Kids go free with Red Funnel this half term

09-02-2009 This Half Term, Red Funnel is offering free travel for children to the Isle of Wight, saving families up to £9.20 per child (aged 5-15) on ferry crossings.

On the Island, families can venture to medieval Carisbrooke Castle, in Newport, where children can also gain free entry.

Children will love dressing up as a soldier, trying their hand at the crossbow and meeting the famous donkeys which work the waterwheel to this very day. Walk the battlements and enjoy fantastic views across the entire Island, and discover more about Charles I’s imprisonment within the castle.

Families can also save money by booking advance tickets with Red Funnel to Amazon World – the complete rainforest experience indoors, Brading Roman Villa and Dinosaur Isle, complete with interactive displays featuring animated life-size dinosaurs. Family tickets to top Isle of Wight’s attractions start from just £13,

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.

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Note to Editors

‘Kids go Free’ offer is available from 14 February to 22 February 2009 inclusive. Ferry travel is offered subject to availability. Terms and conditions of carriage apply.  One child (5-15 years) travels free when accompanied by an Adult or Senior Citizen.  Available on the Vehicle Ferry with or without a vehicle or the Red Jet service after 09:15am. Valid for Southampton departures only. Red Funnel reserves the right to withdraw this offer at anytime. Not available on period returns.

Admission to Carisbrooke Castle is just £6.40 for adults and £5.10 for concessions. Up to three children under the age of 16 will be admitted FREE for each full paying adult or concession 14-22 February only. English Heritage members are also admitted free.