Have you already gone away on holiday this summer? If not, I’m sure you’re like me and hanging out for your next trip away. The Isle of Wight has a lot to offer, whether you’re a solo traveller or a family looking for something that will delight the whole family. Because the Isle of Wight is only around 2 hours from London, it makes a perfect trip for a long weekend or a week away from home. This is particularly handy if you’re traveling as a family, because the proximity can keep the cost of the holiday to a manageable level when compared to overseas trips and airfares for lots of family members. I’ve compiled a list of four fun things to do in Isle of Wight to help you with your travel plans. If you’re looking for accommodation in the Isle of Wight, be sure to check out Blue Chip Holidays the cottage holiday specialists.
1. Shanklin Seafront
Here you’ll find a sandy beach which is just a perfect spot to nip into the water to cool down. The beach is lined with beach huts and deckchairs so you can be comfortable while the children play. There’s a bunch of cafes, kiosks and games nearby, ensuring every one in the family is entertained. You can easily spend all day here, so don’t forget to pack your sunscreen.
2. Monkey Haven
As the name suggests, this is a true haven for monkeys! I’m always apprehensive when visiting attractions with animals: are they well cared for, are their enclosures a good size, do the animals look healthy? Here at monkey haven you’ll be sure that the animals are well cared for and that the keepers are passionate about the animals. This is a great place to pass a few hours of the day and the little ones will be especially delighted seeing so many monkeys up close and personal.
3. Blackgang Chine
This is the UK’s oldest theme park and it’s filled with lots of fun ride and entertainment that’s sure to thrill the young and young at heart. There’s pirate ships that are true-to-size, fairy villages, valleys filled with giant dinosaurs and more. This is a particularly special place to go with your children and is an easy way to tire them out!
4. Get Active
Because Isle of Wight is an island, there’s a bunch of outdoor activities for all different age groups. There’s climbing, kayaking, archery and more. I think kayaking is a great activity to do as a family, it’s always so relaxing to get out on the water and to see the Isle of Wight from a different perspective.
With summer holidays in full swing, chances are you will be narrowing down your options for a summer or autumn holiday this year. Consider the Isle of Wight for all the wonder and charm it offers, but also the proximity to London, making it an easy trip away.