There’s nothing quite like the Isle of Wight! Steeped in history, with 60 miles of stunning unspoiled coastline, quaint villages, family attractions, charm filled bars and restaurants – there’s really something for everyone!
This year, the Isle of Wight is celebrating 175 years of family adventures making it the perfect time to visit the island and to get involved with the many festivities going on. From family fun at Blackgang Chine to Going on a Bear Hunt, the island has so much in store to mark this special anniversary. Be sure to get involved this year!
Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, cowboys and Indians. Repeated landslides destroyed the original chine and a family-friendly theme park now takes its place. This is pure imagination come to life.
Bring a pocketful of change and indulge yourself in the joys of traditional slot machines, arcade games and crazy golf, not to mention the funfair and fishing area. It’s the only amusement pier left on the island and remains a fabulous piece of holiday history. The views are equally fantastic too.
Discover the history of this bewitching and romantic castle, best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. Children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers and meeting the castle’s donkeys. For the grown-ups, the new Edwardian style Princess Beatrice Garden is a joy.
As Royal love nests go, nowhere on earth quite compares to Osborne House. It was Queen Victoria’s and HRH Prince Albert’s favourite holiday home and you can get a glimpse of the private life of these fascinating characters.
Is the only amusement pier left on the island. Home to traditional slot machines, arcade games, and crazy golf, as well as a funfair and fishing area. The pier also offers views across the whole of Sandown bay.
We stayed in a rockstar which is lovely and quirky. Bunk beds had there own tellys, bath in main bedroom with telly was amazing. However the main bedroom didn’t look like it had been hoovered, the sofa bed had no towels and the pool was shut. We only had 1 car and which ment we all couldn’t drive to the heights swimming pool. That was a nightmare but we had are own hot tub which we all loved. How ever even with the hot tub it seemed to be when ever the kids got in someone wanted to check it and they had to get out. We only ended up using it once a day, we probably was in there 5/10 mins and someone came round asking to check it, chemicals etc so had to get out, by this point we gave up with it. The only plus side was the security guards, think Steve and Scooby there names. Lovely and friendly, helped us out loads over the weekend and the entertainment people were amazing making an effort with the kids.