Easter is just around the corner and families have two weeks of school holidays to fill – so why not head to the Isle of Wight, full of quintessential British beauty and its own Island magic. The Isle of Wight, easily reached with Wightlink, offers families a chance to get away from it all, without the stresses of passports and travel insurance. And with Wightlink’s Kids Go Free offer, families can enjoy travel savings this Easter holidays when travelling by foot, and in all other school holidays throughout 2019.
Wightlink’s top recommendations on the Isle of Wight this Easter includes:
For classic Easter fun, families can head to Tapnell Farm Park, where will there be a variety of Easter activities on offer. Families can join Animal Encounter sessions and help Keepers look after the baby lambs with feeding sessions. The Bugs and Beasties show will offer the chance to meet little critters, while children can also hand-feed the wonderful mob of Wallabies and meet the Meerkats. Free Easter themed craft sessions will also be on offer alongside a new farm themed Crazy Golf (including a small charge) and a Farm Park Footie Shoot Out. There are also great eateries on offer and more information can be found on the Tapnell Farm Park website. Family packages (two adults and two children) are priced at £40 while adult tickets are £9.50 and children’s entry is £11.50.
This Easter at Blackgang Chine, children can enrol as a chocolatier and revel in the wonders of the cocoa bean. Activities involve a giant Chocolate Bubble Bath and a search to find the golden bubble, with a chocolatey prize on offer. Other special games involve the Honey Bee Quest where families can explore the park for a chance to win another chocolatey prize, with the Easter Bunny also hopping around throughout the day. On Easter Weekend, there will be an amazing 5-tier chocolate fountain and performances from the marvellous Coco the Bubble Wizard. Tickets start from £25.00 and more information can be found on the Blackgang site.
Families can buckle up for an adventure with the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival where the spring Ventnor Exchange returns to transform the Quay Arts Centre in Newport for three days. The festival will include amazing shows, enchanting storytelling and games from 10 – 12 April as well as free activities to attend. Tickets to shows are never more than £7 and more information can be on the Ventnor Exchange site.
Families looking for a springtime sojourn through the Island’s blossoming countryside can enjoy a trip on the steam train, where children’s entertainer Greg Chapman will also amuse families with juggling, stories and general antics. Other activities include the Desmond Duck Treasure Hunt each day at 1.15pm. Families can save by booking online with adult tickets priced at £13 and children’s tickets at £6 while infants go free. Families tickets are £32 and more information can be found on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website.
Parents can enjoy a throwback and introduce their kids to the 80s this Easter on the Isle of Wight. Jack Up The Weekend is an exciting new spin off event from the organisers of the hugely successful Jack Up The 80s Summer festival and is perfect for lovers of 70s and 80s music, and their kids. The event presents two great headline bands performing live in concert on two consecutive nights over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets are priced at £26 per night and more information can be found on the Jack Up The Weekend website.
With all this and more, families can enjoy a varied and family-fun fuelled staycation or day-out on the Island this Easter holiday. And with Wightlink, a family of four can enjoy a day out on the Isle of Wight from just £34 including return ferry crossings (based on two adults and two children travelling on 10th April by foot from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.)
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