MaD Experiences and other things to do

Don’t be alarmed, these may be MaD experiences but don’t forget just because we are MaD it doesn’t mean they are all hell raising, adrenalin-junkie, hyperactive, weirdo stuff. In fact many of them are very relaxing, they are just our list of ways to enjoy your time on the island, some a little off the wall others less so.

Ever wanted to ‘Swim under the stars’,  ‘Ride a Speedway Bike’, ‘Climb a tree’, ‘Ride a horse on the beach’, ‘Go for a Powerboat Ride’ , ‘Take a ride in a Tank’, or maybe just a ‘Spa Day’. Anyway, have a look at some of our MaD experiences and decide for yourself.

Again, we have tried most if not all of these and loved them, that’s why they’re here, but before you arrive on the island in addition to the one off, local and island events these are things you can generally do all season long. Some get very busy so are worth booking and with many if you mention you are booking through the recommendation of MaD Island Services it will be to your advantage.

As with our Foodie Recommendations if there is something you do that’s missing  just let us know and we will add it here.

So enjoy, experience and have fun.

Mandy and David

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The Pearl Experience

Learn more about the fascinating world of pearls with our free, fun and informative talks. Discover how pearls are cultured, cultivated and turned into beautiful jewellery. Contact us on 01983 740352 to book your 30 minute slot.

Swim under the stars

The Sunshine Pool by the Sea, Located in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, the Waterside Pool is part of the Waterside Community Trust and is open all year round with a range of activities for all ages and abilities.

Land and Sea Adventure Activities

Are you looking for the best adventures the Isle of Wight has to offer? If you want the Adventure Activity experts, then you have come to the right place. We are the largest and most well respected Adventure Company on the Isle of Wight. Our different Adventure Activity sites offer something for everyone.


Wight Karting offers the Isle of Wight’s only all-weather outdoor 500m floodlit track providing unrivalled fun, excitement and safety for people of all ages; 8 to 88!

Powerboat Rides

Taster course – Introduction to Powerboating

This is for you if you are considering buying a boat or are just keen to get your family out on the water, to have a knowledge of what boating entails and the opportunity of driving the RIB rather than just going out on a ‘skippered charter’

Climb a Tree

From the moment you book with us, until you make your descent from the tree top, we want you to have a friendly, relaxed and enjoyable time. The beauty of tree climbing with Goodleaf is that the technique we teach and the equipment we use are suitable for all abilities. We welcome climbers aged 8 and over. We will also give you a 5% discount if you leave the car at home and use sustainable transport, click the link below to get your discount.                         5% discount

Speedway Riding

Island Horse Riding

Our ABRS approved school is staffed by our team of experienced, qualified instructors. We cater for all ages, and all skill levels. We are also fully insured, and all staff are first aid trained, DBS checked and qualified.

Ride a Steam Train

Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories of a special day out.

Spa Day – The Cabin, Ventnor

The Cabin offers marine inspired spa treatments together with beachfront accomodation to give you the ultimate getaway. Britannias is our bedroom/3 bathroom apartment ideal for families and those with four legged friends. Our top Crow’s Nest cabin is our cosy romantic hideway just for couples, boasting breathtaking panoramic sea views which will be available for overnight stays from June. Our middle Ocean Suite offers spa treatments to help you relax and unwind while listening to the sound of the sea.