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Grazed Knee Cider

    The first time I heard about Grazed Knee Cider was when I saw an advert on Facebook. They were ‘a-peeling’ to Isle of Wight residents for local apples to make their cider which they would happily swap for fresh apple juice. I thought it was a fantastic idea and sums up the Island community life or at least what I hope it will be one day - “have you got too many apples to know what to do with? I’ll take them and juice them for you, keeping a few for myself”. The Isle of Wight needs to be a

jackup blog

Jack Up to bring the swinging sixties to Shanklin this summer

A chance to escape back to the sixties this August! Owing to very popular demand, Jack Up Events are bringing back the good times with a very special ‘Jack Up The 60s’ evening at Shanklin Theatre on Friday, August 13th as they continue to celebrate all things retro. Multi-talented 5-piece band The Zoots will bring the unforgettable sounds of the iconic decade to life, taking audiences on both a visual and musical journey. This is THE 60s show that's been wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the London Palladium to Old Trafford. Having recently won the 2021 Global

Glamping blog

Our Guide To Glamping On The Isle Of Wight

The Isle of Wight really does offer every conceivable kind of holiday accommodation for the modern-day tourist, and there is something for absolutely everyone on the Island. If you’re interested in booking self-catering accommodation this year then instead of looking at holiday cottages or caravans, why not try something slightly different and book a glamping site instead? These sites are becoming an incredibly popular choice here on the Isle of Wight. Simply put, glamping is a brilliant way to enjoy traditional camping as you get to keep all of your home comforts and you still get a little bit of luxury.

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Isle of Wight Tourist Attractions For The Whole Family

When deciding where to go on a family holiday, the Isle of Wight is always a popular choice and it is fair to say that the island has so much to offer families, or big groups of friends. You can guarantee that no one will be bored when you choose the Isle of Wight as your next holiday destination and whether you visit the beach or walk through the countryside, you will easily be able to fill your days with different activities during your stay. Of course, there are so many brilliant Isle of Wight tourist attractions to visit too and

tea blog

Island Roasted Artisan Coffee from the Isle of Wight

Before I sat down to write this article, I made myself a coffee with Island Roasted ‘Mocha Blend Espresso’ beans. Our cat Aslan, sat annoyingly on top of everything as cats do but he gets away with it. Cat and coffee alongside, I was ready to write.     Possibly the most popular way to start every morning – with a cup of tea or coffee. For me it is always coffee and if I’m running late I may skip some steps in my routine but never the coffee! Though the varieties may vary, tea and coffee are staples around the world, with

DOG blog

Top Tips For A Dog-Friendly Isle of Wight Holiday

When booking a holiday, many will choose to stay in the UK so that it is easier for them to bring their four-legged friends with them. There is no denying that dogs really are part of the family and you can guarantee that they will enjoy exploring somewhere new just as much as everyone else, so it is only fair that they get to come away with you. Thankfully, there are lots of brilliant dog-friendly holiday destinations in the UK and the Isle of Wight is definitely one of them. The Island is the perfect place for both countryside and seafront

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Cute Isle of Wight Cafes For Tea And Cake

It is fair to say that one of the best things about staying in self-catering accommodation for your holiday to the Isle of Wight is that you get to enjoy all of the local restaurants, pubs and cafes during your trip. If you have ever been to the Island before then you will know that there are some incredible places to eat here and arguably, we have some of the best eating establishments on the south coast. Finding somewhere to enjoy a three-course meal in the evening tends to be quite easy on the Isle of Wight, but you need to

Island opens up blog

The Island Opens Up

Most of the Island’s attractions will be open by the end of May 2021 and some have been open since the end of March. Here’s our guide to when and how each attraction will be opening up for you. Remember, however, the rule of six, use sanitizer, keep your distance and wear masks in indoor areas.   Model Village Godshill This wonderful miniature attraction opened on April 12th, and has a strict one-way system around the pathways, with passing places. The number of people entering the model village and gift shop is limited, and there are social distancing markings on the ground.   Blackgang Chine This

Goats cheese BLOG

The Green Barn – Isle of Wight Dairy Goats

  My first experience of goat’s milk was when I was camping with my Dad at about 8 years old in the Yorkshire Dales. We stayed in a field adjacent to a farmhouse and in the morning were invited to help milk the goats. As an 8 year old, this was extremely novel, so obviously I leapt at the chance! We had the milk on our cereal, which is, in my opinion the perfect way to have fresh milk. Even then I could recognise the difference to cow’s milk – creamy and rich. I loved the experience of it all and

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Great news for Jack Up The Summer Event

We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to announce that we have been awarded lifeline funding thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure our much-loved festival, Jack Up The Summer, has a bright and sustainable future. This funding will allow us to continue to deliver high-quality affordable, locally accessible, life-affirming musical entertainment, enabling people of all ages to enjoy the festival experience, whilst making a positive contribution to our Island community. As a completely independent, homegrown Island event, our ethos has always been to invest in local services and skills


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