The Wonders of the Isle of Wight
We were excited to visit the the infamous tourist attraction, The Needles at Alum Bay. Our day was spent making our own colourful sand souvenirs where we got to choose our own glass ornament and carefully fill it with different coloured sands that can only be found on the island itself. We were very proud of our end results and they made a great memento.
A day at the seaside wouldn't be right without a tasty ice cream treat!
The Model Village in Godshill is set in 2 acres showcasing scale models of Shanklin and Godshill villages as they were in the 1920’s. We spent a lovely morning wandering around here in the glorious sunshine admiring the different scenes.
The Military and Heritage museum had an interesting mix of tanks, artefacts, war vehicles, small arms and a range of uniforms from the 19th century to the present day. We took turns in handling the war arms and learning their history. We learnt about life in wartime and about those who contributed so much to the war effort.
Norton Grange had such beautiful grounds and we loved exploring them. The bird aviary was popular and photo opportunities were taken with the cute canaries and colourful parrots. They were very noisy for such small animals!
A great morning was spent watching demonstrations of glass blowing at the world famous glass shop. The craftsmanship that goes into making these products was simply incredible to watch. Next, we moved onto the sweet factory where we saw how sweets are made, prior to sampling some of these tasty treats! Lucky us!
As always, we weren’t disappointed as the music kicked in from the resident band ‘Higher Ground’ after our meals. We jumped onto the dance floor and practised our ballroom and line dancing, which we all picked up really quickly. We then took our seats for the shows provided by the fabulous entertainment team. We were dazzled by the fantastic singing and dancing and we were soon up on our feet once again, dancing the night away.