There are lots of fun things to do on the Isle of Wight with the kids this February half-term. Here is our guide to what’s on…
Robin Hill are once again be hosting their electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient, which captures the spirit of Chinese New Year through stunning spectacles of oriental themed light, sound and entertainment. As 2017 is the year of the Rooster, enjoy a spectacular new sound and light show set within the woodland glades, telling the story of how the rooster came to be finally selected as one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
The storytelling theme continues with a larger than life mystical dragon recounting traditional Chinese stories, before children take part in a fun procession with a 12-metre-long dragon, which will meander through the woodlands, before venturing across the canopy skywalk amidst plumes of flames! For half-term, Chinese fan dance will be performed by a dance troupe of 20 artists in the woodland amphitheatre. Try and oriental meal in the woods and roast marshmallows over open braziers.
Ventnor Botanical Garden are offering a multitude of fun events from 18th – 26th February from decorating a plant pot or ceramic squirrel and having it fired; to building your very own butterfly feeder. Each event is available everyday, check their website for further details.
Whatever the weather, Sandman Snowman will be taking place! They provide carrots, coal, and hot chocolate, you bring buckets, spades and warm clothes. Suggested donation is £2, towards Gift To Nature.
Adventure-seekers will love looking for dinosaur footprints and special fossils on a Dinosaur Isle fossil and geology walk. Walks take place pretty much every day with an expert guide. Booking is essential. Call 404344 for more information. At Newton Creek you can join in with our games, nature crafts and quizzes, and learn all about birds at Newtown this winter. From spotting them to song identification, it’s ideal for families new to birdwatching. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear suitable clothing. Donations welcome.