The Island's largest centre for Arts and Crafts

Meet Father Christmas!

Arreton Barns is once again Father Christmas' special home this festive season. Every weekened throughout December and from 22nd 24th, Father Christmas will be at the Barns ready to meet all the good little boys and girls of the Isle of Wight. You will need to pre-book for this special event (either by popping in to The Corn Exchange or calling them on 01983 539365) He will be tucked away in his grotto waiitng to hear your Christmas wish lists and will have a present for each child who visits him. Prices are £5 per child and for more information click here.

Don't forget to ask Father Christmas' little helpers in The Christmas Corn Exchange for our Christmas Children's Trail - just £1 per entry. 


Father Christmas' Best Friend!

*** FOR PETS ONLY - Sunday 3rd December 1:30pm - 2:30pm *** 
Dogs (and pets in general) are as much a part of a family as anyone else and they have been (trying) to be good all year, so we thought they needed their very own time with Father Christmas. 
So for each good doggy (cat, rabbit… whoever is your beloved furry friend) we have dedicated a slot just for them to have their time with Father Christmas.
Bring your camera to capture the moment. 
Fancy dress always welcome and there's a free prize draw to win some tasty treats for you pet. 


Enjoy watching local skilled artisans at work in their studios open 7 days a week, browse local shops and take in the numerous displays of times gone by. Visit our 'local' The Dairyman's Daughter and enjoy the locally sourced food. Explore the historic church of St George with its medieval fish pond. Don't miss the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

Free entry all year round* with free ample parking 

A little bit about Arreton

Arreton Barns has a real-ale pub, a 12th Century church, duck pond, village green, numerous craft rooms, a glass works, farm shop, sweet shop and leather works centre. Arreton Barns is free to enter and offers ample free parking along with being traffic free since 1893.

We regularly hold exhibitions, demonstrations, real ale festivals, harvest events, auctions and celebrations linked to village life, so please consult our events page. We do our best to keep everyone up to date so please do subscribe here for our newsletter.





(Please note that on the weekend of The Sweetcorn Fayre in September there is an entry charge for this charity event)