Places of Interest

Isle of Wight Attractions and Things To Do

Whether you’re coming to the Isle of Wight with your family, as a couple or on your own, there is so much that can keep you occupied across the Island!

There are many attractions to visit, just a short sea crossing using the Island ferry services is all that is stopping you.

Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill are the oldest parks, they have been running since mid-1800.

Look back in time and visit some of the islands oldest buildings, such as Carisbrooke Castle, The Needles Battery and Fort Victoria. There are also several hilltop monuments, the closest to Ford Farm Being the Russian-style Hoy Monument, with Tennyson Monument and Yarborough Monument.

Upon St. Catherine’s Down, walking distance from us, and not far from the Hoy Monument, you will find the St Catherines Oratory, the original 14th-century lighthouse known locally as the “Pepperpot”. You can look right back to the Dinosaurs era with a purpose-built museum in Sandown.

There are also many music festivals on the Island, the Isle of Wight Festival being one of the biggest. Did you know that Ford Farm hosted the first Isle of Wight Festival back in 1968?

With some of the best beaches in the UK, you can have a nice relaxing stroll along the coastline taking in the soothing sea air.

If animals are more your ‘thing’, then why not visit Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight Zoo, Amazon World, West Wight Alpacas or even the Owl and Monkey Haven!

The Ventnor Botanic Gardens, which is a short drive south of Ford Farm, has some of the best gardens with its own micro-climate, protected by chalk cliffs. If you have a love for garlic, then The Garlic Farm is also a must visit!

Amazon World

Amazon World Zoo Park, Watery Lane, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight PO36 0LX

Arreton Barns

Arreton Old Village, Main Road, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 3AA

Bembridge Windmill

Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SQ

Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine, Nr Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 2HN

Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman Villa, Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight PO36 0PH (For sat nav use PO36 0EN)

Brown’s Golf and Blue Tiki Cafe

Browns Family Golf, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QA

Butterfly Paragliding

The Terrace, Chale, Isle of Wight PO38 2HL

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1XY

Dimbola Lodge

Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight PO40 9QE

Dinosaur Isle

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

Fort Victoria Country Park

Fort Victoria, Nr Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0RR

Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Afton Down, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9TZ

Godshill Model Village

The Model Village, High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HH

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

64 High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1BX

High Adventure Paragliding

Mattingley Farm, Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight PO41 0SZ

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Lower Winstone Farm, St Johns Rd, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3AA

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight PO33 4DS

Isle of Wight Studio Glass

IOW Studio Glass, Arreton Barns Craft Village, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 3AA

Monkey Haven

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

Mottistone Manor Gardens

Mottistone, Isle of Wight PO30 4EA

Nettlecombe Fishing Lakes

Nettlecombe Farm, Whitwell, Isle of Wight PO38 2AF

NOW CLOSED: Robin Hill Adventure Park

Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 2NU

Ocean Blue Sea Safari

Eastern Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JR

Osborne House

Osborne House, York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6JX

Rosemary Vineyard

Rosemary Vineyard Ltd., Smallbrook Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight P033 4BE

Ryde Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Playstreet Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 3LJ

Shanklin Chine

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

Tapnell Farm

Tapnell Farm, The Middle Road, Isle of Wight PO41 0YJ‎

The Needles Landmark Attraction

The Needles Park, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0JD

The Old Smithy and Gardens

Old Smithy and Gardens, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HZ

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

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

Wight Water Watersports

Beach: Dunroamin Beach, Lake, Midway between Shanklin & Sandown Office: 5 Rew Close, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1BH

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary formerly Isle of Wight Zoo

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Yaverland Seafront, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QB
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