Category Archives: Special Breaks

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

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: Ventnor Haven Fishery, Ventnor

Situated on the esplanade at Ventnor, the Ventnor Haven Fishery is a fantastic spot to grab a Great British classic: fish and chips. You can choose from a variety of freshly-caught fish, which is lightly battered and served with a generous helping of hand-cut, chunky chips. With a menu that changes according to that day’s … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: Off The Rails Café, Yarmouth

A pit-stop at Off The Rails Café is a must for families returning from a walk or bike ride along Yarmouth’s old railway line. Ideally located next to Wight Cycle Hire, and offering picturesque views over the Yar Estuary, this quaint café is the perfect place to grab a bite and recharge your batteries after … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: The Coast, Cowes

Set towards the top of the high street in Cowes, The Coast Bar and Dining Room is a fantastic place for families to eat. The menu contains a host of exquisitely cooked dishes; from the mouth-watering Coast cheeseburger and frites, through to a rich and oozing wild mushroom risotto, there’s enough variety to suit everyone. … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide

Half Term has arrived, and it’s time to begin your coastal getaway! Whether you’re looking to bust stress with a relaxing spa treatment,  get active at our fitness classes, or keep the kids entertained with our programme of activities, West Bay has everything you need for the perfect Half Term break. There’s so much to … Read more

Part III: On your bike!

“The Isle of Wight is tailor-made for cycling… It’s a year-round cyclist’s paradise with some amazing views and dramatic, contrasting landscapes” Martin Sanders, Performance Cycling Coach With over 200 miles of cycle trails and paths, cycling is the perfect way for you and your children to take in the Isle of Wight’s idyllic beauty. From … Read more

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