Christmas Inspirations

With Christmas fast approaching, are you finding yourself stuck for gift ideas?  Well don't panic, members of the Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association are on hand with some inspirational ideas that will brighten everyone's Christmas.

Tenterden & District Museum

Charity Christmas cards stocking fillers and books by local authors available to purchase at Tenterden & District Museum.  Open Every day except Sundays 11am to 4pm until 30th November.  Choose your cards then wander around the Museum.

Old Dairy Brewery

The Old Dairy Brewery are offering a choice of two gorgeous hampers the standard or the deluxe.  These hampers will be available for click and collect only or pop into the brewery shop and pick one up!

Hole Park

Choosing a Christmas tree is a huge part of Christmas for many families, so why not check out Hole Park Christmas Tree Farm. They have been growing trees for over 60 years and are the only Christmas tree grower registered with Produced in Kent.  From the last week in November they are open 7 days a week – 10am until 4pm daily.

Brabourne Vineyard (photo by Sarah Damidot)

Brabourne Vineyard welcome small groups for tours of their vineyard and tastings, as well as the opportunity to buy wine from the ‘cellar door’.  Gifts also available to order from their online shop.

Biddenden Vineyards

Producing award-winning wines, ciders & juices, Biddenden Vineyards has everything you need for the festive season. Whether you’re searching for the perfect sparkling wine to toast to Christmas & the New Year, a mulled cider to keep everyone warm & merry throughout the party season or a crisp, full flavoured juice as a non-alcoholic option, there’s something to suit all tastes.  Hampers & gift boxes also available.

Gusbourne

Some fantastic gift ideas available online at Gusbourne, a sparkling trio gift box, a magnum of Brut Reserve 2015, who wouldn't love these?  Estate Tours are also available on selected dates in December.  If you can't decide, how about a gift voucher.  Free standard delivery to UK mainland.

Escape to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for an indulgent Christmas in the heart of the Kent countryside surrounded by over 800 rare and endangered animals.
Choose from 9 different ways to stay: Sleep under a blanket of winter stars in the transparent Bubble, treat the family to the height of festive luxury at the enchanting Treehouses or make memories that will last a lifetime in the new Leopard Creek or Lodges.

Green Farm Spa

From nature-inspired wellbeing retreats to restorative spa therapies, gift vouchers from Green Farm Spa and Retreats in Shadoxhurst can be redeemed against a range of relaxing treatments and short breaks in the heart of the Kent countryside.

The Big Cat Sanctuary

Some truly unique gifts experiences available from The Big Cat Sanctuary, including A Big Cat Encounter, Ranger for the Day, Afternoon Tea, or maybe a gift voucher.  The Christmas Marketplace is also open, browse a beautiful range of festive gifts for your friends and loved ones.

Chapel Down

The Chapel Down Winery shop is open 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Sunday. You will find a fantastic selection of wines, spirits, beer and cider in store plus the cheese counter, locally produced food and drink and some unique gift ideas for food and wine lovers this Christmas

Romney Marsh Wools

Romney Marsh Wools produce a range of British wool products using fleece from their own flock of Romney sheep which graze across the beautiful Romney Marsh. The full range, which includes throws, cushions, clothing & accessories, yarn, fleece, knit kits, toiletries and much more, is available to order for nationwide home delivery, with gift wrapping also available.

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

A festive day out for the whole family! Travel by train to Santa’s grotto and enjoy some seasonal treats on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.  Booking essential for these fantastic and memorable days out!  For more unique Christmas gift ideas, browse the online shop.

Revelation Ashford

Looking for unusual and interesting Christmas gifts?  Revelation have been commissioning artists to create a selection of bespoke and special items for their online shop. From beautiful hand-crafted decorations to Revelation beanies they've got something for everyone! 

Balfour Winery

Specifically for Christmas, Balfour Winery have launched their Balfour Christmas Hamper, fit for a celebration. From local cheese and charcuterie suppliers to delicious Kentish chocolates, and of course selected Balfour wines, all in one hamper for you to indulge in over the festive season.

Hukins Hops

Treat someone special to a unique guided tour on a modern working hop farm at Hukins Hops. All beer tastings and expert tour guiding included.  A perfect day out for hop and beer enthusiast. 

This is a physical voucher and will be posted directly to you or your recipient.

Frasers

Sustainable Gifts and Guilt Free Shopping Event at Frasers on 25th November.

Indulge in sustainable vegan homemade candles, unique jewellery, upcycled crafted wooden gifts, bespoke artwork and cards, sample festive hampers, a selection of 100% recycled throws, blankets and cushions and much more.  Only £10.00 per person including a delicious glass of Biddenden Vineyards Sparkling Wine.

Ticketyboo, Wye

Ticketyboo in the beautiful village of Wye, offer a hand-picked mix of thoughtful and colourful gifts for you and your home.  Carefully sourced to supply the original and unusual.  Where possible, snapping up products locally made and environmentally friendly too.   You can even get your Christmas cards and some fantastic tree decorations.

Romney Marsh Shepherds Huts

Get in the festive mood while learning to create felted Christmas decorations in the comfort of your cosy and warm Romney Marsh Shepherds Hut, with Kent-based textile artist, Rachel Murrell. In the pre-Christmas period you can take the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the tradition of crafting decorations and presents by hand.

Rare Breeds Centre

Visit the Rare Breeds Centre this Christmas to experience the incredible twinkly magic in our Winter Wonderland Barn. For 8 days over the festive period we'll be holding a special, interactive Christmas show featuring Father Christmas and Sprout The Elf!