Isle of Wight Adventures
Inspire your students with a visit to our iconic properties on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a free self-led visit or enhance your day with a hands-on Discovery Visit. Tick off a long list of curriculum topics across numerous subjects and bring learning to life in a fun and memorable way.
Osborne offers an insight into the fascinating private lives of Queen Victoria and her family. Explore the house and grounds, including the beach and the Swiss Cottage with its own gardens, once tended by the royal children. Dress up in our costumes in the education room and discover the replica grocery based on the model once reserved for the Royal children’s education at Swiss Cottage. Let your pupils try their hand at weighing out coffee and chocolate and see if they can work out how much it would have cost in the 1850s. Round off your trip with a visit to the exotic Durbar room, exploring the gifts and paintings given to Queen Victoria as Empress of India.
The quintessential romantic castle, Carisbrooke has been an Elizabethan artillery fortress seeing off the Spanish Armada, a king's prison and a royal summer residence. Explore a history that spans over 1000 years and learn about how the castle's role has changed from fortified defence to home of the Lord Lieutenant of the Island. With your class, conquer the castle, explore the royal connections, meet the donkeys and most importantly, bring learning to life.
Visit Carisbrooke Castle
Once one of a system of defences along the south and east coast of England, Yarmouth castle was one of the last and most sophisticated forts to be built by Henry VIII. Visit Yarmouth Castle for free with your class to discover who lived there, how the castle defended the coast and how the site has evolved over time. See the recreation of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and the exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks.
Visit Yarmouth Castle
We have a wide range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Osborne and Carisbrooke Castle Learning Resources, including Hazard Information Sheets and Risk Assessments, to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.
We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team are on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.
Create a residential trip to remember, with a free self-led visit to Osborne and Carisbrooke castle. Or, get hands-on with history on an expert-led Discovery Visit: explore life below stairs as a servant with housekeeper Mrs Pilkington at Osborne, or try on armour and handle weapons with Sir John Hevingham at Carisbrooke Castle. For just £100 your class will have a unique, immersive learning experience.