The Isle of Wight is the perfect place for family adventures. This summer we’ve been inspired by We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – so let your kid’s imagination run wild on their own Bear Hunt adventure on the Isle of Wight, just like the film and award-winning book.

Bear Hunt trails on the Isle of Wight

Find locations just like the film and the award-winning book on the Isle of Wight. There are some official Bear Hunt events taking place across the Island too. Pick up your free Isle of Wight Bear Hunt adventure guide on board and at our ports, or download it here.

Storytelling on board

We’re delighted to have storyteller Sue Bailey on board our flagship, St Clare, on selected Saturdays through the school summer holidays. Sue will be bringing We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to life for our younger customers, taking them on a journey through the swishy swashy grass and beyond.

Win an Isle of Wight holiday worth over £2,000

Win a magical family holiday on the Isle of Wight worth over £2,000 with Visit Isle of Wight’s fantastic competition. You can get a seven-night stay in a Classic Cottages property, ferry travel to the Island, entry to a host of attractions and meals out for the whole family.

As part of the bumper prize package, you’ll also find there’s plenty to see and do on the Isle of Wight:

Runners up will win some fantastic ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ merchandise from our friends at Walker Productions Ltd.

Kids children overlooking The Needles Isle of Wight

We’re going on a bear hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.


We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (c) Bear Hunt Films Ltd 2016. Licensed by Walker Productions Ltd. on behalf of Bear Hunt Films Ltd.

‘A Lupus Films production in association with Bear Hunt Films and Walker Productions for Channel 4, Universal Pictures and Herrick Entertainment with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.’

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1. The Visit Isle of Wight Win an Isle of Wight holiday worth over £2000 competition (the “Competition”) is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over.
2. The Competition is not open to employees or agencies of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd (“VIOW”), their group companies or family members or anyone else connected to the Competition.
3. Entry into the Competition is acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and those of Classic Cottages and other partners listed below.
4. To enter the Competition you must enter your details as above. If you have any questions about how to enter or in connection with the Competition, please email with “Visit Isle of Wight ‘Win an Isle of Wight holiday worth over £2000’ in the subject line.
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7. No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt.
8. The Competition closes 23.59 on Friday 30th November 2018. Entries received after that date and time will not be considered.
9. Winners will be chosen from a random draw of entries. See note 5.
10. The value of the prize (over £2000) is based on a family of four travelling to and staying on the Isle of Wight in a Classic Cottages property. All prices correct at time of publication.
11. The prize is to be taken at any time (subject to availability) during 2019.
12. The prize includes a seven night stay in a Classic Cottages property (winners must agree to abide by Classic Cottages’ Booking Conditions and the holiday can be taken at any time during 2019, subject to availability. One holiday to the value of £1500, non-transferrable, non-refundable)
Travel to the Island for a car and passengers
Family ticket for both Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill
Family tickets to National Trust Mottistone Gardens and Needles Old Battery (Family free entry ticket is for two adults and two children or one adult and three children, and is non-transferable and non-refundable. The free entry ticket does not include free entry to any ticketed event being hosted on the day of the visit.)
Family tickets to English Heritage properties Carisbrooke and Osborne
VIP Family ticket to Monkey Haven (VIP ticket must be booked a week in advance.)
Family ticket to The Needles Landmark Attraction
Family Alpaca Walk at West Wight Alpacas
Family meal for four at The Cow Co
Family Entry to Tapnell Farm Park
Family meal at The Boathouse
A Liz Earle Signature Facial for one person at their Island Store and treatment rooms.
13. The winner of the Competition will be notified by phone or email on or before 8th December 2018 and given details of how to claim their prize. If a winner does not respond to VIOW within 5 days of being notified by VIOW, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and VIOW shall be entitled to select another winner (and that winner will have to respond to the phone call or email from VIOW within 5 days or else they will also forfeit their prize).
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25. Promoter: Visit Isle of Wight, The Guildhall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1TY.

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