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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 #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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  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 #79 - Admire the view from an abandoned lighthouse to your Itinerary

    Ventnor

    Despite being someway inland, St. Catherine’s Oratory’ – or ‘The Pepperpot’ - is a former lighthouse which saved sailors for more than two centuries.

    Its history began in the 14th century when a local Lord faced punishment from the Pope for...

  9. #69 – Settle down for a spa break

    Add #69 – Settle down for a spa break to your Itinerary

    ISLANDWIDE

    The Isle of Wight became the go to holiday destination for the Victorians, largely because it was seen as a “natural spa” of mild climates and fresh spring air. If you are looking for the ultimate getaway, then why not treat yourself to a “spa...

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

    Newport

    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...

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

    Yarmouth

    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...

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

    Shanklin

    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...

  13. Add #87 - Find out how many men it takes to change a lightbulb at St Catherine's Lighthouse to your Itinerary

    Ventnor

    Step inside a working lighthouse to discover how old-fashioned technology is still saving lives.

    St Catherine’s Lighthouse, which sits on the Isle of Wight’s southern-most point, has been providing a beacon to passing ships since 1840. It no...

  14. Add #39 - Hunt for prehistoric footprints at low tide on Brook Beach to your Itinerary

    Newport

    The soft cliffs of Brook Chine on the unspoilt west coast reveal a time when dinosaurs dominated the landscape. Amateur and professional fossil hunters have uncovered treasures which now sit proudly in museums and reveal more about the Island’s...

  15. Add #29 - Let time slow down in the spiritual sanctuary of Quarr Abbey to your Itinerary

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Ryde

    The site of Quarr Abbey is one of the most expansive of any attraction on the Isle of Wight. The Grade I listed monastic buildings, completed in 1912, are some of the most striking pieces of architecture on the whole Island - visible through the...

  16. Add #19 - Watch Punch and Judy wreak havoc on a Royal Beach at Osborne to your Itinerary

    East Cowes

    There are few places you could claim to have set foot on Royal sands – but the beach at Osborne is one of them. Set shore side of the grounds of Queen Victoria’s Royal Palace, Osborne Beach is an idyllic spot, with views back across the Solent to...

  17. Add #9 - Go wild and sharpen your survival skills with bushcraft to your Itinerary

    Newport Road, Freshwater

    One of the Isle of Wight’s most famous residents in recent years is survivalist and Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, who grew up in the harbour village of Bembridge. With the bar set so high for local survival skills you could be forgiven for thinking all...

  18. Add #81 - Hurtle downhill on a four wheeler with a Mountain Board session to your Itinerary

    Newport Road, Freshwater

    The Isle of Wight’s warmer weather usually eliminates us from any snowfall the UK might get in a year, so when it comes to sports like snowboarding we have to improvise slightly. Luckily one pursuit our diverse landscape of variable gradients lends...

  19. Add #71 - Hop on a breezer for one of the most spectacular bus rides in Britain to your Itinerary

    Yarmouth

    You’ve not seen the Isle of Wight’s stunning coastline until you’ve seen it from the open top deck of a ‘Breezer’ bus.

    In the East Wight, the Downs Breezer tours the popular coastal resorts of Sandown and Ryde with their golden sandy beaches, as...

  20. 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...

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