There are loads of things for the whole family to see and do when they choose the Isle of Wight as their holiday destination. Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill are just two of the massive attractions on offer.
For those wanting to learn more about the history of the Isle of Wight, surely one of your first stops would be Carisbrooke Castle, best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. You can still play bowls on the very green Charles used.
For a castle that has lived through more than 800 years of service, including resisting a siege by the French and seeing off the Spanish Armada, it's also wonderfully well preserved? Your children will love dressing up as Norman soldiers or Civil War troopers, and meeting the castle's famous donkeys, while for the grown-ups, the new Edwardian style Princess Beatrice Garden is a joy to explore.
No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to the royal seaside palace, Osborne House, where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children.
You and your children can take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria's family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert. You will marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar Room. And of course there's the stunning view from the terraces across the Solent – said to remind Prince Albert of the bay of Naples and stroll through Osborne's extensive grounds.
Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. The award winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.
You can feel yourself stepping back in history and you walk amongst the best preserved Roman mosaics in Northern Europe, interactive displays, licensed cafe, shop and extensive grounds including a Roman garden and meadow trail. The museum and visitor centre are housed within an award-winning ecological cover building and the Villa site sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Whatever the weather, make the most of the fact the island was made to be explored and to inspire freedom. There's literally hundreds of bridleways and one of the best ways to experience them is on horseback.
You can take a ride across the downs on paths which have been in use since the stone age, or for a truly memorable experience, why not ride through the surf at our blue flag beaches?
There are a number of excellent riding schools across the Island which cater for visitors all ages and abilities.
How about climbing 25ft to the top of some of the most magnificent oak trees here? Well, you can do that as you delve deep into our areas of outstanding natural beauty. Picture yourself hanging upside down in the leaf canopy whilst you admits the wonderful views across the Solent. You could even chill in a tree hammock or walk along the branches before deciding when it's time to abseil back to the ground for homemade refreshments and a well deserved cup of tea.
Of course you could spend some of your precious family time together just by stepping outside and exploring the garden isle on foot. The choice of where to go is certainly not limited. There's well over 500 miles of well maintained footpaths which twist and turn their way through fields and forests.
The Isle of Wight is an all season walkers paradise with over 500 miles of well maintained footpaths winding through fields and forests. Some 64 miles follow the spectacular coastline, nearly half of which is classed as 'Heritage Coast' and more than fifty percent is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Island is also home to the UK's largest annual Walking Festival,which takes place in May along with Walk The Wight which raises money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice . There are over 300 organised walks to choose from, so whether you're interested in the Island's history, nature or the coastline there's a walk for you.
Children of all ages will love the attractions on offer with Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill and of course the Needles. No visit to the island would ever be complete without a look in to our famous Dinosaur Isle - download the dinosaur app before you visit and take your children dinosaur hunting! You can also enjoy hours on the beach in Yaverland hunting for fossils.
One thing we must mention is the Isle of Wight has 60 miles of beautiful beaches, many of them awarded a blue flag. You can of course enjoy many hours on the beach enjoying splashing in the sea and building sand castles.
One thing is for sure you and your family will never be bored on the Isle of Wight.
For accommodation your family will be very warmly welcomed at the Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel. As well as enjoying the convenience of direct beach access this hotel is stunningly located on the cliff top and offers you a huge variety of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities that will keep you as active or relaxed as you please. Families may also be accommodated in spacious family rooms, where you can save 50% when you children share with 2 adults. Located on the edge of Shanklin you have easy access all the way around the island and are just a few minuites walk in to the traditional Shanklin Old Village, Town Centre and main esplanade. The hotel benefits from some of the most amazing sea views and you can choose to upgrade to a room where you can wake up and see the sea each morning!
Call us on 01983 869000 for more information