Isle of Wight Activities
Have a ‘Wight Adventure’ this holiday with some great Isle of Wight activities to enjoy
Have a ‘Wight Adventure’ this holiday with some great Isle of Wight activities to enjoy
Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight Let your imagination run wild as you start your very own adventure… You can fight pirates on-board your own ship, discover life-sized moving dinosaurs, become a sheriff of your own town, and lock up the outlaws in jail, experience the magic of becoming a fairy princess in your own castle… or explore a sunken shipwreck in our newest theme world the Underwater Kingdom. Set on the cliff tops, with stunning sea-views, and filled with an eclectic mix of attractions, magical theme worlds and exciting rides, you’ll find something for all the family at Blackgang Chine. Make magical memories that will last for generations and start your adventure into the land of imagination today! Plus, don’t miss extra EVENTS and entertainment with our characters during every school holiday! It’s a celebratory year that you don’t want to miss a minute of! Lands of Imagination Come visit our magical theme worlds: Cowboy Town, Pirate Cove, Fairy Land, Underwater Kingdom, Nursery Land and our brand new attraction Restricted Area 5! Where else in the world can you draw your six guns at noon, be a fairy princess for a day, sail a pirate ship or ride a dinosaur? […]
Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight PO38 2HN
Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight A full day’s fun for all the family! With some incredible day and night-time experiences to be found throughout the season, Robin Hill Country Park is the perfect destination for visitors of all ages. Set in 88 acres of beautiful countryside, the park provides fun, adventure and great family experiences. Offering a fantastic blend of rides, falconry and adventure play for fun loving families and children, and relaxing woodland gardens, ponds and walks for discerning adults to enjoy, there is something for everyone at Robin Hill. Plus during every school holidays, we host extra fun and entertainment for all the family! Don’t miss the chance to join us for one of our spectacular ‘electric woods’ events, and see our ancient woodlands beautifully illuminated. Robin Hill is closed from 3rd September as a day attraction but re-opens for electric woods on the 29th September – 3rd November. We are also open as a day attraction 20th – 28th October for half term. 2018 ROBIN HILL & BLACKGANG CHINE FREQUENT VISITOR PASS… Make 2018 the year of exciting adventures, thrilling rides, unique experiences, magical events, laughter and family FUN with a Frequent Visitor Pass. Join […]
Robin Hill Country Park Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2NU
West Wight Alpacas, Isle of Wight West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca stud farm set within 23-acres of picturesque countryside in the village of Wellow on the Isle of Wight and is home to a wonderful herd of unique Suri alpacas. We’ve opened our doors so you can come trekking with these adorable animals and get to know your cushing from your pronking or you can just as easily drop into our farm café and shop, while you watch the alpacas roam around. We’re also award-winning Suri alpaca breeders with countless awards and championships under our belt, so we know a thing or two about these rare animals. That’s why we always have some for sale, so others can reap the benefits. About Us West Wight Alpacas was set up by husband and wife duo, Neil and Michelle Payne in 2010. What started out as a hobby quickly morphed into an active family business and a high quality tourist attraction as we decided to focus on a niche market. Impressed by the rarity of Suri alpacas and their friendly inquisitive nature, we developed the idea for alpaca trekking and breeding on the Isle of Wight. Originally, we purchased eleven alpacas […]
Wellow Alpaca Stud Main Road Wellow Isle of Wight PO41 0SZ
UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential sailing and watersports activities. Whether you are looking to develop existing skills, learn something new or just have some fun – we are sure to have the course for you! UKSA offer a variety of disciplines, including; sailing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, power boating and more, from leisure sessions to career courses. Training is offered on either a one-to-one or group basis. Onsite facilities include; accommodation, dining room serving freshly cooked food, indoor heated swimming pool, drying room for wet gear and a dedicated children’s area. Use our fantastic residential facilities as a base to explore the Isle of Wight and all it has to offer. Whether you are visiting the Island on an educational visit, sports event or family break, our accommodation makes it the ideal choice for somewhere to stay. Full board includes three meals a day, with a packed lunch for when you’re on the move. Cowes is widely regarded as being at the heart of sailing, and with good reason. The Isle of Wight is […]
Arctic Rd, Cowes PO31 7PQ
Adventure Activities Isle of Wight Experience ADVENTURE on the Isle of Wight with the land and water activity experts! From thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies to those looking to learn a new skill, our activities are perfect for all ages and abilities. Try Kayaking, Archery, Paddleboarding, Axe Throwing, Bushcraft, Climbing, Mountain Boarding, Coasteering…, Zorbing and more! For all ages and abilities Great days out for tourists and locals alike As the largest private activity provider on the Island and being approved by more ‘governing body’ organisations than anyone else on the Island, we guarantee you a good time, with first class safety and top quality guides and instructors. SCHOOL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE DAYS: Our great value and very popular ‘Young Adventurers’ School Holiday Adventure Days offer an exciting day of land and water activities for children between the ages of 8 – 16 during the school holidays. Perfect for active children and working parents, children can be dropped off at 9am and collected again at 5pm. Holiday time is adventure time and our instructors guarantee the best adventures of all! Birthdays to remember: Our team know how special children’s birthday parties can be and Adventure Activities go above and beyond to ensure that each party is an inspiring and exciting day filled with […]
Adventure Activities, Newport Rd, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0YJ
Sandown & Shanklin Golf Club Visitors are welcome to play at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club, a fabulous golf course with available tee times. Situated just 20 minutes from either Red Funnel’s East Cowes ferry terminal or Wightlink’s Fishbourne ferry terminal, Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club is very accessible. It is also possible to travel on foot via Wightlink’s Fastcat service and catch a train to Sandown leaving a 10 minute walk (or a short taxi ride) to the Golf Club. The course measures 6,044 yards (from the white tees), par 70 for men and 5,495 yards, par 72 for ladies and is a challenging and enjoyable test for any level of golfer. The superb drainage makes play possible for 52 weeks of the year. Experienced Pro Shop staff, first class caterers, and the Club’s administration team will ensure a warm welcome to Shanklin & Sandown, and that your day is always one to remember. The Club House Shanklin & Sandown offers a well-appointed lounge and restaurant with lovely views overlooking the golf course, particularly the par 3 9th. We can cater for both large (up to 150 people) or small functions, our management and staff ensuring a warm welcome and a […]
Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club Fairway, Lake, Sandown PO36 9PR
Wight Karting, Ryde, Isle of Wight Have an adrenaline filled, family day out at our all-weather 500m outdoor track! Comfortable, clean and catered clubhouse with balcony viewing areas overlooking 500m all-weather, outdoor track. Adrenaline-packed action for anyone aged from 8 to 88. A fantastic addition to the Island’s list of must-dos attractions in any weather. All equipment provided. Put Wight Karting on your list of fun things to do and join the 40,000 people who have visited the track in our first year of opening for your chance to get to the top of our all-time scoreboard and leave a champion! Open all year round – For all opening times and FAQ’s – Click here IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR 2018 DIARY click here Junior Track Days Our own driver training academy provides the Junior Track Day experience in school holidays where parents don’t need to tread (watching is, of course, welcome from our fully catered, comfortable clubhouse). Ages 8+ limited 20 spaces Price is per day – contact us for multi-day discounts Night Racing 4 pm onwards (from 6 pm onwards from July 21st) The perfect night-time fun for evening visitors, when you buy and then phone to book in. Our […]
Wight Karting Westridge Brading Road Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1QS
Needles Pleasure Cruises, Isle of Wight Needles Pleasure Cruises offer 2 unique boat trips from Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight, taking passengers on short cruises for close up views of the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, plus panoramic views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay 1st April until 29th October 2017, 7 days a week. Take a relaxing cruise A 20 Minute slow cruise to view the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, coloured sands of Alum Bay, dramatic caulk cliff face and the surrounding coastal features. The trips are available from Easter ’til October with boats departing every 1/2 hour, and during the peak season every 15 mins, daily from 10.30am Prices £6.00 Adults, £4.00 Children Groups over 20 will attract a discount if paying collectively, children under 3 and dogs welcome free. Some of the features of the Alum Bay / Needles Trip Live commentary Panoramic Views of the Coloured Sands of Alum Bay Victorian Fort beneath the Needles Battery Shipwrecks of the area Views of the surrounding Dorset & Hampshire Coastline Sea Bird Life Needles Rocks & Lighthouse Dramatic 400-foot high chalk cliffs Progression of coastal erosion form caves to stacks Discover the origin of the […]
Alum Bay, Totland, Isle of Wight
Explore the Isle of Wight by Bus Southern Vectis run a host of great bus services on the Island visiting every main town and loads of the stunning little villages. For those wanting to leave the car at home and explore the Island the bus service is a great option especially with it’s 24hrs and 48hrs rover ticket services offering unlimited travel for 1 great price. Below are some great leaflets you can download showing some of the top routes, villages and attractions you can explore by bus during your Isle of Wight Holiday. Beauty by Bus The Island is a beautiful place with a rich tapestry of different landscapes from rolling downs to sweeping bays, trickling streams to towering cliffs. About half is ofofficially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We think much of the rest of the Island is almost as outstanding! Here we’ve picked out just a handful of the many easily accessible places you can feast your eyes on the Island’s beauty. You can reach all of them by bus, which we think is a great way to see the Island. Birds by Bus Whether you’re an avid birder or a novice wanting to see what you can spot, the Isle of Wight […]
Isle of Wight, England
Quarr Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight Situated just outside of Ryde, Quarr Abbey is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life. You can visit the church and wander around the grounds to experience the tranquil atmosphere, visit the art gallery where local artists display their artwork or browse the bookshop, where you can buy published works by a member of the community of monks along with other Quarr Abbey souvenirs. New this summer Quarr Abbey will be introducing its own Visitor & Exhibition Centre as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund Project. A great opportunity for visitors to learn about the life and the history of the Benedictine monks at Quarr Abbey. A woodland walk will provide outdoor learning and discovery for families and allow children to investigate the natural world with explorer kits. There will also be newly landscaped grounds which will include improved visitor access, car parking, and an orchard area. Teashop Located in Quarr Abbey’s serene and beautiful surroundings of the walled gardens, you will discover the popular licensed teashop. The tea shop also […]
Quarr Abbey Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 4ES
Rhythmtree Festival, Isle of Wight The Isle of Wight’s most original, fun-filled, family friendly festival returns to Calbourne for its 7th consecutive year. With an unsurpassed reputation for bringing together a diverse, rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment, Rhythmtree Festival 2016 showcased an increasingly diverse range of music with musicians from the Island, UK and beyond. This safe, friendly, family oriented festival is held in beautiful, tree surrounded farmland, close to the West Wight Heritage Coast and free camping and parking are included in the weekend ticket price. Children under 12 are free, and parents can be fully confident their children will be able to access all of the entertainment provided for them in complete safety. Join us for the opportunity to experience talented, innovative and creative music in an idyllic setting that could have been designed for just such an event. See the main website for full weekend lineup and great full filled activities for the young and young at heart
Three Gates Farm, Calbourne, Isle of Wight. PO30 4NA
Jack Up the 80’s Isle of Wight Hold on to your 80’s ra-ra skirts for a little while longer and don’t chuck your roller boots away just yet, as the Isle of Wight is gearing itself up for another family-friendly festival! Back for a fourth year, the purpose of Jack Up The 80s remains the same, to raise valuable awareness and funds for Island charities and good causes. With your help, the festival managed to raise over £8,500 for Island charities at JUT80s 2015! So get ready to don your ‘Choose Life’ t-shirts, florescent headbands and leg warmers for a weekend of reminiscing about Sony Walkmans, video recorders and listening to your favourite bands on your treasured radio cassette. We think you’ll all agree the ticket price is amazing value! Jack Up The 80s have done their utmost to keep ticket costs as low as possible to ensure families have a first-class weekend. Opening times The site opens at 10am, first acts on stage at approximately 11am each morning. Final act off stage at 9pm, site closes at 9:30pm* (*subject to licence) Parking Free parking is available on site. Accommodation The event does not have camping but […]
Garlic Festival Site Bathingbourne Lane Newchurch Isle of Wight PO36 0LU
Ventnor Fringe Festival Isle of Wight The Ventnor Fringe is a unique celebration of the arts, showcasing emerging and established talent across every creative discipline. Each year it attracts more than 300 performers from across the world that together transform Ventnor into a wonderland of pop up bars and secret venues. Originally created by a team of local teenagers in 2010 the festival has grown into a multi award winning event, based on the principles of the Edinburgh Fringe that inspired it but carving a distinct identity of its own. Take the pilgrimage and enjoy a midnight ‘lock in‘ at the Library, ‘pop up’ cinemas, basement bars, pianos in the streets, gigs in locals’ houses, mystery tours, woodland sing-alongs and intimate church shows in and around the eclectic hillside town of Ventnor, on the southern tip of the beautiful Isle of Wight. “… A wonderland of pop-up bars and secret venues housing an eclectic, boutique multi-arts festival. It’s one of the most innovative and vibrant new fringe festivals in the country…” Jame Greive, Co Artistic Director, Paines Plough
11 Church Street Ventnor isle of wight PO38 SW
V-Dub Festival Isle of Wight V-dub island Festival offers a unique fusion between VW enthusiasts & music lovers alike The fancy dress theme is DISCO SAFARI. V-Dub Island is an affordable, family-friendly festival based on the Isle of Wight offering a unique fusion between V-Dub enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Heading into its sixth year, the festival will be held again at South Fairlee Farm in Newport, the home of the current Isle of Wight festival. V-Dub Island is once again bursting at the seams with outstanding live music, family fun and, of course, VW’s of all shapes, styles and sizes. Back by popular demand is our pop up campsite, electric hook up and showers with the Carry on Camping package By extending your holiday with up to 4 nights camping gives you a chance to explore more beautiful sites the Island has to offer. However if you’d love to come but can’t do all weekend, we have day tickets on offer too so you’ll still get a chance to join us even for the day. If you are coming from the mainland we have teamed up with Red Funnel and Wightlink to offer you discounted ferries to make it […]
South Fairlee Farm Fairlee Road Newport Isle of Wight PO30 2JU
The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival The GARLIC FESTIVAL 2018 will be held on 18th & 19th August – see you there! The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival near Newchurch is a great day out and packed so full of entertainment, live music, craft and Island produce stores it makes the perfect event for all the family to enjoy – garlic lovers or not. There’s a huge variety of food and producers on-site for the weekend, with handmade pickles, sauces, jams, artisan cheeses, loaves of bread, wine and cider all available. The field kitchens will be serving a wide variety of top quality hot tasty food. The Garlic Farm will be offering the largest selection of garlic varieties in our giant garlic marquee. You’ll be amazed at the range of products on offer too, including fudge, ice cream, popcorn, biscuits, scones, sweetcorn and mushrooms, all infused with the unique flavour of Isle of Wight garlic. Quench your thirst in the big beer tent and enjoy fabulous locally brewed ales and ciders. Check out the tea tent too for cream teas, pastries and tasty snacks. Visit Garlic Festival Website
Fighting Cocks Crossroads Bathingbourne Lane Sandown PO36 0LU
Bembridge Harbour Food Festiva, Isle of Wight Feast on all that’s local from our land and sea … Bembridge Harbour Food Festival is an independent Food & Drink Festival held in the villages of Bembridge & St Helens on the Eastern coast of the Isle of Wight. We have many excellent restaurants and pubs in the area supplying a range of local foods including Bembridge lobsters and crabs – provided direct from ‘the boat’ to ‘the table’ within the day. Isle of Wight meats and veggies and foraged coastal produce from our Island coastline. The Festival will showcase our produce with local wines and beers from our vineyards and breweries. Tented village on the shores of our Harbour by day and feast at our restaurants at night each highlighting a specific dish for the Festival, the East Wight and our villages of Bembridge & St Helens have so much to offer… Entry is Free, come an join us to enjoy the last of our summer….
Duver Yard Bembridge Harbour, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO33 1YB
Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea 2017 The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea will take place across the Island in 2017 . During that period there will be a wide range of activities, events and promotions taking place – all revolving around the theme of the sea. These events will include musical events, art displays, fishing, cookery displays and food-tasting, opportunities to charter boats, open days and talks.
Cowes Isle of Wight
A great day out for all the family can be had at the Yarmouth Old Gaffer Festival on the Isle of Wight, held every year Now a bi-annual event next event 2017 – details to follow 2015 events included: Street Entertainment Live Music Spectacular Classic and Gaff-rigged Boats in the Harbour Exciting Racing for Gaff-rigged Boats within sight of the shore Visiting Classic Vehicles Craft Fair and Market Flower Festival Lifeboat Demonstration And lots more …..
yarmouth, Isle of Wight
CELEBRATE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HOPS HARVEST WITH BEERS & REAL ALES SERVED IN OUR POP-UP PUB! Here at Ventnor Botanic Garden we brew (along with our friends at Yates Brewery) our own Botanical Ale. A refreshing pale ale, perfect for whiling away those last lazy, warm sunny Sunday’s. To round-off yet another great hops harvest we are celebrating with our very own Hops Festival on Sunday 25th September, 10am – 6pm. The day will be bursting with activities and ‘challenges’ for all the family. We have: Last year we had: Live music – ALL DAY A sizzling BBQ Beer and real ales from the Isle of Wight and south coast The ‘Botanical Burn’ chilli eating competition Tug of War competition Treatments from the Liz Earle team Bouncy Castle Face Painting Candy floss & popcorn carts and lots more… We have the last day of the summer season all wrapped up for you, why would you want to be anywhere else? Share this with your friends and family as entry to the festival is FREE, with just a donation to the up-keep of the garden to visit the rest of the grounds. We can’t wait to see you!
Ventnor Botanic Garden Undercliff Drive Ventnor Isle of Wight PO38 1UL
Isle of Wight Walking Festival The Isle of Wight is a walker’s dream, being located just a few miles from the mainland and two hours from London, and offering over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths through spectacular scenery and terrain, making it the perfect place for a walking holiday or break. With footpaths that wind through fields and forests, and round 64 miles of coast paths adjacent to some of the Isle of Wight’s most dramatic coastline and beaches. The Autumn Walking Weekend gives you the opportunity to breathe in the beautiful scenery and autumnal colours the Island has to offer. There are walks for all ages and abilities, all led by our friendly and knowledgeable leaders, who will take you on a journey of mystery, intrigue and exploration as you traverse our countryside, woodland, pastures, meadows and footpaths of the Island. We have our good old favourite walks in the programme, along with a range of some exciting new ones. Visit our main website for full details and information.
Events Officer Isle of Wight Council Floor 5, County Hall Newport Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Get the most out of your visit to the Isle of Wight and have a look at the websites so you can plan additional activities to do during your stay. Attractions include quiet country lanes and pathways which enable you to discover quintessentially English villages, country pubs, traffic-free paths, and unspoilt countryside. Over half the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with its miles of dramatic and breathtaking coastline, unspoilt countryside and over 200 miles of well maintained and signposted cycle tracks, byways and bridleways it has more than enough trails for you to explore.
Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Events Team Isle of Wight Council Floor 5, County Hall Newport Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Isle of Wight Literary Festival MAIN PROGRAMME TICKETS To view the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival programme and purchase tickets click here. A 10% discount is offered on purchases of six or more £9 tickets. Tickets are also available from The Isle of Wight Visitor Information Centre, Newport Monday to Friday from 09.30 to 15.30, St Mary’s Entrance, Northwood House from 13.00 to 14.00 Tuesdays and Thursdays and from the Telephone Box Office 07510314180 from 17.00 to 18.00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. You can download the two page pocket guide and quickly browse the programme. IWLF 2018 Pocket Guide YOUTH ZONE TICKETS To view the exciting programme and purchase tickets for the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival Youth Zone click here. This year’s Youth Zone is being held the weekend after the main programme, Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October in Northwood House, Cowes. The House will be magically transformed into the Entertain Space, Think Space, Imagine Space, Head Space, Create Space, Courtyard Space, Make Space and Book Space.
Northwood House Ward Avenue Cowes PO31 8AZ
NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL Isle of Wight 31st May – 3rd June 2018 CLICK HERE FOR 2018 PROGRAMME The Newport Jazz Weekend Committee is:- Jim Thorn is the Event Director of Newport Jazz Weekend. He is a Newport-based solicitor and a busy local musician. He is regularly booked as an accompanist for other musicians, and for a number of years he has organised regular jam sessions around the Island. He runs two bands and often pops up appearing with several others as a guest. John Clack discovered jazz in the 50s through his cousin’s banjo playing in Steve Lane’s Famous Southern Stompers. Today Brad Mehldau, Phronesis, Empirical, and Andrew McCormack figure in his musical tastes, and he takes in London, Brighton and Teignmouth Jazz Festivals… and Bestival! His professional background is project management. Willie Sanderson is a jazz enthusiast who has come on board in 2013 to lend his considerable experience of organising jazz events. He has excellent contacts within the UK jazz world and regularly hosts jazz events in Cowes which raise funds for charity. He also kindly provides accommodation for a number of our visiting professional musicians. Ian Mitchell is our event photographer and a Licentiate member of the Royal Photographic Society. […]
Newport, Isle of Wight
Super Bowl, Ryde, Isle of Wight SUPER FUN AT THE SUPERBOWL! If you want a fun-packed, good value day out for all your family or a big night out with your friends in Ryde, you’ve come to the right place! Ryde Superbowl is the top local venue for a wide range of exciting entertainment and is close enough to Portsmouth to pop over to the Isle of Wight for just a few hours. As well as top of the range ten pin bowling, did we tell you we’re brilliant at organising parties? We love parties, whether it’s a children’s birthday party, a Christmas party, a corporate event or a teen night out – just sit back and let us do all the work. And because we know that having fun is thirsty work, we have a range of options of tasty treats and top tipples for all ages in our fully-licensed café-bar. We’re open seven days a week, 364 days a year, so come on over, and have fun now! New Look Pavilion Bar The fully refurbished Pavilion Café-Bar is now open. Enjoy some wonderful local food and drinks, as well as daytime and evening entertainment. Relax on the Pavilion’s […]
The Pavilion The Esplanade Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2EL
Westridge Golf, Centre Ryde, Isle of Wight Westridge Golf Centre is the No1 place on the Isle of Wight to get into golf. We have a fully covered floodlit golf range to practice your game, with PGA qualified Professionals on hand to provide tuition for complete beginners all the way through to the most advanced golfers. Our teaching staff at the centre use all the latest equipment such as GASP video analysis to see your swing, the Explanar swing trainer to improve swing plane, tempo and release, as well as Trackman which will track your swing through impact and give valuable information on shots. Complimenting the golf range we have a practice bunker and a practice putting green so you can work on the short game. The Course At Westridge Golf Centre we have the Islands only pay as you play golf course, with no booking of tee times required. We currently have a challenging 9 hole Par 31 golf course measuring 1980 yards currently under expansion to become an 18 hole Par 64 course measuring 4480 yards. The course itself is an easy walking layout but with a couple of tough signature holes. The second hole requires an accurate […]
Brading Road Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 1QS
Goodleaf Tree Climbing, Isle of Wight “Lying in a hammock, in a huge oak tree, high above the ground, peering through the sun dappled canopy, was a life-enhancing experience and one I would recommend to anyone” May 2014 Trip Advisor review Come tree climbing with award winning Goodleaf and enjoy a unique canopy experience like no other! Our two hour, ‘have-a-go’ sessions are fantastic fun, adventurous and safe and offer a brilliant experience for the whole family – from ages 8 to 80. Our qualified and experienced instructors (2014 is our 9th year of operation) will teach you the ropes..and the knots, to enable you to take to the canopy of our stunning mature oak tree in Appley Park, Ryde. As you ascend through the branches, enjoy a view of the world from an entirely new perspective. Once at the top look out over the sea, swing around at 40ft or simply unwind in one of our special treetop hammocks. We provide everything you need for a great time including refreshments and our popular home made Tree Climber’s Flapjack.
Appley Park Appley Lane RYDE Isle Of Wight PO33 1ND
Tact Isle, St Helens, Isle of Wight Located on the beautiful Duver at St. Helens, Tackt-Isle Adventures is an exciting outdoor activity centre that offers sports and activities, both on land and on the water. They provide equipment rental, tuition and everything that you need for an adventurous activity on dry land or on the water. From dinghies to bikes and crabbing lines to kites, from sand yachts to maps and Segways to paddleboards, Tact-Isle have got the kit for all sorts of wet and dry activities, so that you can make the Island your playground. Tackt-Isle Adventures is your one stop shop for exciting wet and dry activities on the Isle of Wight. We supply the kit, you enjoy the fun. Set up in the Spring of 2013 in the picturesque St. Helens Duver, Tackt-Isle Adventures is a exciting new venture providing exciting experiences and real adventures for residents of, and visitors to, the Isle of Wight. Our motivated and experienced team are here to give you an adventure in sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, sand yachting, Segway riding and much more! Tackt-Isle Adventures is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)to provide watersports and are regularly inspected to ensure we comply with nationally accepted standards […]
Tact Isle, Woodnutts Yard, St Helens, Isle of wight PO33 1YB
Wight Water, Shanklin, Isle of Wight Wight Water is located on the beautiful Dunroamin beach at Shanklin, where the beach is sandy. The business has been established for over 32 years now and built up an excellent reputation for providing packages specifically designed for schools, individuals, adults and children alike. AN EXPERIENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. They are fully recognised by all the NGB and work closely with them to continually develop the centre. They provide a wide variety of fun and professional training courses both on the Isle of Wight and on the mainland – a high percentage of bookings come from schools on the mainland. They offer complete holidays or courses/sessions in kayaking, kite-surfing, surfing, power boating, paddleboarding, sup yoga and splash sessions.
Dunroamin Beach, Lake, Sandown Isle of Wight
Butterfly Paragliding, Chale, Isle of Wight Have you ever looked longingly into the sky at people paragliding over the cliff tops and hills and thought to yourself that you would like to try that? Well now you can on the Isle of Wight – Tandem Flying is the easiest way to experience paragliding flight One of the highly qualified and experienced BHPA instructors will be at the dual controls during the critical takeoff and landing phases of your once in a lifetime experience. However, you may well be invited to take over in mid-flight! It is the best way to learn to fly paragliders! If not for you but you have a friend or relative that would love it, why not buy a special present of a luxury tandem gift voucher which includes an air experience flight for £90 (inc. £15 BHPA insurance) and is valid for 12 months? We can offer personalised video highlights of your tandem flights for £135 (inc. £15 BHPA insurance) as a DVD or a download. You are also welcome to bring your own camera too.
Butterfly Paragliding, Sunacre, The Terrace, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HL
Isle of Wight Walks – Easy Level – 40 Minutes A delightful wander amongst ancient trees It is a particularly beautiful place to be when the trees take on their autumn colours in October and early November. In spring the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells. Start: Parish Council car park, off Alverstone Rd on Winford to Alverstone road, grid ref: SZ566843 1 Enter the wood and start to descend. The path soon reaches a cathedral-like clearing with fallen logs offering good places to sit. 2 Bear left immediately on entering the clearing and take a rising path, the left-most of two paths leaving the clearing at the same point. Pass through a holly thicket on the way to the top where it begins to open out near the edge of the wood. Turn right to descend again just before some house gardens. Bear left at a junction, following the line of the boundary of the gardens and soon the path broadens out in a clearing by an oak tree. Follow this track onwards and downwards till it meets an even wider crossing track, shortly after passing Borthwood Jumps on the right. Interesting flowers include wood anemone, common cow wheat, […]
Borthwood Copse, Alverstone Road, Winford, Isle of Wight, PO36 0LD
Elm Studio Photography Workshops Interested in taking your photography to a whole new level? Join us for Customized one-on-one coaching, Day, Weekend and Week long workshops. Photography Workshops Full details on all the below workshops are available on our main website A Day at the Seaside: A whole day photography workshop on the Isle of Wight. If you have been to the Isle of Wight, you know what a special place it is. Whether visiting as a holiday-maker, sailor, cyclist, hiker or festival-goer, you have come to appreciate its relaxed pace, friendly welcome and beautiful landscapes. The island’s unique character and charm lie in its stunning scenery and tranquillity – all within easy reach for a great day out with friends and colleagues as you experience the very best the island has to offer. A Weekend at the Seaside: A weekend or three day photography workshop on the Isle of Wight. If you have been to the Isle of Wight, you know what a special place it is. Whether visiting as a holiday-maker, sailor, cyclist, hiker or festival-goer, you have come to appreciate its relaxed pace, friendly welcome and beautiful landscapes. The island’s unique character and charm lie in its stunning scenery […]
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Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight Immerse yourself in 800 years of fascinating history at Carisbrooke Castle. Imprisoned Kings, military history, home of a Princess and loveable donkeys – come explore the fascinating history of Carisbrooke Castle. The Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned before his execution in 1649 but that is only a small part of this castles 800 years of history. There are all the ingredients here for a great value family day out in the Isle of Wight. Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers, and meeting the castle’s famous donkeys who have been drawing up water for hundreds of years. Don’t Miss The New Princess Beatrice Garden, designed by TV presenter and award winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw. The tranquil castle chapel and museum with its fascinating Charles I memorabilia. Feeding and grooming demonstrations at the donkey centre. See the What’s On page for great events held at the Castle through the year. Opening Times Admission Prices Members – Free – Adult – £8.00 Child (5-15 years) – £4.80 Concession – £7.20 Family (2 adults, 3 children) – £20.80 Overseas Visitor Pass – Available
Carisbrooke Castle Castle Hill Newport PO30 1XY
St Catherine’s Oratory CHALE Isle Of Wight Standing at the highest point of the Isle of Wight is the St Catherine’s Oratory, known better to Islanders as the Pepper Pot. This octagonal tower is the shell of a medieval lighthouse. Originally built in 1314 by Walter de Godeton as penance for stealing wine from the cargo of a ship run aground on Atherfield Ledge which was bound for the monastery of Livers in Picardy. The lighthouse was manned by a priest who tended to the light and prayed for the wrecked sailors. The tower is 35ft tall and is the only surviving medieval lighthouse in England, the roof is an eight-sided pyramid and inside is a square shaft, the top has eight openings designed to shine light in all directions and be seen out at sea. You can walk up to the Oratory following the footpath and the views from the hill are magnificent. Bronze Age Barrow At a distance of 15 metres (49 feet) to the south-east of the tower is a much earlier monument, a Bronze Age bowl barrow, or burial mound, which was constructed on this hilltop site about 4,000 years ago. Bowl barrows consisted of […]
St Catherine's Oratory CHALE Isle Of Wight PO38 2HD
Sandown Pier, Isle of Wight Sandown Pier is all year round entertainment for all the family. There’s the Lost World indoor golf adventure, with special lighting and sound effects, Ten Pin Bowling and Magic Island Play Area which specialise in children’s birthday parties. The End of the Pier is open from Easter and has rides for all the family including Dodgems, Snake Slide, Ball Walkers, Quad Bikes and Tea Cups. There is a Cafe, Burger Bar and Ice Cream Kiosk and at the front of the pier is Scruffy Jacks Sports Bar with stunning views of the bay. The Pier is truly a whole day’s fun in one!
Sandown Pier Sandown Isle of Wight PO36 8JY
Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight Built on the north shore of the Isle of Wight to guard the Solent the remains of Fort Victoria now an Underwater Archaeology Centre, a Planetarium and a Model Railway. The surrounding Country Park offers Seashore and Woodland walks and the site is one of the best vantage points for watching the Solents boats and shipping. The Forts attractions together with the availability of a Countryside Ranger to give guided walks of the seashore and woodland make Fort Victoria an excellent interesting and educational visit for school groups and any visitor to the Isle of Wight who wants to combine leisure with education. Why not stop for lunch at Verdi’s Cafe whilst looking out over the Solent, then get back to the rest of the fun that the park offers. The best of it all is the FREE on site parking! Each attraction is a very short walk from your car. Island Planetarium – Visit the website The Island Planetarium offers a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition. This man-made Universe will take you places you have never been before, from the surface of the Moon to the depth of outer space in our ASTRODOME 360 STAR-THEATRE. Make sure you leave time to explore the various space-science displays […]
Fort Victoria Westhill Lane Yarmouth PO41 0RR
Allendale, Isle of Wight Equestrian Centre Allendale Equestrian Centre is a BHS approved riding establishment set in the heart of the Isle of Wight, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Godshill. The location is unrivalled, situated on a bridle path, enabling you to ride for miles, off-road, on bridleways and along leafy country lanes. When booking with Allendale please expect to be asked your height, weight and ability in order that we can match you to a suitable horse. We do all that we can to ensure your safety but, please remember, you ride at your own risk. To book, call 01983 840258.
Newport Road, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3LY
Brading Station Visitor Centre, Isle of Wight Come to visit Brading Station’s Heritage Centre and the signal box, a real joy to railway enthusiasts everywhere. The centre’s tea room provides refreshments which include railway man’s lunches, cream teas, snacks and drinks to suit all tastes. In 1987 Brading Station was threatened with demolition. A strong reaction from Brading community prompted the Brading Town Trust and Brading Town Council to resolve to save the Station. In 1989 the entire Station complex was made a Grade II listed building and leased to Brading Town Trust. A community group, the Brading Station Community Centre Association, was created to manage the Station which continued until 1998. However, by the end of 1998, the Association had largely disbanded and the Station was further vandalised. In 2000 the Town Council entered into an agreement with Brading Town Trust to manage the Station. Again, efforts were made to hire out the building but insufficient income was generated. In 2002 a Market Towns Health check was undertaken and a Community Development Action Plan created. The Plan consisted of a number of projects, one of which was the restoration of the Station. In 2004 grant funding was obtained from […]
Brading Station, Brading, Sandown, Isle of Wight
The Leisure Club Bembridge Coast Hotel The Bembridge Coast Hotel offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you occupied all day. A fully qualified Leisure Team is always on hand to assist you in any of the experiences that you wish to participate in. Health Club & Leisure Experience Day Enjoy likes of Air Rifle & Pistol Shooting Tuck into Lunch or Afternoon Tea Relax in the Leisure Club with Swimming Pool & Sauna Full use of the Gym Includes use of indoor facilities such as Table Tennis, Snooker Enjoy classes such as Dancing & Water Aerobics Outdoor facilities include Tennis, Boules, Croquet & Putting Complimentary Refreshments All Day Our Leisure Club Included with your stay Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room and sauna Tropicarium Solarium Fully equipped fitness studio Beauty Treatments at our Day Spa The perfect complement to Bembridge’s beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Indulge in wonderful beauty treatments to soothe the soul and feel completely relaxed and you’re batteries recharged! For just a little extra Massages Facials Salon Spa Beauty Treatments
The Leisure Club Bembridge Coast Hotel Bembridge Isle of Wight PO35 5TH
Cowes Week – Isle of Wight Cowes week is a spectacular sailing event that takes place in August each year and is regarded as one of the UK’s longest running and successful sporting event of its kind. Although sailing is the top billing this is also a great day out for everyone with live music, street entertainment, stores and food available. The event has been running since 1886 and now host over 1,000 boats taking place in up to 40 sailing events daily. Traditionally, Cowes Week takes place after Glorious Goodwood and before the Glorious Twelfth (the first day of the grouse shooting season) – occasionally the traditional dates are changed to ensure optimum racing, taking account of the tides or, as in 2012, to avoid a clash with the Olympic Games. Over the years the event has attracted British and foreign royalty, and many famous faces. Although the regatta is over 180 years old, it is only in recent times that the Week has become an integrated series of races organised by a single body. During the post-war era, each day of racing was run by a different Cowes or Solent mainland club. Every club printed their own sailing instructions […]
Regatta House 18 Bath Road, Cowes PO31 7QN
Now in its 20th year, the famous, annual Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, held early in December, sees thousands of visitors flock to view over 160 theme-decorated Christmas trees, exhibited in various different locations within Brighstone and its surrounding areas. For 2015, with more beautiful trees being entered each year, we where delighted to announce yet another, much-needed venue at The Isle of Wight Pearl on the Military Road at Brighstone, who have kindly agreed to the use of their large conservatory next to their restaurant/café . This enabled more trees to be exhibited and ensure that exhibitors are given the space to present their theme without being too crowded! Other locations include: St Mary’s church; the Methodist church; the Wilberforce hall; the Reading Rooms/Social Club; and The ‘Three Bishops’ Public House, all in Brighstone village; in St Peter and St Paul’s church in neighbouring Mottistone. The four days of this major festival will be packed with lots going on. There will be gift and craft fairs (ideas for Christmas presents); Handbell ringing; Lace-making demonstrations; A “mini market”; A winter BBQ; Carol singing; The Brighstone School play and the fantastic Nativity Pageant (see below, last performed two years ago and now […]
Brighstone Isle of Wight
Arreton Sweetcorn Fayre, Isle of Wight The 10th annual Sweetcorn Fayre takes place over the weekend of the 29th & 30th September. As this is our 10th year, we are celebrating in style with all things sweetcorn – sweetcorn launching, sweetcorn speed eating, plus old favourites such as welly wanging, petting animals, terrier racing, snail racing, real ale festival, loads of live music and much much more! Raising money for Beauliue Respite and Challenge & Adventure.
Arreton Barns, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 3AA
Bembridge Village Stroll Approx. 2 miles 1 ½ hours – 1 steep path Start: Pilot Boat Public House. Follow the track between the Pub and the Public Toilets with the dentist on the left. This path has a steep gradient. At the end towards the High Street, turn right onto High Street. The footpath ends here. (Note: New Highway Code guideline – walk same way as traffic). At the left hand bend: Option 1: If wet, follow road to Steyne crossroads, straight onto Hillway Road, turning left into Howgate Road. Walk full length of Howgate Road, picking up the public footpath at rear of Warners Hotel, continue on footpath to Crab & Lobster Option 2: Cross road into entrance to Bembridge Windmill (stop off at Windmill) continue down the path. At the bottom, turn left through the copse and across Sandown Road (careful, busy) over the stile and follow path (Steyne Fort to left, Caravan Park to right). Onto Hillway Road, turn left then right, onto public footpath around the school (muddy) and down to Crab & Lobster. At Crab & Lobster Public House: Option 1: If tide is out, walk down steps onto beach, turn left, around the head, […]
The Pilot Boat Inn, Bembridge Station Road, Saint Helens PO35 5NN
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