Primary School Trips to the Isle of Wight

Who's it for?

  • Primary School

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an Island Gems Fossil trip and find footprint casts left behind by dinosaurs
  • Take a boat ride and chair lift at the beautiful Alum Bay and the Needles
  • Take a walk along Shanklin Chine coastal walk
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About this trip

Through the years the Isle of Wight has been a popular destination for primary schools and is again becoming a popular option. Your students can develop confidence and feel like they are travelling 'abroad' by travelling on a ferry, but parents are safe in the knowledge that they are still in the British Isles.

The Isle of Wight has a wealth of visits suited to KS2 interests and studies. Known as the UK's Dinosaur Capital, you can choose from a range of dinosaur based visits around the island, you can feed their interest in history from Romans to the Victorians or cover maritime history with stories of pirates and shipwrecks. Not forgetting the beautiful beaches and parks where they can safely let off steam. 

Sample Itinerary

Use our sample itinerary to help picture what your trip could look like. Our itineraries are flexible, visits and timings will be planned based on your needs.

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Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart school for ferry crossing from Portsmouth or Southampton

Afternoon

Arrive hotel & check in. Visit to Monkey Haven, a sanctuary for rescued primates and birds of prey

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation with free time for a visit to the beach or for a local walk

Day 2
Morning

Take a walk along Shanklin Chine coastal walk for unique woodland and stream discoveries

Afternoon

Enjoy an Island Gems Fossil trip where your guide will point out the best examples of footprint casts left behind by dinosaurs

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation followed by some crazy golf

Day 3
Morning

Spend the morning around Alum Bay and the Needles where you can take a boat ride and chairlift

Afternoon

Visit to Robin Hill Country Park for a toboggan ride, falconry displays and tree top trail

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation

Day 4
Morning

Depart for journey home

Afternoon

Arrive at school

Sample itinerary for a 5 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart school for ferry crossing from Portsmouth or Southampton

Afternoon

Arrive hotel & check in. Visit to Monkey Haven, a sanctuary for rescued primates and birds of prey

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation with free time for a visit to the beach or for a local walk

Day 2
Morning

Take a trip to Carisbrook Castle which dates back to Roman times

Afternoon

Take a walk along Shanklin Chine coastal walk for unique woodland and stream discoveries

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation followed by some crazy golf

Day 3
Morning

Spend the morning at Amazon World Zoo Park where you'll discover a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals

Afternoon

Enjoy an Island Gems Fossil trip where your guide will point out the best examples of footprint casts left behind by dinosaurs

Evening

Evening meal followed by a game of ten pin bowling

Day 4
Morning

Spend the morning around Alum Bay and the Needles where you can take a boat ride and chairlift

Afternoon

Visit to Robin Hill Country Park for a toboggan ride, falconry displays and tree top trail

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation

Day 5
Morning

Depart for journey home

Afternoon

Arrive at school

Trip Details

Educational Visits In Isle of Wight

Other Study Visits

  • Brading Roman Villa
    Teach them more about the Romans at one of the finest Roman sites in the UK where you will find unique insights into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology
  • Fort Victoria Country Park
    Built as one of a series of defences to protect the western end of the Solent, the Fort's attractions together with the availability of a Countryside Ranger to give guided walks of the seashore and woodland make Fort Victoria an excellent interesting and educational visit. The Island Planetarium brings the universe to life with a tailor made show.
  • Osborne House
    They will learn more about the Victorians at the palatial former holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
  • Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum
    Relive the golden age of shipwrecks, pirates, and diving for treasure. View the famous pirate silver "Pieces of Eight" and Spanish gold recovered from the mystical underwater world around our coasts, along with fascinating antique diving equipment used by the early divers.
  • Monkey Haven
    A sanctuary for rescued primates and birds of prey, Monkey Haven is the ideal place for a fun and educational visit. Its education programme covers a wide range of topics so you can get the most from your visit.
  • Amazon World Zoo Park
    You'll find a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals here. At the last count it was somewhere in the region of 200 different species, spanning the entire animal kingdom. The education department offers an interesting and educational talk on rainforest destruction and the survival of endangered species.

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Other Cultural Visits

  • The Model Village, Godshill
    This unique attraction allows visitors to explore Godshill and Shanklin Old Village in miniature, including houses, churches and pubs, as well as figures depicting Island life from days gone by.
  • Pirates Cove Crazy Golf
    The Isle of Wight’s outdoor golf experience with great features along the way including pirates, a waterfall, fountains, a cave, palm trees and fully rigged pirate ship.
  • Lost World Adventure Golf
    Explore the rainforest ruins, experience lightning, monkeys and lions while whilst you tackle the 11 holes around the course in this indoor all-weather attraction. This fully immersive experience takes you through a tropical rainforest thunderstorm as you make your way around the course which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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