West Wight Day Out
Explore the western half of the island on this packed day out, taking you around...
Isle of Wight Pearl Factory
At the Isle of Wight Pearl they offer everyone the chance to pick their very own pearl from their oyster pool. Choose which oyster you'd like to fish out of the pool and watch in amazement as it is opened by one of the team to reveal your very own cultured pearl.
After revealing your pearl, you then have the option to have it placed in the setting of your choice or to simply keep it as an individual pearl. You'll receive a certificate to validate your pearl.
Don't miss out on this chance to pick your very own special pearl and make your visit to the island truly unique!
The Needles Park
As soon as you think about the Isle of Wight, the iconic image of the world famous Needles chairlift immediately springs to mind, transporting guests from the cliff-top above Alum Bay down to the beach below. So, grab a bird’s eye view of the multi-coloured sand cliffs of Alum Bay and the stunning turquoise waters that stretch as far as the eye can see.
There's more than fascinating history, stunning geology and fabulous ocean views at The Needles, thousands of people visit each year to explore and discover this wonderful natural landscape, including the famous Needles Rocks & Trinity Lighthouse – the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark.
The harbour at Yarmouth is always very busy with both ferries and smaller boats, and the town itself offers a good variety of things to do for visitors. The history of the town is very evident as you walk round and a trip along the Grade 2 listed pier is highly recommended for views across The Solent, and is also known locally for being a great spot for fishing.
Yarmouth Castle, which is tucked away to the side of the ferry dock, is also a great place for sea views and family picnics during the warmer months. Other popular pastimes are walks and exploring in the local area with two “Sites of Special Scientific Interest” nearby, the estuary of the River Yar and Bouldnor and Hamstead to the East of the town.
We alternate our West Wight Day Trip visit to Yarmouth with the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Discover how the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary helps rescue and rehabilitate donkeys. Usually there are more than 100 animals in their care – with a mix of donkeys, horses and ponies. These animals have led a variety of lives, but they all have one thing in common – they need a home.