Planning your Escape

Travelling to the Isle of Wight by Ferry

If you’re planning a trip to the Island and are unsure about how to get here, the options are Ferry, Ferry or Ferry. With no commercial airport, fixed link or tunnel, the only way on or off the Island is by boat, which for some residents and visitors is part of the appeal.

All of the Ferries that service the Isle of Wight are modern, comfortable and Pet friendly, and are an enjoyable part of the Island experience.
If you’ve never travelled to the Island before, below is some useful local knowledge we’d like to share:

Shanklin Seafront

Shanklin Seafront, situated on the southeast coast of the Island is one of our most popular seaside beach resorts, with miles of golden sand, this is a great place for all the family, no matter what the age!

What’s happening in June

Festival of the Sea

The start of June coincides with the latter half of the May Half term, so there’s always plenty of events taking place for the Kids to get involved in. Later in the month, when the younger visitors have returned to School, the Island is all about entertaining the grown-ups!

The Wellbeing experience at Ventnor Botanic

Yoga at VBG, Wight Locations

One of the big allures of the Isle of Wight is an escape from the hussle and bussle of busy life, with the promise of fresh air, calming surroundings and an overall boost to your wellbeing.

Our friends over at Ventnor Botanic Gardens have created a range of classes and activities around the theme of Wellbeing, to sooth and reinvigorate visitors looking to expand their holistic horizons.

Things to do this Easter

Wight Locations, Cycling

The Easter Holidays are for some the first family break of the year and we want you to make the most of your time whilst you’re on holiday and not have to spend a fortune. We’ve picked some suggestions for keeping the family busy during the Easter Break

Café Blue at Salterns Village

Wight Locations, Cafe Blue, Salterns Village

If you’re staying with us at the Salterns Village this summer, you’ll now be able to enjoy a full English breakfast, or an evening pint on the decking at the newly opened onsite Café Blue.

The café is for exclusive use of guests staying at the Salterns Village and will be open throughout the summer months, serving breakfasts, sandwiches, cakes, tea & coffee and a range of soft drinks and snacks. The café will also be offering a take-away service.

Royal Agricultural Show

Wight Locations, County Show

The annual Isle of Wight agricultural show returns to the Show ground between Newport and Cowes this year on Sunday 25th June.

The ‘County Show’ as its more commonly known is a popular event on the island with locals due to the large rural and agricultural community on the Island.

The show is fantastic fun for families and there’s always plenty going on in the main arena area, where visitors are invited to get hands on and ‘come and have a go’.

Magic at the Needles

Wight Locations, The Needles

Possibly the most famous landmark associated with the Isle of Wight, is the Needles at Alum Bay. This famous landmark is best viewed from the Needles Park at the top of the cliff at Alum Bay.

The Park is a popular destination for young families as there’s lots to entertain the little ones, from crazy Golf to a 4D Cinema experience and of course the legendary chairlift down to the coloured sand on the beach.