Isle of Wight School Trips 2023-24

Bedfordshire 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 fromBedfordshire in June 2023
Students Travelling39
Accompanying Adults6
Nights Away4
Road TransportIncluded
Ferry CrossingsIncluded
AccommodationFull Board Hotel in Sandown
PRICE PER PERSONLess than £345

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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 Needles Pleasure Cruises

Needles Pleasure Cruises

Up Close and Personal

Get up close and personal with the world-famous Needles! This short boat ride includes a detailed live commentary, which can be adapted to suit your age group or topic of interest.

The Needles: Landmark Attraction

Traditional Seaside Fun

Home to the world-famous Alum Bay coloured sands and the birthplace of ship-to-shore radio, The Needles Attraction offers a great trade-off beween learning and fun.

Isle of Wight school trips to The Needles: Landmark Attraction

Isle of Wight school trips to Sandham Gardens (Dino Islands)

Sandham Gardens (Dino Islands)

Journey to a Forgotten Land!

A mini-golf adventure that takes players on a prehistoric journey into a forgotten land full of dinosaurs! Includes water features and life-sized dinosaur models.


Osborne (House)

Queen Victoria's Holiday Home

Bring history to life and get a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children by visiting their Isle of Wight summer residence.

Isle of Wight school trips to Osborne (House)

Isle of Wight school trips to Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

Fossil Fun

A purpose-built interactive dinosaur and fossil museum conserving the rich collection of artefacts discovered primarily on the Isle of Wight.


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 to Robin Hill Country Park

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.


Beach Visit - Sandown

Gorgeous Soft Sandy Beach

Sandown Beach is one of the Isle of Wight's finest and most recognised beaches, with miles of soft golden sands crowned by Sandown's pleasure pier and topped off with spectacular chalk cliffs. Popular with tourists and surfers, Sandown is a traditional 'bucket and spade' holiday beach with all that you expect from an English family beach.

Isle of Wight school trips to Beach Visit - Sandown

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).


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

Isle of Wight school trips via Red Funnel ferries

Education Destination coach departs school

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

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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