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We’re going on a bear hunt

The Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to have a family adventure!

As seen on Channel 4, and based on the best-selling original children’s picture book, we’re teaming up with the makers of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for some very special Isle of Wight family adventures in 2018.

Throughout the year the Isle of Wight will be hosting some special exciting outdoor adventures. Highlights include a series of National Trust Bear Hunt Adventure Weekends where families can follow a Bear Hunt trail and claim their free “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” sticker… you may even see the Bear! Other events include a Bear Hunt Weekend at Robin Hill and a Bear Hunt themed Isle of Wight Children’s Literary Festival in October supported by Walker Books.

You can find out more about We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Visit Isle of Wight Visitor Information Centre, Newport.

The information centre will continue to provide general visitor information about the Isle of Wight, alongside news and updates about the Isle of Wight’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt experiences.

A new, free Isle of Wight Bear Hunt adventure guide is available from ferry terminals to inspire your journey to the Island and from various points across the Island including Tourist Information Points. You can also download a PDF version of the Isle of Wight Bear Hunt adventure leaflet here.

Five things to do when staying with us on the Isle of Wight

We’re often telling our guests about the wide array of activities that you can do here on the Island, come rain or come shine. With our prime location, and our knowledge of all the best things to see and do, we’ve been able to pull together a definitive list of things to do whilst staying with us in our self-catering holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight.

From glorious coastal walks, lazy sunbathes on the beach or some monkeying around at the Monkey Sanctuary, there really is something to suit everyone – whether on a couples’ getaway, a retirement break or a family holiday. Take a look at our top five:

  1. A stroll along Ryde Esplanade.

A seaside stroll is really all you’ll need to experience the Isle of Wight in its truest form, and a walk down Ryde Esplanade – stopping in at the cafes and pubs along the way to enjoy a taste of all the Isle of Wight has to offer – can make for the perfect day.

  1. Sample the Shopping.

The Isle of Wight is filled to the brim with boutique, independent shops that are the perfect place to get unique wares, away from the usual high street shops and chain stores. From chic homeware and antiques, clothing and fashion, through to crafty gifts and souvenirs there’s bound to be something in one of the independent shops littered around the Island that will house that hidden gem that you’ve been searching for!

  1. The Isle of Wight Zoo.

The Isle of Wight zoo is unique to most zoos across the UK, as it specialises in big cats and lemurs. Also home to lions, tigers, penguins and hundreds more exotic animals – the Isle of Wight Zoo is the perfect day out for those looking to take part in a Walking Safari, a Meerkat Meet or even a Wildlife Photography crash-course.

  1. Get a Birdseye view of the Island with Goodleaf Tree Climbing.

Based in Ryde, Goodleaf is an attraction that allows visitors to climb safely into the canopies to see stunning views of the Solent, Appley Park and the nearby beaches. Perfect for adults and children alike, Goodleaf allows you to challenge yourself and climb to the highest heights, or simply take a hammock and relax watching the sailboats go by…

  1. Visit the Needles.

Visit the Needles at Alum bay to complete any trip on the Isle of Wight. The Needles Rocks and the Trinity Lighthouse are iconic Isle of Wight landmarks that can be explored by a chairlift or even a boat trip which will take you around The Needles by sea, allowing you to get the entire 360-degree view.

If you’re staying with us this year and would like to know where to head next on your holiday let us know! Here at Tea Tree Cottage, we will be happy to help you make the most of all that the Island has to offer.