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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

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

POLAR is back at Robin Hill this Christmas

    Tickets now available for the Isle of Wight’s most magical experience! The festive story of POLAR continues at Robin Hill this winter season with selected evenings of magical Christmas delight from 4th – 23rd December. From the Walk of Wonder and beautifully illuminated ancient woodland, to immersive walk-through experiences like the POLAR Hollow, it’s this Christmas’ must-see experience! Under the twinkling evening light, begin your journey with a visit to one of the decoration workshops. Bookable online in advance, these craft workshops are great for both children and adults alike! Stop by the family favourite rides with a touch of Christmas magic before venturing

The Island’s biggest, award-winning scare event returns this October!

Terror Island, with three epic scare mazes is the ultimate night out this October! Running on five select dates from 22nd - 31st, the event will really give you something to scream about this Halloween! Having scooped the ‘Best New Event’ award from internationally recognised awarding body ScareCON, for their first instalment back in 2019, Terror Island is now back bigger and better! Hosted at the UK’s oldest theme park, Blackgang Chine, it’s the perfect night out for groups of mates or a work night with a difference.     As well as the three themed scare mazes, the event is hosting live DJ sets

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

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