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  • What's on in August

    What's on in August

    The summer is now in full swing, and there are so many great events taking place on the Island during August.

    We've got family friendly music festivals, sailing events, fireworks and more. There is plenty to enjoy during August, and this blog is packed to the brim with some of the great things happening in August. We can't wait for you to join us.

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  • Five oddities to look for on an Isle of Wight car journey
    In Ideas

    Five oddities to look for on an Isle of Wight car journey

    For his monthly blog, the Isle of Wight Guru suggests some landmarks you can see without leaving the car.

    In the early days of satnav, the polite lady in my car told me that I needed to start driving on the other side of the road. I was in Ventnor but she was clearly having a moment and thought I was crossing into France.

    You’ll stumble across a few oddities as you (slowly) drive around the Isle of Wight’s roads. Award yourself five house points for each of these.

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  • What's on in July

    What's on in July

    The festival season is well underway on the Isle of Wight, and with the gorgeous hot weather we have been having – there are plenty more events on the horizon too. So whether you are looking forward to spending time on the beach to take part in or enjoy one of the events celebrating the sea, or are just looking forward to taking a picnic to watch a race around the Island, there is something for you in July.

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  • Child on holiday in 1970s

    PRIDE - why I keep going back to the Isle of Wight

    Craig Hanlon-Smith is looking forward to the first ever Isle of Wight Pride on the 15th July. He’s always loved the Isle of Wight and you can read why here. Check out this month’s GScene for more info about Isle of Wight Pride - the only UK Pride to be held on a beach.

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  • Four free animal attractions
    In Ideas

    Four free animal attractions

    There are plenty of zoos and animal parks to go wild about on an Isle of Wight holiday. We asked the Isle of Wight Guru to pick out some of his favourite free places to see animals.

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  • Free family adventures on Isle of Wight beaches

    Free family adventures on Isle of Wight beaches

    The Isle of Wight has an abundance of fantastic beaches. The majority are easy to access and coupled with simple parking close by, this means a walk on walk off experience for families. Several beaches are trickier to reach which makes the journey part of the day out.  You may decide to head off the beaten track to explore hidden coves and secret beaches.    

    Whatever your taste, there is a beach for everyone on the Isle of Wight and plenty of things to do when you get there. 

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