"Introduce KS2 / KS3 students to the some of the Island's most talked-about attractions and activities with this fast paced 3-day tour almost guaranteed to make for a quiet coach journey home!"
When compiling this itinerary we have assumed half-day visits on the first and last days to allow travel to/from the Isle of Wight.
Our tours are suitable for all age groups, but the subject matter and venues highlighted here are best suited to the following:
Red Funnel Ferries
The original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years
You have to take a ferry to reach the Isle of Wight ... so why not travel with Red Funnel and get your students learning from the moment they step on board?
Offering a wide range of learning activities covering most subjects and age groups, Red Funnel are our preferred travel partner.
Cruise across to the Isle of Wight on Red Funnel Ferries, making use of their amazing array of pre-prepared educational resources.
Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
Created by enthusiasts to promote responsible fossil discovery, conservation and interpretation.
A field centre based on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight displaying fossils and locally inspired palaeoart. The centre organises fossil hunting trips in some of Europe's best dinosaur locations across the south of the Island.
A field centre based on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight displaying fossils and locally inspired palaeoart. The expert local fossil hunters and their collections will captivate students in this informal museum.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
An award-winning Steam Railway to engage, inspire and excite you!
A living, working museum with a heritage railway passing through 5.5 miles of unspoilt countryside. The visitor can expect to step back in time to a bygone age. The adjacent, modern Train Story exhibition presents a timeline of the era of steam with lots of interpretative exhibits and hands-on activities.
The whole site is a living, working museum of Island steam history.
The Model Village, Godshill
You have to see it to believe it!
Meticulously and humorously crafted scale models of the local area.
Absorb the slower pace of life in the early 1900s, leaving the hustle and bustle of modern day life outside the gate. Keep your eyes open for little Islanders at work and play!
Absorb the slower pace of life depicted in scenes from the early 1900s, leaving the hustle and bustle of modern life outside the gate. Keep your eyes open for little Caulkheads at work and play!
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Donkey Heaven since 1987!
A registered charity providing a secure, peaceful and happy home for around 90 donkeys, 12 horses and a herd of Shetland ponies, which have been neglected, abandoned or are in need of lifetime care.
Get up close and personal with the animals at IW Donkey Sanctuary with lots of supervised hands-on activities including walking, grooming, condition scoring and even a little database work!
Laser Storm at JR Zone
Action-packed indoor team activity
Have a complete blowout at the Island's top indoor laser arena complete with pumping music, disco lighting and smoke to set the perfect atmosphere for a group challenge! Teachers are welcome to join in too! A great selection of party food will be provided and for those who don't want to join in there are plenty of more sedate activities.
Goodleaf Tree Climbing
An adventurous learning experience!
We offer a unique adventurous activity for Isle of Wight school trips - with a difference. Our sessions are delivered by mature instructors who encourage independent learning, foster a sense of self belief and teach responsible risk management in a fun and safe environment.
Spend the morning learning the ropes! Trained instructors provide 1-on-1 support to encourage students to climb as far up a giant oak tree as they feel comfortable with. A safe, unique and extremely rewarding experience. You can see the mainland from up there! And yes, the teachers can climb too!!
The Fastest Isle of Wight Ferry Service
Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe.
Travel back to the mainland to meet your coach via Europe's only scheduled commercial hovercraft service. A 12-minute "flight" across the water is an experience not to be missed!