Woodmans Arms, Station Road, IOW, near steam railway.  Nice friendly pub, children welcome, good food.  Brand new children's play area for 2014.

Woodmans Arms, Station Road, IOW, near steam railway. Nice friendly pub, children welcome, good food. Brand new children's play area for 2014.

Blackgang Chine has some really scary moving  dinosaurs which even made the grownups jump!  New for 2014.

Blackgang Chine has some really scary moving dinosaurs which even made the grownups jump!

Summer 2014.  A very sad situation on the south side of the island where there was a serious landslip onto the Undercliff after heavy winter rains.  The road between Niton and Ventnor is closed and there is no access even for residents.

Summer A very sad situation on the south side of the island where there was a serious landslip onto the Undercliff after heavy winter rains. The road between Niton and Ventnor is closed and there is no access even for residents.

White Mouse Inn, Chale.  Family friendly pub close to Blackgang Chine with lovely garden which has views of the Needles and a good children's play area.  Good food too!

Family friendly pub close to Blackgang Chine with lovely garden which has views of the Needles and a good children's play area. Good food too!

Model Village, Godshill.  Absolutely charming, lovely for children of any age, model railways running too.

Absolutely charming, lovely for children of any age, model railways running too.

Boathouse, Puckpool, Isle of Wight.  Fabulous pub right next to the beach and Puckpool Park.

Boathouse, Puckpool, Isle of Wight. Fabulous pub right next to the beach and Puckpool Park.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Donkey Wheel, Carisbrooke Castle.

The Donkey Wheel, Carisbrooke Castle.

Wightlink.  A very easy and comfortable way to get to IOW.  Portsmouth to Fishbourne.  You are on the ferry about 40 minutes.  Just time to drink a cup of coffee and admire the views.

A very easy and comfortable way to get to IOW. Portsmouth to Fishbourne. You are on the ferry about 40 minutes. Just time to drink a cup of coffee and admire the views.

Ventnor Paddling Pool.  Huge pool with map of the IOW in the centre.  Hours of fun!

Huge pool with map of the IOW in the centre. Hours of fun!

Griffin Inn Godshill.  Another nice family friendly pub with lovely garden which has children's play area and a large maze!  Good food too!

Another nice family friendly pub with lovely garden which has children's play area and a large maze!

Captain Stan's Bembridge Fish Store, High Street, Bembridge.  Wonderful fresh fish shop with locally caught fish.

Wonderful fresh fish shop with locally caught fish.

Farmer Jack's Farm Shop, Arreton Barns, IOW.  Everything grown or made on the island.

We love farm shops

Bonchurch Beach.  Maria Ward IOW artist.  Lovely pictures which really capture the essence of the Island.

Lovely pictures which really capture the essence of the Island.

Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall.  This is the shell of a 17th century house, once the most important house on the island. Part of it has been re-roofed.  It is surrounded by lovely gardens and is a magical place.  Our three year old grandson loves it, especially the scary cellars! Run by English Heritage.  Not so keen on the Bird of Prey Centre adjoining but tickets are available just for the house.

Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall. This is the shell of a 17th century house, once the most important house on the island. Part of it has been re-roofed. It is surrounded by lovely gardens and is a magical place. Our three year old grandson loves it, especially the scary cellars! Run by English Heritage. Not so keen on the Bird of Prey Centre adjoining but tickets are available just for the house.

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