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Seaview Seaside & Sailing

Wight Locations, Seaview Seaside & Sailing
Wight Locations, Seaview Seaside & Sailing, Beethoven

During this summer season, there was a flurry of activity in our small village of Seaview, and the centre of the Village was transformed with the arrival of 3 new establishments.

The largest of these is the new ‘Seaview Seaside & Sailing’ Shop in the heart of the Village, whose aim is to provide everything you might need for your time in Seaview, whether in the water, on the water, or just relaxing by the water.

The professionals on Ice

Wight Locations, Professionals on Ice, Planet Ice, Ryde

The professionals on Ice will be opening their UK tour on the Isle of Wight on October 24th and then running for 10 nights across the UK. Cities to include Basingstoke, Cardiff, Coventry, Widnes (Liverpool), Manchester and Milton Keynes.

The Isle of Wight part of the tour takes place at Planet Ice in Ryde

5 Reasons you should attend the Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Wight Locations, Walking Festival, Compton Bay
Wight Locations, Walking Festival, Freshwater

The Isle of Wight has always been a popular destination with ramblers and hikers and is a dream destination for keen walkers. Here’s our top 5 reasons that you should attend the Festival.

Fantastic Days out on the Isle of Wight this October Half Term

Ghost tours at Carisbrooke Castle

During this October half term, Carisbrooke Castle will be running a variety of spooky activities to keep the little monsters entertained.

The English Heritage site at Carisbrooke will be running Ghost hunting tours, creepy crafts and other spooky activities from the 25th October through to 2nd November.

St Catherine's Lighthouse

Enjoy a panoramic vista, and hear the tale of the famous Lighthouse Ghost this October half term!

St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated at Niton Undercliffe, 5 miles from Ventnor, and comprises a white octagonal tower with 94 steps up to the lantern. The main light, visible for up to 30 nautical miles in clear weather is the third most powerful light in the Trinity House Service giving a guide to shipping in the Channel as well as vessels approaching the Solent.

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Wizard Week at the Steam Railway

In a puff of steam..... it’s Wickedly Wonderful Halloween!

This October half term visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and see owls and birds of prey, magic shows, enjoy the fabulous steam train rides, and tread carefully through the enchanting Woodland Walk......

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Festival of Light at Robin Hill

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Wight Locations, Electric Woodland, Robin Hill

This weekend, the popular Electric Woods event returns to Robin Hill country park. From October 4th to November 1st Robin Hill will be extending its opening hours as the event returns for a very special October edition.

Inspired by the Hindu Festival of Diwali, the woods at the park will be creatively themed and illuminated to capture the magic of the Asian sub-continent, creating a spectacular, immersive experience for visitors.

The Garlic Farm

Garlic bread making at The Garlic Farm, Wight Locations
Tractor and wild flowers at The Garlic Farm, Wight Locations

There are many delights at The Garlic Farm to fill up your larder - smoked garlic, garlic sauces, condiments, the list is endless - as well as plenty of activities for the whole family. The Garlic Farm has been growing garlic for 50 years, and are also behind the very successful Garlic Farm Festival, so are well placed to hold the popular Garlic bread making classes for children of all ages during the holidays. Also amongst the many things to see and do on the Farm are pigs, rare breed cattle, and of course the native red squirrel which is to be found only here on the Island.

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JR Zone

This large indoor play facility is based in Newport and is the perfect place for the kids to let off steam on a rainy day. It caters for toddlers keen to explore their environment, right up to after-hours laser tournaments for the teens.

The play area is open from 10am - 6pm, seven days a week, and the cafe serves hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks - so that's lunch taken care of too!

www.jrzone.co.uk

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Island Cycling Adventures

Wight Locations, Cycling
Wight Locations, Island Cycling Adventures

It’s been said many times, but the Isle of Wight has some of the best Cycle routes and trails in the World and in September will be hosting the annual Isle of Wight Cycling Festival between the 13th & 28th September.

If you’re coming to the Island and don’t want the hassle of bringing your own Bikes and equipment with you, there are plenty of places to arrange Cycle hire for all levels of experience. One such company is now also running guided tours which include equipment hire.

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