Change your home scene for 2017

Give your home a new look for the new year without breaking the bank. Ever thought of using your creativity to revamp your home? Upcycling, the process of converting old materials into something useful again, is a great way to freshen up your home and as you’re reusing and recycling, it prevents excessive waste too! Catching onto Read more

4 things to do on the Isle of Wight this Christmas

Guest blog by Isle of Wight Guru On a chilly day earlier this year we headed over for a stroll along Sandown beach. As I recall, I was wearing the kind of outfit you might go skiing in, whilst my daughter had so many layers on she was almost spherical. We gawped in wonder at Read more

4 days out with toddlers in the depths of winter

Guest blog by Isle of Wight Guru If you stand on the high point of St Boniface Down in early November you can just about hear the collective sigh of relief as the majority of the Island’s tourism attractions close for the winter. Ice cream sellers pack up their sprinkles, ride operators give their final Read more

How to waste time on an Isle of Wight car journey

Guest blog by Isle of Wight Guru  Let’s be honest, Isle of Wight roads are not great. If I were an estate agent I’d describe them as ‘oozing character’ but if I was being more honest I’d say they were wiggly, windy and occasionally nauseating. A trip on the top deck of an open top bus Read more

5 Best Bits from Bestival 2016

Bestival is just the BEST, isn’t it? Jokes aside, we thoroughly enjoyed ending an epic festival season in true momentous spirit right here on our beautiful island. The Isle of Wight was catapulted into the future thanks to this year’s funky, metallic hi-tec ‘the future is here’ theme with so many mesmerising performances and dazzling Read more

Wightbay’s new opening hours! (APRIL FOOLS!)

We have a very big announcement for all you Wightbay users today – we are implementing opening hours on the website. For a trial period, we have decided to only let you use the website between the hours of 9am – 5pm on weekdays, with it being closed completely on weekends. Why are we doing this? Well, it’s Read more

How to use the new Wightbay

Finding your perfect items on the new Wightbay Desktop Search There are several ways to easily find a particular item: Using the main menu – Simply click on the section in the top menu to go to straight to that part of the site. From there you can scroll down to find the relevant subsection. Read more

A guide to adult learning courses on the Isle of Wight

Adult learning courses – an introduction: If you are living on the Isle of Wight and are in need of a change of career then why not consider going back to school? Well, not school. But, there are a wide variety of brilliant options for adult learning courses. Whether you need a change of job, or Read more

Beat those January blues with these amazing upcycling ideas!

Beat those January blues with these amazing and practical upcycling ideas!   Most of us tend to throw things away when we don’t need them – furniture, burned out candles, bottles, cutlery, and so forth. But would you still do that if you could convert them into something of use? Of course you wouldn’t! This is called Read more

5th & 6th February – See “Development Hell” at Quay Arts, Newport!

“Development Hell” is an original play by William Perkins and Jess Norton focusing on two friends, Tim and Michelle. A non-profit production, all proceeds go to the Jack Frost Appeal, who provide the poorest and most vulnerable households on the Island with ability to heat at least one room throughout the winter months…   The performance takes place Read more