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Activities for the Easter Holidays 2016: Episode 56

Something different to do this Easter Holidays

If you are looking for something to do during the Easter Holidays in 2016 then this is the episode for you.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • Really Wild Photography Session at the Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Fun Dog Show at the Donkey Sanctuary 10th April 2016
  • Trail Centre Opening Weekend 2nd & 3rd April 2016
  • Royal Solent Jazz Weekend 2nd & 3rd April 2016
  • Isle of Wight Grand National & Scurry 13th April 2016
  • 80's Extravaganza at Coburgs on the 8th April 2016
  • April Fossil Walks at Yaverland and Brook
  • The Night Runner 16th April 2016
  • St Mildred's Church, Whippingham 
  • Charity Street Launches on the Isle of Wight 4th April 2016

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony brings details of a new festival, One Acre, celebrating Isle of Wight bands in August 2016.

Ali reports on more reasons for the Isle of Wight to celebrate great national publicity as Ventnor is featured in the Metro paper in the top 17 most picturesque seaside towns.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of lunch at the Bandstand in Sandown, fab food and a magnificent setting.

Direct download: Episode_56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend 2016: Episode 55

We cannot quite believe that it is Easter Bank Holiday weekend all ready! Once again there are loads of things to do around the Island. and in this weeks' episode we give you a flavour of what is on.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • Eggcellent Easter Events for all the family
  • Duck Racing in Yarmouth Saturday 26th March 2016
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Bembridge Windmill - 25th - 28th March 10:30-4pm
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Mottistone Gardens - 27th March 10:30 - 4pm
  • Osborne House Easter Fun 25th - 28th March
  • Steam Railway Childrens' entertainment, colouring, crafts & Easter treasure hunt
  • Start of the Car Boot Sales - Chale on Monday 28th at 9:30am & Ryde Seafront on Sunday 27th March at 9am
  • Easter Market Saturday 26th March 10am - 4pm at Ristorante Michelangelo, Union Street, Ryde
  • Duck Racing at Winkle Street
  • Adult fun at Tapnell Farm - Tap 'n' Ale
  • The Annual IOW Steam Up - Easter Monday
  • Open Gardens Clatterford House, Carisbrooke - Sunday 27th March 2pm-4:30pm
  • The March of the Mods in Ryde
  • IOW Donkey Sanctuary Easter Fun
  • Robin Hill Mad Easter Dash - Easter Sunday and Monday starting at 1pm

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony is far too excited about the First Poo Museum which is opening at the Isle of Wight Zoo.

Ali's has more civilised news about the Steam Railway rescuing the passengers stranded on the Island Line when the power failed.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of Frozen (no not the movie) the gelato cafe in Newport.

Links you may find helpful 

The Poo Museum, Isle of Wight Zoo

Mottistone Garden

Bembridge Windmill

Tapnell Farm

Yarmouth Duck Race

Osborne House Easter Events

Steam Railway Easter Fun

Ristorante Michelangelo

The Steam Up Review Episode 13

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

Direct download: Episode_55.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

 

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Does the Isle of Wight need a fixed link?01-01

This week we discuss a very emotive subject amongst Isle of Wight residents, it is an issue that has been brought to the forefront again by a local pro-link group.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • The history of the fixed link debate
  • Why the fixed link debate has come up now
  • What the proposals are for the fixed link
  • What the pros are for the fixed link
  • What the cons are for the fixed link
  • Our opinion on the subject

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony is excited about the possibility of walking the Wight with an alpaca. Great news for Island residents, you can get a free car parking permit for the season and experience the attractions for free for the day at the Needles Pleasure Park, available on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of the Prince of Wales in East Cowes.

Links you may find helpful 

Walk the Wight

Needles Pleasure Park

Episode 43: Needles Pleasure Park

Isle of Wight Fixed Link Group

Anti-Fixed Link Group

Episode 10: Travel to the Island

Fixed Link Feasibility Study 1998

The Prince of Wales Public House, East Cowes

 

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.

 


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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%.

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Direct download: Episode_54.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

The Isle of Wight Tourism Conference 2016
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This week Ali discusses the recent conference she attended in Gurnard Pines and what the future for tourism is looking like.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • What are the current plans for increasing tourism on the Island
  • What speakers attended
  • Themes of the day
  • what its important to get behind the Visit Island Bid

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony discusses an "A lister" spotted in Ryde and Ali gives us an update of a famous Island residents attempt to be named champion of champions of come dine with mw.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of the Lifeboat Inn in East Cowes.

Links you may find helpful 

Robin Hill

Jude Law

Derek Sandy

Real Isle of Wight episode 39

IOW Tourism conference

Gurnard Pines

Garlic Farm

Tweeting policeman

Isle of sheppey

Shipwreck Isle

IOW walking festival 2016

The Lifeboat 

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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.

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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*Please note we will receive a commission for any cards that are purchased using the link in our website. It will not cost you any extra, in fact it actually costs you less if you use our links.

Direct download: Episode_53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

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