The places we like

The places we like…

Here are some of the places we like to go, stuff we like to do & ideas for places to eat.

  • Have a fantastic time up a tree with our friends at Goodleaf Tree Climbing
  • Spend a day at Osborne House, visit Swiss Cottage for the great interactive children’s display then walk on down to the beach for an ice cream
  • Take a walk on the beach at Yaverland (with or without the dog) – see if you can find any dinosaur fossils
  • Cycle to Sandown, Shanklin or Newport using the great cycle paths away from the traffic
  • Catch the bus to Yarmouth then walk along the paths to Freshwater – great for a dog walk, children’s cycle route or flat walk for tired legs.
  • Find a beautiful private garden to visit using the National Garden Scheme Yellow Book.  Any admission goes to charity and sometimes they have lovely cakes too!
  • Tapnell Farm in the West Wight is a fantastic place to take the children with a jumping pillow, indoor zip wire and climbing wall.
  • If you are looking for somewhere different to stay on the Island how about a bit of luxury at Woodside?


Places we like to eat…

  • We love to eat at The Taverners – we are lucky to have Roger & Lisa just over the road from us!
  • Book at table at The Three Buoys in Ryde for great food & lovely views
  • Enjoy the sea views whilst you have dinner at The Little Gloster in Gurnard
  • Pop to the Garlic Farm for lunch
  • For a special treat book Afternoon Tea at The Royal in Ventnor
  • The Cow Co at Tapnell Farm is great for lunch, coffee & cake and they do open some evenings – check their website for details.