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Escape to Adventure Island

100+ Adventures Highlights

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  1. Ventnor

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. Ventnor

    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Newport

    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...

  7. 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. Freshwater

    There is something soothing about the sound of Freshwater Bay, with its flint and chalk pebbles which are constantly pulled up and down the shore by the sea’s powerful waves.

    Many visitors try out watersports from the Bay, such as kayaking or...

  9. Newport Road, Freshwater

    The most recognisable landmarka on the Isle of Wight are The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, but ironically because of their location they are one of the most difficult parts of the Island to access or see. The best way to see them is from the water,...

  10. Newport Road, Freshwater

    Ever watched a hamster running round in an exercise ball and fancied a go? Well climbing inside a giant inflatable ball and being pushed down a hill (or “zorbing” as it is officially known) is fast becoming one of the most popular outdoor pursuits...

  11. 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...

  12. Newport

    If it were possible to nominate a national animal to go with our “national dish” (which for those who are interested is reputedly “Crab on Chips”) it would be the red squirrel. After their larger grey cousin drove most of them from parts of Europe...

  13. Newport

    One of the newest attractions on the Island in recent years is the Monkey Haven (formerly Owl & Monkey Haven) just outside of Newport. The family run ape and owl Sanctuary has almost doubled in size since it was founded, with even more animals due...

  14. Newport

    A few weeks after the Isle of Wight festival and before the fancy dress fun of Bestival you will find V-Dub Island, the third biggest festival in the busy summer schedule.

    Over five Volkswagen-themed days there are family-friendly activities...

  15. #85 - Meet renowned writers at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

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

    Cowes

    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. SOLENT

    The ever-ambitious Victorians built four imposing forts in the Solent to protect Portsmouth from French invasion. The Gallic threat never materialised but the forts remained and in recent years they have passed into private hands.

    Spitbank Fort,...

  17. Bembridge

    In an unassuming spot in Bembridge High Street, between a barber’s shop and a fishmonger’s is what is thought to be the UK’s oldest working phone box.

    The ‘K1’ has an ornate peaked roof and was a common site when it was introduced in the 1920s....

  18. Bembridge

    At the end of a long walkway on the Isle of Wight’s east coast is the home of the Bembridge lifeboat station and the heroes who save lives at sea.

    Most of the crew are local volunteers, some of whom have taken on the role from successive...

  19. Cowes

    Cowes Week is a captivating festival, whether you are a sailor watching the wind or a landlubber watching the people. Drop in for a day or the whole week in August to see the seaside town thronging as it becomes the global capital of yachting....

  20. Ryde

    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...

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