What’s coming up on the Wight

I’m lucky enough to live on the island, so here’s what’s on this year…

If you’re travelling to the Isle of Wight this spring or summer you may see some exciting changes. It may be that you arrive on the new addition to Red Funnel’s high speed fleet – Red Jet 6 – which is on schedule to be in service in July…or you may find yourself visiting some of the Island’s new family attractions.

Attractions like the new Tapnell Farm Park, which opened at Easter and now proudly offers a giant jumping pillow to bounce on, interactive animal experiences, indoor play barn as well as the new home for the wallabies. The guys from The Telegraph popped in for a wander and lunch during their time on the island earlier this year, and we have it on their very good authority that the food was fantastic and it’s a great day out.

And then there’s Isle Jump. This brand new trampoline park is all about having a brilliant time, and no matter how old you are there’s something about clambering onto a trampoline that brings out the kid in us all. Thanks to 40 interconnecting trampolines, a podium for those of you who like to jump from a height, and wall-mounted trampolines, this is fast becoming one of the Wight’s best-loved attractions.

For fans of sailing, Cowes hosts for the first time the world’s leading annual solo yacht race, the Solitaire du Figaro on 22nd-26th June 2016.

And don’t forget the ever popular annual events; Queen and Adam Lambert are headlining at the Isle of Wight Festival on 9-12th June, followed by the Round the Island race on 2nd July, Cowes Week on 6th-13th August and Bestival on 8th-11th September and the Isle of Wight Literary Festival on 12-16th October. There are lots of reasons to visit the island this year, and don’t forget that we’ll send you a ferry discount code when you book your stay with us. See you on the island?

About the author

Suzanne, Portfolio Development Manager for Blue Chip

I live in the beautiful yachting town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight with my husband and two young children (Alfie, 6 and Molly 4). We love the island because it’s beautiful landscape, festivals and lifestyle and we wouldn’t live anywhere else!

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