Coach & Accommodation

Residential Trips

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.

We have built up an excellent rapport with trusting coach companies and hoteliers and offer transport to and from your school, ferry crossings to and from the Isle of Wight and a selected hotel which meets your requirements, offering full board accommodation.

For more adventurous pupils we also offer Camping, Glamping or Safari tent style accommodation at Camp Tapnell and The Island Riding Centre.

Coach Transport

W Gordon & Sons

We are a family-owned company that has been operating for 110 years.

I can confirm that all our practices, facilities and equipment comply with DVLA guidelines and the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Our vehicles undergo regular safety checks at specific intervals, they are regularly serviced and maintained in a roadworthy condition to comply with the current legal requirements.

All vehicles are equipped with fully functioning seat belts and operational emergency exits, along with basic safety equipment such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers etc.

There are procedures in place to ensure all staff that work with/accompany young people have been vetted and have an enhanced DBS check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our drivers comply with domestic and European rules regarding driving hours, they will not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs nor will they smoke or use mobile phones whilst driving.

CL Travel

Andrews Coaches

Andrews Coaches is a family run company now in its 4th Generation operating from our base in Cambridgeshire. Also Operating under the same umbrella are Mil-Ken Travel and Neals Travel. We cover all aspects of coaching including, School trips, London Tours, Corporate Hire, Weddings, UK and European tours.
We are now in our 3rd Year of working with Keith and the Team at The Isle of Wight Experience. With their knowledge and experience they have of organising these trips it makes it very easy for us and our drivers to make every trip to the Isle of Wight a success.

Its a time of year that all our drivers look forward to. Not only is the Island a beautiful place to spend the week but the reception and detail received from Keith and the Team is exceptional.

We hope to be working with The Isle of Wight Experience for many years to come


Inglewood Guest House

At Inglewood Guest House Jon and Justine welcome groups into clean and comfortable surroundings where they will feel like they are at home.

They will be well fed and well looked after and have the best possible time in a friendly family atmosphere.

Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel in Shanklin is a fantastic choice for school trips, offering a blend of comfort, convenience, and educational opportunities. Located in the charming seaside town of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, this hotel provides students with a memorable and enriching experience.

The Mayfair Hotel boasts comfortable accommodation options suitable for school groups, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after a day of exploration and learning. With spacious rooms and modern amenities, students can unwind and recharge for the adventures ahead.

One of the highlights of staying at the Mayfair Hotel is its proximity to a variety of educational attractions. From historic landmarks such as Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Old Village to interactive attractions like the Isle of Wight Zoo and the Dinosaur Isle, students have ample opportunities to immerse themselves in history, science, and natural beauty.

Furthermore, the hotel offers convenient access to outdoor activities such as coastal walks, beachcombing, and water sports, allowing students to engage with nature and develop a deeper appreciation for the environment.

The Mayfair Hotel also prides itself on its delicious and nutritious dining options, catering to various dietary requirements and ensuring students are well-fuelled for their adventures. Additionally, the hotel’s friendly and accommodating staff are always on hand to assist with any queries or special requests, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for both students and teachers alike.

Overall, the Mayfair Hotel in Shanklin provides the perfect base for school trips, combining comfortable accommodation, convenient location, and a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities to create lasting memories and enriching experiences for students.


We’d love to hear from you… Call or email us at

Copper Beech Seagrove Drive Sandown Isle of Wight PO36 9AB

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