Family holidays at self catering cottages are a great way to gather the family and enjoy a whole range of family activities. The Isle of Wight offers a great range of family activities and activities for children and young adults.
Below is a list of accommodation with suggestions for local activities. The Isle of Wight family activities include some great beaches for exploring and swimming, adventure parks for rides and challenges, parks for games and running about, modern history sites for children interested in castles, knights, WW2 and smuggling, and other exciting places to inspire and entertain.
Time with the family often just requires a safe space to run around, kick a ball and explore; and Park Lodge offers all of that right on the doorstep. The adjoining gardens are a picturesque spot for relaxing in the dappled sunlight but at the far end is a secluded and fenced park ideal for ball games. The woodland area of the park offers a chance to explore and if there is any energy to spare there is a putting green for some healthy competition. View Park Lodge Ventnor Isle of Wight
A family holiday on the beach is a wonderful adventure for children but sometimes you need a really special beach to pique their interest. Rock Cottage is located within a short walk of Whale Chine and the West coast of the Isle of Wight. Almost the whole coast is a beach, and the Southern end is especially beautiful. The water is great for swimming and the beach is strewn with fossils. It is possible to find everything from a fossilised branch to a whole dinosaur. Plus, the cottage is also within walking distance ofBlackgang Chinewhere there are rides, mazes, pirate ship, cowboy town and much more. View Rock Cottage Niton Isle of Wight
For families with children interested in castles, knights of old, or just like donkeys (of which there are a number of especially fluffy examples) then Carisbrooke Castle might be the day out they are looking for. Virginia Cottage is located at the base of Carisbrooke Castle and it is a short walk to the outer walls. Carisbrooke Castle has been opened to the public by English Heritage and they have lots of history (including the gruesome and disgusting bits) for children. A tea shop with cakes is on hand to replenish their energy and toy swords are available in the gift shop if you are feeling brave. It is also possible to walk around the outer wall at any time and enjoy the views. This outer walkway is also a park and there are some open spaces for running about. View Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight
The West of the Isle of Wight is known as the more peaceful side of the Island but there are still lots of activities for the whole family. Near Little Halt at Freshwater there are the iconic beaches of Freshwater Bay, Totland and Colwell but for those wishing to experience a little more action and taste a little more adrenalin in the mouth there is Isle of Wight Adventure Activitieswith a range of water and land based activities for all ages. The Western tip of the Island also offers a walk up to the Secret Rocket Testing Site overlooking The Needles. From Little Halt you can walk up onto the Tennyson Downs and across to the site. Here there is also a fortification with information about its role in the Second World War. View Little Halt Cottage Freshwater Isle of Wight
More Isle of Wight Activities for Children and Families
If you want to find out more about activities on the Isle of Wight and the various parks, beaches, restaurants and amusements visit Wightinfo.co.uk
There is a new photo of Apse Manor Forge showing the front courtyard, the hanging baskets and the fish pond. Apse Manor Forge also has a beautiful garden to the rear of the cottage with lawns and beds of lavender but this front courtyard is the view we see when we first arrive at the cottage as part of a holiday on the Isle of Wight.
The grounds and gardens of Apse Manor Forge Cottage are lovingly tended to and are a beautiful place to relax as part of a self catering holiday on the East of the Isle of Wight. Although the cottage is within a short walk or cycle ride of the beach at Shanklin, this rural location is peaceful and calming and seems miles away from the bustle of normal life.
Redway Farm self catering cottages on the Isle of Wight are located at Merstone and within a short cycle ride or pleasant walk of Godshill or Newchurch. This truly stunning rural area is a beautiful holiday destination in a peaceful part of the East side of the Isle of Wight and only a short drive from the beach resorts at Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor.
The farm has five holiday cottages available for holidays throughout the year. The cottages have new photos for the 2017 self catering holiday season and reflecting updates and changes made since last year.
Hackney Stable Cottage Isle of Wight
This stone built cottage has 3 bedrooms and can sleep a family of 6 or a group with 3 couples. The historic cottage has a comfortable sitting room for relaxing in the evening and at the rear or the cottage is a private garden with a table for enjoying meals outside.
Parlour Cottage is a wonderful cottage with an amazing living room that extends to the full height of the building. This converted barn building retains historic original features but doesn’t sacrifice comfort and convenience. There are 2 bedrooms at Parlour cottage and it can sleep a family of 5 (of which one is on an extra bed) or two couples.
Upper Garden Lodge in Ventnor Isle of Wight is a two bedroom self catering cottage within a short walk of Ventnor beach and on the edge of Ventnor Gardens. The cottage sleeps 3 people and is perfect for family holidays by the sea on the Isle of Wight.
Upper Garden Lodge has had a number of updates and improvements for the 2017 holiday season and there are new photos showing some of the changes. For all of the new photos, as well as a full description, availability, prices and much more, visit Upper Garden Lodge Isle of Wight
Three adjoining cottages in Ventnor Isle of Wight have updated outside photographs. The Clock House, The Coach House and Castle Cottage are on the edge of Ventnor gardens and have a wonderful coastal path leading directly to Ventnor Beach. This peaceful part of Ventnor is also very close to the bay of Steephill Cove and is regarded as one of the hidden treasures of the Isle of Wight.
Sea Terrace in Shanklin is a new self catering seaside cottage within a few steps of the beach. Shanklin beach is one of the most requested holiday destinations on the Isle of Wight due to the soft sandy beach, historic old town, peaceful gardens and park and the excellent range of activities for children and families.
Sea Terrace is located at the quieter end of the beach and has no passing traffic. From the cottage is is only a matter of metres to the sea and only a short walk to the centre of the historic old town. The terrace has wonderful sea views and is a perfect vantage point for watching the sun rise.
Brantwood is a self catering cottage in Swanage Dorset within walking distance of Swanage beach and with excellent access to the Purbeck Coastal path to enjoy the Jurassic Coast. The Swanage Steam Railway is a great local attraction and is a wonderful way to reach the historic village of Corfe Castle. This large family cottage has three bedrooms and is perfect for family holidays exploring Dorset.
Brantwood has some updates and changes for 2016 and here are some pictures taken this week. For more information, including more photographs, a full description, availability and prices visit Brantwood Cottage Swanage
Bramble Cottage has been upgraded for the 2016 holiday season and has new decoration and features. One change has been the installation of a wood burning stove in the front room to give a warm and cosy atmosphere when relaxing in the evening.
Bramble Cottage is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight near Carisbrooke and there are views of Carisbrooke Castle from the garden. This location mean that it is only a short drive from anywhere on the Island and there are direct roads to beaches on the West Coast and along to the South East around Ventnor and Shanklin.
Below are some of the new photos of Bramble Cottage. For all the latest photographs as well as a detailed description, availability and prices visit Bramble Cottage Isle of Wight