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Family Attractions

The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

IOW Shipwreck Centre Sign

Come on Dive in….. It’s been a couple of years since we last visited The Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum at Arreton Barns. Little Miss Wight Place was keen to go back as her school projects have developed somewhat in that time and  history seems to be a firm favourite. The Education Room A new…

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Winter on the Isle of Wight – It’s not just for summer

Hot Chocolate

What’s open over the Winter on the Isle of Wight?   The island has a reputation for closing down in October and not coming back again until someone declares it’s Summer….  somewhere around Good Friday! There are a few tourist attractions and seasonal places that do close for the Winter months, but there are also…

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Robin Hill Country Park – Worth the climb?

Robin Hill ponds

Robin Hill – Worth the Climb When I first visited Robin Hill, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and whether my daughter (then aged 5) would enjoy it. Over a year on, numerous visits later,  I can confirm – she loves it. Rosie calls it the “climbing carnival place, with the up and down…

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Garlic Farm Fun and Festivals

Garlic Farm Fields

The Garlic Farm is a foodie must As frequent visitors to the Garlic Farm in Newchurch, we can highly recommend a visit.  Perfect for Vampire slayers, garlic lovers or families looking for a few hours of relaxed fun and good food. Entry is free to the farm, shop, education centre and there is no pressure…

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Osborne House – A Right Royal Day Out

Osborne House

“It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot”. Queen Victoria, you’re not wrong! Osborne House, the holiday residence on the Isle of Wight, once owned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As you wander through the house and gardens, Osborne has a cunning way of transporting you back in time.  An impressive home with an intimacy…

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Toddler Fun on the Isle of Wight

Toddlers Isle of Wight

Top Trips Out for Toddlers on the Isle of Wight Who better to ask than Mum on an Island when it comes to the best places to visit on the Island with a toddler or 2 in tow…… Heading out with a toddler can certainly present its challenges and questions: will they be entertained? Can I…

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Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

Isle of Wight Pearl Christmas Tee

The 21st Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival Based around the village of Brighstone, the Christmas Tree Festival takes in at least 7 different venues, including the local churches, Isle of Wight Pearl and several community halls and clubs. The main attractions are the many Christmas trees on display – showcasing local businesses, schools and various events.  Each…

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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Since we first met, it’s been love at first donkey. A charity with a genuine passion for all things donkey, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is a simple but amazing place that people of all ages will fall in love with. It’s been a summer of donkey love for myself and my daughter.  We…

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