Things to do outside Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park13th May 2013
When you spend your holiday at Whitecliff Bay, you’ll find so much to keep you occupied. But no matter how settled and at home you feel with us, there is in fact a whole island of fantastic attractions to explore. The Isle of Wight is a place of history and national heritage, as well as a haven of stunning natural beauty. Here we explore in detail some of the best attractions on offer.
For the history buffs in your family, how about a visit to such sites as Osborne House or Carisbrooke Castle? Osborne House was the official holiday residence of Queen Victoria and is steeped in history – it is actually an official English Heritage Site. Take a walk around the magnificent state apartments, and then outside to take in the beautiful views across the Solent. You could even take a gander at the former queen’s private beach! If you have children and they don’t like the idea of a fusty old royal house, take them to Carisbrooke Castle instead, where young visitors can dress up as Soldiers or Civil War troopers. And you can all meet the castle’s famous donkeys! Gardening fans are also in for a treat with the opening of the absolutely gorgeous Edwardian Princess Beatrice Garden.
The island has its share of historical building, but none are a match for the natural scenic splendour of the Isle of Wight itself. Take the whole family for a day out at one of the many beaches, including Bembridge, Colwell Bay, Compton Bay, Seagrove Bay and many more. Arguably the most famous natural attraction is The Needles, where you can take a chairlift ride and see the amazing rocks and their fantastic lighthouse which ever stands guard to protect passing ships. If you want to keep your feet a bit closer to the ground, you could take a day out to St. Helens and ride horses along the beach – not unlike something out of a 19th century romance!
If all that is still not enough, then how about a little walk on the wild side at one of the islands several nature reserves, like the Seaview Wildlife Encounter. It’s fair to say that the wonders of the Isle of Wight don’t end at Whitecliff Bay, but they surely start there! Book your holiday on the Isle of Wight with us now.