Isle of Wight School Trips 2023-24

Essex school visiting in June 2024

Here are the anonymised details of an actual Isle of Wight school trip booked with Education Destination taking place in June 2024

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 fromEssex in June 2024
Students Travelling60
Accompanying Adults8
Nights Away4
Road TransportIncluded
Ferry CrossingsIncluded
AccommodationFull Board Hotel in Sandown
PRICE PER PERSONLess than £310

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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 Portsmouth

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

Toilet stops will be taken as necessary

Crossing the Solent

After a timely arrival at Portsmouth 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 40 minute crossing to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight, across waters which are generally quite sheltered

Isle of Wight school trips via Wightlink ferries

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.

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.

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


Isle of Wight school trips to Carisbrooke Castle

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.

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.

Isle of Wight school trips to Dinosaur Isle


Isle of Wight school trips to Osborne (House)

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 Steam Railway

Step Back in Time

A living, working museum with a heritage steam railway passing through 5.5 miles of unspoilt countryside.

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Isle of Wight school trips to Haven Falconry

Haven Falconry

The Ultimate Falconry Experience

Our Falconry displays will include various birds of prey, Owls, Harris Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and our Vultures Sully or Ringo. Once you have taken your seats at the Woodland Stage or show field an enjoyable experience awaits you as the knowledgeable falconers provide you with a wealth of insight into the birds and their habits.


Needles Old Battery And New Battery (NT)

Coastal Defences

Come and visit this diametric attraction - on one hand a Victorian coastal defence fort, and on the other a secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles rocks!

Isle of Wight school trips to Needles Old Battery And New Battery (NT)

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.


Back to the Mainland

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

It's a 40 minute crossing to Portsmouth on the mainland, and an ideal opportunity for everyone to eat a packed lunch before the onward journey

Isle of Wight school trips via Wightlink 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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