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Category: Activities

February 24, 2021
Story Festival attracts world-wide audience!

The IW Story Festival, which took place over half term, attracted many hundreds of children and families from all parts of the UK and, indeed, the world – with participants coming from places as diverse as the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA.  Over the four days, the festival – which mixed pre-recorded, with […]

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December 28, 2020
Guaranteed Stories for February Half Term!

Organisers of the IW Story Festival have promised that the 2021 festival will go ahead between Wednesday 17 and Saturday 20 February – whatever the covid restrictions prevailing at the time. Like last year’s inaugural event, the festival offers an opportunity for children and families to engage with well-known authors and illustrators, and will be […]

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December 3, 2020
I Love Wight pop-up Christmas shop

The annual I Love Wight pop-up Christmas shop is back!! Our hand-picked artisan makers have sorely missed the buzz of the big events this year, so we’re delighted the Christmas shop is open from 4th to 23rd Dec! The shop is in the Allium this year, at the Garlic Farm, but it is still crammed with a […]

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December 1, 2020
Tapnell's Christmas Event Returns !

Followng the success of their award-winning Christmas event last year, Tapnell Farm Park will take you on a magical new Christmas adventure this December …. in search of Santa’s lost present! An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, starting Saturday 5th December. The Christmas adventure starts at home, once tickets have been purchased, […]

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December 1, 2020
10 Amazing Holiday DIYs and Hacks!! DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas by Blossom

December is finally here! Have a sustainable Christmas this year by using some of our recycling tips and tricks. For more holiday DIYs, upcycling ideas, and life hacks. Have a go this weekend We love the seed Christmas Card Idea, napkin candle and the hole in the glove ! Homemade gifts are so nice. Have […]

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December 1, 2020
Rapunzel at Shanklin Theatre.

Spotlight IOW are excited to announce that our brand-new version of  Rapunzel will be performed at Shanklin Theatre this holiday season.  The story of the girl with impossibly long hair is a real family favourite, and we can¶t  wait for you to see our version of it. Kidnapped by a wicked witch when she was […]

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November 26, 2020
Christmas Jumper Photos to support Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas

This year Amanda Herbert a specialist in Location photographer is supporting Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, raising money to ensure children living in poverty in the south will have a present to open on Christmas Day. Amanda will be taking photos of families, in their Christmas finery – jumpers, elf hats, or […]

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November 25, 2020
Robin Hill Christmas magic continues at Robin Hill’s POLAR

Embrace the magic of Christmas at Robin Hill this year as the second instalment of their winter woodland experience launches this month. The festive POLAR story continues on selected dates from 12th – 23rd December.From beautifully illuminated woodland and immersive walk-throughs to wreath-making, a local market and delicious food, the event promises to provide festive […]

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November 25, 2020
Lego challenge come and join the fun !

The Lego lending library has been a great hit across the Island, time to get your children to join in the fun ! Isle of Wight Council Library Services  Cowes Library Fortnightly Lego challenge on ‘The Friends of Cowes Library’ Facebook page – 21st Nov, 5th, 19th & 26th Dec Sandown Library  Lego challenges on […]

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