Are you getting tired of being cooped up on the couch after the easter weekend? Then why not take a wander around some of the Isle of Wight’s best beaches, landmarks and attractions. Wightlink, one of the islands leading cross-Solent ferry providors are bringing people one step closer to the Isle of Wight, with their 360 degree videos.
Although you can watch them easily on Youtube, bring a whole new dimension to your experience with a VR headset. If you have one already you can start watching some of our favourites below now.
If you are new to the world of VR, don’t be worried, there are some really inexpensive options available, such as ‘Carboard by Google‘. Starting from just £12.30, and available at their online store its a simple way to get started with VR, and enjoy our island scenes even more!
You can find even cheaper options starting at under £5, or if you’re looking for something to do with the family, you can even make your own at home if you have the right materials to hand.
For now, take a look at some of our favourites from Wightlinks library of Isle of Wight 360 videos, and get a taste of what you can expect when you visit us soon.
Godshill Model Village
As seen on BBC Country File. Set amongst 3,000 trees, faithful recreations of local buildings, with little Islanders adding humour here and there! Find the airfield, working railway and mind bending model of the model of the model. RHS Partner Garden.
Robin Hill Falconry Display
Discover Robin Hill…88 acres of rolling parkland, natural woodland and countryside gardens for exploration, adventure and entertainment. Burn off some energy on the treetop canopy walkways, adrenalin-inducing adventure nets, an exhilarating quarter mile downhill toboggan, epic rides and more for adventure! Robin Hill also plays host to spectacular displays, incredible performances, stunning acrobatics, open air theatre and festivals to keep everyone entertained.
Ventnor Botatic Gardens
Explore 22 acres of sub-tropical gardens, with over 6,000 species of plants, shrubs and champion trees and plants in bloom. Visit the Heritage Centre, plus enjoy delicious cuisine. Look out for kids’ activities, hidden gardens and daily tours of the secret tunnel.
Home to the Island’s largest collection of exotic animals, including; mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and insects. This multi-award-winning zoo offers you animals, fauna and flora, a large Jurassic playground, café and snack shack, making this a great day out rain or shine.
A working Benedictine Monastery with free entry to the grounds so you can visit the church, pilgrim chapel, art gallery and monastery shop or explore the woodland walk. Enjoy the tea shop and the farm shop, both of which make the most of the abbey’s own produce.
Wherever you are at the moment, we hope you are well and staying safe. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our little island again very soon.
Let us know what you are missing the most about the Island, and we’ll try our best to feature them in upcoming blogs.
See you soon.