The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

Shipwreck Centre Isle of Wight

Come on Dive in….. It’s been a couple of years since we last visited The Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum at Arreton Barns. Little Miss Wight Place was keen to go back as her school projects have developed somewhat in that time and  history seems to be a firm favourite. The Education Room A new…

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Winter on the Isle of Wight – It’s not just for summer

Winter Hot Chocolate

What’s open over the Winter on the Isle of Wight?   The island has a reputation for closing down in October and not coming back again until someone declares it’s Summer….  somewhere around Good Friday! There are a few tourist attractions and seasonal places that do close for the Winter months, but there are also…

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Robin Hill Country Park – Worth the climb?

Robin Hill Isle of Wight

Robin Hill – Worth the Climb When I first visited Robin Hill, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and whether my daughter (then aged 5) would enjoy it. Over a year on, numerous visits later,  I can confirm – she loves it. Rosie calls it the “climbing carnival place, with the up and down…

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Garlic Farm Fun and Festivals

Garlic Farm Isle of Wight

The Garlic Farm is a foodie must As frequent visitors to the Garlic Farm in Newchurch, we can highly recommend a visit.  Perfect for Vampire slayers, garlic lovers or families looking for a few hours of relaxed fun and good food. Entry is free to the farm, shop, education centre and there is no pressure…

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Osborne House – A Right Royal Day Out

Osborne House Beach Isle of Wight

“It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot”. Queen Victoria, you’re not wrong! Osborne House, the holiday residence on the Isle of Wight, once owned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As you wander through the house and gardens, Osborne has a cunning way of transporting you back in time.  An impressive home with an intimacy…

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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary Isle of Wight

Since we first met, it’s been love at first donkey. A charity with a genuine passion for all things donkey, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is a simple but amazing place that people of all ages will fall in love with. It’s been a summer of donkey love for myself and my daughter.  We…

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The Picturesque Village of Godshill

Godshill Isle of Wight

A visit to Godshill will probably leave you feeling a little whimsical. I have to admit, I have driven through Godshill quite a few times.  Staying in Ventnor, it is not a million miles away and I often drive through or use the petrol station there.  Whenever I do, I always say, “ahhh, this village…

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