Year 6 Residential 2025

1st June 2024

In June/July each year, children in Year 6 at Meldreth Primary get the chance to spend a week (Monday to Friday) on the Isle of Wight. The children stay in accomodation which offers rooms for groups of pupils and excellent all inclusive catering. 

Over the week, the children get to take part in a whole range of activities.

There are costal walks with spectacular views and visits to Alum Bay (Needles) and free-time on the beach to explore the geography of the island. The children try their hand at rock-pooling and are amazed at what they catch! There are educational visits to the the Dino Isle dinosaur museum with a fossil hunt on Sandown Beach. 

Towards the end of the visit, the children round off their action-packed week with a day at Robin Hill Adventure Park, having a go on the Colossus Boat Ride, visiting the 4D cinema, trying out the Hill Billy slides, taking in birds of prey shows and much more!

Truly making memories to last a lifetime!


Sample Itinerary


  • Morning – Coach will leave school and travel to Portsmouth.
  • Afternoon – Board the Wightlink ferry for a 40 min crossing of the Solent. Arriving at the hotel in time for dinner.
  • Evening –  Free time for beach or walk.


  • Morning –  Osborne House with lunch in the grounds.
  • Afternoon – Blackgang Chine to include rides.
  • Evening – Free time for Beach.


  • Morning – A morning at Amazon World. Lunch on site.
  • Afternoon – Alum Bay (Needles). Exploration of geological features and coloured sands. Glass making demo.
  • Evening – Theatre show at Shanklin.


  • Morning – Carisbrooke Castle with lunch in the grounds.
  • Afternoon – Shanklin Chine and Coastal Walk.
  • Evening – Disco 


  • Morning – Model Village before boarding the ferry. Lunch on the ferry.
  • Afternoon - Homeward Journey.
What our children said about their visit...

"I enjoyed the Isle of Wight because I got to spend time with my friends and solve my own problems!" 

"I enjoyed the Isle of Wight because we got to be completely independent with our friends!"