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Most Popular Isle of Wight School Trip Group Activities in Sandown

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Sandown is a popular seaside resort on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight with an easily accessible sandy shoreline with beaches that run continuously from the cliffs at Battery Gardens in the south to Yaverland in the north.

The town grew as a Victorian resort surrounded by a wealth of natural features. It is a concordant coastline with five miles of well-developed tidal beaches - part of Sandown Bay.

The area's sub-littoral zone, including the reefs and seabed, is a Special Area of Conservation. At very low tides a petrified forest is revealed in the northern part of the bay. Fossils and pertrified wood fragments are frequently found on the shore.

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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.

Learn about conservation and rainforests, and come face to face with some of the world's most endangered creatures - many of which you can't see anywhere else in the UK or even Europe. Try to spot the many species of tropical bird flying freely through the rainforest above you, or count the crocodiles in the pond. Or just sit and watch the lemurs sunbathe and play.

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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.

Sandown’s esplanade has traditional seaside cafes, souvenir and beach shops, whilst the pier has amusements galore.

The beach is accessible at all states of the tide and for the less ambulant we can arrange the hire of a special beach wheelchair. During the summer months a lifeguard service is provided. But if it's fun and games you're after, we can also book a specialist company that provides age-appropriate activities on the beach, book a game of crazy golf, or arrange for a surfing or paddleboarding session.

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Brading Roman Villa

Award-winning Visitor Centre

Brading Roman Villa's award-winning visitor centre and museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain, from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

School groups booking through Education Destination will have a dedicated tour guide for the duration of their visit, and can access additional craft-based activities after the tour such as making a mosaic coaster to take away with them.

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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.

As well as every child's highlight of handling coprolites (dino poo!) they will engage with materials teaching about the formation of fossils, rock cycles and coastal erosion.

Then it's off to the nearby beach to scour for fossils under the watchful eye of an experienced paleontologist.

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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+

Qualified instructors will ensure that complete beginners as well as more experienced students get the very most from their 90 minute session.

All safety equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with expert instruction.

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National Poo Museum

A World of Waste Awaits!

From the Romans to the natural world, The National Poo Museum exists to safely explore the amazing world of poo. Through our unique collection and displays, we use quirkiness and family-friendly humour to break through the poo taboo so we can engage, entertain and inform our visitors. We want you to explore the world’s stickiest subject with us, our aim is to change how you think about this most astonishing substance.

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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.

This 18-hole course is suitable for all ages and includes obstacles such as sizzling volcanoes, rickety bridges and waterfalls.

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Wildheart Trust (IW Zoo)

Home of the Isle of Wight Zoo

Long known as Isle of Wight (or Sandown) Zoo, The Wildheart Trust is a wildlife centre built within the ruins of a Victorian fort, on Sandown seafront.

The Trust is committed to providing a life-long, loving home to rescued big cats and other animal residents, and the team works hard to ensure each animal has an enriched and meaningful life.

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