Wightbay Blog

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...

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...

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...

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....

Fun fitness at The Fitness Factory in Newport!

The Fitness Factory, which opened in 1984, is located in Newport, Isle of Wight.  It has a dance studio for classes and three gym areas with traditional equipment and a definite retro feel – no flashing lights or computer/TV screens! The first gym is a fitness...

What’s on this Christmas

Christmas is upon us and Islanders don’t need to look far for local events to get them in a festive mood. The Isle of Wight is packed with markets, grottos and more so check out our top picks below and be sure to take a look at our seasonal events section for events...

Top games to play with the family at Christmas

These days it’s a rare treat to socialise with our nearest and dearest, which is why family gatherings at Christmas are so special. As well as eating delicious food, and sharing the year’s news, playing games can enhance Christmas Day, Boxing day and that awkward...