During the summer holidays we had a family holiday to the Isle of Wight. It was the first holiday we’d been on just us three and we really enjoyed ourselves. My husband, Nathan, visited the Isle of Wight quite a lot during his childhood. From what I can remember I’ve only visited the island once or twice, and they were quick day trips. The Isle of Wight has so much for children to do, which is the main reason why we chose to go on holiday there – We even booked it before Oliver was born! Although Oliver was under one at the time, there was still plenty for him to do.
Tapnell Farm Park is great for all ages. There’s lots of animals to see, a soft play area and an outside play area with a jumping pillow. There is also a lovely cafe and a restaurant to go to for a bite to eat. This farm park is perfect for all ages.
Oliver loved it in the soft play area. We were worried about how much there would be for Oliver to do. I personally feel Tapnell Farm Park had the most for him to do.
Amazon World Zoo Park has so many animals! It’s not like any typical zoo, as you follow an indoor route around. We visited on a VERY hot day, which I wouldn’t recommend as most of the animals enclosures are hot, so they felt even hotter. There is a cafe which does hot and cold food. I had a lasagna which I can honestly say was very nice!
Once you’ve walked through half of the zoo there is a nice open green area to let the children loose for a while. We also made a stop to grab a really nice ice cream as well.
My husband mentioned how great Robin Hill was when he had visited in the past, and I must say I agree with him. There is so much to do for all ages. There’s rides, gardens, a maze, parks, falconry displays and a tractor ride. We visited a few times whilst on holiday as your ticket lasts for 7 days, which I think was an amazing idea. It’s a very hilly park, but we did survive with our pram!
Isle of Wight Zoo & Yaverland Beach
These two are opposite each other so they’re perfect for a day out. You can spend the morning at the zoo and then pop on over to the beach afterwards. The zoo isn’t very big, so you probably wouldn’t spend all day there. There were still some amazing animals and we had a lot of fun.
Yes, another animal park, but there are so many of them to see! This one is full of monkeys, owls and more. This one, again, includes 7 days to return in the ticket, which I think is great value. Again, it’s not a huge park but it’s a great place to visit for an afternoon or two. Oliver was very intrigued with all the sounds the monkeys were making!
One of the most well known attractions of the Isle of Wight. We didn’t actually visit when we went on holiday but I remember seeing them when I was younger. They’re pretty darn amazing to see. There are lots to do whilst in the area like boat trips, crazy golf, rides and more. The next time we visit the Isle of Wight, I definitely want to see the Needles again.
We plan to go back to the Isle of Wight again in the next few years. With just a quick ferry ride it’s really easy to get to. I think it’s a lovely holiday destination to go to with a young family – there’s no need for a stressful plane trip! Have you been to the Isle of Wight before? Let me know what you love to do on the Island.