Ferry News

Easter days out on the Isle of Wight with Wightlink

With the Easter holidaysjust around the corner, parents who have yet to prepare a series of activities to keep the kids entertained shopuld consider a tyrip top the Isle of Wight.

Leading cross-Solent ferry operator Wightlinkhas come up with three diverse family days out. But, the big question is, which Easter day out on the Isle of Wight will win the family vote?

Will it be a day out at Dinosaur Isle to explore the Island’s pre-historic past, a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway to ride aboard a stream train or a stop at Blackgang Chine to take part in the theme park’s ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’? Whichever option wins, Wightlink has an activity day out to suit every family, which will not break the bank, since prices start from £11.75 per person. Wightlink ferry travel is from Portsmouth or Lymington.

GO PRE-HISTORIC: With the Isle of Wight recently named as ‘Dinosaur Capital of the UK’ and hot on the heels of news that the Island is to feature in a new 3D Walking with Dinosaurs blockbuster from BBC Earth Films and Twentieth Century Fox, dino-fan families can get ahead of the action and beat the Hollywood crowds by heading to the Isle of Wight this Easter to visit Europe’s only purpose-built dinosaur museum, Dinosaur Isle. Here families can meet life-size, robotic dinosaurs and explore a recreated landscape complete with sights, smells and sounds. For families keen to go the extra mile, the museum also offers regular ‘fossil hunting walks’ where families can take a guided tour of the some of the Island’s most fossil-rich beaches in the hope of stumbling across dino footprints (additional cost, advanced booking necessary).
WHAT IT COSTS: Using a Wightlink Wight World travel and attraction days out ticket, a family of four can enjoy a day out at Dinosaur Isle, including return car ferry travel from £47 (£11.75pp).

image
Wight Light operates between the mainland and the isle of Wight

LET OFF SOME STEAM: Parents looking for a day out that combines adventure with a history lesson can opt to take the family on a day out to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet. During the Easter holidays (28 March – 12 April), families can take a train ride, hop off at one of the stations along the route for a countryside walk and the kids can burn off some energy in the play area. Over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (29 March – 1 April), the Steam Railway will also be running a host of additional activities including an Easter Treasure Hunt, Easter colouring and crafts and a fancy dress Easter Bonnet Parade.
WHAT IT COSTS: Using a Wightlink Wight World travel and attraction days out ticket, a family of four can enjoy a day out at the Steam Railway, including return car ferry travel from £61 (£15.25pp).

EASTER EGGSTRAVANGANZA
One of the Isle of Wight’s most popular family attractions, Blackgang Chine, is going chocolate mad with an Easter Eggstravanganza on 3, 4, 10 and 11 April. With blind tasting, a chocolate fountain and a host of competitions with edible prizes, the event also includes tricks, illusions and an escapism act from Island magician, Aaron Isted.
WHAT IT COSTS: Using a Wightlink Wight World travel and attraction days out ticket, a family of four can enjoy a day out at Blackgang Chine, including return car ferry travel from £83.50 (£20.88pp).

Posted on 21st March 2013 at 12:20 pm in Ferry Operators | Wightlink | Ferry News |

Comments

Commenting is not available in this section entry.

Special Offers Other operators

Save 15% and get a £20 fuel voucher with P&O Ferries

Save 15% and get a £20 fuel voucher with P&O Ferries

12 July 2019

P&O Ferries have launched a new offer on the Dover – Calais route which is available in the UK, reducing… More...

Related News More headlines...

Make Easter eggstra-special with a ‘Kids Go Free’ trip to the Isle of Wight on Wightlink

Make Easter eggstra-special with a ‘Kids Go Free’ trip to the Isle of Wight on Wightlink

03 April 2019

With Wightlink’s Kids Go Free offer, families can enjoy travel savings this Easter holidays when travelling by foot, and in… More...

Wightlink’s St Cecilia calls it a day and retires to Sardinia with million miles on the clock

Wightlink’s St Cecilia calls it a day and retires to Sardinia with million miles on the clock

22 January 2019

She has sailed almost one million miles toing and froing across the Solent, but on Friday (25 January) Wightlink’s third… More...

Subscribe


Follow Seaview Ferries