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Summer in the Farm Park

From Saturday 27th July to Friday 30th August, visitors at Tapnell Farm Park can enjoy a summer packed with additional daily activities and special events to keep the whole family entertained, come rain or shine.   MOO-MANIA! - The Island's Ultimate Kids Rave! Every Tuesday from 30th July to 27th August, the Farm Park will be open from 10am – 8pm, so you can enjoy a day of play, then from 4pm, join us for the Island’s Ultimate Kids Rave with MOO-MANIA!  Expect dance competitions, magic shows, circus games, live DJ, confetti cannons and much more! This all-weather event is included with Farm

BIG Bear Ride

The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is hugely excited to announce their BIG Bear Ride, which is being held on Sunday, 21st July. Two intrepid cyclists, Neil and Rolf, from the London Penny Farthing Club will be cycling across the Isle of Wight on their penny farthing bicycles dressed as BEARS! Yes, you heard that right!! Their endeavours are to help us raise funds for the rescue of Benji and Balu, two European Brown Bears who have spent their lives in a concrete cage at the side of a restaurant in Azerbaijan. The event will start from Albert Cottage in East Cowes at 9am

May Bank Holiday Weekend – Bouncy Barn Fun at Tapnell Farm Park

This May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May, Bouncy Barn fun is back at Tapnell Farm Park! Enjoy all-weather, high-energy fun with a huge range of inflatable activities suitable for all ages. Expect bouncy slides, bouncy castles, bouncy assault courses and the Gladiator arena. Plus, there’s a special toddler play zone with Paw Patrol bounce and slide, and Peppa Pig castle.         Bouncy Barn sessions will last 45 minutes and take place hourly between 11am – 3pm.  There is also a special SEN session at 10am each day.  Bouncy Barn is included in the Farm Park admission, however, if you would prefer

Victoria’s Family Day Out at Osborne

  Join Queen Victoria and her beloved Albert for old-fashioned thrills and spills on traditional fairground rides like swing boats and the helter-skelter. Giggle and gasp at the silly antics of the palace Jester and marvel at mesmerising illusions by our skilled magicians! Enjoy live Victorian musical merriment performed by Sounds of Time throughout the day. Don't miss your chance to experience a royally good day out this half-term! This event runs from Tuesday 28th May until Thursday 30th May, 10am - 5pm.     PRICES Book online here and save 15%.   For more information about Osborne House, visit here

Solent Cruises celebrates arrival of Cunard Queen Anne

Solent Cruises are proud to be celebrating the maiden arrival of the new Cunard Queen Anne cruise ship into Southampton on Saturday 27th April.   Solent Cruises will be part of the welcoming flotilla into the Solent and up Southampton water. The Cunard Queen Anne will become the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag and enters service this year.  It will make up a quartet of Cunard ships at sea alongside Queen Mary II, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Inger Klein Thorhauge will serve as the first captain of the Queen Anne and is also Cunard’s first female captain.   The event

Riverfest returns for 2024!

Ahoy me hearties! It’s back, Riverfest 2024 takes place on Saturday 11th May on The Quay in Newport from 10:00 until a slightly later time of 17:00. Riverfest is a free, family-fun day out brought to you by Newport Carnival & Community Events Association and is now in its third year under Newport Carnival. CBeebies’ Swashbuckle presenter Gemma Hunt will be bringing some pirate shenanigans to the festival. Gemma said: "I’m really excited to be coming to the Isle of Wight for Riverfest and bringing some pirate shenanigans to the festival, looking forward to seeing you me hearties! It will be a fun, interactive

Shaun the Sheep: Farmathlon Live!

Get ready to hop, skip and jump into Shaun the Sheep: Farmathalon Live! at Tapnell Farm Park on the Isle of Wight this May half term (Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th). It's a madcap sporting event meets farmyard frolics, where you'll join Shaun the Sheep and his Flock, and throw everything you've got at seven incredible family activities!  Farmathlon is Shaun’s take on the Heptathlon!  From the 20 metre Sheep Hopper Race to the Cabbage Shot-Put and the Green Bean Javelin, there's non-stop fun for everyone! How low can you go with the 100 centimetre Herd-les? Can you master the Egg hundred-metres without cracking under pressure?  And don't miss out on

Have an ‘Eggcelent’ time at Monkey Haven this Easter

Swing into Spring at the Island’s award-winning Monkey Haven – a special place to relax, have fun and meet some amazing rescued animals. Easter is an ‘Eggcelent’ time to visit the sanctuary as there’s lots of fun things to do, including a cracking egg hunt and Easter crafts in the lodge.  There’s a free activity booklet and stamper trail for the kids and don’t forget to download their fun free App - follow trails, collect virtual bananas and see behind the scenes using the secret hot spots!         Catch the award-winning keeper talks and animal feeds throughout the day to learn about the

Monkey around with Mum on Mothers’ Day

Here’s a treat for you and your Mum – on Saturday 9th March & Sunday 10th March, Monkey Haven will be offering FREE admission to every mum who visits with a paying child. To celebrate Mothers’ Day, there will also be tasty treats in the Tea Room and the Keeper talks throughout the day will tell you all about the rescued mums at our award-winning animal sanctuary.     You’ll get to hear about… ♥ Rasmaya, the long suffering Lar Gibbon, and her high maintenance teenage daughter, Somer. ♥ Lulu, who’s not only a mum to four capuchins, but is also a grandma too. Sadly she

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