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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary welcome you in 2022

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is looking forward to an exciting 2022! After suffering a major setback with considerable storm damage to the site from Storm Arwen, the sanctuary is bouncing back and looking forward to meeting visitors again! New arrivals, Marie Ange, Belle Helene, Galentine, Prune, Rosie, and foals Luckie, Lola and Hovis, will be having their first ‘season’ on the Island and joining donkeys from the sanctuary’s other herds in interacting with their supporters. Just some of the cute residents at the sanctuary   New paddocks, new walkways, and a new barn with visitor access will all be ready from Easter

New arrivals for The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary cannot wait for you all to meet their latest rescued animals, a pair of Servals called Tafkap and Xirus. They were saved from the illegal pet trade and will arrive in mid-December to enjoy their new life in their forever home in our sanctuary by the sea. Servals are absolutely beautiful wild cats native to Africa with long legs and particularly large ears that give them an acute sense of hearing. They are also highly successful hunters and can jump more than 9 feet straight up to grab a bird right out of the air - oh

Save on your sailing with Red Funnel

Red Funnel's biggest sale of the year is back! Save 1/3 off vehicle ferry travel with their Black Friday Sale! Are you planing your Christmas get away to the Isle of Wight? Or may be a romantic Valentines escape? How about a staycation in the spring or summer of 2022? What ever you are planning, Red Funnel have a fantastic deal running until 3rd December. Whether you are planning to visit friends and family for the festive season, or looking ahead to next years Island key events such as Cowes Week, Rhythmtree and Ventnor Fringe

Where to meet Father Christmas on the Isle of Wight 2021

Father Christmas, or Santa as he is often known, is making quite a few visits to the Island this December. So, make sure to take your little ones to meet him, and in some cases Mother Christmas too, at these following locations. Santa will be at Tapnell Farm for their magical Christmas at Tapnell adventure, and everyone gets one on one time with him as part of that experience. This adventure is open to groups from three to six people and takes around 45 minutes, with lots of exciting stories for children to participate in on the search for Smudge the

Winter and Christmas Activities and Events

There’s nothing better than a Christmas themed market or event to get you into the festive spirit – and sometimes some of those are on offer too. Here’s our round up of a few of the Christmassy things you might like to do before Christmas arrives. Polar at Robin Hill – always good value for money and so pretty, with twinkling walkways, a huge festive marble arch, a treetop snowball fight with trampoline full of inflatable ‘snowballs’, family rides and Christmas crafting workshops. And, of course, Pippa and Pop the polar bears, cheeky dodos and the wonderful Fairy Queen from Robin

The Ultimate Autumn Escape 

The ‘Lost Crypt’ Ryde is the perfect place to escape the crowds this Autumn…Bring your family, friends, work colleagues or team mates together and head underground, to take on one of the Isle of Wight’s most exciting and atmospheric experiences. Launched in July 2021, Aspire Ryde’s Lost Crypt is no ordinary Escape Room. Players need to ‘unlock’ a series of historical puzzles and clues, based on a unique real-life mystery, within a historical church building – ‘Holy Trinity’. New for the Autumn are weekend sessions; there are bookable slots from 10:00am to 16:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. Late openings on a Saturday

An Island in Terror!

If you go down to the woods today… you’re in for a spooky surprise and an unexpected workout! It’s the time of year again for pumpkin carving and sweet stocking, but if you are looking for something with a little more thrill, Terror Island has returned and are handing out extra tricks and a side of yummy treats! We were lucky enough to attend this years press night and can assure you, Terror Island did not disappoint. With three mazes to visit, each playing on a different theme, along with plenty of added extras, this really is a test of the

WWII Island Heritage buildings and relics

If you have an interest in old war relics there are plenty on the Isle of Wight. The Island has always been thought of as strategically important, and a potential gateway to the rest of the UK, so it was heavily fortified at all times of conflict during our history. Puckpool Park, overlooking the Solent, was a manned fort in both World Wars and whilst none of the interior rooms are open to the public, you can wander around the exterior, picking out gun emplacements and features from the former garrison. Bembridge Fort on top of Culver Down was armed during

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