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Most Popular Isle of Wight School Trip Group Activities in Newport

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The county town of the Isle of Wight, Newport, sits at the head of the navigable section of the River Medina slightly north of the centre of the Island.

As the administrative centre of the county, and being the central shopping district, there is little to distinguish Newport from many other small towns across the UK. Look slightly further out, though, for impressive attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle and Parkhurst Forest, both within a mile of the town.

Oddly, Newport is no longer joined to the Island's railway network but all roads and bus services lead there.

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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.

Experience far-reaching panoramic views from the high castle walls, or wander the moat to discover King Charles I's bowling green. Enjoy the tranquil Princess Beatrice Garden, before meeting the famous Carisbrooke donkeys.

Book a Discovery Visit workshop, where your class will delve deeper into the story of the castle and the people who lived there, through hands-on learning activities including role-play, object handling and trying on costumes.

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Carisbrooke Castle Museum

35,000 Isle of Wight Artefacts

Carisbrooke Castle Museum is an Accredited local history museum run by an independent Charitable Trust, sited within a medieval castle in the care of English Heritage. It was founded in 1898 by HRH Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, as a memorial to her husband, Prince Henry of Battenberg.

The Museum cares for over 35,000 items connected with the Isle of Wight. The collection includes social history, medieval history, King Charles I, ecclesiastical history, costume, military history, photographs, paintings, decorative art, ephemera and documents.

Available for Key Stage 1 to A Level, topics include One Thousand Years in a Castle and I’m a King Get me out of Here There are also a range of fun and creative pre- and post-visit activities and resources available to teachers to support their school’s visit.

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Isle Of Wight Deer Farm

Natural Farming for All to Enjoy

The Isle of Wight Deer Farm is 334 acres of stunning scenery and woodland where visitors can take in the sights with our beautiful deer – as well as learning about them.

Walking through a planned route with the Farm Director is the best way to learn extensively about deer without losing any detail, while being able to ask all the questions you like – and experience close ups to the animals. You won’t be able to feed them, but you will see them up-close when they are being fed.

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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!!

Welcome to Laser Storm at JR Zone - every youngster's dream party night out!

A 2-3 hour evening session to ensure they burn up every last scrap of energy. The journey back to your hotel will be the quietest 20 minutes of your whole week...

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Monkey Haven

Primate Rescue Sanctuary

Monkey Haven is a rescue centre and sanctuary for primates and birds of prety who are in desperate need of care and attention. The animals housed here have had troubled pasts - maybe they were bullied within their original groups, or unsuitable breeding programmes. Some of the raptors are injured native birds that would be unable to fend for themselves in the wild.

Each day there are several scheduled keeper talks to look out for where you can learn more about particular species and ask questions.

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Museum Of Island History

Prehistoric Past to Present Day

Designed by John Nash and built in 1816, the historic Guildhall is home to the Museum of Island History.

Discover the Island from pre-historic past to the present day with Touch Screen Computers, Hands on Exhibits, Quizzes and Games, Microscopic Exploration.

The museum also has a small temporary exhibition gallery.

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Newport Roman Villa

Romano-British Farmhouse

A Romano-British farmhouse constructed in 280AD and rediscovered in 1926 when the owners of a nearby house sank foundations for a new garage!

Subsequent excavations revealed extensive remains of a well-preserved farmhouse providing a fascinating insight into country life in third century Britain.

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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.

A great selection of rides, a 4D cinema, and lots of outdoor activities including a regular falconry display, climbing apparatus, forest walks and much more.

Why not add a ride on the giant hillside toboggan run?

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Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum

Explore a World under the Waves

Bursting at the seams with thousands of objects recovered from shipwrecks, antique diving equipment, Spanish gold and silver, ship models and prehistoric objects thousands of years old.

The Shipwreck Centre provide facilitated sessions for schools and groups, including: Maritime Archaeology, Historic Diving, Maritime Prehistory, The Art of the Museum and Forgotten Wrecks Of The First World War.

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