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Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine offer discount to Island children!

Two of the Isle of Wight’s largest tourist attractions are offering Isle of Wight school children and Youth Offers an exclusive opportunity to visit the parks this October. The sound of laughter and children enjoying themselves at both Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine has been a welcome familiarity for the parks this summer. With many of the park teams growing up on the Island, they’re passionate about enriching the lives of Isle of Wight children. Which is why both parks are offering an exclusive discount to local schools and Youth Offers in the hope that as many Island children get the

Sky High organisers issue local notice for hot air balloon flights

The countdown to the South Coast’s largest hot air balloon bonanza, Sky High Night Glow, is on! From August 20th - 22nd, Robin Hill will see magnificent hot air balloons fill the skies once more. After a record-breaking first instalment in May, Sky High Night Glow will return daily from 5pm – 10pm; with spectacular Night Glow displays every evening, there’s even more opportunity to see the balloons in action! The park’s Lower Valley will once again be a hive of activity with hot air balloon crews tethering, performing inflation races, and attempting mass launches from site! But that’s not all

Jack Up’s all set to bring back the good times this summer!

With the lifting of all legal restrictions on19th July, the Island’s community retro festival is ready to re-open its gates this August enabling Islander’s to reunite with friends and family in a safe, outdoor environment. Centred around feel-good music from the 80’s and 90’s, there’s guaranteed fun for all the family! Now in its eighth year, Jack Up The Summer will feature live music from the likes of Heaven 17, Heather Small, From The Jam, Black Lace and Aswad, as well as Queen and Abba tribute groups, locally produced food and drink plus the world’s only inflatable circus including a 100ft

Can you Escape the Island’s ‘Lost Crypt’?

Aspire Ryde’s new ‘Lost Crypt’ Escape Room is the newest, most exciting and challenging entertainment experience on the Isle of Wight. The 60-minute timed game is the UK’s first live Escape Room set in a real Church Crypt and is one of only two Escape Rooms on the Island. As the time counts down, small groups will need to collaborate to solve real life puzzles, to uncover clues within the crypt and ultimately, make their escape. Those unable to complete the challenge risk being stuck inside

What Isle of Wight attractions are great for active families?

The Isle of Wight is a very popular holiday destination for families and every year, people will travel from all over the UK and even further afield to stay on the island for a week or two. One thing that makes the Isle of Wight so appealing to families is the fact that there are so many amazing tourist attractions and you will never struggle to fill your days with fun activities wherever you choose to stay on the Island. If you’re quite an active family and instead of relaxing on one of the many Isle of Wight beaches you’d prefer

Shopping on the Island

Whether you’re on a self-catering holiday, or are staying in a hotel, you will need to do a little shopping at some time during your stay on the Isle of Wight. Even if it’s just for sun-tan lotion or a gift for your mum. Here is our guide to shopping on the Island. Supermarkets The Island has more than its fair share of supermarkets with most of the major chains: Morrisons in Newport and Lake; Sainsbury in Newport, Sandown and Freshwater; a large Tesco in Ryde, and Tesco Expresses in Wootton and Ventnor; Co-Ops in Freshwater, Ventnor, Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin; Aldi

Upcoming Isle Of Wight Events You Can’t Miss After Lockdown

The Isle of Wight is known for lots of things, from its 57 miles of breathtaking coastline to its tourist attractions like Osborne House and The Needles, and people visit the Island every year for lots of different reasons. The many events that are hosted here on the Isle of Wight also help to make it a very popular destination and throughout the year, there is something for absolutely everyone event-wise across the Island. As you will know, lots of popular Isle of Wight events had to be cancelled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic but this summer is going

Rare baby eagle arrives at Robin Hill

 INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE UK’S LARGEST BIRD OF PREY UP CLOSE ‘The eagle has landed’ at one of the Isle of Wight’s biggest tourist destinations 10-month-old White-tailed Sea Eagle named Chief has been welcomed to Robin Hill, one of the Island’s leading nature and visitor attractions, set in 88-acres of rolling parkland. White-tailed Sea Eagles were extinct 200 years ago and have a wingspan of up to 8ft, making them the UK's largest bird of prey.\ Chief will be trained by 22-year-old trainer Charlie Rolle – one of the UK’s youngest qualified falconers – as the park prepares to open after

Bluebell Carpets of the Island

The bluebells are all in bloom right now – a little late this year, but more spectacular than ever – and there are many lovely woodlands and downlands to see and smell these beautiful carpets of blue. Here are a few of our favourites. Mottistone Manor Woods Walk up the pathway that skirts Mottistone Manor to the west and the bluebells on the banks of the sunken pathway are just a taster of what unfolds when the pathway splits. Take the right-hand pathway signposted to the Longstone and then bear left/straight on where the path next forks, and you’ll be on a

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