This year, families can expect a holiday packed full of fun, adventure and exploration on the Isle of Wight. There are hundreds of places to see, and things to do, packed into just 147 beautiful square miles of pure Island escapism. Every day offers up new adventures…Hunt for dinosaurs along the Dinosaur coast, a glorious stretch of coastline that stretches from Yaverland in the East, around the South of Island, to Compton Bay close to use here in West Wight. The Island has been crowned the ‘Dinosaur Capital of the UK’ by the Natural History Museum, as more fossils are found on the Island than anywhere else in the UK.
Hunt for ghosts in a haunted castle. Carisbrooke Castle is reputedly haunted by soldiers in battledress and many visitors have reported seeing strange visions around the Keep and deep down in the well
Enjoy the simple pleasures, such as cycling, walking, crabbing… or more sophisticated pleasures, such as tucking into the local delicacy, crab or lobster on chips!Take advantage of the glorious coastline and mild climate, and try a new adrenaline-pumping watersport. As a family, you could learn to surf in the morning, go kayaking at lunchtime, and try stand up paddleboarding in the evening.
Monkey Haven…this Gold award-winning animal sanctuary is TripAdvisor’s No 1 attraction for the Island. The primate rescue centre cares for monkeys, birds of prey, reptiles, meerkats, and other exotic creatures. There are talks and feeds throughout the day, giving you the chance to get up close with owls and other creatures including Gus the boa constrictor… who’s much more cuddly than you might expect!
Enjoy an animal adventure at Tapnell Farm Park. A brilliant place for children to hang out and meet friendly animals including wallabies, meerkats, goats, miniature donkeys, sheep, pigs and alpacas.
The Needles Landmark Attraction. Enjoy the ultimate family adventure by taking a thrilling ride in the world-famous chairlift from the cliffs above Alum Bay to the beach below, with panoramic views over the iconic Needles Rocks and multi-coloured sandy cliffs. Continue with your adventure at the sand filling shop, play adventure golf and enjoy traditional rides.
A day of adventure at Blackgang Chine. Play at being cowboys, fight duels on the giant galleon, and meet roaring, stomping, robotic dinosaurs. An exciting new attraction is the Underwater Kingdom, an animatronic extravaganza with sea creatures, underwater caves, a sunken shipwreck and the hidden kingdom, where the biggest mammal of them all awaits.
Robin Hill Country Park. Set in 88 acres of countryside, including ancient woodlands, Robin Hill offers a thrilling range of rides including the Colossus Swinging Galleon, adventure play areas, a 4D motion cinema, falconry displays and a tree top walk among the red squirrels.
For more information or help planning your stay with us, please call our Reception Team on 01983 760355 or email and we’ll do the rest!