Welcome to Easter Island

The holiday season is set to get under way on the Isle of Wight during March and April, as the Island gears-up for an action-packed Easter of family fun.

And for those in search of space (of the “final frontier” variety), this is definitely the place to head to this Easter!

Fort Victoria Country Park will set the scene on March 30th with a family friendly Space Discovery Day from 10.30am to 2pm (£5 adults, £3 children), which will focus on the solar system and its effects on Earth: http://www.islandastronomy.co.uk/spacediscoveryday.html.

A Victorian Fort located on north shore of the Isle of Wight, Fort Victoria today is a fascinating attraction in its own right, and it will be hosting two more out-of-this-world experiences over Easter.

“We Are Aliens” features a fascinating 30-minutes show, which seeks to find the evidence of alien life in our galaxy (http://wearealiens.com/); and “Cell! Cell! Cell!” a 25-minute character-driven story suitable for 13-year-olds-plus which explains how we are all made of 70 trillion living cells.  They work.  They talk.  They think.  They are what make you alive.  This is the story – via a series of bizarre contraptions to look inside cells and explore the human body – of how they do it.  Discover the mystery of DNA and find out how we all started as a single cell (http://cell-cell-cell.com/) 

There is even a series of Isle of Wight Star Parties (on the nights of March 7th-11th), taking full advantage of the Island’s dark skies: http://www.iowstarparty.org/IOWSP/Home.html.

Slightly more in keeping with Easter itself, the Yarmouth annual Duck Race will be held at 4.30pm on Easter Sunday, when 1,000 bright yellow plastic ducks will be released into the River Yar: http://www.islandpulse.co.uk/b2/duck-race-on-the-river-yar-10404/.

Three of the Island’s major attractions have also lined-up special Easter treats for their visitors: Blackgang Chine is holding an Eggstravaganza http://www.blackgangchine.com/events/easter-eggstravaganza; The Isle of Wight Steam Railway has a kids-go-free deal http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/special-events/april/easter-kids-go-free/details/6-easter-fun-kids-go-free.html; and as well as welcoming mad Professor Huxley Humbug http://www.theneedles.co.uk/whats_on.php throughout the Easter holidays, The Needles will also be launching its new 4D Cinema experience.

Other Easteregg trails on the Island, meanwhile, include one at Mottistone Manor Garden on March 31st, from 11am to 4pm; and one at Newtown Nature Reserve on Monday, April 1st from 10am to 1pm.

For further details about the Isle of Wight, visit http://www.visitwight.co.uk.


For further information, please contact:

Sue Emmerson, Press Manager, Visit Isle of Wight

Tel: 01983-201048

E-mail: sue@visitwight.org