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!
Take a chairlift to Alum Bay suspended high in the air, down to the Needle Park to see the beautiful coloured sands, watch craftsmen at work in the Glass Studio, browse the shops or ride on a real, old-fashioned carousel. So many atmospheric choices.
A huge range of unusual, rare and exotic animals can be found here, around 200 different species, spanning the entire animal kingdom, make it their home! You can learn about conservation and rainforests, come face to face with some of the worlds most unusual, beautiful and endangered creatures. Loads to do, and fun for everyone!
Take a trip back in time to journey through some of the island’s spectacular countryside. The sight of majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet, rural stations, the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, and the authentic smells and sounds will leave you with memories of a very special day out.
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.
The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo specialising in big cats, where you can witness tigers, lions and jaguars in all their fearsome glory. Built within the ruins of a Victorian fort that once guarded Sandown’s coast, the zoo faces one of the Isle of Wight’s finest beaches.
West Wight Alpacas is home to a wonderful herd of unique Suri alpacas and woolly and Suri llamas. It’s both a trekking centre and a stud farm (for alpacas and llamas, of course) set within 23 acres of picturesque countryside in the village of Wellow.
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.
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.
For gourmands and garlic lovers, the Isle of Wight’s Garlic Farm is renowned for the quality of its produce and the wealth of knowledge of its owners. Come and see shelves groaning under the weight of the most amazing relishes, pickles and chutneys.
Enter a mysterious coastal ravine with a lush, leafy atmosphere all of its own. Walk past waterfalls, catch glimpses of rare red squirrels, spot unusual plants and wonder at the extraordinary secret activities that took place here during the Second World War.
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. Not a bad holiday shack!