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Wet Weather Activities on the Isle of Wight: Episode 29

Wet Weather Activities for all the Family 

That time of year has come round already. The kids are on school holidays and you have some precious time away from work. All you want to do is sit and relax in the sun. You unpack your car plan the day on the beach and the sky's open.....the story of a typical British summer. Well do not despair, there are plenty of wet weather activities on the Isle of Wight. In today's episode we give 5 activities that are perfect for when it is raining outside.

In the News

This week in the News Tony kicks things off with not one but four stories!!! An update from the very successful Ryde slide, news on the Shanklin lift re-opening, the date for your diaries for a period TV drama set on the Island which will be aired on the BBC, and if that was not enough excitement for you there was a real life bomb disposal on an Isle of Wight beach.  In typical Ali style she climbs back onto her soap box and talks about the up coming floating bridge charges for foot passengers.

 

5  wet weather activities for all the family during the school holidays

 1. Sandown Pier

Mini golf, soft play zone, glow in the dark bowling and some classic fruit machines. As they advertise it really is a whole day's of fun in one!

2. Brading Roman Villa

A really interesting historic attraction with a fantastic cafe!

3. Ten pin Bowling and Ryde Ice Rink

Top tip - check out the link at the bottom of this page for special offers and best times to visit.

4. Chessell Pottery

Paint everything from plates to tea pots then enjoy a sweet or savoury scone.

5. Dinosaur Isle

Learn about the creatures that ruled the earth (and the Isle of Wight) and how you can find your own fossils on the beach  when the sun comes out.

Food & Drink 

This weeks' food and drink features lunch with a superb view which is always changing with loads to see at the Culver Haven Inn, where a warm welcome is guaranteed, whatever the weather!

Links you may find helpful 

Floating Bridge Charges

Ryde Slide

Shanklin Lift

Beach grenade 

Ryde Superbowl

Ryde Ice Rink

Sandown Pier

Chessell Pottery

Brading Roman Villa

Dinosaur Isle

Culver Haven Inn

 

New Media Europe Conference  - as an exclusive offer for our listeners if you use the code REAL you will receive £100 off the ticket price for this unmissable conference.

Please vote for us in the UK Podcast Awards 2015 - You can vote until the 31st July 2015 by clicking here. Don't forget to tell your friends. 

Direct download: Episode_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Summer Holidays on the Isle of Wight

Activities for all the family for the school holidays 

In this weeks' episode our feature is all about 5 extra activities that take place during the school holidays on the Isle of Wight.  Something different to entertain the whole family without breaking the bank. We even throw in a wet weather activity for those (few and far between) rainy days on the Island. 

In the News

This week in the News Tony kicks things off with a  congratulations and mention to the Wash the Wight team who have carried various household appliances around the island to raise money for charity. You can donate to the charity and support the effort of the Wash the Wight fundraiser by clicking here.

Ali's news is about a campaign to get an Isle of Wight historic resident, Julia Margaret Cameron, onto the new £20 notes. Please note that the nominations have now closed.

5  special activities for all the family for the school holidays

 1. Blackgang Chine

Special extended opening every Monday & Wednesday in the school holidays as well as live music, entertainment and fireworks.

2. Robin Hill

Extended opening hours and special activities taking place every Tuesday and Thursday.

3. Carnivals

Almost every major town on the Isle of Wight will be hosting a carnival throughout the school holidays. You will certainly see a carnival or two whilst you are here.

Sandown Main Carnival                   Saturday 25th July 2015                 www.sandowncarnival.com

Newport Main Carnival                    Saturday 1st August 2015

Shanklin Main Carnival                    Wednesday 5th August 2015

Cowes Main Carnival                         Thursday 6th August 2015

Shanklin Illuminated Carnival        Saturday 8th August 2015

Ventnor main Carnival                      Wednesday 12th August 2015

Ventnor Illuminated Carnival           Saturday 15th August 2015

Newport Illuminated Carnival        Wednesday 19th August 2015

Cowes Illuminated Carnival             Saturday 22nd August 2015

Sandown Illuminated Carnival       Wednesday 26th August 2015

Ryde Main Carnival,                         Thursday 27th August 2015

Ryde Illuminated Carnival              Saturday 5th September 2015          www.rydecarnival.org.uk

4. Circus

Jay Miller's Circus is back again for lots of family fun all under cover so a great wet weather activity on the Isle of Wight during the school holidays.

5. Needles Firework Party Nights

Every Thursday during the school holidays you can get into the party atmosphere with live music, entertainment and Fireworks.

Food & Drink 

This weeks' food and drink features brunch in a stunning location where you can sit back and relax whilst soaking up the views and truly enjoying the best the Island has to offer at the Lifeboat View Cafe.

 Links you may find helpful 

Blackgang Chine

Robin Hill

Jay Millers Circus

Needles Pleasure Park

Lifeboat View Cafe, Bembridge

New Media Europe Conference  - as an exclusive offer for our listeners if you use the code REAL you will receive £100 off the ticket price for this unmissable conference.

Please vote for us in the UK Podcast Awards 2015 - You can vote until the 31st July 2015 by clicking here. Don't forget to tell your friends. 

Direct download: Episode_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Ryde Slide & UK Podcasters Meet-Up

In this weeks episode we update you on a meet up featuring some top new media entrepreneurs, and podcasters. Also this week the Ryde Slide actually happened and what fun it was for all involved and for spectators. Two perfect examples of why the Isle of Wight is a fabulous place to live and to visit.  

In the News

This week in the News Ali tells us all about an exciting new ferry company and a route which will help to ease commuters woes, and Tony sends out a plea to save the Islands last night club, the Balcony in Ryde.

Food & Drink 

A brief history of the building that is currently the Man in the Moon Weatherspoons pub/restaurant in Newport.

 Links you may find helpful 

Scoot Ferries

UK Podcasters Island Meet Up

Ryde Slide

Cliff Ravenscraft

Lord Tennyson

The Balcony Nightclub

Man in the Moon Newport

 

New Media Europe Conference  - as an exclusive offer for our listeners if you use the code REAL you will receive £100 off the ticket price for this unmissable conference.

Please vote for us in the UK Podcast Awards 2015 - You can vote from 1st July 2015 by clicking here. Don't forget to tell your friends. 

Direct download: Episode_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EST

Top 10 places for a picnic on the Isle of Wight: Episode 26

Picnic on the Isle of Wight 

Top Ten Picnic Spots on the Isle of Wight

So, who doesn't love a bit of alfresco dining? There are so many lovely spots to grab some food and head outdoors on the Isle of Wight and in this weeks' episode we will give you our top 10 picnic destinations across the Island.

Our Top Ten

1) Culver Down

2) Ventnor Down

3) Tennyson Down

4) Blackgang chine viewpoint

5) Newtown Creek

6) Thorness Bay

7) Fort Victoria Country Park

8) Appuldurcombe House

9) St Helens Duver

10) Rylston Gardens Shanklin 

 

In the News

This week in the News Ali brings you an update of a Pod of dolphin's holidaying off the coast of the Island and Tony updates you on the Ryde slide as well as announcing the head-liner for the V-Dub festival.

 

Food & Drink 

A family friendly cafe across the road from the beach with excellent service based in Ryde, Captains Table Family Restaurant and Bar.

 Links you may find helpful 

Festival of the Sea 2015

Ryde Slide

V-Dub Festival

Pod of Dolphins spotted

Lord Tennyson

Appuldurcombe house

Captains table family bar and restaurant

New Media Europe Conference

Please vote for us in the UK Podcast Awards 2015 - You can vote from 1st July 2015 by clicking here. Don't forget to tell your friends. 

Direct download: Episode_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

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