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Ryde Town Council

Town Hall Chambers, 10 Lind Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NQ

01983 811105

rydetowncouncil.gov.uk

Pristine sandy beaches, quality shopping, splendid architecture and a range of activities await you in Ryde. Explore the seafront for attractions including children’s play areas,...

Ryde Town Council

Town Hall Chambers, 10 Lind Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NQ 01983 811105 - rydetowncouncil.gov.uk

Pristine sandy beaches, quality shopping, splendid architecture and a range of activities await you in Ryde. Explore the seafront for attractions including children’s play areas, amusements, indoor swimming pool, boating lake, ten-pin bowls, skate park and fantastic family friendly beaches. Wander into town to see the impressive selection of independent shops and restaurants unique to Ryde. Ryde also has an independent cinema, arts and live music venues, and hosts a number of events throughout the year such as the Mardi Gras, Carnivals and Pride. For more information on events, please collect a copy of Town Map, available from many outlets throughout Ryde, or for an online version, please visit the website.

Honeybourne Jewellery

3 Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SW

01983 854618

honeybournejewellery.com

Discover bespoke jewellery designed and handmade on the premises by three in-house designer/makers, led by Royal College of Art graduate and renowned designer Sophie Honeybourne....

Honeybourne Jewellery

3 Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SW 01983 854618 - honeybournejewellery.com

Discover bespoke jewellery designed and handmade on the premises by three in-house designer/makers, led by Royal College of Art graduate and renowned designer Sophie Honeybourne. The designers work in silver, gold, enamel, precious, semi precious stones and pearls. The centre also features a large range of “off the shelf” changing collections, also available online. Visitors will enjoy friendly and professional customer service that comes from 17 years in the jewellery industry. Please visit website for opening times.

Needles Pleasure Cruises

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD

01983 761587

needlespleasurecruises.co.uk

Take a boat from the pier on Alum Bay beach to view the world-famous rock formation of the Needles. You can choose from either a slow 20-minute cruise, taking all the sights in...

Needles Pleasure Cruises

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD 01983 761587 - needlespleasurecruises.co.uk

Take a boat from the pier on Alum Bay beach to view the world-famous rock formation of the Needles. You can choose from either a slow 20-minute cruise, taking all the sights in with commentary along the way, or a high-speed 15-minute RIB trip, taking you further around the Needles Lighthouse to the South Side of the rock formation for that extra excitement, together with spectacular views it offers. On the return trip of either cruise you’ll get amazing views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay. Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Medina Valley Centre

Dodnor Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TE

01983 522195

medinavalleycentre.org.uk

This outdoor centre has been providing top-quality sailing and activity days from its base on the beautiful river Medina since 1963. Full RYA sailing training sessions from...

Medina Valley Centre

Dodnor Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TE 01983 522195 - medinavalleycentre.org.uk

This outdoor centre has been providing top-quality sailing and activity days from its base on the beautiful river Medina since 1963. Full RYA sailing training sessions from beginner to expert are available, plus fun activity days for all ages including canoeing, archery, mountain biking, shooting, bushcraft, nightline and much more. Accommodation options are also available. Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Medina Garden Centre

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RW

01983 883430

butterflyworldiow.com

One of the largest garden centres on the Island, next door to Butterfly World, Medina Garden centre offers a great selection of gifts and gardening products. These include water...

Medina Garden Centre

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RW 01983 883430 - butterflyworldiow.com

One of the largest garden centres on the Island, next door to Butterfly World, Medina Garden centre offers a great selection of gifts and gardening products. These include water gardening, patio sets and cane furniture. A huge selection of plants and flowers are for sale with trained horticulturists on hand to provide advice and suggestions. Please visit website for opening times.

Isle of Wight Reptilarium

Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR

01983 761582

reptilarium.org

This new zoological attraction is set in the brick arches of the old Victorian barracks at Fort Victoria Country Park and includes four themed rooms of reptiles, amphibians and...

Isle of Wight Reptilarium

Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR 01983 761582 - reptilarium.org

This new zoological attraction is set in the brick arches of the old Victorian barracks at Fort Victoria Country Park and includes four themed rooms of reptiles, amphibians and Invertebrates in over 30 displays, including a terrapin sanctuary. Free parking is available. Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Butterfly World

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RW

01983 883979

butterflyworldiow.com

Reopens in April 2019 with an all-new look. See hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment, all under cover so perfect for a visit whatever the weather. Don’t...

Butterfly World

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RW 01983 883979 - butterflyworldiow.com

Reopens in April 2019 with an all-new look. See hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment, all under cover so perfect for a visit whatever the weather. Don’t miss Fountain World, the Italian and Japanese gardens, Koi ponds and much more. Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Archaeology Discovery Centre

Fort Victoria Country Park, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR

01983 761214

discoverycentre.org

Travel through time at this lost Victorian Fort on the beach. Join the “make history” family workshops or take the Dino-Explorers fossil challenge. Explore the science of...

Archaeology Discovery Centre

Fort Victoria Country Park, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR 01983 761214 - discoverycentre.org

Travel through time at this lost Victorian Fort on the beach. Join the “make history” family workshops or take the Dino-Explorers fossil challenge. Explore the science of shipwrecks, the Island’s military history and stone-age archaeology in a hands-on way. Meet the archaeologists and enjoy a guided tour, woodland walk or evening lecture. On-site free parking is available, as well as a café and gift shop. Daily, 10am-4pm. £4.50 per person, under 4s free, family £14.

The Boat Shed

Thetis Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7DJ

01983 244101

classicboatmuseum.com

This collection of over 60 boats — from the 1887 Bembridge lifeboat Queen Victoria, to Sir Ben Ainslie’s 2017 America’s Cup catamaran BAR T1 — includes motorboats, sailing...

The Boat Shed

Thetis Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7DJ 01983 244101 - classicboatmuseum.com

This collection of over 60 boats — from the 1887 Bembridge lifeboat Queen Victoria, to Sir Ben Ainslie’s 2017 America’s Cup catamaran BAR T1 — includes motorboats, sailing boats and much more. It’s the ideal attraction for families and maritime enthusiasts alike — enjoy a guided tour of the 1937 Jesse Lumb lifeboat, while children can jump in a life raft and sailing dinghy. Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Yates' Brewery

Unit 4, Langbridge Business Centre, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NP

01983 867878

yates-brewery.co.uk

Yates IOW Brewery began life in 1998 and has grown rapidly in that time. Visitors to the Isle of Wight will spot Yates’ drinks at over 250 outlets across the Island. It also...

Yates' Brewery

Unit 4, Langbridge Business Centre, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NP 01983 867878 - yates-brewery.co.uk

Yates IOW Brewery began life in 1998 and has grown rapidly in that time. Visitors to the Isle of Wight will spot Yates’ drinks at over 250 outlets across the Island. It also operates a wholesale drinks division and is wholesale partners with every drinks company in the UK.

The Rock Shop

91-93 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6NR

01983 862950

therockshopiow.co.uk

The Rock Shops in Sandown and Shanklin have been wowing customers with their huge range of confectionery for more than 70 years. With a wide variety of handmade fudges, chocolates...

The Rock Shop

91-93 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6NR 01983 862950 - therockshopiow.co.uk

The Rock Shops in Sandown and Shanklin have been wowing customers with their huge range of confectionery for more than 70 years. With a wide variety of handmade fudges, chocolates and shortbread, visitors are guaranteed to find a delicious treat to suit all tastes. Sweet-making demonstrations are also offered in the Shanklin shop throughout the summer months. Please visit website for opening times.

Shanklin: 91-93 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6NR
Sandown: 1 High Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8LX

The Old Smithy and Gardens

High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HZ

01983 840364

theoldsmithy.com

This former blacksmith’s forge and 17th-century cottage has a wide range of gifts and accessories as well as an interiors shop, clothes shop and large coffee shop that serves...

The Old Smithy and Gardens

High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HZ 01983 840364 - theoldsmithy.com

This former blacksmith’s forge and 17th-century cottage has a wide range of gifts and accessories as well as an interiors shop, clothes shop and large coffee shop that serves home-made cakes, pastries and light lunches. It also has a fairy garden complete with aviaries and models. Parking is free. Shops and coffee shop, open all year; garden Mar-Oct, 9.30am-5.45pm. Free admission to garden.

Land of Roses

2 Union Street, Ryde PO33 2EA

01983 472501

landofroses.co.uk

This unique little shop offers a wide range of natural cosmetics made with Bulgarian Rose oil, known as 'the liquid gold.' Here, you will discover the benefits of the...

Land of Roses

2 Union Street, Ryde PO33 2EA 01983 472501 - landofroses.co.uk

This unique little shop offers a wide range of natural cosmetics made with Bulgarian Rose oil, known as 'the liquid gold.' Here, you will discover the benefits of the most precious essential oil in the world, a true elixir for the skin with more than 300 invaluable ingredients and a unique, divine fragrance.

Isle of Wight Distillery

Pondwell Hill, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO33 1PX

01983 613653

isleofwightdistillery.com

Visit the Distillery’s Mermaid Bar and visitor centre, hear a talk about the distilling process and taste a selection of delicious island-inspired spirits. Enjoy a gin and tonic...

Isle of Wight Distillery

Pondwell Hill, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO33 1PX 01983 613653 - isleofwightdistillery.com

Visit the Distillery’s Mermaid Bar and visitor centre, hear a talk about the distilling process and taste a selection of delicious island-inspired spirits. Enjoy a gin and tonic with friends, looking out over the stunning countryside, or sample some seasonally inspired cocktails. Open daily, 11am-11pm.

Island Brewery

74 Dinglers Farm, Yarmouth Road, Isle of Wight, PO30 4LZ

01983 821731

islandbrewery.co.uk

Island Brewery is a family-owned and run brewery of distinction, brewing multi-award-winning beers, using traditional methods and superior ingredients. Its sister company Island...

Island Brewery

74 Dinglers Farm, Yarmouth Road, Isle of Wight, PO30 4LZ 01983 821731 - islandbrewery.co.uk

Island Brewery is a family-owned and run brewery of distinction, brewing multi-award-winning beers, using traditional methods and superior ingredients. Its sister company Island Ales is the major wholesaler of drinks to the hospitality industry on the Island. For a free gift with your next order, please quote RF24

Hovertravel

Quay Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HB

01983 717700

hovertravel.com

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry route across the Solent and is the world’s only year-round passenger hovercraft service. Its fully accessible 78-seater...

Hovertravel

Quay Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HB 01983 717700 - hovertravel.com

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry route across the Solent and is the world’s only year-round passenger hovercraft service. Its fully accessible 78-seater passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes, flying across the water. Easy travel connections are available with Hoverbus around Portsmouth, bus and train connections across the UK and at Ryde, and car parks at both terminals. It also offers private hire with customised itineraries for corporate awaydays, charters, weddings or filming opportunities.

Goddards Brewery

Barnsley Farm, Bullen Road, Ryde PO33 1QF

01983 611011

goddardsbrewery.com

Established in 1993, Goddards is the Island's oldest brewery. Brewed using barley grown right here on the Isle of Wight it is now SALSA (food-safety) certified with a fully...

Goddards Brewery

Barnsley Farm, Bullen Road, Ryde PO33 1QF 01983 611011 - goddardsbrewery.com

Established in 1993, Goddards is the Island's oldest brewery. Brewed using barley grown right here on the Isle of Wight it is now SALSA (food-safety) certified with a fully functioning bottling line. Goddards beers can be found in many of the Island's local bars and pubs, becoming favourites among locals and visitors alike.

Briddlesford Lodge Farm

Briddlesford Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RY

01983 882239

briddlesford.co.uk

Home to an award-winning herd of Guernsey cows, the farm produces its own milk, cream, butter and cheese. Visitors will also find a café, farm shop and Heritage Centre at the...

Briddlesford Lodge Farm

Briddlesford Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RY 01983 882239 - briddlesford.co.uk

Home to an award-winning herd of Guernsey cows, the farm produces its own milk, cream, butter and cheese. Visitors will also find a café, farm shop and Heritage Centre at the farm. Please visit website for opening times.

Wight Karting

Westridge, Brading Road, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QS

01983 565366

wightkarting.co.uk

All-weather outdoor fun from age eight upwards on a 520-metre floodlit track. There’s an on-site café and clubhouse, free parking, family friendly racing. Racing takes place in...

Wight Karting

Westridge, Brading Road, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QS 01983 565366 - wightkarting.co.uk

All-weather outdoor fun from age eight upwards on a 520-metre floodlit track. There’s an on-site café and clubhouse, free parking, family friendly racing. Racing takes place in age-relevant Sodi karts. Training, helmets, race suits, changing and hospitality facilities ensure a fun race day. Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Island Harbour Marina

Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA

01983 539994

island-harbour.co.uk

Set in a beautiful valley, Island Harbour Marina is the perfect base from which to explore the Island. Located on the River Medina, the marina is approximately two miles upstream...

Island Harbour Marina

Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA 01983 539994 - island-harbour.co.uk

Set in a beautiful valley, Island Harbour Marina is the perfect base from which to explore the Island. Located on the River Medina, the marina is approximately two miles upstream from Cowes, just above the Folly Reach. Facilities include Breeze Restaurant & Bar, children’s play area, chandlery, water, power and free WiFi. Richardsons Yacht Services provides maintenance services. There is also a cycle track and riverside walks. Please visit website for opening times.

The Green Barn

Isle of Wight Dairy Goats, Main Road Yarmouth PO41 0XN

01983 761310

thegreenbarn-isleofwightdairygoats.co.uk

The Island's first and only goat dairy. Come and meet our goats - photography and petting is encouraged. Our selection of products includes goats' cheeses, goat's...

The Green Barn

Isle of Wight Dairy Goats, Main Road Yarmouth PO41 0XN 01983 761310 - thegreenbarn-isleofwightdairygoats.co.uk

The Island's first and only goat dairy. Come and meet our goats - photography and petting is encouraged. Our selection of products includes goats' cheeses, goat's milk fudge and fresh, pasteurised goat's milk. Our artisan produce is all made on the farm, using milk from our herd of free-grazing goats. We have a wide range of goods at our shop and a tea room.

Goodleaf Climbing Tree

Garden Walk, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND

0333 800 1188

goodleaf.co.uk

Goodleaf offers exhilarating recreational tree-climbing adventures for all abilities. Enjoy the stunning views from the tree top or simply lie back and relax in one of our...

Goodleaf Climbing Tree

Garden Walk, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND 0333 800 1188 - goodleaf.co.uk

Goodleaf offers exhilarating recreational tree-climbing adventures for all abilities. Enjoy the stunning views from the tree top or simply lie back and relax in one of our comfortable canopy hammocks. All equipment and training is provided for this unique experience. Friendly, highly-skilled staff show you the ropes and supervise your spectacular climb into the tree tops. Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Fort Victoria Country Park

West hill Lane, off Halletts Shute, Yarmouth

PO41 0RR

fortvictoria.co.uk

An historic Victorian fort set in 20 hectares of coastal and woodland walks with enclosed picnic area, free parking and toilets. Great for watching Solent boats and shipping....

Fort Victoria Country Park

West hill Lane, off Halletts Shute, Yarmouth PO41 0RR - fortvictoria.co.uk

An historic Victorian fort set in 20 hectares of coastal and woodland walks with enclosed picnic area, free parking and toilets. Great for watching Solent boats and shipping. Attractions include a large model railway, modern digital planetarium with the Robert Hooke Exhibition, an interactive Archaeology Discovery Centre where experimental archaeology family sessions can be pre-booked year round. Verdi's Cafe offers meals and has a seaside patio. Occasional countryside ranger seashore and woodland walks can be pre booked. Free entry and open year round.

Strictly Knitting

61 Regent Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7AE

01983 716252

strictlyknitting.co.uk

Strictly Knitting is the Island’s premier knitting shop, of which it has been said “it’s like going into a candy shop — all the beautiful colours and textures”. Many...

Strictly Knitting

61 Regent Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7AE 01983 716252 - strictlyknitting.co.uk

Strictly Knitting is the Island’s premier knitting shop, of which it has been said “it’s like going into a candy shop — all the beautiful colours and textures”. Many visitors become rm friends, returning every year to see what’s new or to take part in one of the knitting or crochet workshops. Please visit website for opening times.

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm, Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0YJ

01983 758722

tapnellfarmpark.com

Set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Island, Tapnell Farm Park is a safe, all-weather, fun-filled attraction for all the family. There’s so much to...

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm, Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0YJ 01983 758722 - tapnellfarmpark.com

Set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Island, Tapnell Farm Park is a safe, all-weather, fun-filled attraction for all the family. There’s so much to see and do, with just as much inside as outdoors, including pedal go-karts, jumping pillows, sledge slides, a huge soft play zone and more. Join the keepers for hands-on daily animal activities, too. New for 2019 are farm-themed Crazy Golf and Farm Footy Shoot-out. Plus, don’t miss the evening Summer Sunset Shindigs. Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Island Riding Centre

Staplers Road, Newport PO30 2NB

01983 214000

islandriding.com

New for 2017, this equestrian complex is located close to Newport. Visitors of all ages, from beginners to experienced riders, can enjoy group of individual riding lessons with...

Island Riding Centre

Staplers Road, Newport PO30 2NB 01983 214000 - islandriding.com

New for 2017, this equestrian complex is located close to Newport. Visitors of all ages, from beginners to experienced riders, can enjoy group of individual riding lessons with qualified instructors of a quality wax-fibre surface. Purpose-built holiday accommodation caters for large groups, families and individual travellers including wheelchair users. Stabling is available for visitors wishing to brings horses and experience the fantastic rides the Island has to offer. Further facilities will be added including an Olympic-size indoor dressage arena and restaurant, to cater for visitors year round. Check website for more details.

Wight Military and Heritage Museum

Northwood Camp, Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8QU

01983 632039

wmahm.org.uk

Immerse yourself in history at this family friendly museum in Northwood. Our exhibits range from the 1850s to the 2000s. Come and see our newly renovated small arms room, as well...

Wight Military and Heritage Museum

Northwood Camp, Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8QU 01983 632039 - wmahm.org.uk

Immerse yourself in history at this family friendly museum in Northwood. Our exhibits range from the 1850s to the 2000s. Come and see our newly renovated small arms room, as well as enjoy lots of interactive opportunities, such as having your photograph taken with one of the small arms, or in the back of an armoured car. The 1940s street scene, with replica shop fronts, an Air Raid Precautions office, mechanics workshop, general stores and Sunday school room, gives an insight into civilian life during the Second World War. Other interesting items from the war include an American half-track and a huge Mighty Scammell recovery truck — and don’t miss the cold war Russian missile. There are machine guns on display from the First World War, as well as the remains of a Howitzer gun trail, which was destroyed in Iraq after being manned by a group of young men from Freshwater. Subject to weather and additional payment, you can take a ride in one of the museum’s vehicles over a cross-country track and also test your skills on the air-rifle range. Enjoy a coffee or snack in the museum café, Churchills, which is filled with memorabilia about the war-time prime minister, and make sure you pay a visit to the fully stocked gift shop. The museum is a registered charity and any profits are redistributed among military charities. Mon-Sat,10am-4pm (last admission 3pm). Adult £7, child £3, concession £4, family £19.

Museum of Island History

High Street, Newport PO30 1TY

01983 521555

wight.com/museums

From fossils to festivals, the Museum of Island History provides a fascinating exploration of the Island's history. Come and see amazing archaeology discovered on the Island,...

Museum of Island History

High Street, Newport PO30 1TY 01983 521555 - wight.com/museums

From fossils to festivals, the Museum of Island History provides a fascinating exploration of the Island's history. Come and see amazing archaeology discovered on the Island, touch a dinosaur toe and see if you can complete the puzzles and games. View the temporary exhibitions providing an insight into Island life. The visitor information is located at the front of the museum so come and pick up all you need for your visit to the Island (no charge for entry to the information centre).
Mon - Fri, 930am - 3pm. Please phone to check Saturday opening in the Summer months. Adult £2, child £1.20, family ticket £5 (two adults, two children)

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay PO40 9QE

1983 756814

dimbola.co.uk

Situated in stunning Freshwater Bay, Dimbola was the home and workplace of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. She was renowned for her portraits of “famous men and...

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay PO40 9QE 1983 756814 - dimbola.co.uk

Situated in stunning Freshwater Bay, Dimbola was the home and workplace of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. She was renowned for her portraits of “famous men and fair women”, many of which were created at Dimbola, a focal point for artists, writers and poets. Today, there are displays celebrating Julia’s life and work, plus changing exhibitions. April-Sept, daily, 10am-5pm. Oct-Mar opening days and times vary. Please visit website for winter hours and admission prices.

Isle Jump

Unit D1, Spithead Business Centre, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9PH

01983 400444

www.islejump.co.uk

Islejump is a unique offering on the Island, being the only purpose-built trampoline park. It has over 40 interconnecting trampolines with a range of different activities for both...

Isle Jump

Unit D1, Spithead Business Centre, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9PH 01983 400444 - www.islejump.co.uk

Islejump is a unique offering on the Island, being the only purpose-built trampoline park. It has over 40 interconnecting trampolines with a range of different activities for both children and adults. There is also an indoor café providing a relaxed atmosphere for parents waiting for their children, which offers a great range of products and hot and cold drinks. It caters for birthday parties, group bookings and exclusive hire for corporate events. IsleJump is perfect for fun, whatever the weather. Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Shanklin Seafront

Shanklin Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG

01983 867585

www.shanklinseafront.co.uk

Find a range of family attractions next to the beach. Whatever the weather, there’s something for everyone, with Pirates Cove and Jurassic Bay 18-hole adventure golf courses, the...

Shanklin Seafront

Shanklin Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG 01983 867585 - www.shanklinseafront.co.uk

Find a range of family attractions next to the beach. Whatever the weather, there’s something for everyone, with Pirates Cove and Jurassic Bay 18-hole adventure golf courses, the Children’s Fun Park with a runaway train and go-karts, as well as family amusements and Jungle Jim’s indoor play area. There’s a range of catering serving all the seaside favourites, Toppings ice cream parlour — with over 40 flavours — and a fish and chip kitchen. Daily, 9am-10pm, seasonal attractions times vary. Please visit website for more information.

Shanklin Chine

3 Chine Hill, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BW

01983 866432

www.shanklinchine.co.uk

Shanklin Chine celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2017 and is the Island’s oldest tourist attraction — the stunning tree-lined gorge has been a magnet for millions of visitors...

Shanklin Chine

3 Chine Hill, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BW 01983 866432 - www.shanklinchine.co.uk

Shanklin Chine celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2017 and is the Island’s oldest tourist attraction — the stunning tree-lined gorge has been a magnet for millions of visitors since opening in 1817. In 2018, it became a Registered Charity (1173736) to preserve it for future generations. Wander amid the natural tranquillity until dusk, and then enjoy the hundreds of lights illuminating the narrow paths, streams and waterfalls during the summer. Illuminations take place from May through to November and events, including “Music in the Chine” take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening in July and August. There are also regular art and photographic exhibitions, tea gardens, gift shop, nature and heritage displays and a Second World War exhibition. Enjoy a meal at the Fisherman’s Cottage Pub — its very own historical pub on the beach. Daily, 8 April-3 Nov. Please visit website for opening times, prices and special events.

Sandown Pier

Esplanade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8JT

01983 404122

sandownpier.co.uk

Originally built in the 1880s and expanded and refurbished over the years, this ever-popular family attraction features adventure golf, dodgems, amusements, cafés, bars and much...

Sandown Pier

Esplanade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8JT 01983 404122 - sandownpier.co.uk

Originally built in the 1880s and expanded and refurbished over the years, this ever-popular family attraction features adventure golf, dodgems, amusements, cafés, bars and much more. Daily, from 9am (closed Christmas Day). Free admission to the pier; individual charges for attractions.

Rosemary Vineyard

Smallbrook Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BE

01983 811084

www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk

With tours and tastings available, a trip to Rosemary Vineyard should be on the itinerary of every visitor to the Isle of Wight. Stroll around the vines, tour the winery, watch the...

Rosemary Vineyard

Smallbrook Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BE 01983 811084 - www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk

With tours and tastings available, a trip to Rosemary Vineyard should be on the itinerary of every visitor to the Isle of Wight. Stroll around the vines, tour the winery, watch the Vine to Wine film and enjoy free tastings of wines, liqueurs, juices and ciders. Guided tours — during which you can learn about the wine-making process — are run on selected days. The gift shop is stocked with Rosemary Vineyard produce and gourmet Island food, including mustards, garlics and biscuits. The Vineleaf Coffee Shop has a large selection of light lunches and snacks, homemade cakes, cream teas and freshly ground coffee — and has stunning views overlooking the vines. Tours are available by appointment only. Admission Free. Open Mar-Nov, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm; Nov-Dec, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. Closed Jan and Feb.

Quarr Abbey

Newport Road, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES

01983 882420

quarrabbey.org

Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine Monastery and home to a community of monks who dedicate their life to prayer, contemplation and community life. Set in beautiful and peaceful...

Quarr Abbey

Newport Road, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES 01983 882420 - quarrabbey.org

Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine Monastery and home to a community of monks who dedicate their life to prayer, contemplation and community life. Set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, the monastery has free entry and can be found just outside of Ryde, close to the ferry port. When visiting the Abbey, enjoy the grounds and pilgrim chapel along with the monastery shop and art gallery, where local artists display their work. Visitors will enjoy the tranquillity of the popular tea shop café that offers freshly made food using local produce. The farm shop offers a variety of local island products, along with Quarr Abbey’s own unique range of products, which include delicious jams and chutneys, honey, and ale — all made with Quarr Abbey’s own allotment-grown produce, which is also available to buy. Visitors can even buy pig food to feed the popular resident pigs. There is a visitor and exhibition centre where visitors can learn about the history and life of Quarr Abbey, then enjoy the beautiful landscaped grounds, including an orchard area and hen rescue project. The woodland walk is ideal for families and children’s Quarr explorer kits are available to use. The Abbey has recently improved visitor access and car parking facilities. Daily (except Good Friday), summer 10am-5pm, Sundays 11.15am-5pm; winter 10am-4pm, Sun 11.15am-4pm. Tours are available on the first Tues of every month and every Tues in Jul/Aug at 11am.

The Needles Landmark Attraction

Alum Bay New Road, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD

01983 752401

www.theneedles.co.uk

The Island’s famous landmark has more than simply stunning views of the Needles Rocks and the coloured sands. Take the chair-lift to the beach and the sand cliffs, make a...

The Needles Landmark Attraction

Alum Bay New Road, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD 01983 752401 - www.theneedles.co.uk

The Island’s famous landmark has more than simply stunning views of the Needles Rocks and the coloured sands. Take the chair-lift to the beach and the sand cliffs, make a coloured-sand souvenir at the sand shop, watch the craftspeople at Alum Bay Glass and see sweet-makers at the IW Sweet manufactory. Children’s attractions include a traditional Victorian carousel, tea cup ride and games kiosk, as well as The Water Peddlerz and Water Walkerz. Souvenir shops include The Pier Head Shopping Emporium. Full catering facilities are available, including a fully licensed tearoom and kiosks serving fresh coffee, ice cream and more. This year, the “Magic in the Skies” events will be bigger and better than ever. There are later opening hours in the summer and for special events. Please visit website for opening times, prices and special events.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Havenstreet Station, (between Ryde and Newport), Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS

01983 882204

www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

This award-winning railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with lasting memories. Settle back in beautifully restored carriages and discover an idyllic view of the...

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Havenstreet Station, (between Ryde and Newport), Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS 01983 882204 - www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

This award-winning railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with lasting memories. Settle back in beautifully restored carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside. Please visit website for opening times, prices and special events.

Godshill Model Village

High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HH

01983 840270

www.modelvillagegodshill.co.uk

The only RHS Partner Garden on the Island, here you can see a collection of conifers and shrubs that will provide inspiration for every gardener. Faithful recreations of local...

Godshill Model Village

High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3HH 01983 840270 - www.modelvillagegodshill.co.uk

The only RHS Partner Garden on the Island, here you can see a collection of conifers and shrubs that will provide inspiration for every gardener. Faithful recreations of local buildings are painstakingly crafted, with little Islanders adding a touch of humour. See the air field, working railway and mind-bending model of the model of the model. Have a go at the Family Quiz challenge or Spot the Squirrels hidden around the garden. The Old Vicarage Shop stocks a great range of gifts, at prices to suit everyone. On a fine day, sit in the garden with tea and cake at the Nammet Hut. Daily, 11 Mar-3 Nov. Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Garlic Farm

Mersley Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NR

01983 865378

www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk

Nestling at the foot of Mersley Downs, with sweeping views across the Arreton Valley, is the home of UK garlic. Colin Boswell and his family have created a unique environment to...

Garlic Farm

Mersley Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NR 01983 865378 - www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk

Nestling at the foot of Mersley Downs, with sweeping views across the Arreton Valley, is the home of UK garlic. Colin Boswell and his family have created a unique environment to delight your senses. Free access to the farm allows you to enjoy walks, lakes and woodland, as well as tastings of the farm’s products and access to the education centre. Fabulous garlic-inspired dishes are served in the farm restaurant, with teas, coffee and home-made cakes in the café, situated in an old granary building. Garlic beer and garlic ice cream are on offer for the more adventurous. The wild flower meadow provides a wonderful habitat for bees and butterflies. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Fort Victoria Model Railway

Fort Victoria, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

01983 761553

www.fortvictoriamodelrailway.co.uk

The most sophisticated model railway in Britain, with 25 powered model trains and more than 250 model buildings. The shop stocks model trains. Suitable for all ages. Disabled...

Fort Victoria Model Railway

Fort Victoria, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR 01983 761553 - www.fortvictoriamodelrailway.co.uk

The most sophisticated model railway in Britain, with 25 powered model trains and more than 250 model buildings. The shop stocks model trains. Suitable for all ages. Disabled access, parking. Well-behaved dogs permitted. Easter-Oct, daily. Concessions for groups or large families. For times and prices, please visit the website.

Chale Green Stores Deli and Café

Chale Green, PO38 2JN

01983 551201

www.chalegreenstores.co.uk

A village shop with an extensive range of groceries, fresh meats, local produce, wines, beers and ciders. It also has the largest deli in South Wight for all your picnic and...

Chale Green Stores Deli and Café

Chale Green, PO38 2JN 01983 551201 - www.chalegreenstores.co.uk

A village shop with an extensive range of groceries, fresh meats, local produce, wines, beers and ciders. It also has the largest deli in South Wight for all your picnic and self-catering needs, and a fully licensed café with garden seating and outstanding views. Shop: daily, 8am-7pm; deli and café: daily, 9am-5pm. Wheelchair accessible and free parking.

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

Lane End, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TD

01983 875138

www.bembridgelifeboat.org.uk

Since 1867, the station has been responsible for around 2,500 rescues. RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar class 16-17), the largest lifeboat that can be housed in a boathouse and...

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

Lane End, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TD 01983 875138 - www.bembridgelifeboat.org.uk

Since 1867, the station has been responsible for around 2,500 rescues. RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar class 16-17), the largest lifeboat that can be housed in a boathouse and slipway-launched, can be inspected from a public viewing gallery. The station’s inshore lifeboat, an inflatable RIB type with a crew of three, is housed in a purpose-built boathouse completed in 2013. A lift provides disabled access to the gallery level from the pier, which is wheelchair accessible. Display panels and a video slide show give a graphic account of the history of the lifeboat at Bembridge, along with the history of the RNLI lifeboat service since its origins in the 1820s. The RNLI souvenir shop stocks a selection of gifts. Daily, 11am-4pm (2pm-4pm during off-season).

The Best Dressed Crab

Fisherman’s Wharf, Embankment Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NS

01983 874758

www.thebestdressedcrabintown.co.uk

This family-run company has been in the seafood business for many years. It is located at Fisherman’s Wharf pontoon at Bembridge Harbour, just yards from where the daily catch is...

The Best Dressed Crab

Fisherman’s Wharf, Embankment Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NS 01983 874758 - www.thebestdressedcrabintown.co.uk

This family-run company has been in the seafood business for many years. It is located at Fisherman’s Wharf pontoon at Bembridge Harbour, just yards from where the daily catch is landed. Step aboard its floating seafood café to enjoy the finest and freshest seafood, as well as stunning views of the harbour. Seafood is also processed and prepared to sell directly to the customer straight from the barge on the pontoon. Seafood platters are a speciality and deliveries can be arranged.

The Cider Barn

High Street, Godshill, PO38 3HZ

01983 840680

www.godshillcider.co.uk

This attraction, in the pretty village of Godshill, offers visitors the chance to try a selection of local fare, much of it made by the Godshill Cider Company. Ciders of all sorts,...

The Cider Barn

High Street, Godshill, PO38 3HZ 01983 840680 - www.godshillcider.co.uk

This attraction, in the pretty village of Godshill, offers visitors the chance to try a selection of local fare, much of it made by the Godshill Cider Company. Ciders of all sorts, ginger beer, country wines, liqueurs, jams and chutneys make this shop the taste of the Island. 10am-6pm. The sister shop in Shanklin opens daily, 10am-5pm; Jun-Sept, 10am-9pm.

Island Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR

01983 761555

www.islandastronomy.co.uk

In the Planetarium, discover a choice of multi-media planetarium shows, including a new Apollo 50th Anniversary show. Visitors will also find an exhibition of moon rocks, as well...

Island Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR 01983 761555 - www.islandastronomy.co.uk

In the Planetarium, discover a choice of multi-media planetarium shows, including a new Apollo 50th Anniversary show. Visitors will also find an exhibition of moon rocks, as well as interactive astronomy displays, a large-scale solar system model and a solar system trail in the country park. There is also a podcast guided tour of the Robert Hooke exhibition, West Wight’s great scientist. Please visit website for opening times. Adult £5, child £3, family £15.

Adgestone Vineyard

Upper Rd, Brading, Sandown PO36 0ES

01983 402882

adgestonevineyard.co.uk

Nestled on a south-facing slope, in the shadow of Brading Down, lies probably the oldest commercial vineyard in Britain. Established in 1968 and set in an Area of Outstanding...

Adgestone Vineyard

Upper Rd, Brading, Sandown PO36 0ES 01983 402882 - adgestonevineyard.co.uk

Nestled on a south-facing slope, in the shadow of Brading Down, lies probably the oldest commercial vineyard in Britain. Established in 1968 and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Adgestone Vineyard is the perfect location for winding down. Enjoy an audio tour about the history of English wine. Relax in the café or on the veranda with a glass of wine, rustic platter or coffee and cake. Isle of Wight produce and Adgestone-made wine are available in the shop. Until 30 Sept, 10am-5.30pm (Sunday closing time in winter may vary). Please visit the website or telephone for details. Charge applies for tours.

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL

01983 855397

www.botanic.co.uk

Located in the unique microclimate of the Ventnor Undercliff and spread across 22 acres, Ventnor Botanic Garden has an impressive collection of more than 6,000 species of rare and...

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL 01983 855397 - www.botanic.co.uk

Located in the unique microclimate of the Ventnor Undercliff and spread across 22 acres, Ventnor Botanic Garden has an impressive collection of more than 6,000 species of rare and sub-tropical plants and trees from around the world — it really is Britain’s hottest garden. The Plantation Room Café provides a wonderful retreat for customers, while the Edulis Restaurant serves fresh cuisine sourced locally and picked fresh from the garden. Free parking. Daily, from 10am (last admission 4pm). Adult £9.50, child £6, family £25. Discounted prices available online.

Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens

Downend, near Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU

01983 527352

www.robin-hill.com

Experience fun-filled outdoor adventure for all the family at Robin Hill Country Park. With 88 acres of rolling countryside and enchanting woodland, some of the Island’s biggest...

Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens

Downend, near Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU 01983 527352 - www.robin-hill.com

Experience fun-filled outdoor adventure for all the family at Robin Hill Country Park. With 88 acres of rolling countryside and enchanting woodland, some of the Island’s biggest rides and loads of children’s play features, plus areas of open space to run free, there really is something for everyone to explore. Whether you choose to start your own African Adventure in the jungle-themed play area, feed the carp in the pond, test your skill with a game of disc golf or climb through the tree canopy in the brand-new Jungle Heights adventure, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained. Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone, West Wight, Isle of Wight, PO30 4ED

01983 741302

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

Set in a sheltered valley with sea views, these shrub- filled banks and grassy terraces surround an ancient manor house. There’s also a tea garden, plant sales and National Trust...

Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone, West Wight, Isle of Wight, PO30 4ED 01983 741302 - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

Set in a sheltered valley with sea views, these shrub- filled banks and grassy terraces surround an ancient manor house. There’s also a tea garden, plant sales and National Trust shop. 10 Mar-31 Oct, Sun-Thurs, 10.30am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Shop additionally open 7 Nov-21 Dec, Thurs-Sat, 11am-3pm. House open 26 May (guided tours 9.30am- 12, free flow 1pm-5pm, last admission 4.30pm) and 27 May (free flow, 10.30am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm; additional charges apply). Garden Gift Aid admission: adult £7.85, child £3.90, family £19.60. Garden standard admission: adult £7.10, child £3.50, family £17.70. National Trust members free.

Blackgang Chine Land of Imagination

Chale, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HN

01983 730330

www.blackgangchine.com

Visit the UK’s oldest theme park and immerse yourself in the Land of Imagination at Blackgang Chine. Home to dinosaurs, cowboys, dodos, fairies, pirates and a whole host of other...

Blackgang Chine Land of Imagination

Chale, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HN 01983 730330 - www.blackgangchine.com

Visit the UK’s oldest theme park and immerse yourself in the Land of Imagination at Blackgang Chine. Home to dinosaurs, cowboys, dodos, fairies, pirates and a whole host of other mystical, magical characters, Blackgang Chine is the perfect place for an action-packed day out with the kids. Whether they want to don a sheriff badge and act out their very own Wild West story in Cowboy Town, head into a water cannon battle on the high seas in Pirate Cove, sprout some wings and inhabit their own fairy castle, “swim” under a 60ft whale in Underwater Kingdom, or explore Restricted Area 5 among life-sized dinosaurs, adventure is always on the cards. Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Oasis

Carpenters Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0QA

01983 613760

www.oasis-iow.co.uk

A unique shopping experience with something for all ages. It’s furniture, furnishings and gifts are sourced from around the world. From the sensible to the sometimes bizarre, it...

Oasis

Carpenters Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0QA 01983 613760 - www.oasis-iow.co.uk

A unique shopping experience with something for all ages. It’s furniture, furnishings and gifts are sourced from around the world. From the sensible to the sometimes bizarre, it has it all. A traditional coffee shop serves freshly prepared sandwiches and homemade cakes and there is parking, disabled access and toilets. Mon-Sat, 9am-5.15pm; Sun, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Isle of Wight Pearl

Military Road, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4DD

01983 740352

www.iowpearl.co.uk

Providing a superior shopping experience, Isle of Wight Pearl presents the most exciting collection of pearl jewellery for your delectation and delight. It sources pearls directly...

Isle of Wight Pearl

Military Road, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4DD 01983 740352 - www.iowpearl.co.uk

Providing a superior shopping experience, Isle of Wight Pearl presents the most exciting collection of pearl jewellery for your delectation and delight. It sources pearls directly from its pearl farmers and works with Britain’s brightest design talent to offer the perfect combination of value and desirability. The showroom presents a wonderful collection of precious pieces for you to mark your time on the Isle of Wight. Discover classic and contemporary collections with the Crown & Signature range. Explore the beautiful exclusive designer pearl jewellery with ranges such as Emma-Kate, Kimberley Selwood and Blossom. The Chilton Collection, meanwhile, uses Isle of Wight sand sourced 45 metres from the showroom, while the Honeybourne range is created from collaborating with local jeweller Sophie Honeybourne. Book in for a Pearl Masterclass with one of the centre’s experts for a true pearl experience, or learn more about the fascinating world of pearls with one of the free, fun and informative talks, where you will discover how pearls are cultured, cultivated and turned into beautiful jewellery. Hand-pick an oyster from the oyster pool and watch as it’s opened to reveal a unique cultured oyster pearl — a perfect keepsake. The Pearl Café offers daily lunch specials, a selection of homemade cakes and cream teas and uninterrupted views of the English Channel. Isle of Wight Pearl is located on the outskirts of the pretty parish of Brighstone with cliff top walks and historical monuments nearby — muddy boots and well-behaved dogs welcome! Please visit website for opening times.

Dores Hill Farm Emporium

Briddlesford Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RX

07590 927243


Now with 28 dealers, Dores Hill Farm Emporium is an eclectic mix — not only are there antiques, collectables, curios, silver, jewellery, china and vinyls, but it also has a large...

Dores Hill Farm Emporium

Briddlesford Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RX 07590 927243 -

Now with 28 dealers, Dores Hill Farm Emporium is an eclectic mix — not only are there antiques, collectables, curios, silver, jewellery, china and vinyls, but it also has a large range of furniture including antique, retro, painted and upcycled, along with style items such as lamps, pictures, mirrors and rugs. There is also a courtyard of gardenalia and a quirky “potting shed” full of interesting bits and pieces. Doggy friendly, with free parking it is an all-weather venue – perfect for reminiscing, browsing and finding amazing items. Daily, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Chessell Pottery Barns

Brook Road, near Calbourne, West Wight, PO41 0UE

01983 531248

www.chessellpotterybarns.co.uk

Paint your own pottery in the relaxed working studio – all ages are welcome – and browse the beautiful gift barn selling its own hand-decorated Chessell Ware, the Island’s...

Chessell Pottery Barns

Brook Road, near Calbourne, West Wight, PO41 0UE 01983 531248 - www.chessellpotterybarns.co.uk

Paint your own pottery in the relaxed working studio – all ages are welcome – and browse the beautiful gift barn selling its own hand-decorated Chessell Ware, the Island’s largest range of Emma Bridgewater and many locally made goods. Stay for lunch made from fresh, local ingredients, sample the award-winning Island Cream Tea or full afternoon tea, and choose from the delicious array of home-made cakes. 21 Mar-2 Nov, 9.30am-5.30pm (closed Mon during term time).

Alum Bay Glass

The Needles Park, Alum Bay, West Wight, PO39 0JD

0871 720 0022

www.alumbayglass.co.uk

Part magic, part science, the making of fine-quality glass has always held a fascination. The glassmakers of Alum Bay are pleased to continue in this tradition of discovery and...

Alum Bay Glass

The Needles Park, Alum Bay, West Wight, PO39 0JD 0871 720 0022 - www.alumbayglass.co.uk

Part magic, part science, the making of fine-quality glass has always held a fascination. The glassmakers of Alum Bay are pleased to continue in this tradition of discovery and creation. Shimmering iridescence, soft shades, bold contrasts, delicate pastels and the luxury of silver and 22ct gold are all part of their rich palette. It’s no wonder that the hand-made glass from Alum Bay is so widely collected. Daily, 10am-4pm, with later opening times during the summer months and on special events dates – call to check. Demonstrations, £1 per person.

West Wight Alpacas

Wellow Alpaca Stud, Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ

01983 760900

www.westwightalpacas.co.uk

West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca and llama stud farm park is set within 24 acres of picturesque countryside. It is home to an adorable herd of rare suri alpacas and...

West Wight Alpacas

Wellow Alpaca Stud, Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ 01983 760900 - www.westwightalpacas.co.uk

West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca and llama stud farm park is set within 24 acres of picturesque countryside. It is home to an adorable herd of rare suri alpacas and llamas — book a walk to learn all about them and their relatives. Meet the other residents on the farm, including the donkeys, rare breed sheep and pigs. It also has rare breed chickens, ducks and turkeys. You will see baby alpacas and llamas, known as cria, and you can see the animals while simply looking around the farm. Visit The Llama Tree Restaurant, serving delicious sourdough pizzas and Peruvian coffee, and the gift shop selling all things alpaca, including toys, yarn from the alpacas and alpaca clothing. Daily, 10am-5pm. Please visit website for admission prices.

Wayside Herbs

Bamfurlong, Chine Lane, Yafford, near Shorwell, PO30 3LX

07879 613389

www.waysideherbs.co.uk

Walk around the beautiful garden and see more than 60 different plants used traditionally for flavouring, medicine or household tasks. Find the children’s trail, a...

Wayside Herbs

Bamfurlong, Chine Lane, Yafford, near Shorwell, PO30 3LX 07879 613389 - www.waysideherbs.co.uk

Walk around the beautiful garden and see more than 60 different plants used traditionally for flavouring, medicine or household tasks. Find the children’s trail, a dinosaur-footprint cast and herbs from Harry Potter. Herb shop with herbal gifts, whole-leaf dried herbs and make-your-own pot-pourri. Visit The Woolshed and see various items of spinning and weaving equipment, sometimes with craftspeople at work, and browse unique items made by local experts. Also see Boadie Stutt’s wood-fired and hand-made pottery workshop, and an exhibition of herbalism through the ages. Easter Sat-31 Oct, Wed-Sat, 12pm-4pm. Workshops run throughout the year (details on website). Honesty stall with plants for sale from £1 (open all day, all year round).

Arreton Barns

Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA

01983 528353

arretonbarns.co.uk

Set in the stunning Arreton countryside, Arreton Barns is the Island’s largest arts and crafts centre, showcasing the best in local artisans. Find unique gifts then enjoy...

Arreton Barns

Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA 01983 528353 - arretonbarns.co.uk

Set in the stunning Arreton countryside, Arreton Barns is the Island’s largest arts and crafts centre, showcasing the best in local artisans. Find unique gifts then enjoy delicious food, fine wines and real ales at The Dairyman’s Daughter pub. Parking is free. Please visit website for opening times.

Monkey Haven

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NB

01983 530885

www.monkeyhaven.org

Swing on by to Monkey Haven, the best small attraction in England. This primate rescue centre makes animals happy — and people happy. You can meet the monkeys, meerkats, birds of...

Monkey Haven

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NB 01983 530885 - www.monkeyhaven.org

Swing on by to Monkey Haven, the best small attraction in England. This primate rescue centre makes animals happy — and people happy. You can meet the monkeys, meerkats, birds of prey and reptiles. And don’t miss the award-winning Keeper talks throughout the day, where you can find out all about the awesome animals and how they came to be here. The sanctuary cares for some of the smallest monkeys on the planet, plus some of the noisiest (and definitely the cheekiest!). Grab an ice cream, head for the Tea Room, or bring your own picnic. Plus there are adventure play areas, a free App, children’s trails and activities, free Wi , a gift shop and a free return within seven days. Monkey Haven is a charity and your visit will help all the rescued creatures you’ll meet. Have a happy day!
Please visit website for opening times and admission prices.

Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB

01983 403883

www.isleofwightzoo.com

This popular seaside attraction next to Sandown Bay delivers an inspirational wildlife experience. The friendly atmosphere is ideal for getting to know the animals, which include...

Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB 01983 403883 - www.isleofwightzoo.com

This popular seaside attraction next to Sandown Bay delivers an inspirational wildlife experience. The friendly atmosphere is ideal for getting to know the animals, which include tigers, white lions, lemurs and meerkats. There are also daily walking safaris and don’t miss the big cat enrichment demonstrations. Daily (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day), 1 Mar–31 Mar, 10am–5pm; 1 Apr–31 Oct, 10am–5.30pm; 1 Nov–28 Feb, 10am–4pm. Adult £12.49, child £10.23, senior £11.33, family £40.20, under 3s free. Visitors can return within a week for £1.

Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre

Appuldurcombe Farm, near Ventnor, PO38 3EW

01983 852484

www.appuldurcombe.co.uk

Watch amazing flying bird displays (indoors if wet). Kids will enjoy the super Play Barn, the friendly farm animals, and lambing in April. Tractor-trailer rides around historic...

Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre

Appuldurcombe Farm, near Ventnor, PO38 3EW 01983 852484 - www.appuldurcombe.co.uk

Watch amazing flying bird displays (indoors if wet). Kids will enjoy the super Play Barn, the friendly farm animals, and lambing in April. Tractor-trailer rides around historic parkland with rare breeds also available. 1 Apr-30 Sept, Sun to Fri, 10am-5pm (clos ed Sat). Adult £9, concession £8.50, child £6.50.

Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Lower Winstone Farm, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3AA

01983 852693

iowdonkeysanctuary.org

The Donkey Sanctuary continues to provide a “forever” home for more than 90 donkeys and more than 20 ponies and Shetlands, all of whom have lost their original home for various...

Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Lower Winstone Farm, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3AA 01983 852693 - iowdonkeysanctuary.org

The Donkey Sanctuary continues to provide a “forever” home for more than 90 donkeys and more than 20 ponies and Shetlands, all of whom have lost their original home for various reasons. They are all now loved and cared for and welcome the attention they receive from visitors. Set in more than 50 acres of countryside, there are walkways in the fields so you can get up close and personal with the donkeys. You can also adopt, groom or walk a donkey. There is a gift shop and café and parking is available in the large, attended free car park, where you will be welcomed by one of our volunteers. Daily, 10am-4.30pm. Admission free — donations are gratefully accepted.

Amazon World Zoo Park

Watery Lane, near Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO36 0LX

01983 867122

www.amazonworld.co.uk

Amazon World Zoo Park is home to the Isle of Wight’s largest collection of exotic animals. Venture through the Amazon looking for cats, anteaters, toucans, and parrots...

Amazon World Zoo Park

Watery Lane, near Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO36 0LX 01983 867122 - www.amazonworld.co.uk

Amazon World Zoo Park is home to the Isle of Wight’s largest collection of exotic animals. Venture through the Amazon looking for cats, anteaters, toucans, and parrots and free-flying birds. Walk along the riverbank and marvel at the fish and crocodiles in the water. Learn about the deforestation threatening our planet’s species. Step into the twilight and check out the nocturnal animals, including armadillos, loris, kinkajou, sloths and owl monkeys. Watch the lemurs jump around your feet and don’t miss the penguins, meerkats, tapirs, snakes, insects and more. With a large Jurassic playground and an Adventurers Café, Amazon World Zoo Park is a great day out for all ages, come rain or shine. Daily, from 10am. Adult £9.95, child £7.95, senior £8.95, family (two adults, two children) £32. Family (two adults, three children) £38. Free seven-day return for each full-paying person (terms and conditions apply).

Sunken Secrets, Shipwrecks & Submerged Settlements

Fort Victoria, Westhill Ln, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR

01983 761214

sunkensecrets.maritimearchaeologytrust.org

The centre’s exhibition tells the stories of shipwrecks, sunken archaeology and submerged prehistoric settlements around the Island. New for 2015 is Forgotten Wrecks of the First...

Sunken Secrets, Shipwrecks & Submerged Settlements

Fort Victoria, Westhill Ln, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR 01983 761214 - sunkensecrets.maritimearchaeologytrust.org

The centre’s exhibition tells the stories of shipwrecks, sunken archaeology and submerged prehistoric settlements around the Island. New for 2015 is Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War, an exhibition commemorating those lost at sea during the conflict.
Easter-31 Oct. For days and times, visit the website. Adult £3.50, child £2, senior/student £3, family (two adults, two children) £8.

Shipwreck Centre

The Shipwreck Centre, Arreton Barns Craft Village, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA

01983 533079

www.shipwreckcentre.co.uk

Founded in 1978, the Shipwreck Centre (above) is the largest collection of its kind in the UK. Maritime exhibits include Wreck
& Rescue, treasures from the deep,...

Shipwreck Centre

The Shipwreck Centre, Arreton Barns Craft Village, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA 01983 533079 - www.shipwreckcentre.co.uk

Founded in 1978, the Shipwreck Centre (above) is the largest collection of its kind in the UK. Maritime exhibits include Wreck
& Rescue, treasures from the deep, shipwrecks, diving, pirates and lifeboats. All-weather attraction for young and old. Free parking, pub
and gift shops on site. For opening times and prices, please phone.

Newport Roman Villa

Cypress Road, Newport, PO30 1HA

01983 529720

www.iwight.com/museums

he remains of this Roman farmhouse, built in 280AD, are hidden away on the edge of town. Come and see a fine bath suite with under-floor heating and the remnants of a mosaic floor....

Newport Roman Villa

Cypress Road, Newport, PO30 1HA 01983 529720 - www.iwight.com/museums

he remains of this Roman farmhouse, built in 280AD, are hidden away on the edge of town. Come and see a fine bath suite with under-floor heating and the remnants of a mosaic floor. The Villa has a wonderful herb garden and museum display. Great for families, with an activity room and photo hunt. Dress like a Roman,
build an arch, make a mosaic or repair a broken pot. 1 April -31 Oct, Mon-Sat, 10.30am-4pm; Jul-Aug, Sun, 12noon-4pm. Adult £3, child  £2.20, family £9.

Lilliput

35 High Street, Brading PO36 0DJ

01983 407231

www.lilliputmuseum.co.uk

Contains one of the finest private collections of antique dolls and toys in Britain, with more than 2,000 exhibits from c.2,000BC to c.1950 on display, including antique bisque...

Lilliput

35 High Street, Brading PO36 0DJ 01983 407231 - www.lilliputmuseum.co.uk

Contains one of the finest private collections of antique dolls and toys in Britain, with more than 2,000 exhibits from c.2,000BC to c.1950 on display, including antique bisque dolls, rocking horses, teddy bears, trains, tinplate vehicles, dolls’ houses and unusual toys. Daily, Mar-Nov, 10am-5pm.Adult £3.75, Senior (65 + years) £3.20, Child (5-14) £2.20, under-5s free.

Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QA

01983 404344

www.dinosaurisle.com

This all-weather museum has impressive life-sized dinosaurs set in a prehistoric landscape, as well as an amazing collection of fossils, from tiny insects to dinosaur skeletons....

Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QA 01983 404344 - www.dinosaurisle.com

This all-weather museum has impressive life-sized dinosaurs set in a prehistoric landscape, as well as an amazing collection of fossils, from tiny insects to dinosaur skeletons. Guided fossil hunts are also available — these must be booked in advance. April, 10am-5pm; May-Aug, daily, 10am-6pm; Sept-Oct, daily, 10am-5pm; Nov-Mar, daily, 10am-4pm. Last admission one hour before closing. Adult £5, child £4, under-3s free, concession £4, family (2 adults, 2 children) £16.50, family (2 adults, 3 children) £19.50.

Cowes Maritime Museum

12-14 Beckford Rd, Cowes, PO31 7SG

01983 823433

www.iwight.com/museums

An introduction to Cowes and its maritime heritage with boat models, photographs and artefacts. Mon, Tues & Fri, 10am-5pm (closed 12.30pm-1.30pm); Sat, 10am-4.30pm; closed...

Cowes Maritime Museum

12-14 Beckford Rd, Cowes, PO31 7SG 01983 823433 - www.iwight.com/museums

An introduction to Cowes and its maritime heritage with boat models, photographs and artefacts. Mon, Tues & Fri, 10am-5pm (closed 12.30pm-1.30pm); Sat, 10am-4.30pm; closed Sun, Wed & Thurs. Admission free.

Yarmouth Gallery

Forresters Hall, High Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PL

01983 761424

www.yarmouthgallery.com

This small, stylish gallery shows original work by established artists from the Island and across the UK. Artist in residence is painter Anne Toms and on show is a truly impressive...

Yarmouth Gallery

Forresters Hall, High Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PL 01983 761424 - www.yarmouthgallery.com

This small, stylish gallery shows original work by established artists from the Island and across the UK. Artist in residence is painter Anne Toms and on show is a truly impressive mix of ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and prints from many guest artists — oh yes, and it has a brilliant little card shop. Please visit website for opening times.

Classic Boat Museum

Columbine Rd, East Cowes PO32 6EZ

01983 244101

www.classicboatmuseum.org

This award-winning, all-weather attraction is located in bright, spacious premises in East Cowes, and has more than 50 excellent examples of sailing and power boats of local and...

Classic Boat Museum

Columbine Rd, East Cowes PO32 6EZ 01983 244101 - www.classicboatmuseum.org

This award-winning, all-weather attraction is located in bright, spacious premises in East Cowes, and has more than 50 excellent examples of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors and maritime enthusiasts. Covering many aspects of our maritime heritage over the past century, displays relate to boatbuilding, sailing, yachting, cruising, racing, and much more. All exhibits are under cover and on one ground-floor level. Refreshments, shop, disabled access and toilet. Easter-end Oct, 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm) or by arrangement. Free parking on East Cowes seafront. Telephone or visit the website for admission charges. Reduced rates for combined entry tickets with the Classic Boat Museum Gallery (below). Group discounts available.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, near Newport, PO30 1XY

01983 523112

www.carisbrookecastlemuseum.org.uk

Located in the medieval castle itself, Carisbrooke Castle Museum was founded in 1898 by Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Beatrice, as a museum of local history. From 10am all...

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, near Newport, PO30 1XY 01983 523112 - www.carisbrookecastlemuseum.org.uk

Located in the medieval castle itself, Carisbrooke Castle Museum was founded in 1898 by Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Beatrice, as a museum of local history. From 10am all year round, with reduced access in winter. Museum entry is included in the admission price for the castle, but museum-only tours can be arranged for pre-booked groups. Please visit the website for details.

Brighstone Community Library and Village Museum

North St, Brighstone, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4AX

01983 740850


An attractive terrace of thatched cottages with a library run by volunteers, and a museum housing a rich collection of mementos from the Island’s past, offering insights into...

Brighstone Community Library and Village Museum

North St, Brighstone, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4AX 01983 740850 -

An attractive terrace of thatched cottages with a library run by volunteers, and a museum housing a rich collection of mementos from the Island’s past, offering insights into local history. Tues, 9am-12.30pm; Thurs, 1.30pm-4.30pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Brading Roman Villa

Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0EN

01983 406223

www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk

See some of the best-preserved Roman mosaics in Northern Europe at this award-winning visitor centre and museum. There is also a licensed café with stunning views over Sandown...

Brading Roman Villa

Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0EN 01983 406223 - www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk

See some of the best-preserved Roman mosaics in Northern Europe at this award-winning visitor centre and museum. There is also a licensed café with stunning views over Sandown bay, a shop, a meadow trail and a Roman garden. Disabled access. Daily, 10am-5pm. Guided tours available. Telephone or visit the website for admission charges.

Bembridge Fort

Bembridge Down, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QY

01983 741020

nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

This Victorian fort is gradually being restored and access is by guided tour only. Group tours may be available on other days. Booking essential (please call the number above)....

Bembridge Fort

Bembridge Down, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QY 01983 741020 - nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

This Victorian fort is gradually being restored and access is by guided tour only. Group tours may be available on other days. Booking essential (please call the number above). Apr-Oct, Tues only. Adult £4.50, child £2.25. National Trust members free. Not suitable for under-10s.

Yarmouth Castle

Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB

01983 760678

www.english-heritage.org.uk/yarmouthcastle

The last and most sophisticated of Henry VIII’s chain of coastal forts, with beautiful views of the Solent. Mar 28-1 Nov, from 10am. Please visit the website for full details....

Yarmouth Castle

Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB 01983 760678 - www.english-heritage.org.uk/yarmouthcastle

The last and most sophisticated of Henry VIII’s chain of coastal forts, with beautiful views of the Solent. Mar 28-1 Nov, from 10am. Please visit the website for full details. Adult £4.50, concession £4, child £2.70, family £11.80.

Osborne

York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JT

01983 200022

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne

Queen Victoria’s iconic seaside residence offers an intimate glimpse into royal family life on the Island. Discover fascinating interiors, stunning views across the Solent,...

Osborne

York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JT 01983 200022 - www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne

Queen Victoria’s iconic seaside residence offers an intimate glimpse into royal family life on the Island. Discover fascinating interiors, stunning views across the Solent, beautiful terraced gardens and a private beach. Open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. Gift Aid admission: adult £19, child £11.40, family £49.40. Standard admission: adult £17.20, child £10.30, family £44.70. Members free.

Nunwell House & Gardens

West Lane, Brading, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 0JQ

01983 407240

www.nunwellhouse.co.uk

Set in five acres of tranquil gardens, this beautiful country house (above)has been a family home since 1522.
For opening times or to arrange a guided tour, please visit...

Nunwell House & Gardens

West Lane, Brading, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 0JQ 01983 407240 - www.nunwellhouse.co.uk

Set in five acres of tranquil gardens, this beautiful country house (above)has been a family home since 1522.
For opening times or to arrange a guided tour, please visit the website or telephone.

Newtown Old Town Hall

Newtown, near Shalfleet, West Wight, PO30 4PA

01983 531785

nationaltrust.org.uk/newtown-old-town-hall

The quirky Old Town Hall is the only indication that this national nature reserve was once a bustling community with two MPs. Visit the former Council Chamber and Mayor’s Robing...

Newtown Old Town Hall

Newtown, near Shalfleet, West Wight, PO30 4PA 01983 531785 - nationaltrust.org.uk/newtown-old-town-hall

The quirky Old Town Hall is the only indication that this national nature reserve was once a bustling community with two MPs. Visit the former Council Chamber and Mayor’s Robing Room and discover more about the area’s political past. 9 Mar-24 Oct, Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 10.30am-5pm (also Bank Holiday Mondays). Standard admission: Adult £4.30, child £2.15, family £10.75. National Trust members free.

The Needles Old Battery

West High Down, Alum Bay, PO39 0JH

01983 754772

nationaltrust.org.uk/the-needles-old-battery-and-new-battery

This cliff-top fort is brought to life with new exhibitions and displays detailing its use from Victorian times through both world wars. The attractions include two original guns...

The Needles Old Battery

West High Down, Alum Bay, PO39 0JH 01983 754772 - nationaltrust.org.uk/the-needles-old-battery-and-new-battery

This cliff-top fort is brought to life with new exhibitions and displays detailing its use from Victorian times through both world wars. The attractions include two original guns situated in the parade ground and a tunnel leading to a searchlight emplacement with dramatic views over the Needles. Kids’ trail sheets, discovery packs and dressing-up clothes add to the excitement and the quirky 1940s-style tea-room has cliff-top views. Until 1 Nov, daily, 10.30am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm); 27 Jun, 6.30am for a Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast. Tearoom: until 1 Nov, daily, 10.30am-4.30pm; 7 Nov-13 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11am-3pm. Property closes in high winds; call to check. Phone for disabled access. Parking at Needles Park (charges apply). Gift Aid admission: adult £6.50, child £3.25, family £16.25. Standard admission: adult £5.90, child £2.95, family £14.75. National Trust members free.

The Needles New Battery

West High Down, Alum Bay, West Wight, PO39 0JH

01983 754772

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

These underground rooms host an exhibition about the secret rocket testing carried out on the headland as part of Britain’s “race for space”, from the 1950s to the 1970s....

The Needles New Battery

West High Down, Alum Bay, West Wight, PO39 0JH 01983 754772 - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

These underground rooms host an exhibition about the secret rocket testing carried out on the headland as part of Britain’s “race for space”, from the 1950s to the 1970s. Refreshment kiosk. 14 Mar-1 Nov, daily, 11am-4pm. Admission free.

Carisbrooke Castle

Castle Hill, West of Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY

01983 522107

www.english-heritage.org.uk/carisbrooke

This quirky, quintessential castle was the key to the Isle of Wight’s security for nearly 1,000 years. It
has been a prison to Charles I and a royal summer residence for...

Carisbrooke Castle

Castle Hill, West of Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY 01983 522107 - www.english-heritage.org.uk/carisbrooke

This quirky, quintessential castle was the key to the Isle of Wight’s security for nearly 1,000 years. It
has been a prison to Charles I and a royal summer residence for Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, and is home to a crew of loveable donkeys. Daily, from 10am, with reduced access in winter. Please visit the website for details. Adult £8.30, child £5, concessions £7.50, family £21.70.

Calbourne Water Mill

Newport Road, Calbourne, near Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4JN

01983 531227

www.calbournewatermill.co.uk

This 17th-century working water mill (above) holds milling demonstrations at 3pm every day except Saturday. It also has museums of bygone days and both World Wars. Visit the café...

Calbourne Water Mill

Newport Road, Calbourne, near Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4JN 01983 531227 - www.calbournewatermill.co.uk

This 17th-century working water mill (above) holds milling demonstrations at 3pm every day except Saturday. It also has museums of bygone days and both World Wars. Visit the café for delicious home-baked cakes and cream teas; try the mini-golf course or go punting on the stream. Flour, oats and muesli produced at the mill are on sale in the shop.

Bembridge Windmill

High Street, Bembridge, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SQ

01983 873945

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

This picturesque, 300-year-old windmill – the last remaining on the Island – inspired JMW Turner to paint it in watercolours in 1795 and is now managed by the National Trust....

Bembridge Windmill

High Street, Bembridge, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SQ 01983 873945 - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/isleofwight

This picturesque, 300-year-old windmill – the last remaining on the Island – inspired JMW Turner to paint it in watercolours in 1795 and is now managed by the National Trust. Explore its four floors – a model and a short film about milling show how the windmill would have worked and a hand quern illustrates the action of the millstones. Children’s trail sheets, hot drinks, ice creams and gifts also available.

Appuldurcombe House

Appuldurcombe Rd, Godshill, Wroxall PO38 3EW

01983 840188

www.english-heritage.org.uk/appuldurcombe

This 18th-century Baroque house, which has been partly restored, was once the grandest residence on the Island. Surrounded by ornamental grounds designed by Capability Brown, it is...

Appuldurcombe House

Appuldurcombe Rd, Godshill, Wroxall PO38 3EW 01983 840188 - www.english-heritage.org.uk/appuldurcombe

This 18th-century Baroque house, which has been partly restored, was once the grandest residence on the Island. Surrounded by ornamental grounds designed by Capability Brown, it is the perfect place to walk and picnic. New interpretive panels are on display in 2015. 1 Apr-30 Sept, Sunday to Friday, 10am-5pm (closed Saturdays). For prices, please telephone.