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isleofwight.com Award Winning Triumph

We are delighted to announce that the Business Excellence Awards have recognised isleofwight.com as the best ‘Online Tourist Information Platform’ in Southern England. The award was given in recognition to our services towards Isle of Wight tourism, in particular supporting businesses throughout the pandemic, our continued investment in new technologies, as well as tremendous growth in both website visitors and social media followers.   We are extremely proud and delighted to receive this award, particularly as it is the first we have received since my wife Rachel and I took over the business in 2019. The team, which is now 6 of us,

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the Isle of Wight

  Excitement is certainly building to mark a very special royal occasion - The Platinum Jubilee, which is celebrating the Queen being on the throne for 70 years as she was coronated on June 2, 1953. We are being treated to an extra bank holiday so that everyone can see this special event and enjoy the celebrations. Even a “Platinum Pudding competition” has been launched to invite members of the public to create a dessert in honour of the Queen’s 70 year reign. These type occasions can bring communities together and the Isle of Wight is looking forward to celebrating with residents and visitors. While

New Arrivals at Monkey Haven

Meet two rescued Diana monkeys this half term. Monkey Haven, the Isle of Wight’s primate rescue centre, is opening its doors for February half term to introduce its new arrivals and share its love of animals for Valentine’s week. Taabo and Imara are Diana monkeys who have found their forever home at Monkey Haven. Eight-year-old Taabo is a cheeky and adventurous chap who likes to look after his female companion Imara, who is a little calm and shy. The Dianas are endangered species and both have travelled from the Netherlands where they were part of the European Endangered Species Programme. Taabo’s genetic eye

Spirit of the Orient returns to Robin Hill this February

    The Isle of Wight’s biggest Chinese New Year celebration returns to Robin Hill this February! With a dazzling array of award-winning illuminations and entertainment, Spirit of the Orient will be bursting with light every evening from 18th - 26th February in celebration of the Year of the Tiger! Follow the floating lanterns to the top of the ancient woodland and uncover the entrance to the Chinese New Year Show! Chase the evil spirits of the past away with this mesmerising performance of Chinese lion dances, the great dragon procession, and Water Sleeve Dancers accompanied by a unique soundscape. Then follow the 12-metre Dragon

Frosty Fun at Tapnell Farm was an “Icy Blast”

Tapnell Farm had a treat in store for us all last weekend. The air may have been chilly, but visitors enjoyed a frosty experience with atmospheric lights, magical entertainment and a special visit from two very well known Disney friends! The blood was certainly pumping as we enjoyed an adrenalin thrill seeking rush down a wintery mountain slide - in a large donut! Fun was had by all. Aaron Isted the magician left us spellbound as he put on a spectacular show of tricks - we still don't know where he kept all of those fizzy pop bottles! Please let us know! Excitement

Riverfest 2022 to sail ahead under new stream!

    Isle of Wight Riverfest was launched in 2008 by the Isle of Wight Council. The event was taken over by The Footprint Trust in 2010 and has become the biggest free community event in Newport, attracting some 4,000 people annually. Due to the Covid pandemic, the event had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021. During this period the Trust’s main work, in promoting energy efficiency in homes and assisting Islanders in fuel poverty grew substantially. The Trust decided it was time to hand Riverfest onto another organisation, so they could focus on their core work. Following discussions with Newport Carnival

See the Island via Webcams, anywhere!

The team at isleofwight.com are proud to now have the largest network of Isle of Wight live webcams around the Island - giving you up to date footage of Islandwide destinations. You can see them live, for free, here - isleofwight.com/webcams They have installed their own cameras last year at Sandown, Ventnor, The Needles and Alum Bay as well as hosting several other webcams which can all be enjoyed 24/7. You can see what the lions are getting up to at The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, watch the trains arrive and set off at Isle of Wight Steam Railway or even take a look

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