After a slightly delayed start we made it to Portsmouth and crossed the Solent in glorious sunshine before continuing on to the Palm Court Hotel where we found Mr Spence waiting for us. We spent a great afternoon at Shanklin Beach where some of us cooled off in the sea, played cricket or just took the opportunity to chill out with a book. We then went back to the hotel to shower before dinner and finished our day with a walk to the beautiful Shanklin Chine. Look out for photos to follow tomorrow.
We woke up early (some of us very early!) and ate a hearty breakfast before heading out to Amazon World this morning. We loved seeing the animals up close and enjoyed some time in the adventure playground before moving on to Carisbrooke Castle for the afternoon. After dinner back at the hotel we enjoyed an evening on the beach before heading home to shower and get some well deserved rest. Look out for photos to follow.
We were slightly slower getting up this morning but made it down on time for breakfast before setting off for Robin Hill. We had a great day exploring the park, riding on the pirate ship, watching the falconry display, navigating the maze, experiencing a 4d movie and enjoying all the other activities available. After Robin Hill, we went back to the hotel for a swim in the pool before dinner and finished the day with an evening on the beach. I think we'll sleep well tonight!
We were up and out early this morning to travel across the island to The Needles where we watched glass and sweet making demonstrations, took in the fantastic views and created works of art using the famous Alum Bay sand. After lunch (and a few sweets!) we took a short hop over to Freshwater Bay to find out all about fossils and the dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight. We were then taken by our expert guide to find fossils, crystals and even dinosaur footprints on the beach. We made it back to Shanklin in time for dinner and the football then danced away our disappointment at the disco. We've had a great week but we're still looking forward to seeing you all soon
We arrived safely at around 3.30pm on Friday. The children have settled well into their rooms and have enjoyed singing songs round the campfire this evening. Now to try and get everyone to sleep:)
The weather is looking great for the weekend ahead!