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ISLAND GROUPS LINE UP CALENDAR OF WINTER EVENTS

A series of environmentally-minded events have been lined up for various locations around the Island this winter, iwcp.co.uk reports.

Whilst this time of year is a typically quiet period as far as tourism is concerned, local groups have set about organising a number of events in the hope of entertaining local residents, whilst also encouraging others from the mainland to book Isle of Wight holidays, even during the colder winter months.

The first of these events has been jointly set up by Natural Wight and conservation group, the Isle of Wight Green Gym. It will see volunteers take to Mill Copse in Yarmouth to get hands-on experience of the kind of work required to ensure the woodland stays in a good condition for many generations to come.

Later on through January and February, Gift to Nature will be hosting its annual Sandman Snowman Spectacular, iwight.com reports. The event will see scores of participants take to the Small Hope Beach to build “snowmen” out of sand on Sunday, January 20th. Jubilee Stores in Newport, meanwhile, will hold an art workshop, whilst those of a creative nature may be encouraged to Sandown’s beach draw on February 24th.

Families are also accounted for, with February 18th being Bouldnor Forest’s Wildplay Day. Taking place over the winter half term, the event sees children between the ages of three and eight take to the woodland to explore everything it has to offer.