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Alum Bay and The Needles

A site with spectacular views of cliffs of different coloured sands and geological features, where you can also view the Needles and the Needles lighthouse. Lunch area, open March to October.

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Alum Bay and The Needles - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 7, 9, 17, 18, 19, SCI, G, EVS.

Alum Bay Needles Boat Cruise

Throughout the season boats leave Alum Bay on a short 20 minute cruise for close up views of the Needles Lighthouse and Rocks. On leaving the beach the boats pass under the 400 foot cliffs to view the sea-level Victorian Fort. From there & moving onto the seaward end of the bay you cruise past the remains of the ‘original needles rock’ and then onto the towering Needles Lighthouse. The return trip takes you further off shore to enable passengers to appreciate the breathtaking views of the cliffs and coloured sands. With commentary. Subject to weather.

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KEY TOPICS: 7, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, EVS, G.

Alum Bay Glass Blowing

Visitors may view the glassmakers in their working areas. They provide a talk whilst showing hand-crafted glass. March to October.

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Bembridge Lifeboat Station - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS:

1: Pre Romans

2: Romans

3: Medieval

4: Tudors

5: Stuarts

6: Georgians

7: Victorians

8: 20th Century

9: Defence

10: World Wars

11: Children

12: Transport

13: Domestic Homes

14: Smuggling

15: Work/Agriculture

16: Evidence/Archaeology  17: Local History

18: Other Topics

19: Change & continuity

 

A: Art

AH: Agriculture/Horticulture

DT: Design/Technology

M: Maths

EVS: Environmental Studies

G: Geography

IWL: Imaginative Writing, Literature

SCI: Science,

PA: Physical Activity

W: Wildlife & Animals

KEY TOPICS: SCI, A, DT, 17, 18, 19.

Alum Bay Sweet Demo

Watch our sweet makers create treats you’ll find nowhere else and then sample the results.

The sweet factory makes hard boiled sweets in every imaginable flavour from the firm favourite rhubarb and custard to their very own special Wight Mints.

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Blackgang Chine - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: SCI, A, DT.

Amazon World

Step in to Amazon World and leave the Isle of Wight behind you, as you walk your students through the various habitats encapsulating many species of animal and many types of plants. With the sounds of the water and the free flying birds, Amazon World tells the ecological story of how the South American rainforest and its inhabitants are being subjected to devastation through logging and plantations, and how if it were to continue, the transition until the forest would be reborn and what we would lose.

Amazon World houses the largest collection of exotic animals on the Isle of Wight, and with its education room it is an all round learning centre with stimulating environments. Lunch Area. Open all year.

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KEY TOPICS: 8, 11, 15, 18, 19, EVS, SCI, G, W.

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

R.N.L.I. Alfred Albert Williams 16-17 Tamar Class lifeboat. Located in the boathouse with the slipway at Lane End, Bembridge. With a guided talk by volunteers of the R.N.L.I.

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Bembridge Lifeboat Station - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 8, 12, 17, 18, DT, SCI, EVS, M.

Blackgang Chine

Set on the cliffs edge overlooking the stunning South coast, Blackgang Chine is filled with an eclectic mix of attractions and magical theme worlds which have enthralled children of all ages for many generations.   With fun rides which include Water Force Slide and Cliff Hanger roller coaster, and lots of unusual themed attractions, the park challenges the imagination.  There’s a new attraction (2014), Restricted Area 5’ filled with life-size moving dinosaurs, a  full size Cowboy Town now bigger and better,  Pirate Cove and fantasy creatures plus exhibitions about coastal erosion and shipwrecks.   Blackgang Chine is a good mix of education and pure fun.

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KEY TOPICS: 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, DT, G, SCI, PA, EVS.

Brading Roman Villa

A fine example of mosaic floors dating back to the 3rd century AD, and excavated objects showing life in Roman Times within this area. Guided tours available.

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Brading Roman Villa - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, DT, G, SCI, PA, EVS.

Butterfly World

The visit provides the opportunity to see hundreds of Butterflies flying freely in a natural environment. Have the unique experience to study the egg-caterpillar-chrysalis-imago life cycle at first hand. The emerging cages provide the chance to see around 20 adult butterflies being born each day, as they emerge from their chrysalis. Other activities include the Italian and Japanese Gardens, Koi Carp feeding ponds, Animated Small World and Jumping Jets. Guided Tours. Open Easter - End of October. Lunch area.

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Butterfly World - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 8, 15, EVS, DT, M, SCI.

Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum

This working mill dating back to the early 16th century is still in perfect order today. With a museum display of tools and equipment for rural crafts, also early farm equipment and many other interesting artefacts dating back.

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Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, DT, M, AH, SCI.

Carisbrooke Castle and Museum

Experience what life was like at Carisbrooke Castle for the people who lived there. The castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned kings, seen off the Spanish Armada and spans over 1000 years of history. What better way to bring the curriculum to life and cover multiple topics than to stand at the spot where history happened. Book a free self-led visit and find out more about how the changing role of Carisbrooke Castle, or choose from one of our two interactive Discovery Visits that will inspire your pupils.

Carisbrooke has been an important focus of settlement since Roman times and illustrates the domestic side of castle life as well and its role in use for attack and defence of the island.  This rich and varied history provides many possible curriculum links across numerous subjects including:

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KEY TOPICS: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 16, 17, A, DT, M, W.

Crazy Golf

A fun packed session of Crazy Golf based on Sandown Seafront. Either a day time activity or evening activity depending on the time of year.

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Crazy Golf - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 11, M, PA.

Dinosaur Isle

At the museum there is a large collection with a interactive display of fossils. A Guide will take you around the museum then accompanying you on a field trip to one of the prime fossil locations on the Island, giving much hands-on experience.

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Dinosaur Isle - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 1, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, EVS, G, M, SCI, W.

Donkey Sanctuary

The Isle  of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is a great place for a Primary School visit . The sanctuary has over 120 animals of which over 90 are donkeys . The sanctuary is made up of small paddocks which each contains a group of donkeys-those groups might be Old Age Pensioners, Young Donkeys, Adoption Donkeys or Miniature Donkeys . The paddocks are surrounded  by walkways so the children can stroke and pet the donkeys all day!

The sanctuary offers a range of educational packages which fall under the banner of  ‘Classroom in a stable’.

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Donkey Sanctuary - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 8, 11,12,13, 15,17,M, EVS, SCI, W.

Fort Victoria Sunken Secrets

This hands-on centre offers children the opportunity to learn how archaeologists work underwater, the tools they use and what they discover. Informs the children how the Isle of Wight was once connected to the mainland.

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Fort Victoria Sunken Secrets - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 1, 2, 9,12, 14, 16, 17, 19, M,EVS, G, SCI, DT.

Fort Victoria Woodland & Beach Walks

The Ranger led tour starts with a 30-40 minute classroom session, looking at sealife, geology and plant handeling. This is followed by a 75-90 minute safari where sea creatures and tree specims can be found.

KEY TOPICS: 9, 16, 17, 18, EVS, SCI, G.

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