July at Goodleaf
I know, it’s only the middle of June. But July is shaping up to be such a massive month at Goodleaf, we wanted to share it all here in one run down. There are loads of things to do on the Isle of Wight in July, and for more information check out the official tourist board here.
Summer on the Isle of Wight is a brilliant time and we’re delighted to spend our days outside making the most of it. Here’s what your favourite tree climbers are getting up to, although we are, of course, just one of many brilliant things to do on the Isle of Wight 🙂
Ryde Carnival Climb
We’re helping the UK’s oldest (and best!) carnival with their fundraising this year. Pop by the tree between 6 pm and 8 pm on Monday 3rd July to see Ryde Carnival royalty take part in a sponsored tree climb to raise funds for the processions in August. One of our favourite things to do on the Isle of Wight, Ryde Carnival is run by a band of volunteers and we’re delighted to support our local community.
There will be collecting tins at the tree on the 3rd July or if you can’t make it, there are always tins at the kiosk in the main Ryde Co-op and in McColls in Union Street.
Midsummer Earth Walk
The lovely Matt is one of our tree climbing facilitators and he’s running a Midsummer Earth Walk in Appley Park, Ryde as part of Ryde Arts Festival on Friday 7th July at 7 pm. A gentle amble around some of the park, Earth Walk is great for families and puts you in touch with yourself and your surroundings using different activities.
A Goodleaf giveaway
We’re popping up in a new tree climbing location this August. And, while the tree climbing will be free, you’ll have to pay to get into the event. However, we’ve got a couple of tickets to give away on a competition that starts on the 17th July. Watch this space….
Spoon making with Paul
If you’re thinking about a holiday on the Isle of Wight this summer, look no further than Tiny Homes Holidays, the fabulous new venture from our friends at Vintage Vacations. And, what’s even better is that our Paul is running a spoon crafting course there on the 25th July.
You’ll learn how to make a unique Isle of Wight souvenir, starting with the raw materials – a log (locally sourced of course), and finishing up with a usable spoon.
Cowes Week Tree Climbing
It’s an early Cowes Week this year, so on the 30th July we’ll be ‘branching out’ to our second favourite tree with an amazing view in Northwood Park, Cowes. Tree Climbs are an hour long and start at 12 pm. We’ll also be back there on Friday 4th August. But that’s another month….Book your Cowes Week tree climbing here.
School holidays on the Isle of Wight
The school holidays start in July and we’ll be in Appley Park climbing up to three times a day. It really does make sense to book as sometimes we’re climbing elsewhere – we really don’t want to disappoint anyone. You can book on line here.
Isle of Wight Pride
Finally…we’re delighted to say that our home town of Ryde is hosting the very first Pride on the Isle of Wight on the 15th July. As you can imagine this is a big thing for the Isle of Wight and we couldn’t be more excited. The family friendly event is free, but you do need to register here. #LoveWins
These are just a few things to do on the Isle of Wight this July. We’d love to see you whether it’s for a chat as you pass the tree or for a climb. Whatever you do this July, have a great time.