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New Year in Hampshire

Spend that time between Christmas and New Year making the most of your holiday in Hampshire. Here are some ideas to get you started on things to do to relax over the festive period.

Sea Glass and Dogs at Yaverland

Isle of Wight dog walks at Yaverland don't come prettier than this one filled with sparkling sea glass for beach wanderers.

Top 6 dog friendly pubs on the Isle of Wight

6 of our favourite places to take your doggy friends on the Isle of Wight. These dog friendly pubs are just the ticket after a long walk with your four-legged friend.

Top five Isle of Wight Christmas Markets

Find your festive feelings in November and December. With a Christmas market filling most weekends in the lead up to Christmas, you’ll be fully prepared for the big day by the time you head home from your Isle of Wight holiday.

The First Isle of Wight Comic Con

For those that don't know, a 'comic con' is a convention for fans of comics and everything associated. We're looking forward to the first to be organised on the Isle of Wight this November.

Things to do in Yarmouth

It’s a great place to watch the ships go by from Portsmouth and Southampton with sailing boats dotted in between with many a deli and cafe to while away relaxing days.

December events on the Isle of Wight

Our guide to events on the Isle of Wight this December. From Victorian Christmas to Christmas tree festivals, each of these December events are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Things to do in Bembridge

Bembridge is on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. With a working harbour, plenty of beaches and a plethora of countryside walks, there's plenty to do in this East Wight hot spot.

Top 4 Isle of Wight theatres

Try something a little more cultural on your Isle of Wight holiday with a visit to one of these theatres. See amateur dramatics, live screenings, comedy or a Christmas pantomime at these venues throughout the year.

November events on the Isle of Wight

Check out our round up of what’s on the Isle of Wight this November. Whether you’re in Ventnor or Cowes, there’ll be a special Isle of Wight event taking place near you.

UK Island hopping escapes in the South and West

Island hopping can be a beautifully British pastime. In this case, it’s all about the transport, as recommended by our staff, travelling on alternative modes of transport and escaping to an island in the South and West.

Why did Queen Victoria love the Isle of Wight?

In honour of the release of Victoria and Abdul, a silver screen epic telling the story of the Queen and her Indian companion, Abdul Karim, we discover why Queen Victoria loved the Isle of Wight so much.

Things to do in Newport, Isle of Wight

At the heart of the Isle of Wight, Newport is an excellent base for adventures across the rest of the island. Perfect for your first Isle of Wight holiday.

Walking on the Tennyson Downs

Fill your lungs with fresh air on your Isle of Wight holiday by walking across the AONB Tennyson Downs.

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

A former lung hospital, Ventnor Botanic Gardens are a real breath of fresh air when it comes to family days out on the Isle of Wight.

October events on the Isle of Wight

With Diwali celebrations and spooky Halloween goings-on, there’s loads of Autumnal fun on the Isle of Wight this October.

Top 6 dog friendly cafes on the Isle of Wight

A selection of dog friendly cafes to stop for a brew with a four legged friend in tow. Go for a long coastal walk and then call in at one of these lovely locations.