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Vegan and Plant Based News on the Isle of Wight

By thewightplace | July 12, 2018

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…

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Osborne House

Osborne House – A Right Royal Day Out

By thewightplace | June 10, 2018

“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…

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Toddler Fun on the Isle of Wight

By thewightplace | March 29, 2018

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…

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Perfect bath for travelling solo to The Corner House

Travelling Solo to the Isle of Wight

By thewightplace | February 19, 2018

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…

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Isle of Wight Pearl Christmas Tee

Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

By thewightplace | December 13, 2017

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…

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The Grinch

Ventnorville – Something a little different for Christmas

By thewightplace | December 11, 2017

Ventnorville – Christmas Festivities in Ventnor Wacky, quirky and somewhat crazy, Ventnorville isn’t your average Christmas seaside festival. Father Christmas, yes. But, not always. Occasionally the Grinch throws Santa out of his Grotto.  The kids…

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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

By thewightplace | October 15, 2017

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…

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Chale Show – Fun for all the family

By thewightplace | September 3, 2017

I pick the crazy vegetable place….  The Chale Show Summer 2017, myself and my 5 year old have travelled far and wide.  Well, actually, not that far and wide as we have been on the…

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Ventnor Fringe

Ventnor Fringe Festival

By thewightplace | August 15, 2017

My first fringe festival and it certainly won’t be my last. We arrived in Ventnor just before the start of fringe week, watching the preparations unfold and the excitement build. After a quick visit to…

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Model Village Godshill

The Picturesque Village of Godshill

By thewightplace | August 13, 2017

A visit to Godshill will probably leave you feeling a little whimsical. I have to admit, I have driven through Godshill quite a few times.  Staying in Ventnor, it is not a million miles away…

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Why the Isle of Wight? What’s so special?

By thewightplace | August 12, 2017

You are always visiting the Isle of Wight.  Why? What’s so special? I guess it’s just a feeling I get, a feeling I got last week as I left the mainland and headed for a…

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Humpty Dumpty

BlackGang Chine The Land Of Imagination

By thewightplace | August 9, 2017

BlackGang Chine, Isle of Wight My recent visit to Blackgang Chine has left me feeling nostalgic.  I haven’t been there since I was a kid.   Taking my 5 year old to visit this week, took…

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