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Artist Open Weekend

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Back by popular demand! Our last mini event was so enjoyable we are doing it again. A small diverse group of 4 artists will be showing their latest work.
Laleham, 53 The Avenue Totland Bay PO39 0DN
Sat 31 Oct 20

Crafty Artists @ Quarr Abbey

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The Crafties are back at Quarr with lots of new and exciting work to show. Taking part will be Pat Cornwell of wire fairies fame Tim England with abstract paintings and small animal...
Quarr Abbey Gallery, Ryde PO33 4ES
Thu 10 Sep 20

Triple Effect

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Hurrah! Quarr Abbey Gallery has re-opened, and Triple Effect are very excited to be back. If you need a nice gentle location to ease you back into life then come and see us!
Quarr Abbey Gallery, Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 4ES
Thu 6 Aug 20

Exhibition - Summer Show, Distinctive Ceramics & Contemporary Wall Art - Cancelled

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Exhibition - Summer Show, Distinctive Ceramics & Contemporary Wall Art The Quarr Abbey Art Gallery presents Andrew Dowden’s Summer Exhibition - a collection of unique and distinctive, handmade, hand-carved ceramics and complementary textured wall art.
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4ES
Thu 16 Jul 20

Ashknowle House - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A variety of features to explore in the grounds of this Victorian house (not open). Woodland walks, wildlife and fish ponds, many colourful beds and borders.
Ashknowle House, Ventnor PO38 2PP
Sat 27 Jun 20

Carpe Diem - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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This organic principled ¼ acre garden has evolved over 16 yrs. It is divided into different themed planting areas and contains 2 wildlife ponds, vegetable and fruit areas.
Carpe Diem, Ryde PO33 3TE
Sat 20 Jun 20

Nunwell House - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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6 acres of tranquil and beautifully set formal and shrub gardens and old fashioned shrub roses prominent. Exceptional Solent views over historic parkland and Brading Haven from the terraces.
Nunwell House, Brading PO36 0JQ
Sun 14 Jun 20

Niton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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Niton is a delightful village with a busy community spirit, blessed with lovely churches, two pubs (one of which was renowned for smuggling), PO and shops, lovely walks and bridleways, school,
Niton Gardens, Niton PO38 2AZ
Sat 13 Jun 20

The Old Rectory - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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Constantly evolving romantic country garden surrounding the late Georgian Rectory (not open). Areas of interest incl the walled kitchen garden, orchard, formal and wildlife ponds, a wonderfully...
The Old Rectory, Kingston PO38 2JZ
Sun 7 Jun 20

Red Cross Cottage - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A great variety of plantings for colour and form. Much perennial colour enriched by seasonal plantings.
Red Cross Cottage, Seaview PO34 5AG
Sun 31 May 20

Meadowsweet - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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From windswept, barren 2 acre cattle field to developing tranquil country garden. Natural, mainly native planting and wild flowers.
Meadowsweet, Carisbrooke PO30 4HR
Sun 31 May 20

Salterns Cottage - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A glasshouse, a potager, exotic borders and fruit trees are some of the many attractions in this 40 metre x 10 metre plot.
Salterns Cottage, Seaview PO34 5AH
Sun 31 May 20

Goldings - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A country garden with many focuses of interest. A newly planted orchard already producing cider apples in large amounts.
Goldings, Yarmouth PO41 0SN
Sun 31 May 20

Thorley Manor - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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Mature informal gardens of over 3 acres surrounding manor house (not open). Garden set out in a number of walled rooms incl herb garden, perennial and colourful self-seeding borders, shrub borders,...
Thorley Manor, Yarmouth PO41 0SJ
Sun 31 May 20

Copsefield Gardens - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A group of three gardens all very different, clustered around the historic Copsefield House, situated on the west side of Ryde, rolling down to the sea.
Copsefield Gardens, Ryde PO33 3AR
Sat 30 May 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast - Cancelled

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The Needles Old Battery will be open early so you can come along to our tea-room and enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst watching the yachts round the Needles rocks. Or just come and enjoy the view.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Sat 30 May 20

Compton Bay and Downs - Guided Walk: Discover a Changing Landscape - Cancelled

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Compton Bay is a naturally changing landscape. On this three mile walk, well help you discover the opportunities and challenges there are in working on a changing coast.
Compton Bay and Downs PO30
Thu 28 May 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Paper Sail Boats - Cancelled

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With the Round the Island Yacht Race just around the corner, little visitors to the Battery can design and make their own paper sail boats.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Wed 27 May 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Tours of the Needles Old Battery - Cancelled

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Take a walk around the Battery with a member of the team and learn about this brilliant Victorian defence.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Wed 27 May 20

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ at Mottistone Gardens - Cancelled

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This half-term holiday weve fun activities at Mottistone Gardens, so you can try some 50 things to do before youre 11. As head around the gardens you could create some wild art (No.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone PO30 4EA
Tue 26 May 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - I Spy Bugs and Birds - Cancelled

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Newtown is full of wildlife for you to spy. Borrow a tracker pack from the visitor point and see what you can spot as you complete some of your 50 things to do before youre 11.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Mon 25 May 20

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Mottistone Manor Consultation Days - Cancelled

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Help us shape the future of Mottistone Manor and enjoy family activities in the gardens. Discover the history of the ancient manor and help us make plans for its future.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone PO30 4EA
Sun 24 May 20

April Cottage - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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’A cottage is no cottage without a wild cottage garden’ my Gran would say. 8 yrs old, no straight lines, only curves and islands of flowers in the lawn, mine is now taken shape.
April Cottage, Alum Bay PO39 0JD
Sun 17 May 20

April Cottage - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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’A cottage is no cottage without a wild cottage garden’ my Gran would say. 8 yrs old, no straight lines, only curves and islands of flowers in the lawn, mine is now taken shape.
April Cottage, Alum Bay PO39 0JD
Sat 16 May 20

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down - Springsong - Cancelled

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Lend your voice and join our pop-up choir to help celebrate spring and our 125th anniversary. The Springsong anthem will start at Alfriston Clergy House, the first house to come under our care in...
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Sat 16 May 20

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

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Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair Special guest artists at Wolverton Folk & Blues this year include.... Award winning USA Bluesman EUGENE ‘HIDEAWAY’ BRIDGES & his band. Rising UK Folk stars of 2020 THE SHACKLETON TRIO.
Wolverton Manor, Shorwell PO30 3JS
Sat 16 May 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Guided Walk: Wildlife of the Woods and Meadows - Cancelled

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The meadows and woods of Newtown are full of butterflies, flowers and other wildlife at this time of year and our short, gentle walk will help you discover them.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Fri 15 May 20

Bembridge Windmill - Tours of the windmill - Cancelled

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Each Tuesday outside of the school holidays, our knowledgeable volunteer will help you discover even more about the history of the windmill on a guided tour inside the fascinating building.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SQ
Tue 12 May 20

Ryde Rowing Club. - Postponed

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Ryde Rowing Clubs Annual, Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Championship Rowing Regatta. Racing in Coxed Fours, Coxless Pairs and Doubles and Single Sculls for men and women in various...
Clubhouse Appley Lane, Appley, Ryde, Isle of Wight. PO33 2ND
Sat 9 May 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Guided Walk: Beauty, Beasts and Birds - Cancelled

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Our guided mindful meander will help you explore the sights and sounds of Newtown as we connect with nature.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Fri 8 May 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - VE Day at the Needles Battery - Cancelled

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To mark 75 years since VE Day, the Needles Old Battery will be dressed in its finest and ready to welcome visitors to a day of celebrations.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Fri 8 May 20

Guided Tour: The Curious History of Newtown Old Town Hall - Cancelled

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The Old Town Hall has a fascinating history and to mark 125 years of the National Trust, our tour will guide you around this ancient building and tell you tales from its past.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Wed 6 May 20

Morton Manor - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A colourful garden of great plant variety. Mature trees incl many acers with a wide variety of leaf colour.
Morton Manor, Sandown PO36 0EP
Sun 3 May 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - International Dawn Chorus Day Guided Walk - Cancelled

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Rise early with the lark and experience the magic of the dawn chorus on a guided stroll around Newtown National Nature Reserve.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Sun 3 May 20

Isle of Wight Challenge - Postponed

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Isle of Wight Challenge Great challenges need great settings – and none are better than the Isle of Wight’s coastal path. 2,000 adventurers will take on the island in May 2020 and will go all out to push themselves...
Chale, Isle of Wight PO38
Sat 2 May 20

Bembridge Windmill - New Sweeps - Cancelled

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After having to be removed in 2018, our brand new sweeps will be taking their place on the windmill and returning it to its iconic appearance.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SQ
Mon 27 Apr 20

Remi Harris - Light & Shade Trio

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Internationally renowned jazz & blues guitarist Remi Harris will be bringing his new show Light & Shade to Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight on Saturday 25th April as part of his 2020
Quay Arts, Sea St, Newport PO30 5BD
Sat 25 Apr 20

The Story of Guitar Heroes

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“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to...
Shanklin Theatre, Prospect Road, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight PO37 6AJ
Sat 18 Apr 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Cancelled

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Little visitors can find out all about nature as they follow the clues and find the answers, before claiming a delicious chocolate prize.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Sun 12 Apr 20

Bembridge Windmill - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Cancelled

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Find the clues hidden around the ancient windmill and its grounds, then solve the puzzle and receive a special Cadburys chocolate treat.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SQ
Fri 10 Apr 20

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Cancelled

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Search high and low around the gardens to find the nature-themed clues. Once you’ve found them all, solve the puzzle and a chocolate treat awaits.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone PO30 4EA
Fri 10 Apr 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Cancelled

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Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize. Hunt around the Battery for the hidden clues.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Fri 10 Apr 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Second World War at the Battery - Cancelled

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This spring, discover the role the Battery played during the Second World War on short, guided tours each Thursday at the Battery.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Thu 9 Apr 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Leaf Printing - Cancelled

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Try No.18 on your list of 50 things to do before youre 11 by creating some wild art. Using leaves of different shapes and sizes little explorers can tap away to see what impression is left behind and...
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Tue 7 Apr 20

Northcourt Manor Gardens - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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15 acre garden surrounding large C17 manor house (not open). Boardwalk along jungle garden. A large variety of plants enjoying the different microclimates.
Northcourt Manor Gardens, Newport PO30 3JG
Sun 5 Apr 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - ’50 things’ Adventure - Cancelled

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Pick up a map and follow our trail around the lanes and meadows to tick off some of your ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ’.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Sat 4 Apr 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Spring Flower Spotter - Cancelled

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With the arrival of spring, colour and new growth comes to the Needles Headland. Little explorers can pick up a free nature trail at the Battery to help them spot spring wildflowers.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Sat 4 Apr 20

Bembridge Windmill - Colour Catcher - Cancelled

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Pick up a colour catcher bookmark and take it with you on a nature walk around the windmill. Explore the grounds and see how many spring colours you can match up to the things around you.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SQ
Sat 4 Apr 20

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Spring Trail - Cancelled

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Little explorers can make even more of their visit to Mottistone by following our self-led nature trail around the gardens.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone PO30 4EA
Sat 4 Apr 20

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Mother’s Day at the Needles Battery

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Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Needles as you tuck in and spend time together.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Sun 22 Mar 20

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Mother’s Day at Mottistone Gardens

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Treat mum to an afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of Mottistone Gardens. Book our specially prepared Mothers Day set menu and enjoy a selection of indulgent cakes, tasty sandwiches,...
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone PO30 4EA
Sun 22 Mar 20

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert

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Orchestral concert given by the IWSO. Suitable for all the family. Programme Caprice Bohemian- Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 - Tchaikovsky soloist Viv McLean Symphony No.
Medina Theatre, Fairlee Road, Newport PO30 2DX
Sat 14 Mar 20

Bembridge Windmill - Tours of the windmill - Cancelled

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Each Tuesday outside of the school holidays, our knowledgeable volunteer will help you discover even more about the history of the windmill on a guided tour inside the fascinating building.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SQ
Tue 10 Mar 20

8th Edition of International Conference on Pharmacognosy and Medicina

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Conference series takes pleasure in inviting the scientific community across the globe to attend the 8th Edition of International Conference on Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants during March 09-10,
Rome,Italy WC2N 5DU
Mon 9 Mar 20

West Wight Arts Association concert

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The next concert to be given by the West Wight Arts Association at the Memorial Hall, Freshwater, will be on Saturday March 7th starting at 7.00pm.
Memorial Hall, Freshwater PO40 9UU
Sat 7 Mar 20

Compton Bay and Downs - Guided Walk: Discover a Changing Landscape

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Compton Bay is a naturally changing landscape. On this three mile walk, well help you discover the opportunities and challenges there are in working on a changing coast.
Compton Bay and Downs PO30
Fri 21 Feb 20

Borthwood Copse - Tree Stories

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Imagine if trees could talk. What might they say' Let’s look at trees in a different way to discover more about what it’s like to be a tree in Borthwood Copse.
Borthwood Copse PO30
Tue 18 Feb 20

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Guided Walk: Winter Birdwatching at Newtown

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Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the seasonal migrants of Newtown on our two mile gentle, guided walk.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Sat 15 Feb 20

West Wight Arts Association concert

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Sicilian pianist Giuseppe Guarrera will put the West Wight Arts Association Steinway piano through its paces on February 8th.
Memorial Hall, Freshwater PO40 9UU
Sat 8 Feb 20

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down - Guided Walk: Winter on Tennyson Downs

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Join our rangers for a bracing four mile guided walk over Tennyson and West High Downs to work off the Christmas indulgence and blow the cobwebs away.
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down, West High Down, Alum Bay PO39 0JH
Mon 30 Dec 19

Dick Whittington Pantomime

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Back by popular demand, the excitingly talented, world renowned ‘Bobby Dazzler’. Featured across numerous stage and screen productions, Bobby returns to his beloved Medina Theatre, IOW to play...
Medina Theatre Fairlee Road Newport PO30 2EW
Sat 21 Dec 19

Borthwood Copse - Guided Walk: Squirrels and Mince Pies

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Come along on our guided, 2.5 mile walk this Christmas around Borthwood Copse to see if you can spot something truly magical: a rare red squirrel.
Borthwood Copse PO30
Fri 20 Dec 19

Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Christmas Market

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Experience a traditional Christmas market in the ancient barn and courtyard of Mottistone Gardens. To tie in with Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, local traders, National Trust products, festive...
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone PO30 4EA
Sat 7 Dec 19

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Guided Walk: Winter Birdwatching at Newtown

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Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the seasonal migrants of Newtown on our two mile gentle, guided walk.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall PO30
Sat 7 Dec 19

Things to do in Isle Of Wight