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Holidays (Blogtober17 day 8)

With the half term holiday just around the corner, it seems like forever since the summer holidays! We had a wonderful family holiday this summer to the Isle of Wight. I last went with my parents 25 years ago so I had a few memories but we all approached this as a new adventure: the […]

IoW2017: The Carthouse, Shorwell

We spent ages trying to find somewhere to stay and eventually chose the Carthouse which we booked through Sykes Cottages although it can be booked directly through Westcourt Farm’s website. The Carthouse is just what it says! A former carthouse which has been converted and renovated to make an excellent family friendly place to stay. […]

IoW2017: Appuldurcombe House and back to Blackgang Chine!

Not content with Godshill and the Donkeys, we headed to the last of the English heritage sites on the Isle of Wight: Appuldurcombe House. It was absolutely amazing and the children were enchanted. Large parts of the house had been demolished to make it safe after it had fallen into disrepair and then been damaged […]

IoW2017: Godshill Model Village and Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Our final day of the holiday was jampacked! We began by heading to Godshill and visiting the model village. The children were absolutely captivated by the amazing world that has been created. We were given a leaflet with questions to answer with the intent that it would make us look more closely at every detail. […]

IoW2017: Dinosaur Isle and Sandown Zoo

On perhaps the windiest day of the holiday we decided to head to Sandown which is a beautiful beach town. To start the day we sheltered in Dinosaur Isle. We got there as it opened which was a good idea as it soon became very busy (the second time we went around we couldn’t get […]