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The Top Places to see Santa this Christmas

In this weeks' episode we are getting all christmasy and bring you the best places to see Santa this year on the Isle of Wight.

You will be surprised about the variety of places that you can meet Father Christmas this year.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • See Santa for free at the Newport light switch on & carnival Saturday 28th November 2015
  • The Blonde Bombshell Band
  • Will Benedict Cumberbatch be switching on Newport's lights?
  • Busy Bees Santa's grotto
  • Havenstreet Steam Railway for a trip on the train and a visit to Santa
  • The Needles Pleasure Park, by far the best value this December
  • The Victorian Christmas at Osborne Houses

In the News

This week in the news Tony tells us about a visit to the Island from a World Champion! The World Champion at the Half Penny Shove!

Ali brings news of the start of this years toy appeal for children on the Isle of Wight.

If you would like to donate a toy for a child aged up to 16 you can drop off at the following places, before the 11th December 2015;

Newport:

Isle of Wight Radio HQ
Isle of Wight County Press HQ
The Entertainer
Mothercare
Argos
Morrisons
Shanklin: Toymaster

Ryde:

Tesco Extra
Toymaster
Freshwater:

West Wight Sports Centre
Co-op, Freshwater

Cowes:

Charlotte’s Academy
Aldi

Lake:

Morrisons

All ISLAND WightLink and Red Funnel Ferry Terminals

Branches of Watson Bull & Porter

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the Blue Door Cafe in Newport, a small cafe in the centre of town.

Links you may find helpful 

Isle of Wight Toy Appeal

Shove Half Penny on the Isle of Wight

Shove Half Penny Rules

The Blue Door Cafe

Needles Pleasure Park

Havenstreet Steam Railway

Busy Bees

Newport Carnival and Light switch on

Blond Bombshell Band

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

 


The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

Is available to listen online on this website now click here or on iTunes click here.

 


Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

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Direct download: Episode_41.mp3
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A Focus on Newport : Episode 40

Focus on Newport

This weeks' episode is a town focus and  we are focusing on the County Town of the Isle of Wight, Newport.

Whether you live on the Isle of Wight or are visiting you will be surprised by what you can find and do in Newport.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • How many people reside in Newport
  • What Newport is all about
  • Some surprising things about Newport
  • Where to Walk around Newport
  • Where to find independent shops
  • All about the Mills in Newport
  • Why you should visit Newport
  • Famous and not so famous Newport residents past and present

In the News

This week in the news Tony is showing his inner grumpy old man with his response to the Sunday Headliner for the Isle of Wight Festival, Queen! Ali also tells you about a new accommodation, the Snooze Box, at the Festival, a bargain at £699 for two.

Tony is excited about the loo of the year awards.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the Bargeman's Rest in Newport, a cozy pub on the River.

Links you may find helpful 

Bargemans Rest

Queen at the Festival

Loo of the year awards

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

 


The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

Is available to listen online on this website now click here or on iTunes click here.

Direct download: Episode_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EST

Tourism on the Isle of Wight: Episode 39

Visit Isle of Wight

This weeks' episode is a bit different to the normal episodes in that we are focusing on Visit Isle of Wight the Islands tourism organisation providing a central strategic approach to promoting the Isle of Wight.

With the withdrawal of funding from the Isle of Wight Council, Visit Isle of Wight is under threat and they are making a bid for Destination Business Improvement District status.

If agreed by the majority of tourist based businesses it could be the answer to funding the great work of Visit Isle of Wight in the future.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Some background to the start of 'Visit Isle of Wight'
  • What it does and what it means to the Island's economy
  • Some of the initiatives undertaken by 'Visit Isle of Wight'
  • What is happening.

In the News

This week in the news Tony brings a Christmas Story to November with the Long Lane Christmas Lights.

Ali is excited about a new way to cross the Solent from Cowes to Portsmouth with Scoot.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the coffee and cakes at The Isle of Wight Pearl an Island attraction with a difference.

Links you may find helpful 

Visit Isle of Wight

Destination Business Improvement Districts

Long Lane Christmas Lights

Scoot Ferries 

Isle of Fright

Direct download: Episode_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Beer & Buses and other fun: Episode 38

October Fun on the Isle of Wight

We are BACK!! and as it's Guy Fawkes night this week we are back with a bang.

During the last month we have not been lazing around though, far from it. Here at the real Isle of Wight we have been busy developing new ideas and great content for the podcasts. So what better way than to start with what is going on this week and what we have been doing during the month of October.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Beer and Buses. The second year this has been on and it had really grown in popularity since the inaugural event. This is something that everyone can enjoy! Brilliant for children and bus enthusiasts as well as an amazing way to visit a number of local Isle of Wight’s pubs and enjoy a real ale pub crawl.
  • Dolphins in Ventnor
  • Isle of Fright Ghost Trail
  • Robin Hill Festival of Light
  • Arreton Barns Fireworks 5th November 2015
  • Yarmouth Fireworks
  • Sandown Fireworks and Parade

In the News

This week in the news Tony discusses the clock time changes and its effect on the Island along with the sad closure of Seaview wildlife encounter. Ali brings you some exciting news about a top Island athlete completing the famous Great South Run in style!

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the Horse and Groom pub in Ningwood. A great place to go with children due to its huge garden and amazing food that enticed us to return the next day.

Links you may find helpful 

Beer and Buses

Great South Run

Seaview wildlife encounter

Horse and Groom Public House

Arreton fireworks

Yarmouth fireworks

Sandown fireworks

Isle of Fright Ghost Trail - get your app here

Robin Hill Festival of Light

 

The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight launches this Thursday 

Remember, Remember the 5th of November!!!

 


Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card  

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee of £15. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

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