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Tapnell Farm launches first Weekend Wellness Retreat

Early-bird prices available until 15 December   The opportunity to escape the demands of a busy life and enjoy a weekend of wellness, fitness and relaxation in the beautiful countryside setting of Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight, is now available for the first time, over the weekend of 3rd- 5th February 2023. In collaboration with Island wellbeing experts, Balance+Glo, Tapnell Farm has introduced a Weekend Wellness Retreat that aims to give guests a unique slice of Island life, whilst nourishing the body through movement and food, and connecting with nature.     The two night break includes daily energising and relaxing yoga sessions, strength

Red Funnel’s annual Black Friday sale returns with biggest offer of the year: 1/3 off vehicle ferry travel

      Under embargo until 18 November, Southampton: Red Funnel has confirmed that its annual Black Friday sale is back again for another consecutive year, with one-third off vehicle ferry travel. The offer is the ferry operator’s biggest and most flexible sale of the year and is available online here. The sale runs from 18 November to 2 December 2022 and allows customers to book for travel dates from now up to 30 October 2023, including throughout all school holidays and peak travel times, with the exception of 15 to 19 June. The offer applies to travel of any duration in any direction, including day returns, long and

isleofwight.com members celebrate at Red Funnel Awards!

Red Funnel Awards judges were spoiled for choice this year! We joined the celebrations on Thursday 10th November and have been catching up with some of our isleofwight.com members who won awards since.       The Orchards Holiday Park cleaned up! They took home Gold for Best Campsite, Silver for Best Holiday Park and Silver for Best Self Catering. Based near Yarmouth, surrounded by countryside and stunning views of the Solent, their site boasts fantastic onsite facilities such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool and coffee shop. With several ways to stay, touring/camping, holiday caravans and a self catering cottage, it’s no wonder they are award

Christmas Shopping in Portsmouth made easy with Solent Cruises

Solent Cruises are offering the ideal trip over the water for some Christmas Shopping or an explore around Portsmouth. From Cowes to Portsmouth landing at Gunwharf Quays, you can take advantage of their return crossings every weekend for just £10 per adult! Sailings leave on a Saturday and Sunday morning from their Cowes terminal at 9:30am, returning at 4pm or 5pm from Gunwharf. Fancy extending your stay? Why not hop on the Saturday morning sailing from Cowes and stay the night in Portsmouth? Use your return ticket for the sailing departing Gunwharf on Sunday evening at no extra cost. Enjoy Gunwharf Quays Christmas

Christmas at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

        CHRISTMAS MARKETS It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and Wildheart Animal Sanctuary will once again be hosting their wonderful Christmas Markets this year, over the weekend of 26th and 27th November. ⁠ They have lined up a beautiful, bespoke collection of stalls selling perfect gifts and decorations from local Isle of Wight designer makers and artists.⁠ With Father Christmas within his farm animal grotto plus carols, festive food and mulled wine, the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is the perfect place to kick off your Christmas shopping and find that perfect gift. It is a wonderful weekend to meet our animals and start feeling

Winter Market at The Donkey Sanctuary

Back by popular demand is The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary’s wonderful Winter Market.   When and where? IOW Donkey Sanctuary Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3AA Date/time: 20th November, 11am - 3pm Tickets: Free! Donations are kindly accepted.   Last year saw thousands of us flock to Wroxall to enjoy christmassy celebrations in the sanctuary’s barns and fields, and this year promises to be an even bigger display of festive fun! The Donkey Sanctuary team have put their thinking caps on to plan a great event with lots more to do; stall holders, live music, Santa’s Grotto, decorated barns, a Victorian/Festive Funfair and even a delicious festive

Tapnell’s award winning Christmas experience returns with a new adventure!

  Tapnell Farm Park’s award-winning Christmas Experience is back – ready to take you on a NEW magical Christmas adventure …. Saving Santa’s Sleigh!   An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, starting Saturday 26th November.     The Christmas Experience starts at home (once tickets have been purchased) with a little letter from Hollie the Husky inviting children to come and help save Christmas! Then get ready to set off on an epic immersive adventure to help Hollie the husky fix Santa’s Sleigh in time for its big flight. There’ll be storytelling, puzzles to solve, challenges to complete and new friends to make

New Pumpkin Festival at Tapnell Farm

This October half term, 22nd – 30th, you can celebrate the humble pumpkin at Tapnell Farm, with a Pumpkin Festival, a new stand-alone, all-weather event in the Farm Park’s event barn. Join them for lots of pumpkin related festivities from pick your own pumpkin and carving, to flinging a pumpkin and catapulting some corn – or why not try your skill at axe throwing and pumpkin bowling!  Plus, there will be live music, pumpkin flavoured drinks and treats, licensed bar and carving competitions. The Pumpkin Festival is free admission and has free parking.  Some activities will have a small charge. Pick your


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