News Release 17-03-2009
Easter Deals with Red Funnel
Visit the Isle of Wight this Easter and enjoy a range of exciting seasonal activities and attractions, from feeding Tigers to winning up to £10,000 with Red Funnel’s Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt. You could also save up to £400 on accommodation with Red Funnel Holidays.
Red Funnel is offering free travel for children on the Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger service to the Isle of Wight, saving families up to £9.20 per child* between 4 and 19 April. Looking to take the car? Fares start from only £32 return for a car and up to 6 passengers. Onboard the Vehicle Ferry, kids will love getting creative and decorating Eggs to win a chocolate Easter Egg , or participating in the competition to win a games console, with the prize going to the best designed Easter Bonnet.
For more Easter themed excitement, head to Mottistone Manor or the Needles Old Battery to take part in old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunts. Admission tickets are available in advance from Red Funnel. Or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit the Isle of Wight Zoo, home to ITV’s Tiger Island, and get up close and personal as you feed milk to a fully-grown Tiger. If you prefer your creatures a little cuter, the Zoo also offers the opportunity to feed a troop of ring-tailed lemurs as you encourage them to create artwork for a truly unique souvenir. Pre-booking directly with the Zoo is essential.
If the Easter Egg Hunts have whet your appetite for discovery, enter the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt for a chance to win up to £10,000! To enter, treasure hunters need to purchase a flexible or premium return car ferry ticket, then simply download the clues or podcast from the Red Funnel website www.redfunnel.co.uk and sail away across the Solent to the Isle of Wight to start hunting. The clues, dotted all around the Isle, will take voyagers to the Island’s most famous landmarks and off the beaten track, making for a fun day out for the whole family.
With so much to do, why not stay for longer? Red Funnel Holidays has stays at Hill View House which sleeps up to 10 in five bedrooms for £995 saving £400. Situated in the picturesque, rural Freshwater Bay area of West Wight, Hill View House is a spacious modern detached luxury house, with a fully equipped kitchen and decked outdoor area and garden.
Red Funnel Holidays is also offering stays of 4 nights at Brunswick House in the Victorian cliff top town of Ventnor for just £558 for a family of four, saving £318. Recently refurbished to a high standard, 4 star Brunswick House offers spacious contemporary rooms, in a fantastic location.
Holidaymakers who choose any of the Half term packages will receive a 50% discount on crossings when they spend over £500 on Holidays, and a 25% discount off crossings when spending less than £500. Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle Ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27, and the Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger service whisks visitors to the Island in just 23 minutes.
* Note to editors: Ferry travel is offered subject to availability. Terms and conditions of carriage apply. Up to two children (5-15 years) travel free when accompanied by an Adult or Senior Citizen. Available on the Red Jet service after 09:15am. Valid for Southampton departures only. Red Funnel reserves the right to withdraw this offer at anytime. Day returns only.
20 St Thomas Street
t. 0203 697 4200
f. 0203 697 4201
Red Jet Hi-Speed service
Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
Service is operating normally
Passenger Vehicle Ferry service
Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Please be advised that the 0100 sailing from Southampton and the 0230 sailing from East Cowes will not operate on Thursday 19 March due to essential maintenance.