OSBORNE AND CARISBROOKE CASTLE
RE-OPEN DAILY FROM EASTER
Easter Good Friday (29 March) will see the doors of island attractions Osborne House and CarisbrookeCastle re-open daily for the start of the new 2013 season
The egg-citement kicks off at Osborne with a fun family Easter Trail running every day from Good Friday, 29 March until Monday 1 April and at Carisbrooke Castle, the resident donkeys are eargerly awaiting the chance to welcome Easter visitors too.
Osborne is preparing for a bumper summer season, with Queen Victoria’s beach open each day from Easter through to the end of September. On weekends in July and daily during August there will also be traditional games like skittles and quoits and one of Queen Victoria’s favourite entertainments – Punch & Judy shows – to enjoy. Visitors can enjoy the lovely sea views from the comfort of a deckchair, a paddle in the bay’s sheltered waters and an ice cream sundae in the beach café. They can also see Queen Victoria’s restored Bathing Machine now back on the beach and sit in the Queen’s Alcove, a semi-circular shelter built as a private space for the queen and her family, restored to its original condition and colours.
At Carisbrooke the highlight of the year will be in August with the return of the colourful Grand Medieval Joust from Tuesday 6 – Thursday 15 August and again from Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 August, when brave knights on mighty steeds will compete in breathtaking displays of horsemanship and skill.
With admission prices from just £20.00 for a family of five, the iconic island attractions offer incredibly good value for a complete day out any time of the year – and also offers a fascinating introduction into English history too!