Here are some comments from schools who have used us in the past.
We have used Activity Island for approx. 15 years as part of our Yr 4 Contrasting Locations curriculum. We keep returning year on year as this fantastic residential offers far more than any others: from digging holes on the beach, fossil hunting with a palaeontologist , visiting a castle and a stately home, studying erosion… to going to the theatre with a behind the scenes workshop … and so it goes on… something for everyone ! Not to mention the very important experience of being away from home , sharing and caring with friends and getting to know the other side of the teachers! Now you can see why we keep returning!
Kevin and his team efficiently organise the full package: the coach, itinerary (to the school requirements) the hotel, risk assessments, diaries and information leaflets, acting quickly on feedback with the island rep close by. The hotel we use is very friendly, provides a good standard of accommodation, good food and most importantly friendly staff who greet us like family now after so many years. The coach drivers are very efficient and patient getting us to the venues on time and putting up with raucous singing on the way! We can't thank Activity Island enough for enabling this to happen smoothly and efficiently every year.
A truly real British seaside experience for which siblings eagerly await their turn!
Redhill Primary School , Telford, Shropshire
Having used Activity Island for the past 5 years, we have been incredibly impressed with the efficient and personable service we have received. Each year, we have had an itinerary of our chosen activities, which Activity Island have organised and co-ordinated to provide the pupils with a wealth of opportunities that the Isle of Wight has to offer. Any issues that have arisen in organising the trip have always been promptly and efficiently addressed by the staff at Activity Island and we couldn't wish for a better service (with a smile!) All of the pupils that have been on the trips organised through Activity Island have had a fantastic time and a lot of this is down to how the trip is organised and the positive relationship we have built up with Activity Island - we're very grateful for the service they've provided over the last 5 years and would thoroughly recommend any school to use Activity Island to create an effective and personable service when organising a residential trip.
Park Lane Primary School, Peterborough
We have used Activity Island for several years and have received a very good service. We like the wide range of activities on offer and always have a fun-filled stay. Organisation is great and risk assessments are up-to-date, keeping children's safety a priority.
Hadleigh Junior School, Benfleet, Essex
Activity Island have been organising our trips to the Isle of Wight for more than fifteen years. During that time we have been able to put together, with their expertise and knowledge, a suitable itinerary for the week. It is great to know that all the organisation, booking, ticketing etc is taken care of and that any alterations are dealt with speedily and efficiently. There is always someone at the end of a phone to deal with any queries and during the week away, their representative is always on hand and visits to check that everything is satisfactory.
Farlington Prep School, Horsham
We have been using Activity Island to arrange our annual trip to the Isle of Wight for almost 20 years. As a school, we value the thorough and efficient way in which our five-day residential visit is organised by Kevin and his team. From door to door, Monday to Friday, all arrangements are taken care of. Safe in the knowledge that all practical arrangements are in place, I am able to focus on the children in my care, making sure that they have the best possible time.
The Holy Family RC Primary School, Weybridge
Jolesfield have used Activity Island for over 20 years. Kevin and his team run a very efficient educational visit for our Year 6 children. The favourites are the Theatre Workshop and the Seasports (which we do for 2 mornings). Everything always runs to plan and we don't have to worry about any bookings, accommodation, risk assessments or ferry crossings. If you want to change anything it is never too much trouble.
Jolesfield Primary School, Horsham
We have booked our year 6 school journey through Activity Island for a number of years now. There are a number of exciting activities on offer for the trip but they always listen to our preferences and do their best to tailor the itinerary to our needs. The hotels used are of a good standard, the owners friendly and any special dietary needs are catered for. Staff are on hand on the Island should any support or advice be needed. The coaches provided are comfortable and, as the coach drivers stay with the party, can be used throughout the trip to travel around the island. We have always found the coach drivers to be friendly and helpful. All in all Activity Island provide a fabulous service which ensures the children have a wonderful time and I would recommend them to other schools. Nothing is too much trouble!
Mead Primary School, Romford