You may select either itinerary, whichever you prefer, or an alternative option is to create your own itinerary from an extensive list provided.
The advantage of having so many historical and scientific sites on the Isle of Wight makes it quite unique because travelling times to venues are kept to the minimum, so that the maximum amount of time can be spent at your chosen venues.
WHY CHOOSE ISLE OF WIGHT EXPERIENCE
Isle of Wight Experience has been established since 1992 and holds an outstanding company portfolio. We at Isle of Wight Experience take all the hard work of organising a visit for you by arranging everything from transport and hotel to venues and field studies. Isle of Wight Experience representatives will be available whilst you’re on the Island, they will do their upmost to visit twice throughout your visit, either at your hotel or at a site venue. We can be contacted 24 hours a day.
HOW UP-TO-DATE ARE OUR PROGRAMMES?
The owners and offices are based on the Isle of Wight, therefore we hear first-hand of any new sites, venues and hotels. All itineraries and programmes can be tailored to meet the educational needs of your school children.
WHY ARE RESIDENTIAL TRIPS IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN?
Children will benefit from “out of the classroom education” programmes/learning. Team building and group skills will be developed, plus experiencing life away from home, probably for the first time.
Isle of Wight Experience holds a trust fund with Lloyd’s of London to secure all school payments. We also hold a product liability and professional indemnity insurance for ten million pounds.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Coach transport to and from your school, ferry crossings to and from the Isle of Wight, all field study trips including entrance fees and worksheets, a selected hotel which meets your requirements, offering full board accommodation. A bespoke folder to cover all aspects of your trip (please see our website for more details on this). Plus a 24 hour helpline.
SOLE OCCUPANCY AND FIRE DRILLS
Hotels are required to perform a fire drill on the first day of your arrival. This is to be organised with schools, hoteliers and group leader. Sole occupancy is one of our stipulations.
SPECIAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Please inform Isle of Wight Experience upon booking if you will need any additional help or information. We are only too happy to advise.
PRE-VISIT TO ISLE OF WIGHT
We believe that nothing compares with first-hand experience. Our pre-visits enable you to have an insight into your forthcoming trip with Isle of Wight Experience, and will reassure yourselves, colleagues and parents on what you and the children will be covering on your trip. Pre-visits will give you a huge advantage and knowledge into your destination, venues and hotel accommodation. Included in your pre-visit is one free night’s accommodation for two persons. Travel expenses are not included, but we will endeavour to help you organise visits to your chosen venues and ferry crossings.
The Hotel you will be staying at will provide Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner. Please inform the Hotel prior to your visit of any dietary requirements. If required, you can ask the hotel for sample menus. Parents are to provide a packed lunch for the journey to the Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight Experience welcomes all pupil ages; our Educational Trips are mainly aimed at children aged 9-12 years, covering Key stage two. Please see our Key Topics covered and Venues pages for more information on what children will be learning at each venue.
PEACE OF MIND FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS
Trusting your travel company is essential, Isle of Wight Experience takes children’s and staff’s welfare very seriously indeed. Having built up an excellent rapport with our hoteliers and travel companies, Isle of Wight Experience believes we all have the same passion and attitude towards safety standards. Safety standards are paramount and we ensure all acting bodies and companies hold up-to-date licences and insurance by the appropriate bodies. All documents are obtained and kept in our offices. Our office also has a 24 hour helpline if required.