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Holliers Park – ideal for the wet weather.

Holliers Park – ideal for the wet weather.

As it looks like the weather is misbehaving this half-term week, you may be on the lookout for indoor activities. One ideal venue is Holliers Park, home to The House of Chilli (open Tues to Sun) where you can learn fascinating facts about chillies, buy everything from a chilli pen, chilli chocolate, jams, chutneys and even chilli beer and vodka.

Then you can pop next door and browse through a large collection of antique and upcycled furniture, pictures and quite a few interesting oddities.

Next door again is Island Originals, the island’s largest collective of artisans making everything from Steam Punk outfits to jewellery, paintings, signs (some quite risqué J), and on Tuesday the18th there is a pom-pom workshop for ages 6+ (£12) from 2-3.30 pm run by The Wool Shack.

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If that wasn’t enough there is even the Bus Stop Café serving exactly what you would expect in a double-decker bus (J) including light lunches and ‘wickedly good cakes’ and there is even a possibility of spotting the islands famous red squirrels so keep your eyes peeled! Everyone is very friendly, dogs are welcome, parking is free.

For more information Facebook page Island Originals Holliers park or tel 01983 864449 and  https://www.houseofchilli.com

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