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Escape to Adventure Island

100+ Adventures Highlights

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  1. Add #3 - Smash the lap record on an all-weather karting track to your Itinerary

    Brading Road, Ryde

    As far back as the 1960s there were Go Karts racing around the site of the former Ryde Airport at Westridge - along with the former pavilion building which featured as a nightclub in the 1973 film “That’ll Be The Day”. Nowadays there is no sign of...

  2. Add #16 - Light up your night at the Electric Woods to your Itinerary


    There has always been something enchanting about the woods at Robin Hill Country Park – which stands as one of several sites of ancient woodland on the Isle of Wight. At Electric Woods the trees are brought to life with a colourful series of...

  3. Add #12 - Ride The Needles chairlift and take in one of the Island's most iconic views to your Itinerary

    Totland Bay

    There can’t be many Isle of Wight visitors who don’t at some point step onto the famous chairlift at The Needles. As you emerge from the leafy launching spot you will descend down the cliffs and enjoy one of the finest views on the Island...

  4. Add #20 - We Dino Dare you to enter “Restricted Area 5” at Blackgang Chine to your Itinerary


    Visitors to Britain’s oldest theme park at Blackgang Chine will often recount tales of walking through “Dinosaur Land”, where since the 1970s life size models had been lurking on the cliff-sides. Fast-forward to 2014, and “Dinosaur Land” underwent a...

  5. Add #28 - Discover palm trees and prehistoric plants at Ventnor Botanic Gardens to your Itinerary


    Before the arrival of antibiotics for tuberculosis, Ventnor’s pretty Botanic Gardens were the home of the Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. The sheltered and unusually warm location on the south of the Island was a haven for those...

  6. Add #37 - Glide along and save your legs on a segway experience to your Itinerary

    St Helens, Ryde

    Once viewed as the future of pedestrianism, the incredible feat of engineering that is the Segway has failed to find its way onto UK pavements, largely due to its slightly unfair classification as a motor vehicle. Whilst Americans in the 40 US...

  7. Add #7 - Take a leap of faith from the rocks on a coasteering adventure to your Itinerary

    Newport Road, Freshwater

    Coasteering is easily one of the most “extreme” ways to explore the Isle of Wight’s coastline, and is also one of the most varied outdoor pursuits you will find anywhere. Part climbing experience, with some swimming, jumping, ducking and diving...

  8. Add #2 - Saddle up and explore the Bicycle Island to your Itinerary


    The world of cycling is made up of many different types of riders – ranging from enthusiastic road racers and mountain bikers, through to “urban cyclists” and those who prefer to stick to paths and quiet country lanes. The Isle of Wight’s diverse...

  9. Add #56 - Catch the cat to Portsmouth for a day at the Historic Dockyard to your Itinerary


    After a 20 minute trip across on the Wightlink catamaran and a two minute walk, you’ll find yourself surrounded by British maritime history.

    The centrepiece of the Historic Dockyard is HMS Victory, the magnificent warship where Nelson planned...

  10. Add #51 - Walk on water to a Napoleonic Fort to your Itinerary


    On the lowest tide of the year you will find a crowd of walkers gathered in St. Helen’s near Bembridge for one of the stranger annual events on the Isle of Wight. With the sands exposed, hundreds of adventurers attempt to complete a full circle of...

  11. Add #15 - Take flight along the stunning coastline with a Paragliding experience to your Itinerary


    One of the best ways to see the Isle of Wight is from the air - but with no commercial flights to and around the Island it is a view often reserved to those privileged enough to have access to a plane or helicopter.

    But take to the skies on a...

  12. Add #82 - Watch the sun set over Compton's white cliffs to your Itinerary


    Compton Bay provides a stunning canvas for summertime sunsets on the Isle of Wight’s west coast. As the tide recedes, pools of water remain and reflect the evening light.

    As some beachgoers leave the beach after a day of fun in the sun, others...

  13. Add #46 - Live life through the eyes of a giant at Godshill Model Village to your Itinerary


    Youngsters and the not-so young can be found enjoying the quirky charm of the Model Village with its immaculate reconstruction of two of the Island’s prettiest spots - Godshill and Shanklin.

    Each building has been lovingly created over the years,...

  14. Add #10 - Beat the "Killer" hills on a bike at the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival to your Itinerary


    The “Hills Killer” Challenge (available in 3 hill, 7 hill and 14 hill varieties) is one of the most gruelling events in September’s Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, and even in its shortest form is not for the faint hearted.

    Pitting riders...

  15. Add #85 - Meet renowned writers at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival to your Itinerary


    Be inspired at the Isle of Wight’s Literary Festival, where bestselling authors come together to share stories with fans and fellow writers.

    Much of the October Festival takes place over four days at the Grade II listed Northwood House, and in...

  16. Add #5 - Grab a clifftop seat for the world's largest yacht race to your Itinerary

    The Parade, Cowes

    Watch 1700 yachts and 16,000 sailors as they battle against each other and against the elements on one day in June. The route is an anticlockwise circle of the Isle of Wight, starting from Cowes – the home of sailing – before passing The Needles, St...

  17. Add #93 - Discover the ancient legend of the Longstone to your Itinerary


    In an isolated spot in the beautiful West Wight you will find The Longstone, a Neolithic monument which has fascinated locals for centuries.

    Despite its name, it is in fact two pieces of greensand sandstone which are now thought to mark a 6000...

  18. Add #59 - Glamp up your holiday with a sustainable stay in Tom's eco-lodges to your Itinerary


    Enjoy the great outdoors with the comforts of the indoors by camping in an eco-lodge, which you’ll find on farmland near the West Wight town of Freshwater. There are five lodges on the campsite each of which offer sea views and can cater for up to 8...

  19. Add #18 - Take a train ride back through time at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway to your Itinerary


    As soon as you arrive at Havenstreet Station you are surrounded by an air of history. This quaint railway station forms the centrepiece to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, through which beautifully restored steam trains power up and down on a daily...

  20. Add #49 – A night out at the Theatre to your Itinerary


    One of the biggest venues on the Island is Shanklin Theatre, which hosts more than 150 shows every year, featuring top names from Comedy, Music, Performing Arts and other entertainment.

    The theatre was once used as the Town Hall, but since World...

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