Isle of Wight School Trips 2023-24

Greater London 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 fromGreater London in June 2023
Students Travelling58
Accompanying Adults6
Nights Away4
Road TransportIncluded
Ferry CrossingsIncluded
AccommodationFull Board Glamping in Calbourne
PRICE PER PERSONLess than £365

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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 The Needles: Landmark Attraction

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.

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.

Isle of Wight school trips to Needles Pleasure Cruises


Isle of Wight school trips to Amazon World Zoo Park

Amazon World Zoo Park

Unusual and Exotic Zoo

Amazon World is no ordinary zoo - it is packed with a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals - around 200 different species spanning the entire animal kingdom.

iSurf Watersports

Fun Intro to Surfing

Taking place in the safe, sheltered waters of Sandown Bay, iSurf offers surfing and paddleboard introductory lessons for ages 8+

Isle of Wight school trips to iSurf Watersports

Isle of Wight school trips to JR Zone

JR Zone

A Real "Call of Duty"!

Imagine having a whole children's soft play area to yourself for an evening ... darkened, full of smoke and lighting effects, pumping music and two teams of 10 hurling themselves around the place with laser guns!!


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 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.

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 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.

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 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).


The Model Village, Godshill

Miniature Fun

The Model Village at Godshill is jam-packed full of meticulously and humourously crafted scale models of the local area in the early part of the 20th century. Leave the hustle and bustle of modern life at the gate and keep your eyes peeled for little islanders at work and play!

Isle of Wight school trips to The Model Village, Godshill

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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