Exploring the Isle of Wight image
Exploring the Isle of Wight image

Exploring the Isle of Wight

If you’re planning a holiday on the island, you’ll find there’s plenty to do on the Isle of Wight and many attractions and places to keep you and all your family busy.

Local attractions near The Lakes Rookley

One of the best things about being on the Isle of Wight is that you're never far from a beach. When you're staying at The Lakes Rookley you're spoiled for choice, because they're all within easy reach, with half of them just 20 minutes away. Not that you have to leave if you fancy a dip, as we've got both indoor and outdoor heated pools right here.

There's plenty of exciting adventures to be had year-round at the resort, as well as out and about in the local community, like the UK's oldest amusement park Blackgang Chine. The smaller members of your family (whether they're on two legs or four furry ones) are sure to be happily tuckered out at the end of every day, having made happy memories that will last them a lifetime.

If you run out of ideas, you’ll find below something for everyone to do on the Isle of Wight in our selection of exciting attractions.

Places to visit

21 minute drive

Dinosaur Isle

A playful and interactive museum dedicated to the island’s fossil and geological heritage.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

21 minute drive

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

A sprawling zoo home to fascinating creatures from around the globe.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

20 minute drive

Sandown Pier

A classic pleasure pier complete with play zones, dodgems and tenpin bowling.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

11 minute drive

Robin Hill Country Park

An outdoor family-orientated theme park with rides, slides and playgrounds.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

15 minute drive

Shanklin Chine

A spectacular gorge to explore with waterfalls and rope bridges.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

15 minute drive

Shanklin Beach

One of the island’s best loved sandy stretches, with lots of activities to enjoy along the waterfront.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

11 minute drive

Amazon World

An exotic zoo that’s home to over 100 rainforest species, with a focus on habitat conservation.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

13 minute drive

Monkey Haven

An award-winning sanctuary for monkeys, birds and reptiles.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

14 minute drive
4 minute drive

Godshill Model Village

A charming model village set across two acres of landscaped gardens.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

19 minute drive

Quarr Abbey

A stunning, grade I listed monastery on the island’s north east coast.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

9 minute drive

Carisbrooke Castle

A largely-intact motte-and-bailey castle which can be explored.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

19 minute drive
16 minute drive
14 minute drive

Blackgang Chine

The UK’s oldest amusement park, with a host of classic rides and attractions.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

22 minute drive

Tapnell Farm

A fun and interactive visitor farm with lots of lovely animals to meet.

For opening dates and further information, please visit the attraction's website.

32 minute drive

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Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big