Planning your half term getaway to the Island isn’t just about picking the right cottage or booking your ferry crossing. Choosing the best activity to keep the whole family entertained is hugely important to planning a happy break.
We've picked some of our favourite recommendations below which should keep the smiles fixed for as long as possible, whilst you’re here on our wonderful Isle of adventure!
Amazon World is a wildlife experience for all ages and offers you the chance to get up close with a variety of exotic wildlife from across the globe. The park has recently been extensively expanded to house new enclosures for a host of new animals, including Wallabies, Penguins and Lemurs. The ‘Lemur encounter’ is a personal favourite, as the lemurs are very inquisitive and can often be seen climbing all over visitors. These animals are perfectly safe for little ones, and are partial to a selfie, so make sure you have a phone at hand.
The park also has a new children’s play area, with all sorts of climbing structures and swings to wear the kids out before heading home.
Cowboy Town at Blackgang Chine will delight anyone who fondly remembers playing cowboys and Indians as a child. An entire small western town has been recreated on the edge of the park, featuring a saloon, jail, general store and of course a gun store, where you can still buy ‘cap guns’. Watch out for hordes of children chasing around the buildings shooting anything and anyone. Noisy but great fun the children and grown up children!
Blackgang Chine has lots more to enjoy, including the new Dinosaur area Restricted area 5, Pirate cove and some great rides.
Take a look at our lovely collection of self-catering cottages here and start planning your next holiday.