This is a sentence I didn't think I would be writing but WightBlat is coming back for 2022… We tried to kill it but you good people refused to let us!
We have a new venue for next year which is Norton Grange Coastal Village, part of the Warner Hotels group https://www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/hotels/norton-grange-holiday-village.
We have arranged with them to expect a group of Caterham 7s on the weekend of April 8th-11th next year. You will note this is a Friday to Monday deal.
We have not made any bookings in terms of blocking space for us because we don’t know how popular this resurrection will be. Therefore, the venue is currently open to other guests. We advise that if you do wish to come along to experience all that the Island, and WightBlat, has to offer (except Waltzing Waters which unlike us is not back from the dead) then you should consider booking your place as soon as possible in order to guarantee it.
Here are the rates that we have negotiated (Alex did this so it may not be a massive deal – in fact the price may have gone up when they saw him):
- Garden Suite: £495
- Premier Chalet: £348
- Standard Chalet (with patio): £363
- Standard Chalet £318
- Standard Single Chalet: £159
All prices are per chalet and each chalet, bar the Single, accommodates two people. The prices are for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast – so half board. And i should add that all bookings are covered by a COVID guarantee.
When booking, you will need to tell them that you need a ferry to get across. They will book the crossing (on Wightlink) for you on either route across the Solent (Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth). Please bear in mind that the Yarmouth crossing is closest to Norton Grange, and the quicker of the two, but the boats are much smaller on that route and getting to Lymington can be slow.
The period ferry return will cost you £45, per vehicle, on top of the accommodation cost.
Our suggestion is that you call the venue on 01983 760323 and ask for reservations (they also use 0330 135 9577). In our experience it is much easier to book and sort out ferry crossings in particular by phone.
That’s about it for now. We will post more details over the next few months. Hope to see friends old and new on the Island in April.
The WightBlatters, Alex and Simon (aka "Alex and his team", where team = me)