Best Holiday Parks on the Isle of Wight for 2018
The Isle of Wight has long been associated with family holidays and we want to share the BEST Isle of Wight Holiday Parks with you.
If you are bringing a car, you will make your way to the Island by choosing the ferry crossing from Southampton to East Cowes using Red Funnel; or by opting for the routes operated by Wightlink that run between Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Wootton. Passenger Ferries run between Southampton and Cowes and Portsmouth Hard to Ryde Pier Head. In addition, a fun way to cross is by Hovercraft which runs from Southsea Common to Ryde Esplanade. The operator is Hovertravel.
Our advice to EVERYONE when bringing a car to the Island is to ASK FOR A FERRY INCLUSIVE PRICE, as many of the holiday parks are able to buy them on your behalf at a price considerably less than you booking directly with the ferry companies.
Not only does a holiday on the Isle of Wight feel like you have traveled abroad, but the warmer climate, which is gently warmed by the Gulf stream allows plants to grow on the southern shores that are not able to grow anywhere else in the UK. This is best shown at the World famous Botanic Gardens at Ventnor.
As for holidays, we have selected some of our most requested holiday parks that appeal right across the spectrum of people looking to create memories that will last a lifetime. We have Parks that are located right on the coast, with direct access to the beach and Parks which are sited at the foot of the downs in what was once a kitchen garden for a palatial country house. Wherever you decide to stay, you will not be far from our stunning scenery, relaxing beaches.
So let’s look at what the wonderful Isle of Wight can offer you in 2018 when it comes to holiday parks.
Grange Farm is located right beside the beautiful bay at Brighstone, which is on the rugged south west coast of the Island, with stunning scenery and some fabulous coastal and downland walks. What makes this place so special is that it has been owned by the same family for years and it is a farm that has developed into somewhere quite magical for its’ visitors.
The farm offers self-catering accommodation, static mobile homes close to the waters edge, camping pods and superb camping and touring caravan pitches. It attracts people year after year that come to the site not only for its’ location and setting but for the friendly welcome they receive from the owners and of course the many animals that live there all year around.
All age groups will love being part of this farm for their holiday, sharing time with the many animals and birds that live at the farm all year around. In addition, being located away from any busy towns and light pollution, you will be blown away by the clear night skies, which attract stargazers.
Grange Farm though and the surrounding area has attracted visitors for millions of years and whilst walking along the beach you may well stumble across dinosaur footprints embedded into the rocks at low tide and the fossils given up by the eroding cliffs have attracted fossil hunters – including the BBC.
Close by there is Blackgang Chine, an adventure park built around a disappearing village, which is great for all ages. Blackgang is the UK’s oldest pleasure park and is this year celebrating 175 years and they have lots of things planned to celebrate their success. There is also Freshwater Bay and Compton Bay, the latter attracting surfers and families.
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Whitecliff Bay is located at the eastern tip of the Island, close to Bembridge and Bembridge Down. The Down dramatically plunges into Whitecliff Bay via imposing, white chalk cliffs which gives this sheltered and family friendly bay its’ name. The Park is owned by Away Resorts, who have heavily invested in the facilities and accommodation in the park, which includes superb outdoor and indoor swimming pools, clubhouse and outdoor play areas for children.
Guests visiting Whitecliff View have a choice of accommodation from lodges with hot tubs, caravans and of course pitches for camping and touring caravans. For the more adventurous looking for something different, you can even try the latest trend of Glamping. There really is something for everyone and all pockets so take a trip to this fabulous resort and create many memories whilst having a great holiday.
Organised entertainment for both adults and children make Whitecliff Bay truly a holiday for everyone.
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This fantastic park is located in the heart of the Isle of Wight, making it perfect for exploring all the Island has to offer. With great on-site facilities, Rookley Park will keep the whole family entertained during their stay with indoor and outdoor pools, fishing, playground, entertainment lounge, bar, and restaurant. Don’t forget, for those anglers, Rookley offers some of the best carp ponds in the UK.
Enjoy a great Isle of Wight self-catering cottage break this summer at Rookley Park. Prices start from just £599 for a short break and £799 for a week, for the whole family!
Rookley village is almost at the centre of the Island geographically. This makes it an ideal base to get out and enjoy what the Isle of Wight has to offer. The nearest main towns are the county town of Newport and the coastal town of Ventnor.
Newport, which offers great shopping, as well as a Roman Villa, Quayside and arts centre and of course Carisbrooke Castle, which is where Charles I was held before his execution whilst Ventnor has a stunning beach and Botanic Gardens
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The Orchards Holiday Park on the Isle of Wight is an award-winning, family-owned, holiday park with high-quality facilities. The Orchards has been awarded 5 pennants from The AA and has won Practical Caravans “ Overall Winner” in their Top 100 awards. The park is situated in Newbridge, on the West of the Isle of Wight. It’s in a small rural village. It is on the edge of an AONB so there are stunning countryside views from all over the park.
Offering 160 touring pitches for tents, motorhomes and touring caravans – 22 are water serviced, 52 are hardstandings and 86 are grass. They are arranged in 3 paddocks, on terraced, flat or gently sloping land.
They also have 64 holiday caravans (statics) in a separate, spacious area, with trees and shrubs around and pathways in between. The 4 and 6 berth caravans are of a very high standard, fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, fridge, microwave, shower and toilet, DVD player and TV.
Offering great facilities such as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, there is also an on-site shop and takeaway. As for things close by, there is Chessell Pottery, West Wight Alpacas, Newtown with its’ beautiful Creek, which was once the main port for the Island. In addition the towns or Yarmouth and Freshwater are also close by.
Appuldurcombe Gardens – Wroxall
This corking holiday park is located in what was the kitchen garden of the palatial Appuldurcombe House, which has a past steeped with scandal and which was sadly damaged by a landmine during the War. The house, which is located closed by can be visited and the walks through the surrounding countryside are breathtaking.
Appuldurcombe Gardens offer self catering accommodation, holiday caravans, and a superb camping and touring field with excellent facilities. On the park, there is a large, outdoor swimming pool, shop and clubhouse and the peaceful location at the foot of Stenbury Down has attracted visitors year after year because of the quiet, yet convenient location.
You may wish to pop in to say hello to all of the lovely donkeys and ponies at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Open daily 10 am – 4.30pm (weather permitting). Everyone is most welcome to come and visit our lovely donkeys including well-behaved dogs. The charity relies entirely on donations, adoptions and the many fundraising activities held throughout the year.
The nearest town is Ventnor on the southern coast. Go and visit Steephill Cove whilst you are there, a cove only accessible by boat or on foot and discover the joys of eating fresh, Ventnor bay crab. The thatched village of Godshill is just a short drive away and here you can visit the Model Village as well as sample a clotted cream tea.
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This park is located right beside the sea in the beautiful village of Bonchurch. Bonchurch has attracted many famous people in the past because of its’ natural beauty and the fabulous Horseshoe Bay and Monks Bay are just a short walk away.
Riviera Park in the picturesque village of Bonchurch has a selection of lovely holiday Apartments and Lodges for a truly tranquil self-catering holiday. The park has WiFi, indoor pool and Outdoor Tennis court to keep you amused and is only a short walk on the coastal path leads you to Ventnor with its famous botanic gardens and newly built marina close to good restaurants, bars, and shops.
Offering not only a superb cliff top location, the park also benefits from a wonderful indoor swimming pool and WIFI. Whilst there, try walking either to Ventnor, along with the top of the seawall, or take the beautiful walk through the Landslip towards Shanklin Old Village.
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Woodside Coastal Retreat sits beside the bay with beautiful views over the water, the lodges are dotted between mature trees making it an ideal place to relax and unwind. Our luxury lodges come fully equipped with all you will need to enjoy your holiday, on the resort is a phone box, a selection of DVDs and Wii games to hire and a small shop stocking gifts and holiday essentials.
Their luxury lodges, which are located at Wootton, are available in two to four bedroom options, the spacious lodges come fully equipped with inventory, towels, and board games. The fitted kitchens include microwaves, washer/dryers, fridge freezers, hobs, and oven. Decorated to a high standard with all the comforts and luxuries you can expect from a boutique accommodation, the spacious lounges have flat screen TVs with Freeview and Wifi plus iPod docking station and games consoles. Some of the lodges even offer a private outdoor hot tub for that relaxing evening in.
The Retreat looks straight out across the busy shipping land of the Solent to the mainland beyond, so there is always something to see. It is also not 10 minutes away from the town of Ryde, Newport and East Cowes, where Queen Victoria lived at Osborne House.
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