Old Park - Where the woods meet the sea

Consider - Family suites as standard, with baby listening, superb play areas, indoor pool and children’s meals. In a unique location and with superb rooms. Our prices are very reasonable compared with other child friendly hotels and there are no extra charges.

One of the Best Child Friendly Hotels in Southern England

Red Funnel Ferries redfunnel.co.uk
White Link Ferries wightlink.co.uk
Island Buses Island Bus Services
Information About Badgers badgerwatch.com
Baby World - Child Friendly Information Pages www.babyworld.co.uk
Information for Large Families www.4ormore.co.uk
Information About Children www.netmums.com
Mums General Family Help Site www.mumsnet.com
Isle of Wight Attractions - Great Pictures and Ideas Attractions Images
Net guides - Isle of Wight www.netguides.co.uk
Botanic Gardens - Ventnor Secrets of The Undercliff
Isle of Wight - Historic Postcards www.shalfiow.demon.co.uk
St Lawrence - Photos hwww.invectis.co.uk
Net guide to St Lawrence www.netguides.co.uk 
Isle of Wight Contents - St. Lawrence www.genuki.org.uk
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Parenting and Pregnancy advice for mums and dads justparents.co.uk
Isle of Wight Tourism www.visit-wight.co.uk/

Recommended Places to Eat on the Isle of Wight

Thomsom's Garden Centre   Next to Amazon World -     Can be a long wait but good food

The Sun - Hulverstone   -  Good pub food recommended by discerning customers

The White Horse - Whitwell  Very good pub food

The George Hotel - Yarmouth - Expensive, lots of fish dishes, nice location

The Richmond - Next to the Spy Glass Ventnor - Wonderful sea food

The Garlic Farm - Excellent food - Please book

Niton Stores - All the ingredients that you need for a good picnic at Blackgang or Robins Hill


Recommended Places for a Day Out

We have listed a number of Island Attractions for your interest. We are on the southern tip of the island, just a few miles from Godshill and Blackgang Chine and 45 minutes from most of the other locations. Attractions on the mainland such as the Marie Rose can be visited as a day trip from the island, or on the inbound or outbound journey. The Isle of Wight can be split into 3 horizontal zones to minimise travel on days out – West, Centre and East. These are noted below as (W), © and (E)

Educational Attractions

  • Fort Victoria Aquarium (W)
  • Alum Bay with Chairlift, Glass and Sweet factories (W)
  • Dinosaur Foraging Expeditions (W)
  • Calbourne Water Mill (W)
  • Needles Old Battery (W)
  • Needles Pleasure Cruises (W)
  • Chessell Pottery Barns (W)
  • Mottistone Manor Garden (W)
  • Yarmouth Castle (W)
  • Sunken Secrets (W)
  • Carisbrooke Castle ©
  • Model Village at Godshill ©
  • Amazon World ©
  • Osbourne House ©
  • Dinosaur Isle (E)Isle of Wight Steam Railway ©
  • Brass Rubbing Centre ©
  • Arreton Barns – Shipwreck Museum & Crafts Workshops ©
  • St Catherine’s Lighthouse ©
  • Roman Villa Brading (E)
  • Fakenham Farm, St Helens (E)
  • Lilliput Museum of Antique Dolls and Toys (E)
  • Isle of Wight Zoo (E)
  • Seaview Wild Life Encounter (E)
  • Glory Arts Glass (E)

Fun Activities

  • Alum Bay (including chairlift)(W)
  • Fort Victoria Model Railway(W)
  • Robin Hill Country Park ©
  • Black Gang Chine ( including sawmill and museum ) ©
  • Ten Pin Bowling (E)
  • Ice Skating (E)


  • Wight Water - Water sports Adventure (E)
  • Goodleaf Tree Climbing (E)
  • Sandown Rocks Climbing Wall (E)

On The Mainland

  • Mary Rose
  • Portsmouth Navy Dockyard