Isle of Wight Attractions for the Entire Family

Isle of Wight holidays are perfect for spending some time with your family. There are no shortage of things to do here. For those who aren’t in the know, Isle of Wight happens to be England’s largest island. It is filled with interesting places to visit such as beautiful gardens, castles, forts, beaches and historic sites, as well as fantastic restaurants, lively bars and trendy nightclubs. During your Isle of Wight holidays make sure you check into one of the comfortable Isle of Wight cottages. The Isle of Wight cottages are perfect for both small and large families since they are self-catering units and offer a clean stay too. Further, these Isle of Wight cottages are well equipped with the latest amenities. Here are some of the not-to-be missed attractions during your Isle of Wight holidays.

Blackgang Disappearing Village

Blackgang Disappearing Village is one of the most popular attractions that should not be missed during your Isle of Wight holidays, located near the town of Ventnor, very close to the Ventnor Isle of Wight cottages. The park is divided into three sections namely BBC Coast, World of Timber and Wight Experience. While BBC Coast is an exhibition that tells the story of the disappearing village of Blackgang, the Weight Experience is a 70-seat theatre that screens a thrilling aerial film depicting the island’s beauty. World of Timber is yet another display that is set around the reconstruction of a Victorian water-powered sawmill. Visit the millpond gardens too for a blissful walk. If you happen to feel the need to get refreshed with some food and drinks, visit the Ship Ashore Tea Room, which serves excellent lunch, tea and pastries. Blackgang Disappearing Village remains open throughout the week from 10:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. The entrance charge is £1-.50 per person (4-59 years), while senior citizens and disabled people pay £8.50. You can also go in for the super saver ticket for four people costing just £39.

Arreton Old Village

Visit Arreton Old Village located at Main Road in Arreton. You can reach this place by car, bus or train from the Isle of Wight cottages. This village dates back to over a 1000 years, and has been wonderfully preserved and still running like it used to back in the day. The entire family will enjoy a day at Arreton Old Village. Visit different shops that sell everything from country style accessories to fresh locally grown vegetables, to traditional sweets and custom-made furniture, right up to ceramic pottery and wooden crafts. The Vintage Penny Arcade is a lot of fun too. Stop by the Corn Exchange, the village’s gift shop that sells souvenirs. You and your family will also enjoy the Shipwreck Centre that shows audio-visual action films. You can also opt to go on the exciting Ghost Walks. There is no entry charge when you visit the Arreton Old Village. A visit to this well-preserved village is a must during your Isle of Wight holidays as it can literally take you back in time.

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