Things to do on the Isle of Wight this Summer8th April 2013
After the long and hard winter we’ve had, the prospect of summer holidays now must seem all the sweeter. But where to go? You need somewhere that’s not just relaxing for you, but fun for the whole family — the Isle of Wight has the whole package. It’s hard to describe the Isle of Wight as a “hidden gem”, given that it’s the largest island in England, but a gem it is nonetheless. Situated just a few miles off the English mainland, the island offers both indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park on the isle of wight showcases the best of what the island has to offer. Enjoy the lovely weather and warm sunshine with a swim in the heated outdoor pool, complete with sunbathing area commanding wonderful views over Whitecliff Bay. There’s an indoor pool too for the winter months. But if the pool’s not your thing at all, then take a walk on the beach and have a drink at our lovely beach cafe, or take the family for a round of mini-golf. For younger children there’s a brilliant outdoor play area, and indoor soft play zone with ball pit as well as daily play activities organised by the park.
But it doesn’t all stop when the sun goes down. Freshen up, have an evening meal together and then enjoy the park’s fabulous entertainment. We have bingo and a regular quiz, as well as dazzling live shows from talented performers. Dance the night away to all your favourites, or get on stage yourself and give our Friday night karaoke a go. And if you fancy yourself a star, you can even strut your funky stuff in our talent show on Thursdays.
The island contains around 500 miles of public footpaths allowing you and your family to enjoy not only the island’s rich heritage, but also its natural beauty. Take a cable car ride and see the famous Needles and their lighthouse, or take a walk on the wild side and have a day at the Isle of White Zoo. For history buffs, there are also grand days out in the form of Carisbrooke Castle, and Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s summer residence.