The countdown for Christmas seems to begin the minute we get back from our summer holidays.

Mums and dads across the land start dreading the endless shopping and preparation ahead of them and wondering if they can really face inviting Aunty Joan for the tenth Christmas in a row. But it doesn’t have to be like that. If the stress and strain of planning Christmas makes you feel more like Scrooge than Santa, let Away Resorts wave its festive fairy wand and transport you to our Winter Wonderland at Mill Rythe on Hayling Island.

The Mill Rythe entertainment team kick-start Christmas early with a selection of adults –only breaks that aim to get you in the festive spirit from the beginning of November. There are Festive Spectaculars, midweek Turkey and Tinsel breaks, Big Baubles Weekends featuring chart-topping acts, and one-night festive parties – great for large groups and office parties, as everyone can let their hair down without the worry of finding a taxi in the early hours.

Mill Rythe Christmas

In the weekends in the run-up to Christmas, you can enjoy a number of family-focused Winter Wonderland breaks, and over Christmas itself, from 23 to 27 December, there’s the four-day Christmas Special. This really is the perfect Yuletide stress buster – and of course you can invite all the family (or not!). Best of all, because it’s full board you won’t have to spend hours and hours preparing Christmas dinner followed by all the arguments about who is going to do the washing up.

To brighten up those quiet days between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve we’ve created the three-day Betwixtmas break, before Mill Rythe cranks up the party atmosphere to welcome in the New Year with a three-night New Year Special Celebration break.

Our brilliant entertainment team at Mill Rythe pull out all of the stops to provide the most truly festive experience anyone could wish for during all of these Christmas breaks. We’ll present our very own interpretation of the antics of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in the Victorian streets of London, and there will be visiting bands, comedians and cabaret acts galore.


And yes, you can expect a visit from the big fella with the white beard on Christmas Day and look forward to your favourite festive tunes and carols during a great Crimbo singalong. There will be confetti canyons, flying reindeer and snow in the ballroom – yes, it actually snows at Mill Rythe at Christmas.

So what are you waiting for? Get Christmas 2017 all wrapped up early by taking advantage of our early booking offers for the festive season.


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Festive Breaks 2017

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