Monday, September 29, 2008

The Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt

Submitted by artavia.seo

Are you lost for ideas of what you can do with the kids during the school holidays?
How about a Treasure Hunt?
The Great Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt is a mystery tour with a spectacular Castle and Kings theme through an especially beautiful and historic part of the Isle of Wight, with a scattering of clues to solve related to the places you will visit en route. It can be everything you need; entertainment, education and even excitement as it requires a short sea trip to get there!

Every August Cowes stages the world’s premier sailing regatta, when ruddy-cheeked young things gather to race their yachts, splice the main brace and party till the cows come home. It’s a lively sort of town all year round, a hive of youthful exuberance, with live music tumbling out of the pubs along the jaunty main drag, and a general buzz of boating activity on Town Quay.

Completing the Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt involves finding the answers to a dozen or so questions - some of which are mildly cryptic, but nothing that should give you a head ache. Please bear in mind that all the questions have a nautical connection! The route involves about 25 miles of driving, plus a bit of gentle strolling here and there. Walking shoes and a road map of the Island should be enough to keep you on the right track.

Before you get started, a few general pointers. If you’re travelling by car, the ferry crossing between Southampton and East Cowes takes 55 minutes with sailings every hour in both directions. If you’re travelling by foot you can catch the Red Jet service between Southampton and West Cowes in 22 minutes, departures every 30 minutes. You can also book your tickets in advance online at Red Funnel ferries. If you’re are thinking of making a holiday out of your trip to the Isle of Wight why not take a look at some of the Isle of Wight Accommodation available.

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