Our Event

West Country Minis have been working with Red Funnel ferries for a few years now, organising reduced-rate crossings specifically for Minis.

With the support of Sandown Airport, this has helped us setup the largest Mini-only event on the island.

Every year more of the local island businesses and groups get involved, we're hoping to have some great stuff going on for 2020.

And with so much to do, new for 2020, we've put together a 'long weekend' deal with Red Funnel. So your adventure can now run from Friday to Monday!

Your Adventure

The most important thing you need to know about the IOW Adventure event is that it's yours, not ours!

Ok, so it's got our name on and we arrange a few things but what we really want is for you to use your time on the island how you want to.

If you want to spend the weekend watching the planes taking off and landing at Sandown enjoying a drink or two at the bar, or petting the donkeys over at the sanctuary - the choice is yours.

How to Book

All bookings are handled by our friends at Red Funnel. To book your discounted crossing head over to the Red Funnel website.

To give you a quick summary of what offers are avaliable, you can book a weekend crossing (Saturday or Saturday to Sunday) for £32 or a long weekend crossing (Friday to Monday) for £65.

Remember that you must be in a Mini (either modern or classic) to take advantage of this offer but you'll still be welcome at our event no matter how you arrive (you'll just have to pay a bit more to get to the island).

If you've got any special requirements (either personally or about your vehicle), be sure to let Red Funnel know.

Convoys

As we get nearer to the event a couple of IOW regulars will be arranging meeting points along the main routes down to Southampton.

We usually start with a couple of meet points in and around Bristol with the final meeting point at Warminister Services before the main run. But this isn't set in stone, we're open to suggestions for both routes and meeting points - get in touch if you have some ideas or know the areas we pass through.

Images courtesy of Red Funnel Group