Families have long been drawn to the Isle of Wight for a holiday, thanks to the countless beaches and rolling Downs, historic properties and attractions, and mile upon mile of footpaths and cycle routes. The island really does offer the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of 21st century living for everyone.
When in search of surf, sand and sea, then look no further than the Isle of Wight. There are beaches galore on the island, whether you’re in search of fun on the waves, building sandcastles in the sand, exploring rockpools or even searching for dinosaur fossils. You’ll find plenty of amenities alongside the beaches, along with easy access and safe swimming (or great surfing). For more details see our beaches page.
Days filled with fun, laughs and adventures are guaranteed at the many island attractions. Don’t miss Dinosaur Isle, Tapnell Farm Park, Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, Monkey Haven or the Isle of Wight Aqua Park for great days out. For more details see our attractions page.
Activities for all the family
The Isle of Wight is an adventure playground all year round, so you’ll have no problem getting younger family members to unplug from digital distractions and enjoy the great outdoors.
Perhaps try watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddeboarding or surfing. Perhaps follow the Dinosaur Safari walking route or one of the family-friendly cycle routes, with lots of places to stop for ice cream along the way. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, why not hire a bike and explore on two wheels instead, or perhaps try out horse riding, go karting or golf. For more details see our activities page.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that offers a slightly more relaxed atmosphere that both you, your children and larger family groups can enjoy together, then you may wish to consider some of our accommodation suggestions.