANDOWN AND SHANKLIN GOLF CLUB
www.ssgolfclub.com | PO36 9PR
RYDE GOLF CLUB
www.rydegolfclub.co.uk | PO33 3NF
VENTNOR GOLF CLUB
www.ventnorgolfclub.co.uk | PO38 1BP
WESTRIDGE GOLF CENTRE
www.westridgegolfcentre.co.uk | PO33 1QS
www.freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk | PO40 9TZ
www.cowesgolfclub.co.uk | PO31 8HN
OSBORNE GOLF CLUB
www.osbornegolfclub.co.uk | PO32 6JX
NEWPORT GOLF CLUB
www.newportgolfclub.co.uk | PO30 3BA
ISLAND RIDING CENTRE
www.islandriding.com | PO30 2NB
MEDINA LEISURE CENTRE
www.1leisure.co.uk | PO30 2DX
www.1leisure.co.uk | PO36 9ET
www.watersidepool.co.uk | PO33 1JA
WEST WIGHT SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
www.westwight.org.uk | PO40 9XH
THE GARLIC FARM | Local Produce Attraction thegarlicfarm.co.uk | PO36 0NR
ISLE OF WIGHT PEARL | Local Produce Attraction www.iowpearl.com | PO30 4DD
OASIS | Local Produce Attraction
www.oasis-iow.co.uk | PO36 0QA
ROSEMARY VINEYARD – Local Produce Attraction www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk | PO33 4BE
BUSY BEE GARDEN CENTRE | Garden Centre www.busybeegardencentre.co.uk | PO33 1QG
Animals & wildlife
AMAZON WORLD ZOO PARK
www.amazonworld.co.uk | PO36 0LX
BRIDDLESFORD FARM SHOP www.briddlesfordlodgefarm.co.uk | PO33 4RY
ISLE OF WIGHT ZOO
www.isleofwightzoo.com | PO36 8QB
TAPNELL FARM PARK
www.tapnellfarmpark.com | PO41 0YJ
WEST WIGHT ALPACAS
westwightalpacas.co.uk | PO41 0SZ
HAVEN FALCONRY BIRD OF PREY CENTRE
www.haven-falconry.co.uk | PO33 4DS
MONKEY HAVEN |
www.monkeyhaven.org | PO302NB
THE NEEDLES LANDMARK ATTRACTION
www.theneedles.co.uk | PO39 0JD
ROBIN HILL (EVENTS) | Country Park
www.robin-hill.com | PO30 2NU
VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN | Botanic Garden
www.botanic.co.uk | PO38 1UL
FORT VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK | Fort
www.fortvictoria.co.uk | PO41 0RR
Arts & Heritage
QUAY ARTS CENTRE
www.quayarts.org | PO30 5BD
www.english-heritage.org.uk | PO30 1XY
CINEWORLD ISLE OF WIGHT
www.cineworld.co.uk | PO30 2TA
www.english-heritage.org.uk | PO32 6JX
BRADING ROMAN VILLA
www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk | PO36 0PH
COWES MARITIME MUSEUM www.iwight.com/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/Heritage-
Service/Cowes-Maritime-Museum/About0 | PO31 7SG
DIMBOLA MUSEUM AND GALLERIES
www.dimbola.co.uk | PO40 9QE
www.dinosaurisle.com | PO36 8QA
FORT VICTORIA MODEL RAILWAY
www.fortvictoria.co.uk | PO41 0RR
MUSEUM OF ISLAND HISTORY
CARISBROOKE CASTLE MUSEUM
www.carisbrookecastlemuseum.org.uk | PO30 1XY
www.farringford.co.uk | PO40 9PE
THE WIGHT MILITARY & HERITAGE MUSEUM
www.wmahm.org.uk | PO31 8QU
www.shanklintheatre.com | PO37 6AJ
www.apollo-theatre.org.uk | PO30 1JT
www.caods.org.uk | PO31 7QR
www.quarrabbey.org | PO33 4ES
www.newportminster.org | PO30 1SL