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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

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

A fun filled weekend on the Isle of Wight

Events on a weekend in June on the Isle of Wight

In this weeks' episode we will give you a flavour of a typical summer weekend on the Isle of Wight with lots of things to see and do around the Island.

What's Included? 

  • Shipwreck Isle, Appley Beach, Ryde
  • The Festival of the Sea
  • The Round the Island Race
  • St Helen's Village Summer Fayre
  • What is coming up in weekends to come
  • Why you should visit the Isle of Wight for a weekend
  • Hints and Tips about free parking

 

In the News

This week we have four news stories for you, including an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Solent from the mainland to Alum Bay, a podcast meet up with an international flavour in Ryde. Tony tells us about another dramatic animal rescue and the very successful Island Games which kicks off in Jersey next week.

Good luck Isle of Wight competitors.

Food & Drink 

A fantastic newish cafe in Seaview, Lillies, with a retro feel!

 Links you may find helpful 

Festival of the Sea 2015

Round the Island Yacht race

Shipwreck Isle

Island Games

UK podcast meet up

Lillies Coffee Shop Seaview

Steam Railway 1940's experience

Bonchurch open Gardens

American Themed Summer Fair

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Direct download: Episode_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Isle of Wight Festival Review 2015

The Isle of Wight Festival 2015 Review

In this weeks' episode we will give you a full review of the Isle of Wight Festival 2015, what it was like, the highlights and lowlights, including a toilet farce!!!

What's Included? 

  • Festival toilets
  • Bands
  • Staff
  • Theme park rides
  • The weather

 

 Links you may find helpful 

Early Bird Tickets for 2016

Direct download: Episode_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea 2015

The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea

In this weeks' episode we will give you a full review of the Isle of Wight Festival of The Sea what's on, seafaring activities, and top tips on how best to enjoy the Round the Island Yacht Race.

What's Included? 

  • When the festival is on
  • What's on during the festival
  • Round the Island Yacht Race top tips
  • Shipwreck Isle

 

In the News

It is update central in the news this week with a follow up by Ali on the Ryde slide, and Tony with the Shanklin lift.

Food & Drink 

Ali gets excited about the child friendly cafe at browns golf course in Sandown.

 Links you may find helpful 

Festival of the Sea 2015

Round the Island Yacht race

Browns Golf Club

Shanklin Lift

Ryde Slide

shipwreck isle

Direct download: Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Isle of Wight Zoo: Episode 22

In this weeks' episode we will give you a full review of the Isle of Wight zoo, what you will encounter, and additional activities you can take part in on your visit.

What's Included? 

  • How to find the zoo
  • Cost of entry
  • What animals you may see
  • Addition activities available
  • Tips for visiting again

Not included in the show but what you may like to know is the difference between a Kangaroo and a Wallaby:

1) Size - a Kangaroo is generally much larger

2) Longer legs - a Kangaroo has a longer leg between ankles and knees

3) Kangaroos are designed to be fast on open terrain whilst wallabies legs are smaller for agility in the forest

4) Colour - A wallaby has a brighter coat with more colouring than a Kangaroo

In the News

This week Ali brings you news about another royal visit, and Tony talks about a stranded cow that freed itself

 

Food & Drink 

We talk about a chain pub (Marstons) which opened about a year or so ago in Lake (near Sandown) the Merrie Gardens.

Direct download: Episode_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Top Tips in the exciting lead up to the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

In this weeks' episode we will give you preview of what is new at this years festival and some tips on what you should check out away from the main stage.

What's Included? 

  • The exciting lead up to this years' Isle of Wight Festival
  • All the new areas for drinks and music
  • The Strongbow Tree
  • Jack Daniels Bar
  • Bulmers Colarena
  • Electro Love 80's
  • Cabaret Noir
  • Pimp your festival
  • Jolly Green Sherpas
  • Lift share
  • Sherpa (noun). – Someone who carries the load, so you can focus on the adventure. That's what we do with this podcast.

In the News

This week Tony brings you news about Jamie Oliver's students sampling the delights of the home grown produce from the Isle of Wight, including garlic and tomatoes.

Ali reveals the winner of this years' Chillerton and Gatcombe Festival Scarecrow Festival.

Food & Drink 

We talk about a stop off when you get off of the Ferry at East Cowes, Seabreeze where you can get tasty and reasonably priced food.

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Direct download: Episode_21mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Free Things to do during School Holidays on the Isle of Wight

In this weeks' episode we will give you information about what you can do on the Isle of Wight during the May half term which will not cost you a penny!!!

What's Included? 

  • Free activities on the Island
  • Free Festivals and events
  • Ideas that will not hurt your pocket

In the News

This week Tony brings you news of a new tv ratings winner planned for the IOW

Ali has some exciting news of a new festival taking place in Calbourne water mill

Food & Drink 

We talk about a small yet brilliant bar in Cowes

Direct download: Episode_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour Part 2: Episode 19

The Day of the Pearl Izumi Cycling Tour 

In this weeks' episode we will give you an update  about stage one of the 2015 Pearl Izumi cycle tour, what the event was actually like and who one.

What's Included? 

  • What the event was actually like
  • Description of the course
  • Race times and winners

In the News

This week Tony brings you a Shanklin lift update, news of oyster fishing and investment in wight link ferries

Ali has some camping news with an exciting opportunity to camp under the stars in a unique location

Food & Drink 

We talk about a coffee shop with a chemist feel!

Direct download: Episode_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

The Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour: Episode 18

Famous cycling tour starts on the Isle of Wight

In this weeks' episode we tell you about stage one of the 2015 Pearl Izumi Bike tour 2015, with famous cyclists  competing in Ryde

What's Included? 

  • A background of the tour
  • Starting and finishing times
  • Transport to Ryde and the best place to park
  • Additional entertainment during the day

In the News

This week Tony brings you an informed discussion about the cost of fixing the Shanklin lift.

Ali has some news about a family in Cowes who's Sunday afternoon video has gone viral!

Food & Drink 

We talk about a brand new eatery in Sandown the Bandstand!

Direct download: Episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival: Episode 17

Interesting and fun walks for all the family 

In this weeks' episode we tell you about the Isle of Wight Walking Festival taking place all across the Island from the 2nd - 17th May 2015. There really is something for everyone.

What's Included? 

  • Why the Island is great for walking
  • The variety of walks you can do
  • Where they are held
  • What you can see
  • How much it costs
  • and much more

In the News

This week Tony brings you an update on the 'Patch' news and the result of the Isle of Wight Gold Club.

Ali has some news about a picture from the Isle of Wight being featured in National News! 

Food & Drink 

We talk about the cafe at the Roman Villa in Brading, a real treat. 

Direct download: Episode_17_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT