You’ll find lots of great places to explore in the surrounding countryside here on the Isle of Wight.
Wildheart Animal Sanctuary has a range of wonderful animals for an immersive and stimulating visit. Come along and meet the animals including Tigers, Lions, Meerkats, Lynx, Reptiles and much more. There is a large animal playground to tire the little ones out. Enjoy delicious, fresh and local food and drink from the Wildheart Café.
Tapnell Farm Park is an award winning, all-weather family attraction on the Isle of Wight. Here you will find a whole host of animals, including Wallabies, Meerkats, Donkeys, Goats and more. Also including a large Play Barn, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Go Karts, and a Straw Bale Adventure Barn.
Donkey Sanctuary - providing homes for unwanted and rescued animals. Carrying out educational work with schools and donkey therapy in residential settings.
Holiday retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains a large collection of the royal couple's possessions, art work and photographs.
Isle of Wight Festival is famous nowadays for kicking off the UK’s summer of major music events in style. With a range of music and legendary music icons plus amazing support acts. Plus the huge range of rides, refreshments, and other diverse entertainment on offer.
The Isle of Wight Military and Heritage Museum It has a cafe and the fully licensed Mess Bar in a former barracks building. The museum is not just a store of artefacts, it aims to be a hub for ex-service personnel to meet, share their knowledge and experience and access services tailored to their needs.
Authentic retro attraction that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Beautifully recreated models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages as they were in the 1920's and 30's. Passionate about details, the models are true representations of the houses, cottages and pubs. The gardens are packed with conifers and shrubs in the Japanese style of Niwaki.
Step back in time to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island’s unspoilt countryside. The Locomotives and Carriages have all been painstakingly restored to pristine condition and are the hallmark of the delightful railway. The oldest locomotive was built in 1876 and carriages date back to 1864.
Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs where you will find amongst the fossils many interactive displays. On a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our animatronic Neovenator.