On the Friday of half-term week members of the public will be able to turn up and try a keelboat session for just £10pp as part of a wider open day at the venue for National Watersports Month.Go out on a keelboat for an hour and start to learn the ropes. All kit is supplied, so just make sure you are wearing suitable/sensible footwear that you don’t mind getting wet.Always wanted to go sailing? Now’s your chance! The open day starts at 10am with our first boat leaving at 10.30am. We will have boats leaving at the following times: 10.30, 12.00, 13.00, 13.30, 14.30, 15.00, 16.00, 16.30. Minimum age six years (when accompanied by an adult) or eight years unaccompanied. There will be a BBQ from 5pm at the event, and UKSA’s windsurf simulator will also be there on the day.
WIN FREE TICKETS TO THIS NEW EVENT !
3 Family Tickets to be won for the new event this summer at Isle of Wight Steam Railway !!!
Meet The Railway Folk – at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, a new event for 2013! Meet ‘Ratchett’ the locomotive repairman and his niece Penny who likes nothing more than getting grubby in the workshop! You’ll be seeing a lot of them over the course of these three days! But the chances of running trains on time don’t look good, as Mrs Cumberpatch the Booking Clerk knits and talks and talks and knits when she should be selling tickets – while Burt the Engine Driver seems more interested in cooking his lunch. And why is Tamp the Trackman always digging holes? None of this will please Mr Beeching from the Ministry who wants everything ship-shape or he’ll close the railway! Featuring Dusty the Station Master, young Nipper, Smoke Box the station cat and a host of captivating new characters, this fascinating and imaginative street theatre will appeal to children aged 2 to 102! To complete your day out, around the station there’s all sorts of fun and activities for families to enjoy including storytelling, children’s roundabout ride, a bumpy slide and competitions, plus the Woodland walk, picnic areas and a
good selection of refreshments available. But remember to keep your eyes peeled, especially if you don’t want to lose your lunch … And if yours just happens to be sausages, watch out! So please answer……….
Question: Who’s job is it to mend the engines ?
Then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact number.Winners will be told by 5pm on Friday the 26th July. For more information on this event please call 01983 882204 or www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
Enjoy more of your evenings with Hovertravel
Hovertravel, the fastest way to cross the Solent, is offering a fabulous evening fare to promote their new summer timetable. For summer 2013 there is an extended service, which includes the 2145 service from Ryde and the 2200 from Southsea.
For April and May, the Hovernighter fare is a special £5 single ticket available for travel on the 1945, 2045 and 2145 services from Ryde and the 2000, 2100 and 2200 services from Southsea. This ticket can only be bought on the day of travel from 1915 only.
Neil Chapman, Managing Director at Hovertravel, said: “With the clocks moving forward, we appreciate that people are going to want to make the most of their evenings during the summer and our new Hovernighter fare has been created to encourage customers to enjoy the night-time attractions on both sides of the Solent. ”
Terms and conditions
£5 per person per single journey. Only available for travel on 1945,2045,2145 service ex Ryde & 2000,2100,2200 service ex Southsea. Ticket will be refused on any other service and a full standard single will need to be purchased for travel. Ticket only available from 1915 on date of travel only. Single tickets only available.
Spring Garden Show at Robin Hill – Join in the fun and paint a Gnome Competition only 200 to paint, so to find out more about how to get hold of one go tohttp://www.iwhospice.org/news/decorate-my-gnome-competition-give-a-gnome-some-bling-34.aspx
The Family Directory is the free, compact, essential magazine for Island parents and visiting families.Each issue is full of news, reviews, articles and cooking ideas – the directory comes out each term to keep families updated.
The directory is full of What’s On, clubs classes, news, events and lots more The Family Directory is perfect for mums and dads with little ones aged 0-11. The spring issue out now and is distributed via school reading bags across the Island and all the usual family friendly places , it’s easy to pick up a copy but we will also put a FREE copy into the post so you don’t miss out please email your details email@example.com and also you can find us on Facebook and Twitter If you would like your company to be seen in the next issue please call us for a media pack on 01983 872191 or contact us via our contact page
Hovertravel, the fastest way to cross the Solent, will lift the restriction on broomsticks being carried on the craft for just two days in 2013, the 22nd of February and 31st May.
On these days wizards of all ages can carry their broomsticks onboard the hovercraft where they can enjoy a more comfortable seat and arrive at the end of their journey a little less windswept.
Due to space restrictions during busy times, broomsticks are not normally permitted onto the craft. For these two special days, however, the restriction will be lifted, so long as the broomsticks are kept with the travelling wizards at all times.
All models of broomsticks will be accepted onto the craft including Cleansweeps, Comet and the famous Nimbus series.
Loretta Lale, Marketing Manager at Hovertravel said: “We have made travelling to Hogwarts and experiencing the Harry Potter Studio Tour even easier with the lifting of this broomstick ban. For Island wizards and Harry Potter fans who have not yet booked their places on these trips I would urge them to book before the end of the week, as places are disappearing fast. ”
For details on how to experience the magic of Hovertravel and Harry Potter please visit:http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/
The YMCA run fun-filled programmes of Daycamps every school holiday, and this Christmas Holiday is no exception! Our Daycamps are run from Shanklin, at YMCA Winchester House, and provide exciting school holiday activities for children from reception up to 12 years of age.They are open from 8am – 6pm from Wednesday 2nd January to Friday 4th January 2013, and give children the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, and get stuck into the large range of activities we have on offer.Our holiday programmes include games, competitions, sports, crafts and exciting days out. Children are divided into age ranges for the activities – Explorers (4-8 years) and Adventurers (9-12 years), to ensure that they are age-appropriate, and fun for everyone.This Christmas Holiday we have a festive themed programme and our activities will include New Year crafts, creative cooking, resolution wreaths, den wars and a chance to design your very own hot chocolate recipe! Daycamps are excellent value for money at just £20.00 for a full day (8am – 6pm) or £12.00 for a half day. Why go anywhere else? Book online or by phone: www.ymca-fg.org / 01489 785228 (5% discount for online bookings)
Daycamps Enquiries 01983 862441