Known for its stunning coastline, charming villages, and fascinating history, the Isle of Wight is a captivating destination that should not be missed. Nature lovers will be delighted by the island's diverse landscapes, from sandy beaches and rugged cliffs to rolling downs and peaceful forests. Explore the iconic Needles and take in the breathtaking views of the dramatic rock formations. The island is also home to beautiful gardens, including the world-famous Ventnor Botanic Garden. Our Isle of Wight lodges and holiday parks offer everything from hot tubs to dog-friendly accommodation. From cosy retreats for 2 to larger lodges sleeping 7, perfect for celebrating a special occasion with family or friends. From coast to country we've got you covered, so what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head off for some quality family fun.
Calling all fairies, pirates, sheriffs, and dinosaur hunters – a whole day of fun awaits at Blackgang Chine Adventure theme park on the south of the island. You can choose to jump on a ride, fly down a water slide, or gather your posse for a Wild West showdown. Dare to enter Area 5 and discover moving dinosaurs in the undergrowth, or spot a pair of mischievous T-Rex babies roaming around the park. Catch a glimpse of tiny wings fluttering behind a toadstool in Fairyland, or bravely defend your ship in Pirate Cove. There’s so much to enjoy, climb, see, and discover, making this a top day out.
History buffs can immerse themselves in the past by visiting Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House (Queen Victoria's former residence), and the Roman Villa in Brading. The island's maritime heritage is showcased at the intriguing Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum. The Isle of Wight is also renowned for its festivals and events, including the Isle of Wight Festival and Cowes Week, attracting music lovers and sailing enthusiasts from around the world.
Being an island of just 147 square miles, you’re never far away from a fun-filled day of activities out on the water. The sandy shores and great waves of Compton are perfect for surfing, or you can learn to kayak with the kids in the safe sheltered shallows of Puckpool Park. For a more relaxing day on the water, nothing beats baiting a hook and casting a line, so whether you prefer freshwater, shore, or beach fishing – there are plenty of places to sit back and wait for a bite.