A young child tying his helmet whilst looking at a UKSA instructor

The Wight location

With its mild climate and beautiful scenery, nostalgic picture-postcard villages and romantic castles, the Isle of Wight is a historical, geographical and geological feast. We are also blessed with some of the best, cleanest beaches in the UK.

While we harness the power of the water to deliver some of our programmes, we also provide rich educational experiences onshore to make the best use of everything our lovely Island has to offer. We have developed these onshore programmes to provide a fun experience that also dovetails with the school curriculum.

Rope laying on the pontoon

Examples of Island learning

  • The Needles – Take a hike to the white cliffs and famous rock formations. On a clear dark night you’ll get one of the best views of the night skies possible in Southern England.
  • Jurassic thrills – The Isle of Wight is regarded as one of the richest areas for Dinosaur discovery in Europe. There is a great range of dinosaur attractions and activities available, with some fantastic opportunities for dinosaur and fossil enthusiasts.
  • Carisbrooke Castle – The castle has experienced sieges, imprisoned kings and seen off the Spanish Armada. Explore a history that spans over 1000 years and learn about how its role has changed from fortified defence to home of the Lord Lieutenant of the Island.
  • Osborne HouseOffers a real insight into the private lives of Queen Victoria and her family. Their Isle of Wight home can support learning in many aspects of the curriculum, across numerous subjects.

“A day at Carisbrooke Castle is better than weeks in the classroom! Children love that it looks like a ‘real’ castle.” – Participating School