Superb value promised this Half-Term

08-02-2017  Parents looking for exciting, wallet-friendly ways to keep their children entertained this February half term needn't look further than a short ferry ride from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. The Island has long been associated with adventure and there's plenty of fun awaiting kids, small and big(!), in the upcoming break.

A host of exciting attractions are opening their doors for half term, with discounted admission tickets available for many from Red Funnel. As well as continuing to offer up to 1/3 off attraction tickets, Red Funnel has launched a new promotion, offering 15% off car ferry travel when booked alongside attraction tickets. The offer is valid for travelling in February or March and available for a vehicle and up to 7 people, and is perfect for a great value family trip to the Island this half term.

Great ways to take advantage of this offer include an evening trip to Robin Hill for the return of its award-winning electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient, which features a fan dance by guest act 'Dance Vibez' every night at 6:30pm (18-26 Feb).

Ventor Botanic Gardens has a whole host of hands-on activities throughout the week, including a kids ceramic workshop, vegetable and leaf paining class and a 'build your own butterfly feeder' session.

For a walk on the wild side, visitors can head to Isle of Wight Zoo, Amazon World or Monkey Haven, while medieval fun awaits at Carisbrooke Castle and royal days are on offer at Osborne, the much loved former residence of Queen Victoria, featuring opportunities for children to experience the games and pastimes once played by children in Victorian England.

Jonathan Green, Red Funnel's marketing & communications director said: "February half term is a great time to visit the beautiful Isle of Wight thanks to some very tempting ferry, holiday and attraction offers available to anyone travelling via Southampton. You will find many hands-on activities for children at the major attractions and at Robin Hill, the Electric Woods 'Spirit of the Orient' will enthrall both young and old".

"For the best value, customers can buy attraction tickets from Red Funnel, saving up to 1/3 on admission prices and enjoy a further 15% off the cost of the car ferry as an added bonus. The ferry discount is available for a vehicle and up to 7 people".

The full list of attractions open during half term and qualifying for the 15% ferry discount includes: -

  • Spirit of the Orient at Robin Hill
  • Osborne
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Amazon World
  • Ventnor Botanic Gardens
  • Monkey Haven
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Dimbola Lodge
  • JR ZoneWaltzing Waters

Other family attractions open during February half term (tickets not currently available via Red Funnel) include Tapnell Farm Park, Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (free admission), West Wight Alpacas, Wight Karting, Arreton Barns, Brading Roman Villa and Ryde Superbowl.


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