Some of the many things to do and see on the Island

Here is a list of just a few of the Island’s many attractions. Please click on the link you are interested in and you will be directed to their site. 

Osborne House and Gardens – Queen Victoria’s palace by the sea. Victoria’s beach open to visit April – October. Part of the National Trust.

Carisbrooke Castle and Museum – The Isle of Wight’s royal castle where Charles I was imprisoned. Run by English Heritage. An informative day out.

Isle of Wight Zoo – An award wining Zoo, that is home to  a vast selection of  animals. An Isle of Wight family favourite. 

Amazon World – The largest exotic animal collection on the Isle of Wight. A “must see” experience for all ages.

Donkey Sanctuary – Established in 1987 to provide for donkeys in distress or in need of care and a safe haven. A delightful day out. Open all year. Dog Friendly.

Godshill Model Village – A replica model village in miniature. Fun for all ages. Open from March – October each year. Dog Friendly

Arreton Barns – Set in the heart of the Island. Experience real village life in the 19th century. Open all year. 

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – A unique and exciting day out on a vintage steam locomotive. Fun for the young at heart. Open April – October. All school holidays & weekends in December. Dog Friendly.

The Needles Park – The Island’s premier attraction offering a range of activities including the chair lift down to Alum Bay and the coloured sands. Great entertainment for all the family. Open April – October. A MUST see for all visitors.

Blackgang Chine – An eccentric mix of exciting rides and activities all set within rambling Victorian gardens. Designed to appeal to the child in all of us.

Dinosaur Isle – Based in Sandown, it is the UK’s first purpose built dinosaur, fossil and geological museum and visitor attraction.

Shanklin Chine – The Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction. 200 years old in 2017. A magical world of natural beauty, wild life and enchanting waterfalls. Dog Friendly.

Local Travel Links

We hope you find the links below helpful when planning your trip. Should you require any assistance with booking, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask about our preferred rates and inclusive deals for the car ferries.


WightLink – Ferry and foot passenger services from Portsmouth to Ryde. Ferry services from Lymington to Yarmouth.

Red Funnel – Ferry and foot passenger services from Southampton to East Cowes.

Hovertravel – Passenger service between Southsea and Ryde.

Island Line Railway Services – The Isle of Wight train service. Ryde to Shanklin.

Southern Vectis Bus Services – The Isle of Wight local bus company.