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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 #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 #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...

  5. 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...

  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 #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...

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

    Ryde

    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...

  10. 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...

  11. Add #92 - Live in luxury in the centre of the Solent at Spitbank Fort to your Itinerary

    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,...

  12. #57 - Discover the rainforest for all weathers at Amazon World

    Add #57 - Discover the rainforest for all weathers at Amazon World to your Itinerary

    Sandown

    Come and meet some of the world’s rarest reptiles and amazing mammals at Amazon World near Arreton. Take a walk through the undercover rainforest, which is home to birds and crocodiles or just read about the conservation work which helps ensure that...

  13. #62 - Take a snapshot of the past and meet Jimi Hendrix at Dimbola Museum & Galleries

    Add #62 - Take a snapshot of the past and meet Jimi Hendrix at Dimbola Museum & Galleries to your Itinerary

    Freshwater

    Dimbola Lodge tells the story of Julia Margaret Cameron, a Victorian-era photographer who is now seen as innovative for using the camera as a tool for producing art. The Lodge was her home and now displays a permanent exhibition of her work and...

  14. Add #67 - Practice your swing on a clifftop golf course at Freshwater to your Itinerary

    Freshwater

    It is easy to get distracted from your drive shot when surrounded by Freshwater Bay golf course’s spectacular scenery. The 18-hole course sits in a European Special Area of Conservation which is owned by the National Trust, with views out to sea...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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

    Newport

    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...

  19. Add #98 - Explore a 300 year old windmill to your Itinerary

    Bembridge

    Bembridge’s Windmill outlived around a dozen others on the Isle of Wight and now stands proud as a prize National Trust property.

    For two centuries it provided employment for the town’s millers before the arrival of the railways led to its last...

  20. #8 - Follow the trail of the real-life "War Horse" Warrior

    Add #8 - Follow the trail of the real-life "War Horse" Warrior to your Itinerary

    Newport

    Back in 2011 director Steven Spielberg brought us the movie “War Horse”. Nominated for several prestigious awards, it was an adaptation of a fictional story about a hero horse, set during the First World War. Sadly what Hollywood failed to tell us...

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