November, a time for winter walks, wellies for puddle splashing, woolly gloves to keep fingers toasty, steaming mugs of hot chocolate in front of an open fire and roast dinners to warm you up. It’s also a great time to try something new and here we have a list of events to enjoy on the island.
1st November – Guided Fossil Walk, Yaverland. The Isle of Wight is well-known for its rich geological past and fossils can be found on many beaches. Dinosaur Isle offers a selection of fascinating guided fossil walks on the island throughout the year, including on Yaverland beach which is opposite the purpose- built museum and along the seawall (and over a short flight of steps). No equipment is needed but children can bring along a small bucket to collect finds. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs and walks tend to last between 1 ½ to 2 hours. Either ring to book or pop into the museum shop.
5th November – Guy Fawkes Night. Yarmouth is a small town on the westerly side of the island and the locals here really get into the spirit of Guy Fawkes Night. From 6pm there’s a party in The Square, a Guy competition followed by a torchlight procession to The Common where a beacon will be lit and the fireworks take place. Wrap up warm, grab your woolly hat and head over to Yarmouth, great fun for all the family.
9th & 10th November – the Woodland Weekend with Peter Rabbit is taking place at Tapnell Farm near Yarmouth where Peter and his friends will make regular appearances throughout the day. During the afternoon Ms Potter will be in the animal theatre telling stories and there’ll be woodland themed games to enjoy.
22nd & 23rd November – Jack up Christmas. Following on from the success of “Jack up the Summer”, this year for the first time Jack up Christmas will take place at Lower Hyde, Shanklin. Book your tickets and hold of tight for an evening of 80’s and 90’s entertainment with Bucks Fizz on 23rd and Dario G on 22nd
November is a lovely time for a short break on the island, with windswept beaches and quiet country walks. Relax by the fire and enjoy the quiet life in your Isle of Wight self- catering cottage.