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Tapnell Farm Park this February Half Term

    Have you ever wondered what chickens are clucking on about? Or would you like to have a chat with a rat? Tapnell Farm Park’s team of ACE's (Animal Communication Experts) have the answers. Pull up a chair and enjoy Tapnell Farm Parks unique take on a talk show. Expect hilarious animal interviews, activities, and lots of animal madness this half term from 11th - 18th February! This Half Term also sees the return of the Farm Park’s classic Animal Activities and Animal Enrichment. Give the animal Keepers a hand by making fun things for the animals to tuck into, ready for

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Walk the Wight 2023

Sunday, 14 May 2023 Walk the Wight is the Island’s largest and most iconic fundraising event, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds each year to help Mountbatten deliver expert care and support to Islanders when they need it most.   An epic walk across the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside, Walk the Wight features multiple routes to suit all ages and abilities. To register click here. Before registering, please read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy here. Walk the Wight 2023 is kindly sponsored by Red Funnel. You can find out more about their sponsors and supporters here.  

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G4 singer to perform concert at Mountbatten

G4 singer and former X Factor star Mike Christie is to perform a concert at Mountbatten next month. Mike, of Cowes, was part of G4 when the group, known for their operatic take on pop songs, finished runners-up in the ITV talent show in 2005. Opera, pop and musical theatre will be performed by Mike at Mountbatten on Thursday 9th February.   “As an Islander, I'm honoured to be performing for the first time at Mountbatten, a charity close to my heart as my father received end-of-life care,” said Mike. “Music is such a comfort to all of us throughout our lives, and I will be

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The Swiss Cottage offers not to be missed

10% DISCOUNT – RETIRED SENIOR CITIZENS OVER 67 YEARS OF AGE Unlike many other Establishments, we are only one of a few that still give all our Retired Senior Citizens Over 67 years of age a well earned 10% Discount when staying with us (except during our High Season in July & August, when Full Adult Rate applies). The Current Cost is from £126 per person for 3 Nights Stay on Bed & Breakfast or for 7 Nights the Cost is from £294 plus any Single Supplement if applicable. Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email [email protected] to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details.

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year for the final time this February!

Robin Hill is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a final, dazzling display of light and colour at this year’s Spirit of the Orient event. The park will be transformed from the 11th – 18th February, inviting guests to stroll through the illuminated ancient woodland and experience an impressive display of lighting exhibits and Chinese lanterns. Buried deep beneath shoots of bamboo, Robin Hill’s resident panda duo, Blossom and Ping, will star in their brand-new show, Panda-monium. The fan-favourite pair will need your help solving the mystery of the stolen ‘Heart of a Panda’ diamond. This cheeky show is guaranteed to

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Radio Reunion for the South’s biggest phone-in

Between 1992 and 2009 Big Al and The Doc’s daily lunchtime phone-in became must listen to radio. For 17 years, workshops, garages, homes and offices across the South all tuned in midday to 1pm to hear radio’s dynamic duo winding up the Island population with their mischievous, outrageous and sometimes downright stupid shenanigans. Memorable subjects ranged from banning all drivers over the age of 55 from Island roads (Big Al and The Doc are now in their 60s…) to moving the Isle of Wight Festival to Southsea and welcoming grey squirrels to the Isle of Wight. No wonder callers were furious!     Branded

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Red Funnel confirms Christmas period timetables

Red Funnel has confirmed its timetables for the upcoming Christmas period (19 December 2022 – 2 January 2023). Notably, Red Funnel will once again be the only ferry company crossing the Solent on Christmas Day, offering two departures from each side via their vehicle ferry service on Sunday, 25 December: Departing Southampton: 09:00 & 12:00 Departing East Cowes: 10:30 & 13:30 Red Funnel invests heavily in the maintenance of its vessels, with most of the major works taking place during the winter season. Red Eagle is currently undergoing repair works to replace key engine components and has recently departed to its maintenance facility in

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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

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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


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