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Half term on the Isle of Wight is always fun, with island going all out with events and fun family days out; you will find something to suit everyone. Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat offers a spa lodge to relax after a fun day exploring, as well as quirky treehouse accommodation for those looking for a romantic break during half term!
Where: Robin Hill Country Park
When: 27th Jan – 26th Feb
The annual Electric Woods has elected to celebrate one of the worlds most popular celebrations this year, in dynamically lit ancient woodland, with an array of lanterns, flags and features, celebrate the Chinese New Year! The Spirit of the Orient captures the spirit of the Chinese New Year through oriental themed light, sound and entertainment for everyone to enjoy, surrounded by the magical woodland. 2017 is the year of the Rooster and in honour of this a brand new sound and light show has been created within the Woodland Glades. The new show tells the tale of how the Rooster became part of the Chinese Zodiac, and the storytelling theme continues with a larger than life, mystical, dragon that recounts traditional Chinese stories. Keep an eye out for a 12 meter long dragon meandering through the ancient woodlands in a fun procession, before venturing across the canopy skywalk amongst plumes of flames! There will be plenty of authentic Oriental themed entertainment, with a performance of a traditional lion dance, featuring illuminated lions, and Glow Poi performers wandering through the woods to marvel at, plus lots more!
Where: The Osborne House
When: 20th – 24th Feb
Explore the world famous Osborne House, that was the holiday resident of the much loved Queen Victoria, and experience a range of fun games and past times played by children in Victorian England. A wonderful way to spend a few hours a day in beautiful surroundings, also learn how the royal children would have lived and played at the Osborne House during the Victorian era.
Where: Small Hope Beach (Shanklin)
When: 19th Feb
Starting at 11am and carrying on until 1pm, the whole family can create a fun Sandman Snowman! Carrots, coal and even delicious hot chocolate are all provided, just take your bucket and spades to build a sandman for a wonderful charity, Gift to Nature. The event will be taking place no matter the weather, so make sure to wrap up warm to build your wonderful sandman!
Happy Half Term Exploring Ladies & Gents!
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