Places to Visit
WTX is the first Urban Sports Academy on the Isle of Wight, teaching; free running, acrobatics and tricking, a combination of gymnastics and martial arts movements.
Tricking is a relatively new sport popping up in all our favourite superhero films. Elements of tricking can also be seen in most modern dance performances. WightTricks is for anybody wanting to learn: flips, kicks, twists, tumbling and more!
We teach our students not only how to do flips, kicks and twists, but also about how to condition their bodies and look after themselves in a fun and engaging way, providing nutritional guidance as well as setting the scene to build good lifestyle habits.
At WightTricks we like to encourage physical activity, fitness and general wellbeing in young people on the island, especially for those that have never been interested in engaging in a ‘traditional’ sport, such as football or Rugby.
We offer an exciting alternative sport, focusing on coaching others to use acrobatic manoeuvres as a physical outlet.
We have clubs in both Cowes and Ryde, and currently have over 100 active memberships. Our club offers a range of price options for different levels of interest, but with greater emphasis on group classes.
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This Christmas, Santa Claus is setting up his toy making workshop at Emirates Spinnaker Tower!
Join Santa’s elves in the Tower’s workshop as they make the finishing touches to their latest batch of cuddly reindeer. Each child will name their toy, fill it with stuffing and place a magic charm inside before carefully sealing it up. Once their cuddly toy is finished, no trip to Santa’s workshop is complete without a visit to see Father Christmas in his grotto!
Entry is £15 per child which includes a soft toy to take home and unlimited entry to Emirates Spinnaker Tower on the day of their visit. Accompanying adults pay the standard Tower admission price of £11 per person (£10 for concessions). It is also possible to just do the Toymaker’s Workshop experience, without admission to the Tower, for £10 per child. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
Tower Toymaker’s Workshop
Dates 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December
Place: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TT
Price: £15 per child with admission to the tower Standard tower admission prices for accompanying adults £10 per child without admission to the towerAccompanying adult free – no admission to the tower
Contact: 023 9285 7520, www.spinnakertower.co.uk
Set in heritage coastline, offering a range of attractions for all; the spectacular chairlift to the beach provides marvellous views of the Island’s famous landmark and naturally coloured sand cliffs. On the beach there’s the opportunity to take a boat trip for a closer look at the dramatic rocks and lighthouse and another chance to view the unique sand cliffs. Back at the cliff top, visit the sand shop and create your own unique sand souvenir. At Alum Bay Glass you can watch skilled glassblowers making beautiful glassware and for those with a sweet tooth, master sweet makers demonstrate the art of traditional sweet making at the Isle of Wight Sweet Manufactory. There are so many fun things to do that kids will love including Vintage Cars,Traditional Victorian Carousel, Tea Cups, Water Walkerz , Jurassic Golf and the amazing 4D cinema! The park has full catering and retail facilities including a licensed tearoom.
Our Magic in the Skies events will be held every Thursday throughout August with fun and entertainment throughout the day, finishing with our finale firework display which this year is themed to music! www.theneedles.co.uk