Isle of Wight Attractions
Attractions on the Isle of Wight cater for all age groups, from toddlers to senior citizens. Whether you´re a couple or a family, the list of things to do is almost endless. You can choose between a wide variation of attractions such as ten pin bowling, glass making, adventure parks or horse riding at Brickfields Horse Country. There are excellent parks and gardens to relax in, or if you´re feeling a bit more energetic, why not try your luck at one of the great activities on offer? Wherever you are staying on the Island, you are never far away from enjoying fun-packed days out on the Isle of Wight.
You can reach many attractions on the Isle of Wight such as The Needles Park and Shanklin Chine by public transport. The top deck of a bus is an ideal location to enjoy the outstanding scenery on offer. Island Line trains travel from Ryde Pier to Shanklin via Ryde Esplanade, Brading, Sandown and Lake. There is also the Isle of Wight Steam Railway which connects with Island Line at Smallbrook Junction and goes on to Havenstreet and Wootton. The most economical way to travel on both bus and train is by purchasing rover tickets which can be obtained on the buses or at Travel Offices.
The Isle of Wight is famous for its natural beauty and is home to numerous exotic wildlife including beautiful butterflies, miniature ponies and rare red squirrels. The Isle of Wight Zoo at Yaverland seafront is home to the Tiger Sanctuary, which houses the largest collection of tigers in the UK, and Lemurland, where endangered Madagascan lemurs live in their natural environment. There are also a multitude of festivals to be enjoyed all year round, including the famous Isle of Wight Festival, along with many tours, concerts and shows. Walking and cycling are especially prevalent on the Island with the Isle of Wight Walking and Cycling Festivals just two of the major attractions on the Isle of Wight.