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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.


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!


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.

150th Anniversary of the Ryde to Shanklin Railway

Wight Locations, Shanklin Train Station

This weekend marks the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Railway line between Ryde and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. The event also marks the formation of Shanklin as a recognised town on the same date 150 years ago.


2 for 1 at Ventnor Botanic Garden

The beautiful grounds at Ventnor Botanic Garden are an attraction not to be missed when visiting the Island. And Wight Locations have teamed up with the Botanic Team to offer our guests a 2 for 1 voucher - one adult goes free, with one adult full price admission. This exciting offer will give our guests the opportunity to explore the grounds, take tea at the 'edulis' restaurant, and give the kids free rein in the playground - all at half price.

To pick up your voucher please give us a call on 01983 811418 or pop into the office and see us.

Goodleaf Tree Climbing Exclusive Offer

Exclusive offer with Goodleaf Tree Climbing. 10% off bookings for 2 or more climbers on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of August 2014 for all Wight Locations guests. Join Goodleaf Tree Climbing in their stunning oak tree in Appley Park, Ryde for a wonderful, unique climbing experience that only the Isle of Wight can offer. The climbing session is 2 hours long and includes everything you need for a fantastic canopy experience for ages 8 and over.

Please call us at the office with your booking reference to receive your Discount Code.

Isle of Wight Outdoor Cinema

Wight Locations, Travelling film show
Wight Locations, Travelling film show

Coming soon to the Isle of Wight this summer!…. will be an exciting new season of pop up cinema events to entertain islanders and visitors alike. The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show will be hosting a series of unique outdoor screenings at various locations all over the Island. Each location has been picked to complement the film being shown, such as the Jaws screening on Appley Beach.

Isle of Wight Film Festival, Ventnor

Wight Locations, Film Festival, Cinema by the Sea

The 2014 Isle of Wight Film Festival returns to the Seaside town of Ventnor and takes place on the 12-16th August. The festival this year has added an extra day to its programme and is part of the Ventnor Fringe Festival

The festival will continue with its International Short Film competition including prizes for the Best Human Rights, Best Environmental, Best Drama and Best Isle of Wight short.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Wight Locations, Literary Festival

The Isle of Wight Literary festival will be returning to Cowes this coming October for its fourth year. From Thursday 16th to the 20th October the Literary Festival will play host to a fantastic line-up of fiction and non fiction writers, including novelists, biographers, historians, explorers, gardeners and poets and also some familiar faces from TV & Film.


Osborne House special offer

Wight Locations, Osborne House, Special Offer

The lovely people at English Heritage have just agreed an exclusive offer with Wight Locations, offering 20% off adult admission to Osborne House, the former home of Queen Victoria.

The offer is valid on a Friday throughout the summer until the 31st October.