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Easter holidays on the Isle of Wight: Episode 12

What to do during the Easter Holidays on the Isle of Wight

In this weeks' episode we bring you a run down of the variety of things to do during Easter Holidays on the Isle of Wight. There really is something for everyone.

What's On? 

Boot Fayres 

  • Newport FC - Sunday 5th April 8am
  • Brickfields - Monday 6th April at 5pm
  • Chale Green - Monday 6th April at 9:30am
  • Arreton Barns - Sunday 7:30am
  • Ryde next to the Bowling Alley - Sunday at 11am
  • Tesco, Ryde - Sunday at 4pm

Craft Fayres

  • Masonic Hall, John Street, Ryde - Saturday 4th April 10am - 4pm

Easter Egg Hunts

  • Mottistone Gardens - Sunday 5th April 10:30am - 4pm
  • Newtown Nature Reserve - Monday 6th April 11am - 4pm
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden - Monday 30th March - Monday 13th April
  • Arreton Barns - Sunday 5th April 9:30am - 12 Noon

Other Events

  • Steam up and Vintage Tractor Ploughing Match at Mottistone Manor Farm - Monday 6th April 10am - 4pm
  • Treasure Hunt at the Donkey Sanctuary - Friday 3rd April
  • Easter Bonnet Competition at the Donkey Sanctuary - Sunday 5th April
  • Kids go free at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in the Easter Holidays

Events for Adults

  • Rock the Cowes Bars, Cowes - Thursday 2nd April
  • Beer Festival at the Railway Inn, Ryde - Thursday 2nd April - Monday 6th April

In the News

Another accolade for the Isle of Wight, this time international recognition for an Island Beach.

Tony lowers the tone with his yucky news feature this week.

Food & Drink 

We talk about the luscious cakes at The Old Smithy, Godshill, one of many eateries in the village.

Direct download: Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Bonchurch to Ventnor: Episode 11

Walking on the Isle of Wight: Bonchurch to Ventnor 

In this weeks' episode we bring you another lovely sea walk from the pretty village of Bonchurch to Ventnor with a plethora of places to stop and grab a drink and a bite to eat.

What's Included? 

  • Where to park and start your walk
  • What you will see along the way
  • Who it is suitable for
  • How long the walk is
  • Why it is great for refreshments

In the News

This week Tony brings you some news which frankly you probably already know!

And also an innovative use of an old phone box by a local village.

Food & Drink 

We talk about our favourite place for coffee on the Island, The Met Bar, Ventnor.

Direct download: Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Travel to the Island: Episode 10

Why travel to our Island is an adventure & part of your holiday

In this weeks' episode we discuss the reasons why travel to the Isle of Wight is part of the holiday in the same way as going to the airport, your holiday begins when you get on the ferry or hovercraft. This is what makes our Island unique and stand out from other resorts around the UK.

What's Included? 

  • Why it is special
  • What to enjoy and savour about the travel
  • Modes of transport
  • What to do when you are on the Ferry
  • Why you should take a moment to relax and enjoy the crossing

In the News

This week we bring you more news about Ryde Ice Rink and the race to stop the concrete from cracking up.

The 'International' (really) Alpaca success from West Wight Alpaca's. Bikini section?

Food & Drink 

We talk about a new business which has opened up in Ryde, Blaze, bringing something new to the seafront.

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Footpath Seaclose Park to Island Harbour: Episode 2.9

A new footpath to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight 

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about a new investment into an existing footpath between Newport and Island Harbour on the Isle of Wight opening up and making a stretch of river path accessible to walkers all year round as well as cyclists.

What's Included? 

  • What has changed
  • Free things to do when it is dry
  • Why you should walk
  • What you will see
  • Where to stop for refreshments 
  • Who can use the path 
  • What the parking is like

In the News

This week we bring you news about Bear Grylls Academy! 

Some may say less exciting news (not Ali) changes to the bus timetables on the Isle of Wight.

Food & Drink 

We talk about a traditional old pub on the Island with good food, plenty of history and amazing views (when it is not cloudy!).

Direct download: Episode_2.9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Ryde Seafront: Episode 2.8

Loads of things to see & do in Ryde

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about a short stretch of beach in Ryde on the Isle of Wight which is jam packed with fun things to do.

What's Included? 

  • What there is to do
  • Wet weather activities
  • Free things to do when it is sunny
  • Why you should visit
  • How long you can visit for
  • What you will see when you are there
  • What the parking is like

In the News

This week we finalise the floating bridge story and draw a line under it (we promise).

On a really positive note the Isle of Wight has been voted the 2nd best place to visit in the UK by Mums Net!

Food & Drink 

We talk about a different take on a local cafe, with great coffee, at Missy J's, Ryde.

Direct download: Episode_2.8_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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