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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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A visit to the Isle of Wight Pearl

Isle of Wight Pearl View

A visit to the Isle of Wight Pearl The Isle of Wight has so many hidden treasures and places to visit. One of our recent favourite finds is the Isle of Wight Pearl. Set on the Military Road (which in itself is a delight), the Isle of Wight Pearl also houses Chocolate Island and from…

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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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Vegan and Plant Based News on the Isle of Wight

Vegan Thompsons

Vegan Adventures on the Isle of Wight Honestly Alessandra, a vegan blogger from London has been kind enough to share how she kept it plant based during her stay with us at The Retro Retreat in Ventnor. I was keen to see if the Isle of Wight offered enough choice for our vegan guests.  Would…

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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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Travelling Solo to the Isle of Wight

Perfect bath for travelling solo to The Corner House

Travelling Solo to The Corner House in Ventnor I have never travelled on my own for 2 nights without my family in tow, and I definitely haven’t crossed the water and left them on the mainland. Now I have ‘survived’ the experience of travelling solo, I wanted to let you know – it was a…

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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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