Holiday Attractions on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has many great places to enjoy with the family and here are some Isle of Wight family attractions.

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Good Leaf Tree Climbing

Secret Location, Isle of Wight

Good Leaf Tree Climbing Isle of Wight

A great opportunity to explore the canopy as part of a fun and energetic day out. Ideal for anyone 8 years and over with reasonable fitness.

Website: www.goodleaf.co.uk

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Robin Hill

Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight

Robin Hill Isle of Wight

Family fun park with lots of outside activities and rides for the whole family to enjoy.

Website: www.robin-hill.com

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Blackgang Chine

Chale, Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine is a popular theme park with rides, games and a maze to keep the whole family entertained. Blackgang Chine is also thought to be the longest running theme park in the world.

Website: www.blackgangchine.com

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Seaview Wildlife

Seaview, Isle of Wight

Seaview Wildlife Isle of Wight
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Leading the way with interactive wildlife adventures this multi-award winning park really stands out from the crowd! Tucked away on the North East Coast of the Island this hidden gem is a full day out for all the family packed with fun, hands-on wildlife activities and special V.I.P. Encounters.

Website: www.seaviewwildlife.com

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Havenstreet to Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway takes us back to the golden age of steam by offering a fun packed and informative day out. Apart from rides on the steam trains there is a walk, a museum, a cafe and a childrens play area.

Website: www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

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Adventure Activities

West, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

A wide range of exciting adventure activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding.

Also a great way to see the Isle of Wight coastline.

Website: www.isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk/
Telephone: 01983 755 838

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West Wight Alpacas

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

West Wight Alpacas Isle of Wight
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These alpacas would love you to join them walking along spectacular scenic trails in West Wight. Alpaca trekking is a fun outdoor adventure for all the family. No matter what your age, you’ll love them.

Website: www.westwightalpacas.co.uk

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Tackt-Isle Adventures

St Helens, Isle of Wight

Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

Tackt-Isle Adventures provides equipment rental, tuition and everything you need for an adventurous activity on dry land or on the water. Join us for dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, mountain biking and even Segway rides! Make the Island your playground.

Website: www.tackt-isle.co.uk
Address: St Helens, PO33 1YB

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Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke (nr Newport), IoW

Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight

Hill top fortification which played an important role in British history. Learn all about this fascinating site as well as enjoy the small donkeys which do occasional light exercise turning the wheel which raises the water. A good tea shop and a walk around the battlements completes the day. The site is administered by English Heritage.

Address: Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1XY
Telephone: 01983 522107

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Butterfly Paragliding

Chale, Isle of Wight

Butterfly Paragliding Isle of Wight
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Butterfly Tandem Paragliding Centre, found at Chale on the West side of the Isle of Wight specialises in first flight experiences for absolute beginners of all ages.

Website: www.paraglide.uk.com
Address: The Terrace, Chale PO38 2HL
Telephone: 01983 731 611 // 07840 491 981

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Rosemary's Vineyard

Alverstone / Brading, Isle of Wight

Rosemary's Vineyard Isle of Wight

Stroll round the vines, tour the winery, watch our ‘vine to wine’ video and enjoy free tasting of our wines, liqueurs, juices, and ciders.

Admission is free and there are free vine tours every Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

Website: www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk
Address: Smallbrook Ln, Ryde,
PO33 4BE
Telephone: 01983 811084

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Donkey Sanctuary

Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

The IOW Donkey sanctuary is a registered charity rescuing donkeys in need. Over 80 donkeys enjoy a happy and secure home in 50 acres.

Visitors can join the "Adopt a Donkey" scheme, make donations and purchase from the gift shop. Open from Easter until the end of October. Free car park. Free admission.

Website: iwdonkey-sanctuary.com
Address: Lower Winstone Farm, St Johns Road, Wroxall. PO38 3AA
Telephone: 01983 852693

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Ventnor Botanical Gardens

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor Botanical Gardens Isle of Wight

The botanical gardens just outside Ventnor are a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the plants and gardens. There are large open spaces for children to run about in as well as a childrens play area. A cafe and small restaurant are also on to be found in the gardens so you can enjoy refreshment in the sun.

Website: www.botanic.co.uk
Address: Ventnor, PO38 1UL

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Yarmouth Castle

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

A historic coastal fortification at Yarmouth with views over the sea.

Address: Yarmouth, PO41 0PB
Telephone: 01983 760678

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Needles Old Battery

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

Needles Old Battery Isle of Wight

Historic coastal defences on the Western tip of the Isle of Wight. Packed with interesting historical information as well as gruesome details for the children. The defences are now run by the National Trust and open to the public to explore.

Address: West High Down, Alum Bay, PO39 0JH
Telephone: 01983 754772

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Osborne House

East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Osborne House Isle of Wight

The beautiful summer residence of Queen Elizabeth and now open to the public for tours of the house and to explore the gardens down to the coast. A tea rooms and restaurant are also found in the gardens.

Address: Osborne, East Cowes PO32 6JX
Telephone: 01983 200022

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Bembridge Windmill

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Bembridge Windmill Isle of Wight

A Isle of Wight landmark and beautifully restored piece of Isle of Wight History. The windmill has been opened to the public to explore by the National Trust.

Address: High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SQ
Telephone: 01983 873945

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Newtown Bird Hide

Newtown (nr Shalfleet), Isle of Wight

Newtown Bird Hide Isle of Wight

A wonderful way to introduce children to nature and the variety of bird life on the Isle of Wight. A poster of birds you might spot turns this into a great game for children as they try to see as many of them as they can. A pair of binoculars are handy.

Address: Newtown, Nr Shalfleet, North West Isle of Wight. - From Yarmouth drive through Shalfleet (and single lane traffic light system) and take the first left after leaving the village. Take the next left and follow the road till you reach Newtown. Park at the car park and follow signs to the bird hide.

Isle of Wight Pearl

Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Pearl

Isle of Wight Pearl houses the largest collection of pearl jewellery in the UK. There’s also the Pearl Café, with stunning views over the English Channel. The ‘Bear Works’ and ‘Pick a Pearl’ are of special interest to children and the young at heart.

Website: www.iowpearl.co.uk
Address: Military Road, Brighstone, Isle of Wight PO30 4DD
Telephone: 01983 740 352

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Brading Roman Villa

Brading, Isle of Wight

Brading Roman Villa Isle of Wight
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Get an insight into the lives of a Roman nobleman and see the ruines of his villa. The museaum allows you to walk around above the excavation site and look down on the preserved details.

Website: www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk
Address: Morton Old Road, Brading Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH
Telephone: 01983 406223

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Chocolate Island

Godshill, Isle of Wight

Chocolate Island Isle of Wight

Chocolate Island is a factory and a shop and a café, all in one. They make their own delicious chocolates and there is a delightful café courtyard where you can make those difficult decisions over real hot chocolate and cake.

Website: www.chocolate-island.co.uk
Address: Chocolate Island, Godshill, Isle of Wight. PO38 3HH

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Colmans Farm Park

Porchfield, Isle of Wight

Colmans Farm Park Isle of Wight

Undercover and outdoor play areas. Huge Straw Fun Barn, including hayloft, zip slide, swings, slides, tunnels, pits and climbing wall. Pedal tractor park and garden model railway.

Website: www.colemansfarmpark.co.uk
Address: Colemans Lane, Porchfield, Isle of Wight. PO30 4LX
Telephone: 01983 522831

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Fort Victoria Aquarium

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Fort Victoria Aquarium Isle of Wight
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The Aquarium is both a fascinating family visit and a popular educational visit. Local fish found in the Solent and tropical fish from around the world.

Website: Fort Victoria Aquarium
Address: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR
Telephone: 01983 760283

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Borthwood Copse

Borthwood (nr Sandown), IoW

Borthwood Copse Isle of Wight

Borthwood Copse is a beautiful area of woodland at Borthwood (near Sandown, Alverstone and Newchurch). The woods are well known for their population of Red Squirrels.

Address: Car parking along Alverstone Rd

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Mottistone Manor Garden

Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Mottistone Manor Garden Isle of Wight

Beautiful gardens open to the public to enjoy. A wealth of Mediterranean plants which grow in the mild climate on the Isle of Wight.

Website: www.botanic.co.uk
Address: Mottistone, Brighstone, PO30 4EA
Telephone: 01983 741302

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Calbourne Water Mill

Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Calbourne Water Mill Isle of Wight
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Set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape, Calbourne Water Mill contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. A fascinating day out for all the family, enjoy looking around the Mill, Museums and Water Power displays. Enjoy a walk through the Ancient Oak woodlands and around our ponds. Other pleasant surprises are punt hire on the mill stream, golf on the putting course, and croquet on the lawn. Feed the peacocks, doves, ducks and fish in the mill ponds.

Website: www.calbournewatermill.co.uk
Address: Newport Road, Calbourne, PO30 4JN
Telephone: 01983 531227

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Classic Boat Museum

East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Classic Boat Museum & Gallery Isle of Wight
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An exciting and award winning all weather, under cover, attraction based on the waterside in East Cowes. We have a sizeable variety of exhibits to interest both children and adults and our Museum and Gallery offer a fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest for visitors and maritime enthusiasts alike. Open throughout the year, our displays also include photographs, films, tools, artefacts, models, books and many other items associated with the history of boating over the past century.

Website: www.classicboatmuseum.org
Address: Albany Road, East Cowes, PO32 6AA
Telephone: 01983 290006

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Garlic Farm

Newchurch, Isle of Wight

Garlic Farm Isle of Wight
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The Garlic Farm nestled along a tiny country lane below the Downs near Newchurch is one of the Islands most famous visitor attractions. We've been growing garlic for over 30 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower. We are proud of our exceptional quality garlic which is renowned for its flavour, keeping quality and beauty. We welcome visitors to our farm, farm shop & café and for food lovers, garlic lovers and the curious, our shop is bursting with traditional, innovative and some downright off-beat products guaranteed to make you reek with joy!

Address: Mersley Farm, Mersley Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0NR
Telephone: 01983 868732

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Planet Ice

Ryde, Isle of Wight

Planet Ice Isle of Wight
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The Planet Ice Arena in Ryde offers participative and spectator entertainment, including ice skating lessons, after school skating sessions and a variety of kids birthday party packages. Whether you're a novice on skates or a budding skate star, there will be something for you.

Website: www.www.planet-ice.co.uk
Address: Quay Road, Esplanade, Ryde, PO33 2HH
Telephone: 01983 615155

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Haven Falconry

Ryde, Isle of Wight

Haven Falconry Isle of Wight
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Come Fly with Haven Falconry and get up close and personal with our birds! We operate all year round and all our falconry activities are hands on and interactive so you can experience the thrill of flying and / or handling the birds. Our experiences are about you and the birds. Book today and share in the fun, excitement and pleasure our birds offer.

Website: www.haven-falconry.co.uk
Address: Havenstreet Railway Station, Havenstreet, PO33 4DS
Telephone: 01983 884023

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Sally's Riding School

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Sally's Riding School Isle of Wight
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Sally's Riding School is a well established riding establishment. We have a good selection of horses and ponies which enable us to take children and adults, experienced and novice riders. With a minimum of roadwork, we have picturesque bridleways, country lanes, and beaches within close reach. Tides permitting we use Bembridge and St. Helens beaches - YES - beach rides

Website: www.sallysridingschool.com
Address: Forelands Field Road, Forelands, Bembridge, PO35 5TR
Telephone: 01983 884023

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White Falconry

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

White Falconry Isle of Wight
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White Falconry Ltd is giving you a rare opportunity to participate in and to enjoy the thrill of this ancient sport. We offer a variety of courses, operating all year round, which give you the chance to experience the noble art of falconry whatever your level of expertise. All of our courses are based on giving you as much hands on with the birds as possible. YOU will be the one working and flying the birds under the watchful eye of our experienced falconers. We fly on over three and a half thousands acres of private grounds that take in some of the most spectacular scenery the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Website: www.whitefalconry.com
Telephone: 07989 986 096

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Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

Newport, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum Isle of Wight
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Experience Isle of Wight bus travel from an age when conductors were the norm. An impressive collection of Island buses and coaches dating from 1927 to more recent years are housed along Newport Quay. We are a working museum with restored vehicles operating on regular excursions departing throughout the day and we have many items of memorabilia on display reflecting the heyday of the numerous Island coach operators offering holiday makers tours to every location. The history of many of the Island bus and coach operators is also depicted in the photographic display situated above the well stocked 'Just the Ticket' gift shop!

Website: www.iwbusmuseum.org.uk

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Dimbola Museum

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Dimbola Museum Isle of Wight
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Dimbola Photographic Museum & Galleries is the former home of pioneering Victorian Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, who photographed the cream of Victorian society including Tennyson, Darwin and Watts. The Museum has a permanent display of Julia’s work and has two galleries which exhibit work from photographers around the world.

Website: www.dimbola.co.uk
Address: Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, PO40 9QE
Telephone: 01983 756814

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Foot Print Fossil Tours

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Foot Print Fossil Tours Isle of Wight
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Fossil Hunting on the Isle of Wight is world renowned. With an international reputation for dinosaur finds and as a site of special scientific interest because of its abundance of cretaceous fossils a guided fossil hunt is a must for any trip to our Island. For approx 2hrs our qualified Geologist will take you back through time, explain how the land beneath your feet has changed and will identify any fossils you find which you may take home as souvenirs of your holiday to the Dinosaur Island.

Website: www.footprinttours.co.uk
Address: Jurassic Jim, 22 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864577 / 077 9601 4004

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Needles Pleasure Cruises

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

Needles Pleasure Cruises Isle of Wight
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Boat trips from Alum Bay on the west tip of the Isle of Wight viewing the famous Needles Rocks and Lighthouse Easter until October from 10.30am daily. Throughout the season boats leave Alum bay beach on short cruises for close up views of the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, plus panoramic views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay.

Website: www.needlespleasurecruises.co.uk
Address: Alum Bay, PO39 0JD
Telephone: 01983 761587

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Island Planetarium

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Island Planetarium Isle of Wight
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The Island Planetarium offers a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition. This man-made Universe will take you places you have never been before, from the surface of the Moon to the depth of outer space in our ASTRODOME 360 STAR-THEATRE. Make sure you leave time to explore the various space-science displays and exhibition dedicated the great scientist/inventor Robert Hooke, born in Freshwater in 1635.

Website: www.islandastronomy.co.uk
Address: Fort Victoria Country Park, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR
Telephone: 01983 761555

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