Welcome 2020. January is the ideal time to explore the great outdoors or try something new. With daylight hours slowly increasing, blow the cobwebs away and take in dramatic island views with a walk over Culver Downs or seek out a quiet village pub and enjoy toasting by the fire.
Sandown Carnival New Year Firework Display – On Wednesday 1st January welcome in a new decade with a visit to Sandown. Entertainment starts at 5.30pm with Ryde Extreme Performers Fire Show on the beach, followed by an amazing firework display on Sandown Pier at 6pm.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Taking place on 1st January, start the new year with a ride on a vintage steam train and watch the winter island world go by. The whole family will enjoy the opportunity to visit the Train Story Discovery Centre and learn interesting facts about the island trains.
Hover Travel – Two adults and up to three children can enjoy a unique journey on the worlds only commercial passenger hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea, Portsmouth for only £30 off peak! The flight only takes 10 minutes and is a fabulous way to create lasting memories. Book in advance to take advantage of this great offer.
Plastic Fee Shanklin - We love the idea of helping the local community and on 5th January there’s a great opportunity to do your bit by joining Plastic Free Shanklin on their beach clean. Meet at 10am at South East Beach Café (PO37 6BN) and all equipment and instructions will be provided for a safe beach clean.
National Trust Anniversary Dog Walk – On 12th January celebrate 125 years of the National Trust by joining a ranger on a leisurely dog walk over Ventnor Downs. Meet at the Dakota monument car park, just before the Old Ventnor Radar station (PO38 1AH) at 10am and learn about the local wildlife. Don’t forget your four-legged friend, all are welcome on a lead. The walk is free and about 3 ½ miles long.
January is the perfect time for a short break on the island, over the water but not too far away. Take a look at our collection of lovely cottages for a short break and start planning your next adventure.