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Amazon World Zoo Park

The largest collection of exotic animals on the Island.  Anteaters, Penquins, Sloth, Tapirs, Ocelot, Flamingos, Toucans, Monkeys and more. We have daily Meet the Animal sessions. We also have an on site cafe, a gift shop and a large Jurassic themed adventure playground to keep the kids occupied.

Blackgang Chine 

Overlooking the stunning South coast of the Island and set in beautiful cliff top gardens, Blackgang Chine offers an enchanting experience like no other. Let your imagination run wild as you venture on a journey of discovery .... fighting pirates on-board your own ship, discovering life size moving dinosaurs and escaping from danger, being a sheriff of your own town, rounding up the outlaws and locking 'em up - or experiencing the magic of being fairy princess of your own castle!

The Model Village in Godshill

Is a 1/10th scale version of the villages of Godshill and Shanklin Old Village and chine, two of the oldest tourist areas on the Isle of Wight. The houses are a fantastic replica of the real buildings, made with sand and cement so they weather as they age. They thatch them just like the real thing using authentic materials and have over 3000 ornamental conifers and shrubs.

Isle of Wight Zoo & Tiger Sanctuary

The Isle of Wight's original zoo specialises in the care and conservation of big cats and Madagascan animals. Currently home to tigers, lions and jaguars with many lemurs, monkeys and wallabies.  All the animals are housed in a wide variety of naturalistic enclosures theat encourage them to display thier natural behaviours.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite the entire family. The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories.

Monkey Haven

A captivating and heart-warming animal experience, the Monkey Haven, the Isle of Wight's multi-award winning animal attraction cares for many rare and endangered species of primates and birds of prey. Spacious bespoke enclosures, tranquil setting, first class facilities, under 5's playing area and brand new adventure playground.  

Robin Hill Country Park

Visit the fascinating Robin Hill Country Park, with attractions that include “Colossus”, a 44 seat swing boat ride, African Adventure, a motion cinema, daily falconry shows, woodland gardens, and 400 metre Toboggan Ride (extra cost).The park is not just for children; adult visitors can enjoy the relaxing woodland gardens, learn about red  squirrels and nature or find out about the rich Roman history

Tapnell Farm Park

 is the perfect place for indoor and outdoor fun, connecting with and learning about animals, and enjoying delicious food and snacks with some of the best views on the Island!

Meet the friendly group of animals, and get “hands-on” with Daily Activity sessions! Go wild on the many indoor and outdoor activities, which include a huge soft play zone, jumping pillow, pedal go-karts and lots more.

JR Zone
Large Indoor Soft Play Center with activites for children of all ages. The cafe provides light snacks, full meals, home baked goods and daily specials. A perfect day out especially for those rainy days.  In the evenings for those 7+ and adults there is the massively popular Laser Storm facility, where you can compete to get the best score using laser guns and the soft play area.


Osbourne Court

Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home, is one of the most popular attractions on the Isle of Wight. Step back in time and take a look around the large home with access to stately rooms and bedrooms. Afterwards enjoy a stroll around the beautiful grounds and gardens. Queen Victoria's Beach is a must see, and a big part of the family history. Osbourne House is ideal for those of all ages with playgrounds, activities and a cafe on-site.

Carisbrooke Castle

In this lovely historic site you can explore the castle and surrounding grounds, meet the resident donkeys, climb up to the keep and take in the incredible surrounding views. Enjoy looking at the designer Princess Beatrice Garden with its water features. Not forgetting a museum, chapel and tea room all readily available to soak in some history and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes, sandwiches and light snacks. 

Quarr Abbey
Find out more about the day in life of a Monk and the history of the Abbey by entering into the visitor centre on site. The Monastery shop is run by volunteers with profits going back into the abbey. The delicious Tea Garden and Farm shop provides food from its own allotment and a chance to relax in the garden with a hot beverage or snack. (you may even meet some of the local wildlife). There is also an art gallery open although please note this is closed on Wednesdays. 

The Needles
You will not be stuck for things to do here-  The chairlift transports you down to the lovely Alum Bay Beach. Alum Bay glass is fun and educational (you can watch as the experts work their magic blowing glass), The popular sand shop gives all a chance to make their own sand souvenir to purchase. There is a great opportunity to shop for some unique gifts, and rides available for some more excitement.