Isle of Wight School Trips 2023-24

Kent school visiting in June 2023

Here are the anonymised details of an actual Isle of Wight school trip booked with Education Destination taking place in June 2023

Here at Education Destination we help you experience the very best of the Isle of Wight - accommodation, transport, activities - and your dedicated Account Manager will take care of booking everything for you! Imagine, one single supplier to deal with instead of doing all the chasing yourself...

Anyway, here's the basics for this trip:

Travelling fromKent in June 2023
Students Travelling65
Accompanying Adults5
Nights Away4
Road TransportIncluded
Ferry CrossingsIncluded
AccommodationFull Board Hotel in Shanklin
PRICE PER PERSONLess than £330

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School trips from Bedfordshire to the Isle of Wight


Education Destination coach departs school

The Journey Begins

Everyone's boarded, the luggage is loaded up and the coach departs school for the journey to Southampton

Trip Diaries are distributed so that everyone has something to keep them quiet

If they arrive a little early, the students will spend some time in Mayflower Park adjacent to the ferry terminal where there's play equipment, ice cream vans and great views of the container port and cruise terminal.

Toilet stops will be taken as necessary

Crossing the Solent

After a timely arrival at Southampton it's time to get off the coach and head upstairs to the open deck or the passenger lounge for a good look around. For many students, this will be their first time at sea

It's a 55 minute crossing to East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, across waters which are generally quite sheltered

Isle of Wight school trips via Red Funnel ferries

Isle of Wight school trips to Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven

Primate Rescue Sanctuary

Monkey Haven is a rescue centre and sanctuary for primates and birds of prety who are in desperate need of care and attention. The animals housed here have had troubled pasts - maybe they were bullied within their original groups, or unsuitable breeding programmes. Some of the raptors are injured native birds that would be unable to fend for themselves in the wild.

Pirates Cove

Crazy Golf Seaside Fun

Pirates Cove is an 18-hole pirate themed crazy golf course on Shanklin esplanade directly oppsite the beach, featuring pirates, waterfalls, caves, palm trees and a fully rigged pirate ship!

Isle of Wight school trips to Pirates Cove


Isle of Wight school trips to Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine

Land of Adventure

The rightly-named "Land of Imagination" with many different attractions in one park. Everything from nursery rhyme characters through to pirates, cowboys, fairies, goblins and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs!


Robin Hill Country Park

Outdoor Adventure

88 acres of country park gives plenty of room for your school group to run free and let off some steam. With its big mix of features and attractions, Robin Hill makes a great day out and is excellent value for money.

Isle of Wight school trips to Robin Hill Country Park


Isle of Wight school trips to Isle of Wight Aqua Park

Isle of Wight Aqua Park

Splashing Good Fun!

The Isle of Wight's bounciest and wettest attraction with over 20 massive obstacles to tackle, plenty of free-fall slides and fun but challenging elements to explore.

Tapnell Farm Park

Moo-ving on from Farming

On the site of a diversifying dairy farm, Tapnell is the perfect place for indoor and outdoor fun, connecting with and learning about domestic and exotic animals including "hands-on sessions".

Isle of Wight school trips to Tapnell Farm Park

Isle of Wight school trips to DJ Party Evening

DJ Party Evening

Professional DJ Party Evening

The highlight of the week - one of our talented and experienced professional mobile DJs will lead the group through a 2 hour fun fest of music, lights, dancing and games (age appropriate).


Carisbrooke Castle

Quintessential Romantic Castle

Sitting high and proud at the heart of the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle has been an artillery fortress, king's prison and royal summer residence.

Isle of Wight school trips to Carisbrooke Castle

Isle of Wight school trips via Red Funnel ferries

Back to the Mainland

After a short drive to East Cowes it's time to get back on the ferry for the journey home to the "north island" as we call it...

It's a 55 minute crossing to Southampton on the mainland, and an ideal opportunity for everyone to eat a packed lunch before the onward journey

The Journey Home

Back on the coach and now it's just a simple case of zipping up the motorway and back to school

The homeward journey should be a lot quieter than the drive down - hopefully everyone will be exhausted from having a great time here on the Isle of Wight and full of precious memories

Again, toilet stops will be taken as necessary

Education Destination coach departs school

Trip Diaries (optional)

A great extra to encourage students to engage with their surroundings throughout the trip - they can also include a selection of our curriculum-relevant resources.

Sample Education Destination Trip Diary
Sample Education Destination Day by Day Guide
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