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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the Isle of Wight

  Excitement is certainly building to mark a very special royal occasion - The Platinum Jubilee, which is celebrating the Queen being on the throne for 70 years as she was coronated on June 2, 1953. We are being treated to an extra bank holiday so that everyone can see this special event and enjoy the celebrations. Even a “Platinum Pudding competition” has been launched to invite members of the public to create a dessert in honour of the Queen’s 70 year reign. These type occasions can bring communities together and the Isle of Wight is looking forward to celebrating with residents and visitors. While

Frosty Fun at Tapnell Farm was an “Icy Blast”

Tapnell Farm had a treat in store for us all last weekend. The air may have been chilly, but visitors enjoyed a frosty experience with atmospheric lights, magical entertainment and a special visit from two very well known Disney friends! The blood was certainly pumping as we enjoyed an adrenalin thrill seeking rush down a wintery mountain slide - in a large donut! Fun was had by all. Aaron Isted the magician left us spellbound as he put on a spectacular show of tricks - we still don't know where he kept all of those fizzy pop bottles! Please let us know! Excitement

Riverfest 2022 to sail ahead under new stream!

    Isle of Wight Riverfest was launched in 2008 by the Isle of Wight Council. The event was taken over by The Footprint Trust in 2010 and has become the biggest free community event in Newport, attracting some 4,000 people annually. Due to the Covid pandemic, the event had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021. During this period the Trust’s main work, in promoting energy efficiency in homes and assisting Islanders in fuel poverty grew substantially. The Trust decided it was time to hand Riverfest onto another organisation, so they could focus on their core work. Following discussions with Newport Carnival

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


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