Author Archives: Chris Read

Guest Testimonial: Carissa and her ‘Little Likely Lads’

We love hearing what our guests get up to at West Bay! This week, we were delighted to read a 2-part post from parenting and lifestyle blogger Carissa M. about her recent experience in one of our Salterns houses. The family thoroughly enjoyed their weekend at West Bay, and we’ve highlighted some of our favourite … Read more

Paint Your Own Pottery at Chessell Pottery Barns

Chessell Pottery Barns in Calbourne is a fantastic destination for families who are looking to get creative this Easter. Visitors can choose a piece of earthenware pottery, before heading into the studio to paint. Your whole family will enjoy letting their imaginations run wild, as they create unique pieces of original artwork. With a variety … Read more

Discover the Island on horseback at Hill Farm Stables

The Isle of Wight is full of gorgeous scenery just waiting to be enjoyed, and West Bay is the perfect base from which to explore. With so many cycle tracks, and over 500 miles of award-winning pathways right on our doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice. However, if you’re looking for a novel way to enjoy … Read more

Family Fun at Blackgang Chine

If you’re looking for an easy option that will keep your children entertained this Easter, a trip to Blackgang Chine is an experience your kids are sure to remember. Overlooking the south coast of the Island, and set against a backdrop of beautiful clifftop gardens, this famous Chine is an ideal location for a family … Read more

Wildlife Tots Sessions

Parents – Why not let your children go wild for the day? Set in Bouldnor Forest, a fascinating reserve with a prehistoric past, a Wildlife Tots session is a fantastic opportunity for younger kids to discover exciting wildlife and spark an interest in the natural world. Wildlife Tots sessions are organised for children between the … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: The Taverners, Godshill

The Taverners pub in Godshill is a firm favourite with both locals and tourists. Serving wholesome pub staples such as a ‘proper’ beef, ale and suet crust pie, this family-friendly pub is ideal for a fuss-free, hearty meal. Dishes are cooked using local produce, which is bought daily from the surrounding markets and farms. The … Read more

Say ‘Aloha’ to Stress with a Mother’s Day Lomi Lomi Massage

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not spoil her with a Lomi Lomi massage at the West Bay Spa? It’s the perfect way to celebrate your mum and leave her feeling relaxed, rested and restored. And, with a treatment room available for two, this unique, holistic therapy is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: Spice, Yarmouth

Spice is a fully-licensed Indian restaurant located above the Wightlink ferry’s ticket office. Offering aromatic, enticing dishes cooked with seasonal spices, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a sophisticated family meal. Spice boasts an extensive menu of classic curries, including tikka masala, rogan josh, and korma. And if you can’t see your favourite dish on … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: Ada Mediterranean Kitchen, Ryde

Found on Union Street in the centre of Ryde, Ada serves up Mediterranean dishes that are perfect for sharing. With a menu including a host of flavoursome Turkish and Greek food, the variety on offer makes the restaurant a popular choice with locals and tourists. Customers can choose a number of meze dishes from the … Read more