Easter Isle – things to do!

Spring daffodils at Lisle Combe

Do you need an excuse to visit the Isle of Wight at Easter time? Festivities abound on the Island from bunnies to duck races and horse racing to ploughing, there is definitely something for everyone. Why not book a weekend stay at one of the beautiful cottages or enjoy a welcome rest at a B&B? Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight has one of the biggest, and most colourful, Easter duck […]

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Isle of Wight Winter Country Foraging

Beautiful Wight winter

  Dawn on a frosty winter morning at Marvel Cottage. The Isle of Wight has a unique, temperate climate and frosty winter scenes like the one here are the exception rather than the rule. This year (until very recently) we have enjoyed an exceptionally mild winter and many wild and garden plants are way ahead of where they should be for this time of year. We had daffodils, snowdrops, primroses and […]

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Romantic Isle ??

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The Isle of Wight is renown for festivals so why not romance? St Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you have a romantic soul and someone special to celebrate with, why not spend a weekend away on the Isle of Wight. A short sea crossing brings you together on an exciting adventure away from busy everyday life. Somewhere to stay is not a problem, the Farm and Holiday group have a selection […]

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Isle of Wight Winter Foreshore Foraging

Foraging on the Isle of Wight

Foraging, something most of us have attempted, looking for those magical blackberries in over grown hedgerows, but have you ever thought of Isle of Wight Foreshore Foraging? For those interested in wild food the Isle of Wight is a forager’s paradise with vast tracts of unpolluted coastline and countryside. But mention foraging to most people and they conjure up images of late summer afternoons picking blackberries from hedgerows or autumn […]

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Isle of Wight Party

The Isle of Wight Party goes on and on.  It is a perfect party location. Group accommodation at it’s very best! Just one hour’s drive from the M25. a relaxing  boat trip with Wightlink or Red funnel, and it feels like a different world, escaping from all the business and air pollution of London. Where else can you see such a clear night sky and enjoy fresh breezes so close to the […]

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A Wight Christmas!

Things to do over a Wight Christmas

It doesn’t look like we are going to have a white Christmas this year, but you can still have your own ‘Wight Christmas’ here on the Isle of Wight. There is so much to watch, experience, or just enjoy, whether you are visiting or residing in this most amazing Island. Just being able to enjoy the walks, bridal paths and coastline of the Isle of Wight is worth spending the […]

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Yacht racing on Isle of Wight

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Yacht Racing on Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Cowes Week Sailing Regatta Cowes Week is an 8 day sailing regatta that usually take place in the first week of August on the Isle of Wight. It is one of the longest-running sporting events in UK history, dating back to 1826 when the regatta first took place with a fleet of only seven boats lined up on the start line! Click here for […]

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Isle of Wight Music festival

The Isle of wight Music festival has gained a huge audience and tradition, but it is not the only one. 2016 Music Festivals & Concerts The Isle of Wight has established an awesome reputation for festivals of all kinds from the legendary Isle of Wight Festival which dates back to the late 1960’s, Rob da Bank’s multi-award winning Bestival in its beautiful parkland setting and new arrivals like Acoustic Isle […]

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A Wight Christmas approaching.

isle of wight manors and farms in wonderful scenery within the AONB

As the Wight Christmas approaches there are so many special events being lined up for an Isle of wight christmas. Heading the list might be Osborne House who have their Christmas gift shop open from November 2nd to 23rd December. The highlight however are the festive tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays until December 30th. Then there are the Christmas wreath making demonstations on Friday December 11, The Victorian Christmas special on […]

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Isle of Arts and Crafts

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Exciting things are happening on the Isle Of Wight! We have survived the horror of Halloween and the explosions of Bonfire night and now we face the lull before the towards Christmas. ‘Lull’ that’s a joke…. the Isle of Wight has so many arts, crafts, musical and just plain ‘fun’ activities going on, there are way to many to list but look at the local rag http://www.iwcp.co.uk/ and you will […]

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Sea fishing isle of wight

Some of the best sea fishing in England can be enjoyed off the Isle of Wight. Although many may get excited catching mackerel after mackerel in August when the waters are warm, for the serious seafishing November is possibly the best month of the year. During November you can expect to catch Cod, Channel Whiting, Conger Eels, Bull Huss, Pollock, Pout, Ling, Bass, and possibly ray= see Isle of wight fishing […]

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Halloween weather

We have had perfect halloween weather on the Isle of Wight with spooky misty conditions. There has been lots to amuse halloween followers from the spooky castle at Carisbrooke. You could have downloaded  the Isle of fright app for all the events, as the Isle of Wight turned itself into the Isle of Fright. Some of our guests visited the steam railway for a scary ride with a skeleton appearing at their window. The […]

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Half term theme park

electric woods is an extraordinary display of illuminations at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of wight. Robin Hill is operated by the Blackgang Chine Group which are the foremost them park operators on the Isle of Wight.   During the day visit Robin Hill for the new canopy skywalk, and after 19.30 as the Park comes alight.  

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Isle of Wight countryside at its best

This is today October 25th  in typical Isle of Wight Autumn weather. Here we are on the Downs, which are interwoven with bridleways, footpaths, cycleways. The Isle of Wight Downs are all part of the AONB, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that accounts for one half of the Isle of Wight. This status protects it from development. This view is typical of views from the chalk Downland that stretches from […]

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Eating out on the Isle of Wight

Did you know we have our own eating reviews at matt and cat ? Did you also know that Robert Thomson has opened his restaurant in August 2015 in the middle of Newport ?. See Robert Thomson. He is an award winning chef who won a michelin star whilst at the Hambrough in Ventnor and hopes to win it back. If you have a big wallett try his taster. Newport, at the centre […]

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The subtropical Isle

The Isle of Wight is renowned for its temperate climate, with the warm sea around creating warm and humid Autumns. No wonder the exotic palms, bananas and echiums thrive from all corners of the world. Visit the Isle of Wight Gardens and marvel at them still in full bloom. Ventnor Botanic Gardens has the best display, and we recommend looking at their site for latest news-Ventnor Botanic Gardens Mottistone Manor […]

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Isle of Wight Walking Festival

The great isle of wight walking festival starts on 24th October for three days of interest walks. Murder mystery walks, fossil hunting walks,walking with alpacas, coastal, heritage and downland walks to choose from, for all the family. We suggest you book early. see Isle of wight walking festival. There are walks for all ages and interests including learning about some of our history. Come back in May for a longer festival […]

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SPOOKY CASTLE

English Heritage again offer a spooky castle tour of Carisbrooke Castle from sat 24th October to 1st November 2015 10.00 to 16.00. www.english-heritage.org.uk Alternatively visit the apple weekend at Osborne 24th-25th October 10.00-16.00. Watch out for other events at Osborne, especially the Osborne Christmas.  

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Off The Rails- tearoom and restaurant

The old Railway Station at Yarmouth, won the top Isle of Wight conservation award. It is now ( check which days it is closed) a top place to visit off the rails 01983761600. Walk along the old Railway line from Freshwater along the river Yar and enjoy a refreshment. You can also hire bicycles here and have either a gentle ride to Freshwater Bay, a more strenuous ride to the Needles, […]

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Adventure and Outdoor Holidays

Adventures can take place at most places around the island, and here’s a list of some of the best adventures you can take part in! Fun for Kids Goodleaf Tree Climbing Adventures is one of the best adventure activities in the UK. It’s located in a secret field in the Isle of Wight, and you can begin your ascent up the tree at your own pace. The views from the […]

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Beach holidays on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, so much so that 3 of them have blue flags awards! Each beach is as wonderful as the next, but all have very different qualities! So whether you want a completely chilled out experience or a lively fun one, we have something to suit everyone! Sandown Bay Sandown Bay is one of the longest stretches of beach on the […]

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Mid October news

“The Isle of Wight must be a wonderful place to live!” say many of our guests in the Wight Farm Holiday group and so it is! The Indian Summer we have and are experiencing has produced some amazing sunsets and cloud formations, just have a look at the photographs on our members’ websites. October is the month when shops start to stock Christmas and winter items but we can still […]

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Family holiday ideas on the Isle of Wight

A holiday on the Isle of Wight is unique in many ways and none more so than its ability to cater for the wide ranging needs of a family on holiday. Irrespective as to how long your stay is on the Island there is a plethora of family orientated activities for all tastes and interests. So you have arrived on the island, what do you do, and where do you […]

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Messing about on Boats on the Isle of Wight

“Believe me my young friend there is NOTHING – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” so said Ratty in Wind in the Willows While the Island’s interior has plenty to offer visitors, one of its beauties – particularly in the summer – is the fact that you are never more than a few miles from that infinitely versatile playground: the sea. The […]

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Fishing on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight boasts plenty of freshwater streams, rivers and lakes, as well as over 60 miles of coastline! Should you wish to relax in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside’s freshwater sources, or charter a boat to explore what the sea has to offer, our guide will give you plenty of options for the keen fishing holiday you are looking for! Salt Water Fishing Depending on the […]

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Red Squirrels

On the Isle of Wight only red squirrels are present and, with the Solent as a barrier, it is imperative that it stays this way. The red squirrel is the only native squirrel species in the British Isles. They have declined significantly on mainland England, mainly due to the introduction of the American grey squirrel. On the Isle of Wight only red squirrels are present and, with the Solent as […]

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