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Newtown Nature Reserve

Newtown Nature Reserve

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Part of the IW Coastal Trail

Medieval Harbour

Previously a medieval harbour serving the then capital Newtown, now a nature reserve with extensive mud flats and a salt marsh.

Newtown is bursting with wildlife throughout the year, with ancient woodlands, meadows, mudflats and salt marshes. It is home to rare butterflies, red squirrels, wetland wildlife and abundant bird life.



School Trip Information Sheet for Newtown Nature Reserve
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Fun Factor 50%
Educational 70%


Average rating from past clients: 3.5 out of 5

Best Suited To

Newtown Nature Reserve is best suited for children 7 years and up as well as adults


Newtown Nature Reserve is great for all ages, but perhaps a little overwhelming for the very youngest visitors

Educational Resources for Newtown Nature Reserve

The following Newtown Nature Reserve educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Newtown Nature Reserve is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Newtown Nature Reserve in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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