Best family days out on the Isle of Wight according to Tripadvisor reviews

Half-term is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the family. Picture: Canva
Half-term is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the family. Picture: Canva

Half-term is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family – but where to go?

On the Isle of Wight we are spoiled for choice when it comes to beach days.

Of course, there are interesting walks too - a great option when the weather is good.

For rainy days, or just for something a little different, we’ve turned to Tripadvisor to find out some of the best rated attractions according to the people who have visited them.

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Five of the best family attractions on the Isle of Wight

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Isle of Wight County Press: Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is home to creatures such as Tigers, Lions, Meerkats, Lynx and Reptiles. Picture: Tripadvisor
Isle of Wight County Press: Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is home to creatures such as Tigers, Lions, Meerkats, Lynx and Reptiles. Picture: Tripadvisor

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is home to creatures such as Tigers, Lions, Meerkats, Lynx and Reptiles. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Yaverland Road, Sandown

Rating: 4/5

About: The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary you will meet some of the most exciting, yet threatened animals on our planet, including Tigers, Lions, Meerkats, Lynx, Reptiles and much more.

The Sanctuary rescues many of its inhabitants from poor and inhumane conditions around Europe.

There are daily talks from the animal carers and animal encounters offering the opportunity to get up close and hands-on with our animal residents.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Isle of Wight County Press: The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary provides a forever home to their rescue animals. Picture: Tripadvisor
Isle of Wight County Press: The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary provides a forever home to their rescue animals. Picture: Tripadvisor

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary provides a forever home to their rescue animals. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Lower Winstone Farm, St. Johns Road, Wroxall

Rating: 4.5/5

About: The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary provides a forever home for any donkey in need.

Take part in the activity sheets or interactive activities, grab a bite to eat, and meet all the donkeys and ponies.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Monkey Haven - Primate Rescue Centre

Isle of Wight County Press: Monkey Haven cares for all kinds of primates, meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles. Picture: Tripadvisor
Isle of Wight County Press: Monkey Haven cares for all kinds of primates, meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles. Picture: Tripadvisor

Monkey Haven cares for all kinds of primates, meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Staplers Road, Newport

Rating: 5/5

About: Monkey Haven is an award-winning primate rescue centre caring for all kinds of primates, meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles, and other exotic creatures in need of care and attention.

Learn all about the animals there including their personalities, and how they came to be at the centre during daily keeper talks.

There are animal feeds throughout the day as well as play areas, stamper trails, a tearoom and gift shop too.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Osborne House

Isle of Wight County Press: Queen Victoria used Osborne House as a retreat during the late 1800s. Picture: Tripadvisor
Isle of Wight County Press: Queen Victoria used Osborne House as a retreat during the late 1800s. Picture: Tripadvisor

Queen Victoria used Osborne House as a retreat during the late 1800s. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: York Ave, East Cowes

Rating: 4.5/5

About: A former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Osborne House still retains a large collection of the royal couple's possessions, artwork, and photographs.

Also home to the Swiss Cottage for Victoria's children, and the private beach and bathing machine.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Amazon World Zoo Park

Isle of Wight County Press: Amazon World Zoo Park has a variety of activities on offer to keep youngsters occupied. Picture: Tripadvisor
Isle of Wight County Press: Amazon World Zoo Park has a variety of activities on offer to keep youngsters occupied. Picture: Tripadvisor

Amazon World Zoo Park has a variety of activities on offer to keep youngsters occupied. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Watery Lane, Newchurch

Rating: 4/5

About: At Amazon World Zoo Park you can learn about conservation and rainforests and come face to face with some of the world’s most unusual, beautiful and endangered creatures - some you won't be able to see anywhere else in the UK or even Europe.

Spot the many species of tropical bird flying freely through the rainforest above your head or count the crocodiles in the pond.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.