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Escape to Adventure Island

100+ Adventures Highlights

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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

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

    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...

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

    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...

  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 #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...

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

    Ventnor

    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,...

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

    Brook

    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...

  10. #41 – Climb the gothic tower on the beach

    Add #41 – Climb the gothic tower on the beach to your Itinerary

    Ryde

    One of the most distinctive landmarks on the Island is the imposing gothic-style “Appley Tower” which stands tall above our most extensive sandy beaches at Ryde and Appley. It is all that remains of Appley Towers, a tudor mansion which once stood in...

  11. Add #77 - Become a human hamster and Zorb downhill to your Itinerary

    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...

  12. Add #72 - Order a seaside takeaway and dig into pizza on the beach to your Itinerary

    FRESHWATER

    For many the quintessential seaside takeaway would have to be the British classic, Fish and Chips, eaten out of newspaper or a cone with a wooden fork. We can offer you this on the Isle of Wight, but we can also take it to the next level.

    How...

  13. Add #11 - Sail by day, party by night at the world’s biggest yachting regatta to your Itinerary

    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....

  14. Add #6 - Follow Dylan, Hendrix and Jagger to the Isle of Wight Festival to your Itinerary

    Newport

    On a summer’s weekend in 1970, the sleepy West Wight hosted perhaps the UK’s biggest ever pop festival. No-one knows exactly how many people turned up to see Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Joni Mitchell but most estimates put the figure at about...

  15. Add #94 - Learn where Marconi got the world talking at Marconi's Monument to your Itinerary

    Totland Bay

    Amongst the multicoloured sands of Alum Bay and the wartime battery at The Needles is a modest monument to the man who revolutionised communication.

    In the late 19th century, Guglielmo Marconi set up his equipment in the Royal Needles Hotel and...

  16. Add #89 - Take a stroll down Britain's oldest pier at Ryde to your Itinerary

    Ryde

    Spare a thought for holidaymakers who came to Ryde before the arrival of its famous pier, many of whom walked across half a mile of soggy sand to reach dry land.

    With its Pier in place in 1814, the town became a bustling seaside resort and on the...

  17. Add #27 - Search through secret pools at low tide at Freshwater Bay to your Itinerary

    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...

  18. Add #22 - Go on a dinosaur safari to your Itinerary

    Sandown

    The Isle of Wight is one of the richest areas for dinosaur discovery in Europe, even being hailed the “UK’s Dinosaur Capital” by a Natural History Museum Researcher. With so much rich dinosaur heritage we recommend heading out on your very own...

  19. Add #17 - Meet some classic models by the sea at the International Classic Car Show to your Itinerary

    Ryde

    Whilst the International Classic Car Show is not the biggest of its kind, it must certainly be up there with the best in terms of locations. Usually held over a weekend in September, this coming together of classic vehicles from around the globe...

  20. Add #84 - Wait for the perfect wave at Compton Bay 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...

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