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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

Christmas Shopping in Portsmouth made easy with Solent Cruises

Solent Cruises are offering the ideal trip over the water for some Christmas Shopping or an explore around Portsmouth. From Cowes to Portsmouth landing at Gunwharf Quays, you can take advantage of their return crossings every weekend for just £10 per adult! Sailings leave on a Saturday and Sunday morning from their Cowes terminal at 9:30am, returning at 4pm or 5pm from Gunwharf. Fancy extending your stay? Why not hop on the Saturday morning sailing from Cowes and stay the night in Portsmouth? Use your return ticket for the sailing departing Gunwharf on Sunday evening at no extra cost. Enjoy Gunwharf Quays Christmas

Christmas at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

        CHRISTMAS MARKETS It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and Wildheart Animal Sanctuary will once again be hosting their wonderful Christmas Markets this year, over the weekend of 26th and 27th November. ⁠ They have lined up a beautiful, bespoke collection of stalls selling perfect gifts and decorations from local Isle of Wight designer makers and artists.⁠ With Father Christmas within his farm animal grotto plus carols, festive food and mulled wine, the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is the perfect place to kick off your Christmas shopping and find that perfect gift. It is a wonderful weekend to meet our animals and start feeling

Winter Market at The Donkey Sanctuary

Back by popular demand is The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary’s wonderful Winter Market.   When and where? IOW Donkey Sanctuary Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3AA Date/time: 20th November, 11am - 3pm Tickets: Free! Donations are kindly accepted.   Last year saw thousands of us flock to Wroxall to enjoy christmassy celebrations in the sanctuary’s barns and fields, and this year promises to be an even bigger display of festive fun! The Donkey Sanctuary team have put their thinking caps on to plan a great event with lots more to do; stall holders, live music, Santa’s Grotto, decorated barns, a Victorian/Festive Funfair and even a delicious festive

Tapnell’s award winning Christmas experience returns with a new adventure!

  Tapnell Farm Park’s award-winning Christmas Experience is back – ready to take you on a NEW magical Christmas adventure …. Saving Santa’s Sleigh!   An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, starting Saturday 26th November.     The Christmas Experience starts at home (once tickets have been purchased) with a little letter from Hollie the Husky inviting children to come and help save Christmas! Then get ready to set off on an epic immersive adventure to help Hollie the husky fix Santa’s Sleigh in time for its big flight. There’ll be storytelling, puzzles to solve, challenges to complete and new friends to make

New Pumpkin Festival at Tapnell Farm

This October half term, 22nd – 30th, you can celebrate the humble pumpkin at Tapnell Farm, with a Pumpkin Festival, a new stand-alone, all-weather event in the Farm Park’s event barn. Join them for lots of pumpkin related festivities from pick your own pumpkin and carving, to flinging a pumpkin and catapulting some corn – or why not try your skill at axe throwing and pumpkin bowling!  Plus, there will be live music, pumpkin flavoured drinks and treats, licensed bar and carving competitions. The Pumpkin Festival is free admission and has free parking.  Some activities will have a small charge. Pick your

West Wight Chilly Hilly 2022

  West Wight Sports and Community Centre are excited to announce live race-tracking for the West Wight Chilly Hilly 2022!   Route: 10 mile trail run Date: 4 December 2022 Price: from £16  Venue: West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9XH   What better way to begin winter festivities than with a 10 mile run in the spectacular West Wight countryside? Taking in cliff paths, beaches, wooded glades and spectacular views, it is believed that the route delivers the best that the Isle of Wight has to offer. Leaving Freshwater, the route winds through the wooded valley to Freshwater Bay, before climbing towards

The Cliffhanger will say it’s final farewell this October!

The park has announced that their iconic clifftop rollercoaster, Cliffhanger, will be leaving Blackgang Chine at the end of the season. The Cliffhanger arrived in the park back in 2005 and became one of guests most favoured rides for the next 17 years! The successful reception of the Cliffhanger installation paved the way for a variety of additional attractions to debut in the parks in the following years to come.     In a statement from Blackgang Chine, Parks Director, Dominic Wray, said: ‘Cliffhanger has thrilled guests for almost 20 years, providing a new level of themed attraction that the Island had never seen


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