Taking place at Northwood House, there will be a t
Tennis in the Park – Sunday the 23rd of June
Taking place at Northwood House, there will be a tennis tournament in the afternoon, a hog roast at 6pm – what a way to spend a Sunday AND no washing up! There will also be live music, all to raise funds for court resurfacing to continue the FREE Sunday afternoons tennis, including equipment.
Music Festival – Newport
Sunday the 23rd of June – there will be a music festival at St John’s Church, Newport, 8am to 8pm. A lovely way to while away a few hours.
JULIA TANNER ART
ISLE OF WIGHT INSPIRATION IN MAY The last month has mostly been about Bluebells and Art and Craft shows on the mainland. Events included the magnificent Penshurst Place in Kent and most recently The Stansted Park Garden Show in Hampshire with Petersfield and Highclere Castle in between and as always, Isle of Wight Artwork proved to be extremely popular. During May I spent a lot of time at Mottistone Woods photographing and filming the Bluebells for a Vlog on YouTube which you can watch here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them looking so wonderful and they inspired several new paintings. I’ve also enjoyed several walks on Headon Warren which overlooks The Needles gathering images of the cows of Warren Farm which I’d like to include in future landscapes. During June I shall be having a break from shows in order to paint new pieces, I’m going to party at The Isle of Wight Festival and am also looking forward to The Round the Island Race. If you’re interested in seeing more of my art, please visit my website here For those of you coming for a holiday, I hope you […]
Tritone Singers – Songs & Sonnets – Saturday the 15th of June
Taking place at Christ Church, Totland Bay, 7.30 pm, Songs and Sonnets: Music for a Summer Evening. A lovely prospect despite a stretch of the imagination for a ‘summer evening,’ sure the music will make up for the dreary weather. Tickets £8 on the door.
Bonchurch Flower Festival until Sunday the 16th.
Bonchurch Parish Church is holding a ‘Beatrix to Harry’ themed flower festival, arrangements based on a scene from a children’s book. 10 am to 4 pm each day. Refreshments are available throughout the day. All proceeds to the very worthy Dementia UK’s IW Admiral Nurses and restoration of the church’s stained glass windows.
Brading Community Archive Group
If you are interested in IoW history then pop along to the Brading Youth Club where a heritage event is taking place from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday the 15th & Sunday the 16th of June. There is a free exhibition of archive material, slide show talks at 3 pm each day and if you have any photos bring them along to be scanned. Refreshments will be available.
Sandown Conservative Club – Family Afternoon
Sunday the 16th, from 1 pm to 3 pm, games for all the family. A great way to spend an afternoon if the weather is tedious.
Talk on Maritime Archaeology & Lost Wrecks of WW1
Cowes Library is hosting a talk by the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum on Thursday the 20th of June, 19:00 to 20:30. Booking not needed, £2 entry, refreshments will be available.
Bembridge Horticultural Society Members Show
Saturday the 15th of June sees Bembridge Village Hall hosting this annual show from 14:30 to 16:30. Everyone welcome. There will be exhibits, tea, homemade cakes, as well as a raffle, to be drawn at 16:30.
IW Embroiders meeting
Saturday the 15th of June at Arreton Community Centre, 11:00 to 16:30, there will be a ‘do your own thing’ session as well as mini workshops on making organza flowers and gold work. Contact the secretary, email@example.com or 524795. New members and visitors welcome.
A Pictorial Exhibition of the Village of Wroxall
Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23th of June, 10:30 to 16:00. The hall is open to everyone to chat, share memories, meet new friends. Taking place at Wroxall Community Centre.
A day of fun stuff to do at Appley Park and beach – including Giant Bubble Making – Saturday the 22nd of June, 11:00 to 16:00. Hosted by Friends of Apple Park & Aspire Ryde. Even the weather looks promising!
Introduction to Dragonflies & Damselflies
iWatchWildlife are hosting this informal workshop with local expert, Jim Baldwin, taking place at Dinosaur Isle on Sunday the 14th of July, 10:30-13:00. No previous knowledge needed. There will be an outdoor element so sturdy footwear, long trousers and waterproofs should be taken. Free event although booking essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Quiz for Baby Box, IoW
A Fun Quiz is to be held on Wednesday the 10th of July at 19:00 at The Mill Bay, on the Esplanade in Ventnor. Teams of 6 or less, only £6 for a worthy cause, terrific view and great evening. Booking a must, call 852394.
Dads Go Free at the Monkey Haven
Great News from the Monkey Haven We’ve got some great news for all you Dads out there! No, we’re not offering a special deal on power tools. And no, we’re not giving away free sheds with every cup of tea. But what we can offer you is completely FREE admission to Monkey Haven to celebrate how wonderful you are, on Father’s Day! Just come along, any time on Saturday 15th June or Sunday 16th June, and you’ll get in for free when you pay for your child. You can meet our monkey Dad, Peppino, who despite his scruffy appearance has turned out to be quite a stud and fathered four babies. He’s genetically very rare, so this is great for the future of Capuchins! You can also see our baby Eagle Owl, Groot, who’s getting bigger by the day, and his giant feathery father, Rocco. Plus while you’re here, you’ve got to meet the beast – our new gorgeous gorilla. Can you think of a name for him? Have a very happy Father’s Day! xx
Luxury Places To Wine and Dine – Mrs. E’s Luxuries
What I love most about going for something to eat or drink on the Isle of Wight is that anywhere you go they serve local produce to an excellent quality. The Isle of Wight have a feel within their restaurants and cafes that differ from your average place to have a meal. Here are my personal favourite places to enjoy food, drink, and atmosphere on the Island: The Coast Bar & Restaurant – Cowes I have two absolute favourite places to dine on the Island, and one of those places is at the top of the high end high street in Cowes, The Coast Bar & Restaurant. With shabby chic interiors and a mix of relaxed coffee drinkers by the fire and diners at Kilner jar candle lit tables, it has a wonderful atmosphere that gives a sense of quality. The menu includes delicious starters, mains, platters, and desserts, and their pizzas are made fresh and cooked in a stone pizza oven (just how pizzas should be cooked!). The Boat House – Seaview The Boat House ties with The Coast Bar as being my favourite places to dine, purely down to the fact that I love both places for their […]
Half Term Events & Happiness on the Isle of Wight
Half Term Events & Happiness on the Isle of Wight As I am typing this newsletter the sun is streaming in through my office window, as I look out across a flat, calm Solent towards Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower. Living in the natural beauty of the Island 365 days a year is something that the whole isleofwight.com team want to share with you, so please click on the buttons above and the features below and discover what is waiting for you on the United Kingdom’s Garden Isle. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact our office on 01983 520052 or by simply replying to this email. SEE YOU SOON MEET GROOT at the Isle of Wight Monkey Haven Monkey Haven’s new baby owl – named Groot – is now ready to meet the public, so fly by and say hello this half term! The Eurasian Eagle Owl will grow into a giant bird of prey with a wingspan of nearly 2m. But for now, the fluffy little creature is happy waddling about on the grass. You can meet Groot and the rest of the family at the award-winning keeper talks. There’s loads to see and […]
Groot to meet you! ONLY at the Monkey Haven
Groot to meet you! ONLY at the Monkey Haven Monkey Haven’s new baby owl – named Groot – is now ready to meet the public, so fly by and say hello this half term! The Eurasian Eagle Owl will grow into a giant bird of prey with a wingspan of nearly 2m. But for now, the fluffy little creature is happy waddling about on the grass. You can meet Groot and the rest of the family at the award-winning keeper talks. There’s loads to see and do this half term for all the whole family. Don’t miss the visit from the brilliant Isle of Wight Bat Hospital on Monday 27 May when you’ll get the chance to get up close to these rescued mammals. And make sure you’re there for the little birthday parties for Sahara the mischievous Meerkat (Saturday 1 June, noon) and Diamond and Jubilee the twins Marmosets (Sunday 2 June, noon). You can also see Djimmy and his squeaky toy pigs, meet our rescued tortoises at the reptile talks, go wild in the play areas and download our fun, free App where you can follow trails, and take silly selfies! Plus there’s a great tea room and […]
MAKE EVENINGS COUNT THIS MAY HALF TERM AT BLACKGANG CHINE AND ROBIN HILL COUNTRY PARK
MAKE EVENINGS COUNT THIS MAY HALF TERM AT BLACKGANG CHINE AND ROBIN HILL COUNTRY PARK As the warm and bright evenings are heading our way, Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill are heating up the entrainment for the whole family until late on selected dates throughout May Half Term. Sundown at Blackgang Chine until 9pm Yeeeehaaww! Wild West Week is returning to Blackgang Chine’s Buffalo Creek this May half term! Immerse yourself in the world of outlaws and sheriffs as they take over Cowboy Town! Prepare for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with entertainment for all ages. For the first time, you can now join the action at Wild West Week’s Sundown as the event is extended into the evening until 9pm on Monday 27th, Wednesday 29th & Friday 31st May! Dance along to the Mariachi Fiesta with Vote Pedro, grab a bite to eat and end the evening with the epic Point Blank Stunt Show – expect a nine knife throwing danger show, whip cracking and plenty of risky performances! Plus, Britain’s Got Talent Star and newly appointed Ambassador of the Isle of Wight, Derek Sandy will be making a guest appearance at Wednesday’s (29th May) Sundown event, taking to […]
Something SPECIAL waiting for YOU on the Isle of Wight
Something SPECIAL waiting for YOU on the Isle of Wight The Isle of Wight has always offered a superb holiday or break, but we want to show you something different to tempt you to our Island. Have you always wanted to holiday in a quaint thatched cottage, away from everything and everyone, so that you can truly relax? Perhaps you have always wanted to wake up to the sight and sound of the sea? Well, whatever your wishes, we can help you find the perfect accommodation for your stay on the Isle of Wight. Just click on the links below to see just a selection of what is available to you. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact our office on 01983 520052 or by simply replying to this email. SEE YOU SOON The Thatch Cottage SLEEPS 4 This really is a treat for anyone looking for a romantic or secluded property. The Thatch Cottage is a stunning natural stone cottage under a deep thatch roof. It is located on the coastal footpath that runs between Shanklin Old Village and Bonchurch. The area is known for its beautiful walks, wildlife and tranquillity and if you are seeking […]
Rum & Reggae Festival – Cowes Yacht Haven
Cowes Yacht Haven is hosting the Rum & Reggae Festival on Saturday the 25thof May from 1900 to 2300. Described as a ‘Rum journey around the world’ with hosts Reggae Sound System there will be music, carnival performers and, of course, Jamaican food and special craft rums. A quick search will find the Facebook page and a link to Event Brite to buy a ticket.
HALF TERM HAPPINESS WITH CLASSIC COTTAGES
HALF TERM HAPPINESS WITH CLASSIC COTTAGES Half term happiness With the glorious sunshine set to stay and the arrival of those much-anticipated long summer days, May is a great time for the whole family to get away and explore. With just two weeks until the start of the school holidays, we are offering up to 20% off last minute May half term breaks. FIND OUT MORE
An Artists Inspiration on The Isle of Wight
An Artists Inspiration on The Isle of Wight Hello there, I’m Julia Tanner and I’m a Mixed Media Artist. My Husband and I moved here 2 years ago from Essex. We’d been coming to The Island for holidays for years and fell in love with the spectacular landscape and the friendly people, every time we had to go home it was such a wrench! My art has changed considerably since moving here, everywhere I look I see a painting and when we go to Art and Craft shows our customers are always interested in what inspires my work. In order to share the spectacular scenery, I decided to start a Vlog on YouTube to show you how the landscape influences my art. Each film will feature a different subject – such as seascapes, woodlands, bluebells – and I’m also filming in my studio and sharing tips and techniques. You can view my films here I’m delighted to have been asked to also write some blogs for ‘IsleofWight.com’ and am looking forward to sharing some of my paintings and inspirational photography with you, I’ll be adding more as the months go by. If anyone is considering a holiday or a move here I cannot recommend the Island […]
Announcement: Blog Collaboration – Mrs. E’s Luxuries
This is a very exciting moment! Hello everyone, my name is Louise, also known as Mrs. E’s Luxuries; a blogger and instagrammer from the mainland, sharing the luxuries I find through lifestyle, home, wining & dining, weddings, and of course the Isle of Wight. I would like to thank Kevin, the top man of isleofwight.com, for this opportunity to collaborate together in bringing you all the very best the Island has to offer from a luxury point of view. My love for the Island started before I could even remember; my father’s side of the family come from Newport, where his mother (my beloved Nana) met my Grandfather whilst he was over from Wales to build the Princess Flying Boat in the 1950s. They married at Carisbrooke before moving to the Mainland, yet would return regularly with their own family. I too met my Husband (Mr. E) on the Island in 2009 and we spend many a Summer (even Winter!) escaping to what we call our “Favourite Place”, doing what we do best and now I cannot wait to share with you what we get up to. You can keep up to date with what I get up to by […]
“Hey, what’s wrong with you?”
Two more 90’s acts have been confirmed as joining East 17, Republica, 911, Space and Noasis for this year’s Jack Up The Summer’s eagerly anticipated ‘90’s Day.’ Italian Eurodance band Livin’ Joy who were best known for their nineties hits ‘Dreamer’ and ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ will be joining festival favourites Phats & Small on stage on Sunday 11th August. Livin’ Joy’s chart smash ‘Dreamer’ was released in 1995 and charted at number 1 in the US Dance Chart that year, as well as peaking at number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. The house music group enjo yed immense success in the 1990s and are back and better than ever in the modern era. Their live performances feature fierce frontwoman Luzahnn and capture audiences’ hearts, minds and imaginations. Luzahnn has carved out a successful career on stage and on the screen appearing in Chicago (both on Broadway and in the West End), The Lion King, 42nd Street, The Producers and Spamalot as well as the Hollywood blockbuster Alexander the Great. She has been smashing up clubs across the country with her devastating performances with Livin’ Joy. Chart-topping dance outfit Phats & Small whose international hit ‘ Turn Around’ shot […]
Jack Up The Weekend Easter Event Postponed
Message from the organisers: We’re sorry to advise that owing to technical reasons outside of our control the two concert nights due to take place this coming Easter weekend at Medina are to be postponed and rescheduled to a date (to be confirmed ASAP) this coming Autumn. We are passionate about ensuring the best possible experience at our events and deeply regret any inconvenience bought about by this change of circumstance. Both From The Jam and Big Country will however be returning to the Island to perform two headline sets on the same night. We would ask anyone with tickets to therefore please keep hold of their original concert ticket(s) as they will now get to see two headline bands for the price of one! If, once the revised date has been announced, customers are unable to attend the rescheduled event, or if they have purchased tickets for both nights, they will be able to obtain a refund for the sale price of their ticket(s) directly from the outlet from which they were originally purchased. We would ask people to firstly please await further news of the rescheduled date which will follow shortly.
Friday Night News for Jack-Up the Summer
Friday Night News for Jack-Up the Summer Festival organisers have announced details the Friday night event for this year’s Jack Up The Summer. ‘ULTIMATE SKA WARS’ on Friday 9th August 2019 will feature the Island’s very own Ska’d for Life going head to head with the mighty Bad Manners! Speaking of the evening event for which tickets go on sale this Friday, 3rd May, Event Manager Sarah Moss said; “This will be the ska party to end all ska parties and is not to be missed! Both bands provide give a crackin’ show of highly danceable good-time ska. Led by outlandish frontman Buster Bloodvessel, the legendary Bad Manners will be battling it out on stage against a band who have made a huge name for themselves on the Isle of Wight and beyond, the uniquely talented Ska’d For Life. The evening will represent the very best of British two-tone/ska and provide a fabulous festival opening. At just £15 a ticket it also represents tremendous value for money. Get ready for serious foot-stomping, hand-clapping, knees-up action as these guys know how to party. If we had a roof, they would tear it off!’ Bad Manners are one of the most iconic […]
STAY, SEE AND DO ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT THIS EASTER
STAY, SEE AND DO ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT THIS EASTER Easter in the Isle of Wight – Well there is still time to book a break away, so click the various links below. We want to show you what is available to see and do on the Isle of Wight this Easter in a bid to bring you over to our shores. We have a great events diary for you to discover, as well as some of the UK’s leading attractions and destinations. CLICK on the links below to discover more and remember – we hope to see you soon. Osborne House “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” – such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. No trip to the Island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria’s family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated […]
Have a Cracking Time at Monkey Haven This Easter
Join us for a cracking Easter Find out MORE about Monkey Haven It’s no yolk – we’ll be having a cracking time over Easter and hope you’ll join in all the egg-citement! We’ll be hosting two Easter egg hunts, at noon and 2pm, over the four days of Easter – that’s from Good Friday 19 April until Easter Monday 22 April. It’s worth having a good old look, as there will be a small prize at the end. Plus there will be free Easter themed crafts throughout the weekend and glitter tattoos. Our Keepers will be dressed to impress as Easter bunnies. Please feel free to wear your fancy dress too and you’ll be rewarded with a little edible treat. Meanwhile, in the Tea Room, we’ll be serving up fancy Easter shakes, and treats, including… Cream Egg milkshakes Mini Egg milkshakes Easter nest cakes Hot cross buns It’s also Ketch’s birthday on Saturday 20th April – so come and join us for a singsong and cake at noon, to celebrate the special day for our magnificent Eagle Owl. If you plan on visiting Good Friday (19th) or Easter Monday (22nd) then you’re in for a real treat as our friends, at […]
Easter Self-Catering Selection
Easter Self-Catering Selection Easter is just around the corner, so we thought that we would show you just SOME of the holiday cottages that we have waiting for you. Spring, is arguably the best time of year. It signals the start of new life, longer days and the summer to come, so why not book yourself and your family a fabulous self-catering break away for Easter. We have cottages tucked away from the crowds; ones that offer breathtaking views of the sea and countryside and places right in the middle of the action, so whatever you are looking for, discover it with isleofwight.com. Click on the links below to discover more and remember – we hope to see you soon. ISLAND HOLIDAY HOMES Island Holiday Homes are the Isle of Wight’s, Island-based, premier self-catering holiday accommodation agency. The highly experienced Isle of Wight based team is made up of Sharon (Manager), Terry, Kerry & Donna and are here to help you find your perfect holiday home to share with family and friends from where to explore and enjoy our beautiful Island with its miles of sandy beaches, unspoilt coastline, stunning scenery, historic attractions and a varied range of events to […]
The sky’s the limit at Robin Hill
The sky’s the limit at Robin Hill Did you spot the hot air balloon in the sky this morning? The team from Robin Hill are preparing for the brand-NEW event this May half term, Sky High. The sky’s the limit this May at Robin Hill’s brand-new soaring event, Sky High, takes place from the 27th to 30th May, 10am – 10pm. Marvel at the sight of over 40 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, taking flight from and tethered in the Lower Valley. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the pilots, walk inside the balloons and possibly even win the chance to take flight*! In addition, there’s kite making and flying workshops for the kids so join us as we take to the sky! To make the event even more spectacular, Night Glow will take place on 27th & 29th so you have the opportunity to see the balloons at twilight, lit up in all their glory, together with incredible sound and light production. There’ll be a bar and food available throughout the evening with live music too! Tickets are available now, get yours online at www.robin-hill.com NB: If you’re a land owner and have any questions regarding […]
YOU ‘GOTTA ROLL WITH IT THIS SUMMER
YOU ‘GOTTA ROLL WITH IT THIS SUMMER Expect a supersonic show of all the very best Oasis anthems when Noasis, the definitive tribute to Manchester’s supergroup Oasis pull out all the stops at Jack Up The Summer’s ‘90’s day’ this August. Formed by die-hard Oasis fans back in 2006, the five-piece band has toured extensively and with over 600 performances to date has justifiably earned its reputation as the leader of the pack. Speaking of the signing, organiser’s said; “2019 marks 10 years since Oasis’ explosive breakup and the well-reported feud between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher makes a reunion highly unlikely. Instead of longing for a return, we should cherish the past. The launch of Jack Up The Summer’s 90’s day on Sunday 11th August enables us to do just that! Oasis’ relevance in the 1990’s ensured their legacy for a lifetime and with obsessive attention to detail Noasis recreate the real Oasis experience with amazing energy. Performing songs from every one of Oasis’ six albums, the band deliver each one with pure precision; you genuinely will be fooled into thinking you are watching the real thing!” Frequently described as the nation’s favourite Oasis tribute band, Noasis performed live […]
TRIPLE SERVING OF 80s PARTY-BANDS
TRIPLE SERVING OF 80s PARTY-BANDS Jack Up The Summer is renowned for being one big Summer party and for anyone who lived through the 80’s try as you might, it’s impossible to forget some of the real cheesy-pop tunes which were synonymous with the decade. Living up to its promise of celebrating the upbeat, feel-good, fun atmosphere of the 1980’s which not only committed outrageous crimes against fashion, Jack Up The Summer’s ‘80’s day’ on Saturday 10th August will also be reliving the distinct breed of pop songs that, despite being reviled by serious pop aficionados, went on to trounce all the pop heavyweights in the charts. Get your cameras ready and prepare to take part in the biggest conga line the Isle of Wight has ever seen when British pop band Black Lace take to the stage! Best known for their novelty party anthems, Black Lace spent 86 weeks in the UK charts in the 1980’s. Their biggest hit, ‘Agadoo’ reached Number 2 in June 1984 and they went on to have follow-up success with tracks such as ‘Superman’, ‘Hokey Cokey’ and ‘Do the Conga.’ AllMusic once wrote, “If you’re looking for the band with the least street credibility […]
VENTNOR FRINGE CELEBRATES 23rd – 28th July
VENTNOR FRINGE CELEBRATES 10th Anniversary 23-28th July 2019. Local live Music Promoters The Isle Of Wight Venue Campaign returns with stellar guest performances. An impressive rolling review of award-winning contemporary Arts is coming down the Tracks again. The vibrant, Cultural collision, that showcases at many rural pop-up venues, transforming the townscape of Ventnor. The youthful, invigorating, and fiercely independent, Ventnor Fringe is celebrating its 10th edition. Diary bookers should note the new dates 23-28th July. Prepare for submersion in the breakneck pace of a myriad of hidden gems, a week enhanced by new, and returning Isle of Wight Venue Campaign shows. The Acoustic Halls of Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor will resonate to performances by Charlie Dore on Friday 26th July at 7.00pm. Tickets priced at £12.50 ‘ A gift for Melody, brave, poignant, entertaining and original Guardian ****. Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie has enjoyed a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy improvisation, writing for Radio, and composition for T.V. And Film, as well as performing with her band. Signed to Island Records her first Nashville recorded album produced the Single ‘ Pilot of The Airwaves’ which became a bit hit in the U.S. After working […]
Secure your summer holiday for just £30
Secure your summer holiday for just £30 Our friends at Classic Cottages have a great offer for people looking to secure a holiday in the summer of 2019. Secure your summer holiday for just £30 The old British summer holiday; working to your own timetable and living in luxury in a holiday home-from-home. And you can secure your first choice dates for just £30 when you book July or August before 24th March. The Classic Cottages Promotion runs until midnight 24th March 2019, but pick your property fast and you’ll have until March 31st to pay your deposit. What are you waiting for? Get ahead of the Jones’s and book the best summer staycation now. Find out more HERE
Space to Appear at Jack-Up the Summer
‘FEMALE OF THE SPECIES’ ACT SPACE TO APPEAR AT JACK UP THE SUMMER Cheeky 90’s Scouse outfit Space whose quirky, uplifting brand of indie-pop has produced many smiles as well as some irresistible tunes, are back with a vengeance! The band will be heading to the Island this August to perform at Jack Up The Summer’s ‘90s Day.’ Space have sold over 5 million records worldwide with albums including ‘Spiders’, ‘Tin Planet’, ‘Suburban Rock and Roll’ along with ten top 40 singles and a host of other single releases to date featuring tracks such as ‘Neighbourhood’, ‘Me and You Verses The World, ‘Avenging Angels’, ‘Dark Clouds’, and ‘Begin Again.’ It was not until the release of their single, ‘Female of the Species’ in 1996 that they achieved popular acclaim. The song’s distinctive style and lyrics led to it being used in TV and film, including the theme song to the UK drama Cold Feet, the 1997 film The Matchmaker and the end credits of the popular movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The track subsequently gained further popularity in the UK when used in a 1998 advert for the body spray ‘Impulse.’ The song’s name is a reference to […]
Robin Hill’s electric woods attracts record-breaking visitors
Robin Hill’s electric woods attracts record-breaking visitors… … and there is still time to visit! Robin Hill’s award-winning electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient, has seen record-breaking visitors to this year’s innovative Chinese New Year celebrations. The event features impressive new lighting exhibits, a 12-metre long dragon procession, new interactive woodland light shows, traditional lion dances, Chinese street food, entertainment and crafts. “The team have worked so hard this year and as a result the event is looking better than ever – it’s also more technically advanced than ever before which is a huge achievement and something we can’t wait to build on later in the year for Festival of Light! We’ve seen lots of our lovely Frequent Visitor Pass holders visiting and they’re loving being back in the park to kick off the 2019 season! The weather for the weekend is looking good so we’re all looking forward to rounding off the event on a high this Saturday! If you haven’t visited yet, don’t miss out!” – James Crofts, Park Manager at Robin Hill In 2018, electric woods scooped the ‘Best Event at an Attraction’ in the UK award from dayoutwiththekids.co.uk. With just three more evenings left, there […]
Top Award for Monkey Haven
Top Award for Monkey Haven CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MONKEY HAVEN We are so happy to announce that Monkey Haven has won a top award from VisitEngland for providing ‘outstanding experiences’ for our visitors. This week, we scooped the ‘Best Told Story Accolade 2018’ in the tourist board’s annual Visitor Attraction Accolades. This award is very sought after and given to attractions or tours that tell their story effectively, and offer an interesting and entertaining experience. A spokesperson for VisitEngland commented: “This accolade is a testament to the high standards achieved, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition.” Monkey Haven is the only attraction on the Island to win an award for 2018. This follows our recent assessment as part of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme, where we scored a whopping 90%. The judges considered every aspect of our ‘storytelling’. One of the key ways that we communicate with our visitors is through the wonderful Keeper talks, which tell people all about the rescued animals, their unique personalities and how they came to be here. Our Keepers work extremely hard to give interesting, fun and interactive talks throughout the day. Our striking signage, website, App, brochures […]
Jack Up the Weekend 19th – 20th April 2019
Jack Up the Weekend JACK UP LAUNCHES SPIN-OFF EVENT Stand by to rock back to the 80s with Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam on Good Friday and Big Country on Easter Saturday and make it a Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Jack Up The Weekend is an exciting new spin-off event from the organisers of the hugely successful Jack Up The 80s Summer festival. Perfect for lovers of 70s and 80s music, Jack Up The Weekend will feature two great headline bands performing live in concert – one a firm favourite with Jack Up festival goers and the other no stranger to the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival, with both acts boasting a stunning catalogue of stirring worldwide hit songs. Expect to hear hits after hit including Beat Surrender, Going Underground, Start, Eton Rifles, In a Big Country, Chance, Fields of Fire and many, many more. With tickets strictly limited in number this a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy an up close and personal evening of unbeatable musical entertainment in an intimate indoor setting, at 1Leisure Medina in Newport. The two concert nights take place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 2019 and will be […]
Jack Up the Summer 2019
Jack Up the Summer 2019 Jack Up The 80s is renowned for being one big Summer party and that’s the true essence of what people love about it. Now there’s fabulous news for party-goers as this hugely popular event is broadening its appeal to allow for a richer variety of music. Returning now as ‘Jack Up The Summer’ in its traditional slot this August, this much-loved family friendly throwback festival will continue to celebrate the upbeat, hand-clapping music of yesteryear, centred around party hits and feel-good music from the 80s and 90s. Organisers said; “We’re now into our seventh year and with so many UK festivals having latterly fallen by the wayside it’s essential we allow the event to evolve naturally, but without losing any of the fun-loving charisma which embodies the Jack Up brand and makes it unique. We want to be able to bring audiences a wider variety of acts however it goes without saying we still absolutely love the 80s and the 80s spirit will always be at the heart of Jack Up The Summer. In fact, the 2019 edition of the event guarantees 100% 80s chart acts on one of the two days. Saturday 10 August […]
Jack-Up the Summer with Nick Heyward
HAIRCUT 100 FRONT MAN NICK HEYWARD TO HEADLINE LINE-UP OF ICONIC 80s HITMAKERS See Nick and others One of the hottest and most popular artists from the 80s and frontman of teen-pop sensations Haircut 100, Nick Heyward will be jetting in from his home in Florida to headline 80s Day at this August’s Jack Up The Summer festival. Riding the post-new romantic funk wave, when Haircut 100 burst youthfully onto the scene in 1981, the pop world was primed for their innovative, funky and uplifting sound. Loved by every teenage girl in the land, this wholesome group of chaps tucked their Aran jumpers into their trousers and innovatively blended Chic with the Monkees. In the early 80s Haircut 100 had four UK Top 10 hit singles; ‘Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)’, ‘Love Plus One’, ‘Nobody’s Fool’, and ‘Fantastic Day’. The band burnt briefly and brightly. They were the ultimate group of pals who, within a year, had hit the big time. As fully fledged pop stars they were splashed all over 1980’s press, TV and radio every day. The band released their Platinum-certified debut album ‘Pelican West’ in 1982, which zoomed to number two in the UK album chart, and […]
Pet Friendly Accommodation – The Gallops, Isle of Wight
Pet-Friendly Accommodation – The Gallops, Isle of Wight Take a look at the FANTASTIC pet-friendly accommodation that we have just taken on, on the outskirts of Newport and in the heart of the countryside. The Gallops is the most amazing accommodation which is located on the Island Riding Centre site, which has easy access to great, rural walks and attractions. You can brush up on your riding skills as well as taking time out with your four-legged friends. Take a look at some of the amazing Isle of Walks and CLICK HERE to find out more.; In addition, we have miles of beaches which are great at this time of year. You, the family and your dogs could be the only ones enjoying the great scenery that they have to offer. To give you an idea of what you are missing out on CLICK HERE to discover our beautiful beaches (Restrictions may apply May – Sept) What is even better, is that if you book your accommodation with isleofwight.com, then we can arrange a preferential rate for you on the Red Funnel ferry route – our preferred crossing for quality service. So here is what is on offer: Frankel – Sleeps […]
2019 Isle of Wight Music Festival
About Isle of Wight Festival Following one of the festival’s most successful weekends to date, the Isle of Wight Festival will return in 2019, taking place on 13 – 16 June 2019. The multi award-winning festival has a long history, and is world famous for its amazing variety of acts, mixing legendary artists with the hottest up-and-coming bands. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, who last performed at Isle of Wight back in 2012, will headline the opening night on Friday night, rounding up the first day of the festival in style. George Ezra will headline the main stage on Saturday 15 June, his first UK festival headline performance, and closing the festival weekend will be Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro. Book your accommodation HERE
MISSION TO SEAFARERS’ CHARITY CYCLE CHALLENGE
THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS’ CHARITY CYCLE CHALLENGE HEADING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT International seafarer welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers will be heading to the Isle of Wight this year to host its highly popular charity cycle challenge. The event, which will take place on 27th April 2019, is expected to attract local and international cyclists, as well as friends and family of the global seafaring community who want to get fit this year whilst supporting the work of the Mission. There are three registration options to choose from, with the opportunity to stay the Friday night before at a local hotel in Southampton, where dinner will be served alongside a briefing. An early morning ferry on Saturday will take participants across to the Isle of Wight, serving breakfast en-route. Those wishing to participate can choose from a 70 or 40-mile route and keep fit whilst having fun! According to John Attenborough, Port Chaplain for the Mission in Southampton, “Many of us have gone into the New Year with resolutions to keep fit or to be more active. Our ‘Round the Isle’ cycle is the perfect event for anyone wanting to set themselves a challenge, whilst also supporting our […]
Jack Up the 80’s is back with a new name
Jack Up the 80’s is back with a new name JACK UP SUMMER PARTY – REMIXED! Jack Up The 80s is renowned for being one big Summer party and that’s the true essence of what people love about it. Now there’s fabulous news for party-goers as this hugely popular event is broadening its appeal to allow for a richer variety of music. Returning as ‘Jack Up The Summer’ in its traditional slot this August, this much-loved family friendly throwback festival will continue to celebrate the upbeat, hand-clapping music of yesteryear, centred around party hits and feel-good music from the 80s and 90s. Organisers said; “We’re now into our seventh year and with so many UK festivals having latterly fallen by the wayside it’s essential we allow the event to evolve naturally, but without losing any of the fun-loving charisma which embodies the Jack Up brand and makes it unique. We want to be able to bring audiences a wider variety of acts however it goes without saying we still absolutely love the 80s and the 80s spirit will always be at the heart of Jack Up The Summer. In fact, the 2019 edition of the event guarantees 100% 80s chart […]
New Year and New Memories to Make
New Year and New Memories to Make 2019 is fast approaching and there are new memories to create The New Year is fast approaching – start planning your holiday or break on the Isle of Wight. What are you hoping for in 2019? Is happiness and time with the family on your list? Well, the Isle of Wight is waiting to welcome you to its’ beautiful shores and there are lots to see and do. From visiting the home of our Country’s greatest Queen to walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs on a stunning West Wight Beach. You can choose from a 4* hotel to a Yurt or Safari Tent and it can be beside the sea or right in the heart of our stunning countryside, away from the main ‘hustle and bustle’ of holiday life. Whatever you are looking for, one thing is for sure, you will have a fantastic holiday and create precious memories that will last a lifetime. Click on the links below to discover more and remember – we hope to see you soon. Self-Catering Accommodation Island Holiday Homes Island Holiday Homes are the Isle of Wight’s, Island-based, premier self-catering holiday accommodation agency. The highly experienced Isle […]
Discover the wonderful town of Ryde.
Discover the wonderful town of Ryde. Ryde is a ‘gateway’ to the Island and welcomes both the Fast Cat and the Hover Travel. Positioned on the north-eastern shore of the Isle of Wight, Ryde offers something for everyone. Its’ level access golden sandy beaches which stretch out into the Solent at low tide have attracted holidaymakers for generations and as a result, the town has grown into a key resort for the Island. The Esplanade is stunning and it is possible to walk around the coastline past Appley Tower towards the beautiful village of Seaview. On your walk, you will pass the boating lake, LA Bowl 10 Pin Bowling, the tidal harbour, bowling green, children’s play areas and Eastern Gardens. Always, there is a small cafe or restaurant to stop for refreshments and take in the stunning views of the Solent to the mainland, Spinnaker Tower and South Downs in the distance. Take a break or holiday in Ryde and recharge your batteries whilst having the time of your life. Click on the links below to discover more and remember – we hope to see you soon. The Boat House The Boathouse, situated on the fringe of the chic village of Seaview on […]
Sensational Shanklin News Letter
Sensational Shanklin News Letter Take a look at this weeks newsletter featuring the SENSATIONAL SHANKLIN and what you can expect when you visit this great resort. Shanklin is one of the premier resorts on the Island and offers everything from golden sandy beaches and picturesque coastline to pretty thatched cottages and clotted cream teas. Situated in the lee of St Boniface Down from the prevailing south-westerly winds, Shanklin has welcomed visitors for generations. To the south of the main town is the pretty and World Famous Old Village, steeped in smuggling history, delightful cottages and the amazing Chine, which was a commando training ground and an exit point for the PLUTO pipeline that supplied allied troops with fuel during The War. Now it is the most beautiful, natural feature that attracts thousands of visitors a year. The town itself offers a good cross section of shops and eateries as well as a spectrum of accommodation for all tastes, pockets and needs. Take a look at what we can offer you on the Isle of Wight and remember that this is just a selection. To see everything that we have to offer, please go to our website www.isleofwight.com. We look forward to seeing you soon […]
Sandown Secrets Newsletter Have you seen our newsletter for Sandown? Take a look at what is waiting for you? Sandown lends its name to the beautiful bay which stretches out in front of the golden, sandy beaches which have the towering white cliffs of Culver to the north, the sandstone cliffs of Dunnose and Luccombe to the south. The waters offer great bathing for all the family and there is always a cafe, pub or attraction close by. Sandown offers a great range of accommodation as it is one of the longest established resorts on the Island and there is a wealth of B&B’s, hotels, self-catering accommodation and caravan sites from which you can choose. Attractions include Dinosaur Isle, Sandown Pier, The Isle of Wight Zoo and Tiger Sanctuary as well as Browns Pitch and Putt. For those golfers, there is Sandown and Shanklin Golf Course – Sandown has it all. GO ON – TREAT YOURSELF and discover Sandown. Click to read more
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The Gruffalo Visits Tapnell Farm
The Gruffalo visits Tapnell Farm Park for their Wild Woodland Weekend Tapnell Farm Park are inviting you to take a stroll into the deep dark wood this Autumn, with an appearance from The Gruffalo at their Wild Woodland Weekend on November 10th and 11th. The Gruffalo, the mythical monster who stars in Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular children’s books, will be appearing at intervals throughout the weekend, with a whole host of other woodland-related special guests and activities also on show. Kids can take part in Gruffalo-themed craft activities, listen to story time readings, and enjoy tasty woodland treats in the Farm Park café. Tapnell will also be celebrating some of the other creatures from the deep dark wood, with Owls to meet from Haven Falconry, a snake display, and the Farm Park’s own collection of tiny harvest mice in their new area. In addition to catching a glimpse of The Gruffalo’s knobbly knees, and turned-out toes,visitors can also enjoy the rest of the park over the weekend, with Tapnell’samazing new interactive “Bug Shows”, otherfarm animals on hand to say hello, and all the fun play activities open as normal. Standard admission prices to Tapnell Farm Park apply for […]
Newsletter Isle of Wight Rural Bed & Breakfasts
Rural B&B’s on the Isle of Wight In this week’s newsletter, we are going to showcase some of the stunning rural bed and breakfasts that we have on the Isle of Wight, which offer you the chance to be in the heart of the Islands’ beautiful countryside and coastline. These hidden treasures offer exceptionally high standards and allow you to enjoy peaceful surroundings and a warm welcome, as they tend to offer a more personal experience due to their size. We look forward to seeing you soon on the Isle of Wight and if you would like any further information, please either reply to this email or call 01983 520052. Northcourt Manor NorthCourt Manor is a beautiful and grand Jacobean manor set in 15 acres of stunning gardens, rising from the stream and walled kitchen gardens to the terraced walks, the manor is recognised by English Heritage nationally for their historic importance. A perfect choice for those looking for a relaxing break in a heritage building and to immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings and unspoilt countryside of the Isle of Wight. High Pines If you’re looking for a relaxed and friendly rural retreat, then High Pines B&B is for you. Adgestone is […]
Isle of Wight Holiday Parks Newsletter
Isle of Wight Holiday Parks Take a look at the best holiday parks on the Isle of Wight and book your next adventure. Sitting off the southern coast of the UK, the Isle of Wight has long been associated with holidays and happy memories. Just 2 hours from London and 3 hours from The Midlands, you will enjoy a peaceful and much more relaxed way of life when you venture to our shores. It all starts with a ferry crossing across the Solent which with the stunning views and gentle pace will set the tone for your break. In this newsletter, we have chosen our best holiday parks to tempt you to the Isle of Wight. They offer great facilities, great locations and lots of things to see and do for people of all ages. Remember too, that many offer pet-friendly accommodation, so you can bring your 4-legged friend too. See you soon on the Isle of Wight…… Rookley Holiday Park Rookley Park, an award-winning resort, is a beautiful collection of holiday cottages, lake houses and caravans in a sunny parkland setting at the heart of the Isle of Wight. This idyllic countryside location is within 20 minutes’ drive of […]
A Walk Between the Folly and Island Harbour
A Walk Between the Folly and Island Harbour Sunday 7th October. What a cracking day we woke up to this morning after such a terrible day weather wise the day before. We got up and had breakfast and decided to make the most of the day by going on one of our favourite walks between The Folly Inn at Whippingham and Island Harbour. The walk is not a long one, ideal for a lazy stroll before a Sunday roast, with great views and lots of wildlife and birds. We parked up at The Folly Inn and the footpath is accessed at the southern end of the car park, just next to the dingy compound. Right from the start there are mature Oak trees and then open countryside on the east side of your walk and beautiful views of the River Medina on the west. At the time of our walk it was high tide, so thankfully, Luke the dog would not get covered in mud which he so enjoys doing. The walk is level, with pretty little bridges crossing the inlets of the river and there are places to just sit down on the grass and take time to relax. […]
Half Term Holiday Tasters Newsletter
Half Term Delights on the Isle of Wight Half Term will soon be upon us, so are you coming to the Isle of Wight? Have you decided where you are going to go for your October Half Term Break? Well, the Isle of Wight is open for business and waiting for YOU. We have a wealth of accommodation, attractions and things to do, which will create precious memories for you and your loved ones. A quieter time of year with usually mild temperatures which are great conditions for exploring our beautiful Island and discovering our many hidden bays and coves. Below is just a taster of what we have to offer by way of accommodation and www.isleofwight.com offers you the greatest choice available, many offering BOOK NOW – PAY LATER. See you soon…. Island Holiday Homes Island Holiday Homes are the Isle of Wight’s, Island-based, premier self-catering holiday accommodation agency. The highly experienced Isle of Wight based team is made up of Sharon (Manager), Terry, Kerry & Donna and are here to help you find your perfect holiday home to share with family and friends from where to explore and enjoy our beautiful Island with its miles of sandy beaches, unspoilt coastline, stunning […]
BOOK NOW – PAY LATER Newsletter
BOOK NOW – PAY LATER Newsletter Half Term will soon be upon us, so are you coming to the Isle of Wight? Well, school summer holidays are over, but Half Term will soon be upon us, so have you decided what you are going to do? The Island in Autumn is a beautiful and peaceful place to take a break. It is not as busy as the peak season, but all the attractions are open and the weather is still mild, with magical colours in the trees as they prepare to shed their leaves. We have some great accommodation for you, so happy clicking on the links below and remember, this is just a selection. You can see everything we have at isleofwight.com Chapel House, Chale If you’re looking for complete luxury, with an immaculate attention to detail in keeping with the high-end quality that luxury boutique hotels offer, but with the tranquillity of having your own home, then this is for you. No expense has been spared making sure that all your needs have been catered for. You really will be thrilled with the accommodation and not fail to be impressed. West Bay Club, Yarmouth Our ‘New England’ […]
Wedding Proposal at the Orchards Holiday Park
Wedding Proposal at the Orchards Holiday Park The staff and guests at The Orchards Holiday Park Newbridge, Isle of Wight, were treated to a rare event when returning camper Jonathan Palmer 30, decided to propose to his long term girlfriend Rachel Hughes, also 30, beside the outdoor heated pool. Jonathan met Rachel when they were both just 12 years old. They were both on holiday with their families. It was a chance meeting that led to a 18 year romance. Rachel said “ The Orchards outdoor pool is very special to us because we had our first kiss there.” Jonathan and Rachel kept in touch and both families holidayed together several times. From 2013 onwards Jonathan and Rachel camped on their own at The orchards. When they returned on 1st August this year, Rachel had no idea that Jonathan had gone to such great lengths to set the scene for a perfect wedding proposal. He organised a pianist, soloist, flowers and for Island photographer Jason Swain to take these lovely photographs. With surprised guests looking on Jonathan went down on one knee by the side of the pool. A very delighted Rachel said yes! We are so pleased for both […]
Discover Sandown on the Isle of Wight
Discover Sandown on the Isle of Wight Sandown on the Isle of Wight is located in the sheltered and popular Sandown Bay. Sandown sits towards the north of the bay, flanked to the north by the stunning cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Down, which is great for walking. The town is known for its golden and sandy beaches and its’ seaside holiday atmosphere. The High Street has a range of shops for you to buy your momentoes and the pier plays host to crazy golf, amusements and attractions. Sandown also plays host to the World famous Tiger Sanctuary as well as the Dinosaur Isle attraction which gives an insight into the Island’s pre-historic past. We have put together just a selection of accommodation providers in the town for you to look at but you can explore everything that is available within the town and area by clicking the buttons at the top of this email. See you soon………… Sandringham Hotel Sandringham Hotel is one of the largest hotels on the Isle of Wight and is open all year round. Superbly located on Sandown Seafront, facing due south, overlooking Sandown Bay, it is ideal for a family seaside holiday. For all year round leisure breaks, guests return to the […]
Wicked Nights at Blackgang Chine: Dates for your diaries – are you brave enough?
PRESS RELEASE: WICKED NIGHTS …the land of twisted imagination! WORK HAS GROUND TO A HALTON BLACKGANG CHINE’S LATEST ATTRACTION, DUE TO WORKERS REFUSING TO RETURN TO THE DEMOLITION SITE… Work has suddenly stopped on Blackgang Chine’s latest attraction due to workers refusing to re-enter the demolition site, The Cursed Mill. Whilst we cannot reveal what has happened, we are investigating the paranormal events, believed to be caused by a monk’s curse from the 16thCentury. Following this terrifying incident, all planned building work has stopped. No-one is to re-enter the building, until… the launch of Wicked Nights. Wicked Nights is a brand-new horror event, coming to the Isle of Wight, making its home at Blackgang Chine. Demolition site, The Cursed Mill, will be opening its doors every evening, from the 20th October to 3rd November, from 6 pm – 10 pm… should you be courageous enough to brave the curse? This high-intensity experience includes The Cursed Mill: A Terrifying Tour, a hair-raising, blood-curdling experience that will leave you full of fright – it’s not for the faint-hearted. You’ll join a ‘Live Action’ tour through the demolition site, designed to terrify unexpecting guests… will you brave the curse? Expect sudden loud noises, […]
Self-Catering Selection on the Isle of Wight
Self-Catering Selection on the Isle of Wight Take a look at some of the fabulous self-catering accommodation that the Isle of Wight has to offer. From a cottage tucked away on its’ own to a large country mansion, isleofwight.com can help you find the perfect base for your Isle of Wight holiday. Self-catering options include places to stay on purpose-built holiday parks that offer lodges and chalets and also great facilities for the whole family to enjoy. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, then remember, you can just drop us an email or call 01983 520052 as we are always happy to help. GO ON – TREAT YOURSELF Isle of Wight Campervan Holidays The Isle of Wight has so much to offer – Come and explore it all in a VW Campervan. We can book your car ferry travel with Wightlink and Red Funnel on our reduced trade rate. Call us for a quote. We also have dog-friendly campervans for hire, so bring your four-legged friend and enjoy your adventure together. We keep it simple with no hidden extras – Overflowing with character and charm our VW campervans come with bed linen and self-catering equipment so all you need is a “Sense of Adventure” FIND […]
Archimedes Super Yacht Visits East Cowes
Well, last night (19th August) Mrs isleofwight.com and junior decided to go looking for Pokemon around the metropolis known as East Cowes – a past time that I am less than enthusiastic about, preferring to catch-up on the weeks soaps from the comfort of my sofa. About an hour and a half later they returned really excited because they had been standing along side the Super Yacht “Archimedes” that was moored up at East Cowes along side the new Red Funnel car park. They were able to see the chefs busy in the kitchen and had a superb view of the comings and goings of the staff and were stunned to see such a big yacht so close up. We have all seen “Archimedes” lurking in the Solent before, but this was a real oportunity to see it close at hand. What they saw is in the gallery below. Besides from the pictures they took in the gallery above, we have found information relating to the yacht which may well be of interest to people that have seen this magnificent vessel before. “Archimedes” is owned by Hedge Fund Boss James Simmonds, an American who founded Renaissance Tech in 1982 and is said […]
Seaside Specials on the BEAUTIFUL Isle of Wight
Well, summer is here and we are having the best summer in years – Come and see us soon. The Isle of Wight is surrounded by water and as a result we have some of the best beaches in the UK. Families enjoy the safe bathing and clear waters and can choose between miles of golden sand or secluded and sheltered coves. In this news letter we are going to introduce you to some of the accommodation providers that have direct access to the beach, so that you and your family can enjoy our sunny coastline – right on your doorstep. GO ON – TREAT YOURSELF Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park On top of the cliffs in Bembridge overlooking Whitecliff Bay with its secluded beach, this great family holiday park offers top of the range self-catering accommodation from glamping in the picturesque canvas village to static caravan holiday homes and lodges. The park is bustling with great on-site facilities and activities to keep you occupied throughout your stay on the Isle of Wight You would be surprised by how much we actually do have to offer in the park. We are always trying to give our guests a well-rounded […]
Newsletter – Ultimate Style and Luxury on the Isle of Wight
Boutique and Hotel Accommodation on the Isle of Wight Our selection of Boutique and Hotel Accommodation on our BEAUTIFUL Island. The Isle of Wight was both a stylish and fashionable place to visit and enjoy the scenery in Victoria Times and resulted, attracted the wealthy who wished to holiday in the same place as Queen Victoria. Architecture and buildings on the Island which sprang up during this era were impressive and occupied some of the choice locations and spots throughout the Island and some of these imposing properties now offer superb hotel and boutique style accommodation for you to enjoy and relax. Below is just a selection of what the Isle of Wight has to offer and we look forward to welcoming you soon to our beautiful Island. GO ON – TREAT YOURSELF Haven Hall – Shanklin A stunning luxury Boutique B&B overlooking the sea on the glorious Isle of Wight. Haven Hall has recently had a multi-million Pound renovation and has been sympathetically restored to its Edwardian splendour but with modern facilities including air-conditioning and high-speed WIFI throughout. Haven Hall’s bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are a perfect blend of period style with modern facilities. The generously sized suites feature […]
2018 St Helen’s Fort Walk
The St Helen’s Fort Walk 2018 The dates for the 2018 St Helen’s Fort Walk have been released. It is Monday 13th August and walkers are expected to meet at around 17:45 to start the walk. This is a very rare occasion where the tide recedes far enough to reveal a shingle and gravel bar that leads out to the fort and it has almost become a “homage” for both Island residents and tourists alike. Please follow the advice of locals and experts regarding the walk. Hose Rhodes Dickson – Island Estate Agents will be helping out during the event by providing free bottled drinking water A donation box for the RNLI will be available to immensely thank everyone at the local lifeboat station for their time and help towards keeping walkers safe. Walkers are advised to meet at the Old Church on the Duver, St. Helens. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Newsletter – August on the Isle of Wight
August on the Isle of Wight and what there is to see and do. If you haven’t booked your holiday on the Isle of Wight then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? We have some of the greatest events and things to do and they are waiting for you to come and visit. This month we have the Island’s carnivals, Cowes Week, The Isle of Wight Proms and the FANTASTIC Jack-Up the 80’s. We also have great attractions and things to do, like Robin Hill Country Park with their Summer Slide, Blackgang Chine celebrating 175 years in the business, the Donkey Sanctuary, The Tiger Sanctuary and The Isle of Wight Monkey Haven to name just a few. If you thought the Isle of Wight was small compared to Devon or Cornwall, you would be right, but we have so much action and fun packed in, we really are the “Party Island” and somewhere the whole family will enjoy coming to again and again. See You soon…… Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is based between Shanklin and Ventnor on the road to Wroxall and we are open all year round from 10:00am till 4:30pm, weather permitting. Everyone […]
Somethin’ SPECIAL on the Isle of Wight – Newsletter
We Have Something Special for YOU on the Isle of Wight. Well, the summer holidays are here and you could be spending time on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is SPECIAL at any time of year, but the summertime is extra special. We have miles of sandy beaches and tucked away coves. Fantastic eateries serving the Island’s quality produce and locally caught seafood and attractions that are the envy of many a UK destination – Blackgang Chine is celebrating its’ 175th Birthday this year and is the UK’s oldest theme park. However, with all that said, we have something EXTRA special for you and that is a warm welcome and friendly people, something you only get with an Island community. You will notice it as soon as you get on the ferry to sail to our shores. It is a calm, a peacefulness, where you leave your stress and worries behind and relax. No busy airports, no language barrier, and only 2 hours from London and 3 hours from the Midlands. It doesn’t get any better than the Isle of Wight. See you soon. Isle of Wight Camper Van Holidays The Isle of Wight has so […]
Newsletter – Summer on the Isle of Wight
If you don’t come – YOU will miss out Summer Events on the Isle of Wight Every week the isleofwight.com team produce our newsletter highlighting accommodation on the Isle of Wight, well this week, we want to show you what you will miss out on if you don’t come to our “Garden Isle.” If you don’t come – You will miss out. The Island has become known as Festival Island, not just because of the World famous music festival, but because of other great events, such as the festivals for Garlic, Sweetcorn, Jack-Up the 80’s, Eklectica and of course Cowes Week. These are just a few main events that are waiting for you when you come to our shores. We hope that you like what you see and remember, if you need to book accommodation, please either go to our website or use the contact details at the bottom of this newsletter. See you soon. Jack-Up the 80’s Jack Up The 80s is a three-day retro pop festival in its sixth year and provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from household chart names, food, attractions, kids arts and crafts and stalls. British soul star, Jaki Graham will be performing. A highly-acclaimed […]
Newsletter – Caravan Holidays on the Isle of Wight
Newsletter – Caravan Holidays on the Isle of Wight Caravan Holidays on the Isle of Wight One of the things that are great to do on the Isle of Wight is to stay in a holiday caravan on the Isle of Wight. It is the best way to enjoy a relaxed holiday, not governed by set meal times and giving you the freedom to do what you want when you please. Kids love the experience, as it gives them a freedom to enjoy the facilities and socialise with other children. Our sites vary greatly, from family holiday parks offering a fantastic range of organised events and facilities to small sites, located in the beautiful countryside on a coastal farm. Below, we have showcased just some of the great opportunities that are waiting for you on the Isle of Wight – SEE YOU SOON. Cheverton Copse Cheverton Copse is ideal for families as cars are not permitted on the park so children can play safely. We have a separate car park and trolleys are available for the movement of luggage from your car to your caravan. There are three children’s play areas with play equipment installed over rubber and woodchip […]
Newsletter – Camping on the Isle of Wight
Camping on the Isle of Wight Most people will have fond memories of a camping holiday, especially when we were all kids. The freedom of doing what you want, when you want and that special feeling of being close to nature. The Isle of Wight has some great camping sites that are waiting for you to visit and enjoy. If you want to be away from light pollution so that you can enjoy the night sky, then we have sites for you. If you want organised facilities and events, then we can cater for that too. One thing that you can always be sure of though, is that a camping holiday will create many happy memories, not only for you but for your family too. ALWAYS remember to ask the accommodation provider for a ferry inclusive price to get the best deal. Carpenters Farm Beautiful Camping Site and Caravan Park in the Isle of Wight. Carpenters Farm Campsite is only half a mile from the village of St. Helens which has one of the largest Village Greens in the south of England. Here you can enjoy a summer evening cricket match or a Saturday afternoon game of Island league football. On […]
Sensational Self-Catering Self-Catering Providers on the Isle of Wight Self Catering Accommodation on the Isle of Wight is both varied and a cost-effective way to come and visit and experience our beautiful Island. We have cottages, flats, apartments and manor houses that are just waiting for you to visit. Allowing you the freedom to do as you please and not be tied to meal times, self-catering is great for families and people that are here to experience the Island’s extreme sports, walking and cycling. We have something for every pocket and remember to ask the accommodation provider for a ferry inclusive price to get the best deal. Island Cottage Holidays Over 100 Isle of Wight Self Catering Cottages – Carefully selected individual cottages situated throughout the Isle of Wight, accommodating from 2 – 14 people.Visit our website for photographs, detailed descriptions, prices, availability and online booking.See the late availability and special offers on our website. Rookley Country Park Rookley Park, an award-winning resort, is a beautiful collection of holiday cottages, lake houses and caravans in a sunny parkland setting at the heart of the Isle of Wight. This idyllic countryside location is within 20 minutes’ drive of half of […]
Wish YOU were HERE? – Newsletter
We wish that YOU were HERE on the beautiful and peaceful Isle of Wight. We want to see you soon on the Isle of Wight, so what is stopping you? Those warmer days are now upon us and nowhere in the UK is more welcoming and worthwhile visiting than the Isle of Wight. We may look small on the map compared to other destinations, but we have so much to offer. There are theme parks and visitor attractions, extreme sports such as para-gliding, coasteering, miles of stunning coastline with tiny coves to a massive expanse of pure, golden sand. We also have historic buildings which once played home to a King and a Queen. Everything to do is so close to hand and we have people coming time and time again that have still not seen or done everything. Come and see us soon – What are you waiting for? The Coach House at Ivy Hall – Wootton Our newly constructed Coach House at Ivy Hall offers between 4 & *6 self-catering guests a very modern and comfortable place in which to stay. Situated in the small village of Wootton, which is only a 10-minute drive to both the Towns […]
Incredible summer savings at The Bay, Colwell
Incredible summer savings at The Bay, Colwell Treat yourselves to our incredible summer savings offer on 7-night stays in a Premium Coastal Cottage with hot tub at The Bay Colwell for June, July and August. Save up to £540 on your week-long stay in the beautiful cottages, which are just a short stroll from Colwell’s sandy beach. These two-bedroom luxury cottages, sleep up to four guests and feature brand new interiors, stunning furnishings and hot tubs, perfect for a relaxing break. There’s also an onsite indoor heated pool and outdoor children’s play area. Offer applies to a 7-night stay in a Premium Coastal Cottage with Hot Tub at The Bay Colwell only. For a limited time, we’re offering these Flash Sale prices: Flash sale price £499 for bookings staying between 1 June – 28 June, use promotional code JUNE: Flash sale price £549 –for booking staying between 29 June – 19 July, use promotional code JULY Flash sale price £899 – for booking staying between 20 July – 30 August, use promotional code SUMMER Book this offer by 18 June 2018 to qualify. T&Cs: For new, online bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid for bookings in […]
Spotlight on The Coach House at Ivy Hall, Wootton
Spotlight on The Coach House at Ivy Hall, Wootton Having built up a highly successful Bed and Breakfast at Ivy Hall the welcoming owners have now ventured into self-catering with the construction of a fabulous new Coach House. Sleeping up to *6 (double and twin bedrooms plus sofa bed) their stylish accommodation offers a comfortable place in which to spend your well-earned break. View from Wootton Creek The location is great too being in the pretty village of Wootton where you will find a Day Spa, Tesco Express, wine merchants, great fish & chip takeaway a chemist and two pubs, one over-looking the beautiful creek. A few minutes drive in either direction will take you either to the fine sandy beaches of Ryde or to the principal town of Newport. Ryde Beach The principal town of Newport Find out more about The Coach House at Ivy Hall
Spotlight: Dinosaur Farm Brighstone
Spotlight: Dinosaur Farm Brighstone Did you know… There is so much more to Lower Sutton Farm which is probably best known as ‘Dinosaur Farm’ than these incredible giants of history. Of course with their onsite museum, Dinosaur enthusiasts will be hard pushed to find a more intriguing place to stay as the very ground upon which they will walk upon is the land where at least 30% of a brachiosaurus dinosaur, the most complete of its type in Western Europe, was found on the farm in 1992. The farm was the Head Quarters for ‘Live from Dinosaur Island’ and many of the scenes were filmed here, most of the glorious panoramic views were from the cliff at the farm and surrounding area. Fantastic Fossil Hunts In 2013 former staff of the Dinosaur Farm Museum, set-up Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C., a Community Interest Company, to help the local community and visitors to the Island learn more about our unique fossil heritage and locally produced Palaeoart. The Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation and Palaeoart Centre have displays of dinosaur fossils, palaeoart, children’s activities and a fossil gift shop. Walk in the giant footprints of Dino’s as organised fossil hunting trips throughout the year at a […]
Isle of Wight Festival: The old and the new
Isle of Wight Festival – The old and the new Whether you love or hate the Isle of Wight Festival the old and the new, the excitement is already reaching fever pitch for this year’s extra special 50th Anniversary event and the countdown clock is on. Its global success now hails this incredible event a festival force to be well and truly reckoned with and it has once again firmly highlighted our tiny yet perfectly formed Island on the world map, in the brightest stage lighting possible for all to see. Where did it all start? Way back in 1968 Ron, Ray and Bill Foulk (brothers) of Fiery Creations Limited sowed the original seed for the start of what would be an incredible three year run of festivals which at that time were considered counterculture events. But to many Island residents, even the idea of a music festival was nothing short of appalling and the rumours alone sent tidal waves of objections throughout the Island. Some residents, especially the well-to-do retirees who had come here to seek out peace and tranquillity in their later years, and also the ‘grotty yachties’ as the sailing fraternity have long since been known were […]
Isle of Wight Hotels for every budget, have you stayed here yet?
Isle of Wight Hotels for every budget, have you stayed here yet? The Isle of Wight offers an excellent range of Hotels to suit all budgets. Have you stayed here yet? Get packing! You will find fabulous hotels throughout our glorious Island, in both stunning seaside locations with views across the sparkling water to countryside hotels set in breathtaking rural locations. Searching for hotels on the Isle of Wight for a short break or looking to escape to our lovely Island for a summer holiday? Make sure to check out the amazing deals on offer across the Island – Find the perfect hotel on the Isle of Wight for you. The Sandringham Hotel, Sandown The Sandringham Hotel offers breathtaking sea views from its enviable beachfront position in the pretty coastal town of Sandown. The hotel faces due south, overlooking Sandown Bay, and is a fantastic base for a family seaside holiday. Open all year round so you may enjoy your chosen season to stay at The Sandringham Hotel which is one of the largest hotels on our beautiful Island. The hotel offers a number of great facilities including indoor pool, Jacuzzi and restaurant. Many happy guests return to the Sandringham […]
SPOTLIGHT on Shanklin, Isle of Wight
SPOTLIGHT on Shanklin, Isle of Wight Shanklin is where thatched cottages meet golden sand and are one of the most popular destinations on the Isle of Wight for traditional seaside holidays. The golden sandy beaches have safe bathing water and currently holds a seaside award, the beach stretches for miles and visitors can walk from Shanklin to Sandown via the beach. Away from the beach is the main town which hosts a multitude of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy, further up the cliff is the Old Village a must-see spot to visit with it’s pretty thatched cottages, cosy tearooms and craft shops to explore. Here you will find the entrance to the Shanklin Chine a deep gorge carved out by a stream, which is a restful and picturesque place to spend the morning or afternoon. In the evening the waterfalls and woodland are illuminated, giving the gardens a totally different aspect and atmosphere, at the bottom of the chine you will find the Pluto pipeline used during the Normandy invasion in 1944, to carry petrol under the Channel to Cherbourg. A lot of the holiday accommodation in Shanklin can be found atop the sandstone cliffs offering magnificent views […]
NEWSLETTER – Spotlight on the Things To Do on the Isle of Wight
Spotlight on the Things to do on the Isle of Wight Well, we are often asked by people what there is to do on the Isle of Wight and in truth we normally reply “everything that you would want to do.” We have everything here on the Island, from extreme sports which include para-gliding, coastering, surfing and paddle-boarding. There are also miles of walks, a stunning coastline and so many attractions that appeal to families of all ages, thatquite simply you just cannot get bored. Yes, the Isle of Wight is a small Island, but there is so much to see and do and families have been coming to the Island and still not seen and done everything. Why don’t you give the Isle of Wight a chance? Our motto is “a place to stay is a click away” in one of our many Hotels, B&B’s,Self Catering and Holiday Parks that you will find around our beautiful Island. As well as some beautiful country walks across our chalk downland, there are riverside trails and walks through mature woodland. Here you will be able to spot some of ourred squirrels, buzzards, foxes and birds. There really is something for everyone. Take a look at what the South Wight has to offer […]
SPOTLIGHT on COWES
SPOTLIGHT on COWES Cowes is a fantastic holiday town located on the very northern tip of the Isle of Wight, perfect for couples and group holidays, along the towns pedestrianized High Street you will find a wealth of speciality shops, art galleries, and boutiques. The seafront is never more than a moment away, and a short walk will take you to the Esplanade and along to the famous Royal Yacht Squadron, where you can look out to see and appreciate what makes the town such a popular sailing destination for sailors and enthusiasts from around the world. Cowes town is a popular destination for an evening out as many of its bars have entertainment nightly throughout the year. If you are looking for a festive break a New Year in Cowes is a must with its array of bars and restaurants a real party feel comes to the town over this period with many of its residents and visitors donning fancy dress for the night. The area also has some superb fishing and you will normally find fisherman along the beach, esplanade and round to Egypt point all year round and there is a great variety of fish to be caught from these waters such as bass, mackerel, sole, gurnard & plaice on the Summer […]
SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor with its ‘micro-climate’
SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor with its ‘micro-climate’ Ventnor makes for a great holiday destination, the town was popular during the Victorian era when it was renowned as a health resort due to its micro-climate. The town has been expanding over the past few years with new restaurants, shops, and bars being opened as well as some great holiday accommodation both in and around the town. The town is home to a number of attractions including the famous Ventnor Botanical Gardens which thanks to the micro-climate have a rich variate of plants from around the world some of which can only be grown in this spot of the UK. Along the front, you will find the famous Island Map paddling pool a firm favourite in the summer with the smaller children and a safe environment for families to enjoy the sea views and friendly atmosphere of Ventnor. Being built on the side of the Downs, there is always a sea view and the large Victorian houses offer you an insight into what the town was like in its Victorian “hay day”. The small harbour is a great spot from which to watch the boats and sea safaris and fishing trips are offered […]
SPOTLIGHT on Newport, our capital!
Newport is the shopping centre of the Isle of Wight and considered by most to be the Islands capital. Here you will find the majority of the large high street shops and supermarkets as well as some local boutique shops, delis, butchers and craft shops. The town square holds a regular farmers market on a Tuesday where you can pick up Island produce from cheese and relishes to salad, fruit and vegetables. As well as being a great place for shops the town is packed with interesting places to visit such as the Quay Art Centre, Museum of Island History and the Newport Roman Villa all of which are within walking distance of the town centre, dotted around the town you will also find some places of historical interest and modern sculpture’s For those wanting to enjoy the lively town for a holiday or simple over on business, there are a number of bed and breakfasts in Newport along with Hotels and some great self-catering townhouses and cottages. The town is also home to the Isle of Wight Music Festival which takes place every year in Seaclose park attracting thousands of visitors over the course of 4 days, the town is […]
SPECIAL OFFERS – grab a great deal NOW!
SPECIAL OFFERS – grab a great deal NOW! Why not treat yourselves to a fantastic break on our glorious Island, returning visitors you already know how wonderfully relaxing and welcoming our pretty Island is and for those of you who have not ventured over to our shores yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! One thing to be warned about is that our stunning Island is almost certain to get well and truly under your skin, finding a special place in your heart and you just might find yourselves yearning to return! We are here to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01983 520052 We look forward to welcoming you, your loved ones (including those with paws) very soon. Have a lovely evening everyone. Fiona & Kevin. Isle of Wight Deals and Offers TRAVEL TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT ABOUT THE ISLE OF WIGHT HISTORY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT
NEWSLETTER – Spotlight on the centre of the Isle of Wight
Spotlight on the centre of the Isle of Wight Everybody knows the names and general location of most of the coastal, resort towns that can be found on the Isle of Wight, so we thought we would introduce you to some of the tucked away villages, the County town ofNewport and the Hotels, B&B’s, Self Catering andHoliday Parks that you will find within the centre of our beautiful Island. As well as some beautiful country walks across our chalk downland, there are riverside trails and walks through mature woodland. Here you will be able to spot some of ourred squirrels, buzzards, foxes and birds. There really is something for everyone. Take a look at what the South Wight has to offer by clicking the links below. If you are looking for something specific, please feel free to call our friendly staff on 01983 520052 who are always happy to help. Alternatively send an email to email@example.com ROBIN HILL COUNTRY PARK – NEAR NEWPORT 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 […]
Easter will soon be here!
Easter will soon be here! How ‘egg-citing!’ (Sorry I just couldn’t resist)…anyhow, enough of the ‘yolks’…oh dear, don’t be ‘cross’ with me, I shall stop this now! How time really does fly, I don’t know about you, but it only seems like yesterday I was packing away the tinsel. So as the special weekend looms and we find ourselves trying to decide just what to do to celebrate, why not check out everything the Isle of Wight has to offer, there really has never been a better time to book a wonderful break to our glorious shores. We offer all sorts of accommodation to suit all budgets and because our entire Island is so pretty you can choose from any location because everything is so close by once you are here, which means stress levels are kept to a minimum and relaxation becomes the norm of your day to day life. Again the Island offers something for everyone in the way of ‘things to do’ so if you are on a very tight budget why not pack up a picnic and enjoy some of our miles of breathtaking coastal and countryside walks or perhaps you are looking for full on adventure and enjoy the thrill […]
SAVE MONEY this Easter Holidays with WIGHT KARTING
SAVE MONEY this Easter Holidays with WIGHT KARTING WAS £33 NOW ONLY £25 Promotional price available for new members, or members renewing online only. All ages from 8 years up catered for with personal instructions and safety wear fitting. Our facilities and reputation will help you discover the inner champion in you! Book your date and time online. Join us anytime we are open using this package for 2 x race heats with WightKarting. Description Package Includes: 1 year Standard Club membership (inc insurance) 2x races around our track Members Drivers License card giving you a fast track to your next race booking Sign up with photographs at touchscreen consoles All racing gear- safety suits, helmet, gloves Personal safety instruction and race tips One race heat over average 4.5 miles* of outdoor, highly technical track Personalised lap times recorded and printed Use of free wifi for 1.5 hours each visit Can’t find a time or date that suits? Call us at the track now! 01983 565 366
NEWSLETTER – Spotlight on the South Wight
Spotlight on the South Wight In this newsletter I thought that I would introduce you to the Southern side of the Isle of Wight, which is dominated by the rising form of St. Boniface Down, the highest point on the Island and it is the side of the this Down that the coastal town of Ventnor clings to, with its’ distinctly Mediterranean feel and warmer micro climate. Within theSouth Wight we have the hidden gems of Steephill Cove, Bonchurch,Niton and Chale and these pretty, busy villages are the life blood of the South Wight. Take a look at what the South Wight has to offer by clicking the links below. If you are looking for something specific, please feel free to call our friendly staff on 01983 520052 who are always happy to help. Alternatively send an email firstname.lastname@example.org Riviera Park Self Catering – Bonchurch Riviera Park in the picturesque village of Bonchurch has a selection of lovely holiday Apartments for a truly tranquil self catering holiday. The park has WiFi, indoor pool and outdoor tennis court to keep you amused and is only a short walk on the coastal path which leads you to Ventnor, with its famousbotanic gardens and […]
UNCLE RUST & Events Diary
UNCLE RUST & Events Diary There is always something of interest going on right here on our glorious Island! Did you know that Uncle Rust is coming over to do a couple of gigs, firstly a gig for our wonderful NHS Staff in their canteen at midday on 13th April and then at 8.30pm at The Cask & Crispin CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS We have so much to look forward to now that Spring has well and truly sprung! Easter delights, carnivals, live music including the HUGE 50th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Music Festival, walking festivals, 175TH Anniversary of our much-treasured attraction BLACKGANG CHINE and so much more. Check out our EVENTS DIARY HERE If you have an upcoming event that you would like help in promoting (this is a free service) please send full details including start & finish dates and times to email@example.com ENJOY!
Newsletter – Hotels and B&B’s on the Isle of Wight this Easter
PLEASE SHARE Easter is fast approaching, so in this week’s newsletter we have put some calorie free tasters for you to tempt you to our beautiful Island. If you would like to chat to somebody to help you choose where you are going to stay, please call 01983 520052. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ASK FOR A FERRY INCLUSIVE PRICE AND NEVER BOOK DIRECT WITH THE FERRY COMPANIES AS YOU WILL GET A MORE COMPETITIVE PRICE To view our newsletter click the following link http://preview.mailerlite.com/c2e8i0 #isleofwight @isleofwightcom @isleofwight
FABULOUS ‘FOODIE-FRIDAY’ to you all!
FABULOUS ‘FOODIE-FRIDAY’ to you all! Yay, it’s Friday – let’s celebrate and treat ourselves to some delicious food which we haven’t had to prepare ourselves and don’t have to worry about clearing away the mess created in doing so! Our glorious Island is positively overflowing with fantastic eateries so whether you enjoy ‘posh-nosh‘ or more ‘traditional pub grub’ to fill your rumbling tummy you will definitely be well catered for here – our local produce is delicious and served by many whenever available. We also have a great selection of cafes too, many of which serve up *scrumptious cream teas and homemade cakes so for once why not ‘discount’ those pesky calories and treat yourself to anything your heart desires! There are glorious walks to enjoy so if any ‘calorie-kerfuffle’ does kick in you can ease the guilt with a nice stroll! (*some of our Hotels also serve afternoon tea). HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE. PS… Don’t forget it is Mothering Sunday this weekend – wishing you all a very enjoyable one. Fiona, Kevin and Luke Thank you for loving me, Having me in. All you have given Now I hold within. Kid in a vacuum You made your own, […]
LATE AVAILABILITY & SPECIAL OFFERS
LATE AVAILABILITY & SPECIAL OFFERS CLICK HERE FOR OUR SPECIAL OFFERS There are some great deals to be snapped up for a great trip to our glorious Isle of Wight. We have so much to offer for all ages and budgets and everything is within easy reach, so nowhere is too far to travel once you are here so do come and share in our blissfully easy way of life. If you need the time out from the stresses of your daily life, then pack up and pop over to relax and enjoy a well-deserved break, it’s a great time of year to visit us. There is always something TO DO as we have some fantastic activities, breath-taking walks, worthwhile ‘fun to visit’ charities, (Monkey Haven and also the Donkey Sanctuary), delightful beaches to explore (don’t forget your crab-lines and smoked bacon bait!) and why not bring your beloved dog to enjoy all the fun alongside you too! If history rocks your boat then we have plenty of that here and you are sure to enjoy a stroll around our places of historical interest. We have a charming selection of places to eat out and some of our pretty pubs serve real ales and locally produced […]
Snowy Saturday….just! My first eager peek out of the window this morning to check for more snow, I have to admit left me slightly heavy hearted. So much has melted away now revealing the previously well-hidden rooftops and roads… way too much normality is returning! Kev has headed out to his appointments with extra zest, almost ridiculously glad to be relieved of his ‘one-day inside caused cabin fever’ it is strange isn’t it, there is such a difference when we feel that choice is removed from our daily lives. It appears that Kev isn’t the only one suffering, our crazy-fool-puppy-dog, Luke is very hyped up too and of course, as Dad prepared to leave, Luke’s hopes of escapism reached fever pitch. His little face when his pesky human Dad dared to leave the house without him fair old tugged at my heartstrings, so a nice long walk is scheduled for this afternoon. I often think how different the world we live in would be if we applied more ‘dog logic’ to our outlook on life, and agree whole-heartedly with the wonderful super vet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. The love we feel for our pets is incredibly special, but, after two decades working with […]
What a day on the Isle of WHITE!
What a day on the Isle of WHITE! What a wonderfully exciting day for so many and what a difference a little bit of snow makes to everything! Just when I thought our glorious Island couldn’t get any prettier it has! I don’t know about you, I haven’t ventured out today (yet) but it has been delightful to see so many children (and grown-up children too) thoroughly enjoying themselves in the snow. I don’t think I have ever seen such powdery snow before, quite tricky to roll into snowballs but a great ‘showering-explosion of a finale’ if you take the time! Even at 50 years of age, the ‘big kid’ in me kept eagerly peaking out of our office window to see if it was snowing again and if not, just how much had melted away. Glad to report that we have had a little more and not much has gone (YAY). I suspect more rosy-cheek little ones (and not so little ones too) will enjoy more snowy-antics tomorrow and wonder just how much, if any, sleep will be had tonight! Thank goodness it is the weekend so no threat of having to miss out on more ‘snowy fun’ because school is […]
IT’S SNOWING on the Isle of Wight!
IT’S SNOWING on the Isle of Wight! Oh, my goodness, we have REAL snow on our beautiful Isle of Wight or should we call it the Isle of WHITE now! So exciting for us as we rarely get to enjoy the white stuff, I can imagine just how excited many of our ‘little people’ are here, I know how chuffed I was when I was a child and first saw my first snow many moons ago now. Our walk with our crazy-fool-puppy-dog, Luke tonight will be extra fun so I had best get a move on as daylight is quickly fading and I need some light for a good aim of a snowball at my son Tom! I keep peeping out of the window to check that it is still ‘really snowing’ and with much excitement, I can report IT IS YAY, and I find it is actually settling thick and fast with almost enough now for a snowman/woman or gender neutral snowperson (all welcome here) to be built in our little garden. Right off to find Luke, I do hope he has gotten over his trauma of catching Mumma tucking her extra thick woolly vest into her huge ‘Bridget Jones’ […]
It’s a chilly one here today!
It’s a chilly one here today! Having woken up to a frost which was so heavy first thing this morning, even our crazy-fool-puppy-dog Luke rushed straight back in from the garden, none of his usual frantic border patrol or warning barks (bless his heart, he does love to protect his ‘pesky humans’) but rather he opted for a very quick loo break and then headed straight back inside our toasty cottage. Most unusually I haven’t seen him since! Every morning he is right by our side as Kevin and I sit in our office because Luke likes to be ready and waiting for ‘tea break time’ because he knows that also means ‘scooby-snack’ time for him! I am glad to report it is now a lovely and bright sunny day here on our glorious Island and despite the best efforts of the dreaded Beast from East, it is still a wonderful place to be. Such a pretty time of year with Spring flowers making their much-anticipated appearances dotted throughout our beautiful countryside. With our hectic and at times seemingly ridiculously busy lives, it does us all good to just to stop for a moment and enjoy what we are lucky enough to have […]
Island View Holidays: 20% off FLASH SALE – MUST BE BOOKED BY END OF FEBRUARY 2018 SO BOOK NOW!
Island View Holidays: 20% off FLASH SALE – MUST BE BOOKED BY END OF FEBRUARY 2018 SO BOOK NOW! Book by 28 Feb to get 20% off your 2018 holiday 20% off all 2018 dates in all accommodation types, valid for just 7 days! Book by 28 Feb using offer code “FLASH” For one week only, we’re offering 20% off ALL 2018 holidays at Rookley Park! The offer is valid for all dates and all accommodation types, but you must book by the end of Feb! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE OFFER NOW Or call: 03333 700 400 Offer is subject to availability, for new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other offer. You must quote FLASH at time of booking. Offer valid for bookings made before 28 Feb for arrivals in 2018. Island View Holidays provides some of the best holiday parks on the Isle of Wight, with sites at Colwell, Rookley and St. Helens. More to their holidays Not only do they have some of the best in Isle of Wight self-catering accommodation, Island View Holidays also offers fantastic facilities for families. Rookley Country Park has live entertainment, 2 swimming pools, fishing […]
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE What have you got planned for this weekend? I plan to take my (much loved and spoiled rotten puppy-dog) Luke for a lovely countryside walk, probably along Newtown but then again I might opt for a slow walk, way up to the ‘Pepper Pot’, which is well worth the effort (I’m a smoker) because the view from the top is absolutely stunning. I was lucky enough to be born on our glorious Island and having spent the last ten years living in sunny Spain, have now returned. It is funny, but as a child, I didn’t really appreciate just how beautiful our Island is, I suppose like most children, I was too busy just being happy and just supposed that our seemingly endless, rolling green hills and fields, filled with happy cows chewing on their cud was the norm for everyone. Funnily enough, the aforementioned was what I missed so much whilst living in Spain, yes it was great to have near endless sunshine and the occasional burst of warm, quickly fading rain but I did miss the green fields and happy cows! Since my return, I feel so lucky to have all that the Island has to […]
Feeling fed up in February?
Feeling fed up in February? If you need cheering up, why not give yourself something to look forward to and book a fantastic break on our glorious Isle of Wight. Are you fed up with getting up, going to and returning from work in the dark, sitting in endless traffic jams or perhaps you are fed up with looking out of your window at the same view for hours on end, do you need a break from long boring winter nights on the settee. Are your Christmas celebrations feeling a like a distant memory with only the tightness of your clothes as an annoying reminder of all those impossible to resist mince pies, celebratory chocolates and festive food fancies, perhaps eaten until you ended up feeling as stuffed as the turkey or was that just me? Answers on a postcard to Fiona, 78 Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6HA If you can relate to any of this then the answer you could be looking for is to book yourselves a ‘great get away from it all break’ on our glorious Isle! Come on your own (we are a friendly bunch here) or arrange a well overdue get together […]
SUPERB SPECIAL OFFERS, book now & save on your Island break.
SUPERB SPECIAL OFFERS, book now & save on your Island break. There are superb deals to be had on Isle of Wight breaks, self-catering, B&B’s, hotels and so much more, so there has never been a better time to treat yourselves. FOR SPECIAL OFFERS CLICK HERE *all offers are subject to availability About us: Welcome to isleofwight.com. Our website includes a comprehensive range of everything that is great about the Isle of Wight. “The Garden Isle”, as it is known, offers a vast array of holiday accommodation for every taste and budget. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks, self-catering holiday cottages, caravan and camping parks and boutique hotels. There is something for all the family, couples, youngsters and hopeless romantics looking for that special break. The Isle of Wight is perhaps one of the most special places in the UK to enjoy a holiday or short break. Located just off the south coast, you will sail away to a beautiful Island and leave the “hustle and bustle” of mainland Britain behind. The short ferry journey across the Solent is both inspiring and relaxing. The Isle of Wight has so much to offer, from the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and Garlic Festival to our […]
Island Riding Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight To sum up what the Island Riding Centre has to offer can be used with the statement “OH WOW”. Not only is this the most fantastic riding facility on the Island but arguably one of the best in the South of England. Located between Newport and Wootton, the position amongst rolling countryside, with glimpses of the sea is amazing and this coupled with the fact that you can rent one of their superb holiday accommodations on site, in The Gallops, means that you can have the most perfect equestrian holidays. You can even bring your own horse too. The Island Riding Centre equestrian centre opened in July 2017 on the Isle of Wight. We are a fully insured, council-licensed equestrian centre based on the Isle of Wight (a couple of miles off the southern coast of England), and are members of the Association of British Riding Schools. The Isle of Wight has a strong tradition in horse riding but when the much loved Brickfields Horse Country closed its doors in 2013 it marked the end of an era having been the premier Isle of Wight horse riding centre for over 30 years. Picking […]
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Island Riding Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight
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
Blackgang Chine – 175th Birthday Celebrations!
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
Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight
ISLE OF WIGHT DONKEY SANCTUARY PLEASE DO COME AND VISIT OUR DARLING DONKEYS & PONIES who can’t wait to meet you *WARNING* please expect ‘cuteness overload’ and lots of fun too – we all hope to see you very soon and thank you in advance for your kind and invaluable support. The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is based between Shanklin and Ventnor on the road to Wroxall and we are open all year round from 10:00am till 4:30pm, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to come and visit our lovely donkeys including well behaved dogs. The charity relies entirely on donations, adoptions and the many fundraising activities held throughout the year. Animal Welfare The prime aim of the sanctuary is to provide a home for unwanted donkeys. Usually there are more than 100 animals in our care – usually over 90 donkeys and 25 horses and ponies. These animals have led a variety of lives, but they all have one thing in common – they need a home. Please click here to visit our website MURPHY & PADDY are just two of our lovely donkeys who are available for adoption so if you are LOOKING FOR A PERFECT ‘FEEL GOOD’ GIFT […]
ISLE OF WIGHT DONKEY SANCTUARY – Registered Charity
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