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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":106,"Name":"Ryde","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Holiday\u0026nbsp;in Ryde\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are looking for a sandy beach for your holiday then Ryde is the place for you. The beach here is so sandy that the ferry terminal had to be stationed out on Ryde Pier. There is sand, sea and the sights on the Solent to keep the whole family entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRyde beaches\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy, you could opt for the other side of the pier, along the Esplanade to the Quay Road car park that is right next to the Ryde Marina. From here you can watch the hovercrafts come and go or go down onto the sands and enjoy a paddle. This is a lovely beach for children as the water is fairly shallow. Just the other side of the marina is North Walk. There is on-street ticketed parking here and easy access onto a beautiful wide sandy beach. This is a fantastic promenade with lots of seats, a wall to lean on and a view to die for.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Ryde\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eRight as the furthest end of North Walk is Appley Park, home of AppleyTower. If you face the sea, the view could be Tahiti or The West Indies: shady woodland, sandy beach, old monument and blue sea, what more could you want?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile in Appley Park how about working up an appetite with a bit of tree climbing? At Goodleaf Tree Climbing you can, literally, learn the ropes!\u0026nbsp; If you have children this is the place they will talk about forever. Restrictions are from age 8 but are they ok with under 8\u0026rsquo;s so long as an adult climbs with them. This truly is an activity for the whole family and certainly pretty unique into the bargain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you prefer something a little less physical you will enjoy a visit to Quarr Abbey. Situated just outside the main town is the very tranquil abbey where the Benedictine monks brew their own ale and serve it alongside a whole range of home-produce at their on-site licenced tea room. Quarr Abbey is also home to an art gallery displaying the works of many local artists. Inside, the church is a cool calm place to pause and delight in the tranquillity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Ryde\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHeading towards the countryside of Ryde, you come across Haven Falconry and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway within a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw of each other both being situated on Havenstreet. A charming old style green sign hangs on the fence surrounding the free railway car park. Walk along the short tarmac path to the station and be transported \u0026ndash; pardon the pun \u0026ndash; back into the age of steam.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEnjoy a trip in one of the lovingly restored carriages, visit the souvenir shop and have a snack in the refreshment rooms where free wi-fi is also available. Because these two attractions are so close, they conveniently offer a combined ticket so do make sure to enquire of this when you visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe falconry is home to a mix of birds including falcons, hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, caracara and\u0026nbsp;white doves. They have a variety of ways for you to interact with the birds with a Hawk Walk being one. This will take a couple of hours and allows you to handle and fly the hawks \u0026ndash; with an expert on hand of course. Alternatively you might prefer the Birds of Prey Experience or be a would-be Harry Potter with the Owl Encounter.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRyde restaurants\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile in Havenstreet, a great stop for stoking the boiler is The White Hart. A lovely stone built pub which offers good traditional food and beer. There is a beer garden so you can enjoy those warm summer evenings over an excellent pint or really indulge yourself with one of their superb home cooked meals. Alternatively, and especially if you have smaller children with you, take yourself to the Esplanade where you will find Blaze. Wood fired pizza is the house special but they do cater for other tastes including breakfasts. Definitely family friendly with excellent sized meals and incredible value for money.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"ryde","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Ryde.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Isle of Wight Walking Festival ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWalkers have trudged their way to the Isle of Wight for its annual walking festival for 15 years, and it always includes a packed programme of walks and events to suit all fitness levels and interests. This award-winning festival is all about enjoying the views of the island, walking and meeting new people, and its imaginative themes and walks keep it fresh every May and October.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can choose from easy, moderate and difficult walks to that you won\u0026rsquo;t be left puffing at the back of the group, and the themes included guided fossil walks, special ones for children and even speed dating walks (which now boast 3 weddings as a result!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re seeking views and fresh air rather than romance, the event also includes woodland, coastal and informative walks over a period of 16 days. Walk the Wight is a sponsored walk and regular festival highlight and the nicest thing about this event is that it attracts all ages and people from all walks (sorry we couldn\u0026rsquo;t resist) of life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Isle of Wight Walking Festival is the biggest walking festival in the UK and the programmes are always available in advance to help you plan a walking holiday around it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7,"LocationLongitude":-1.28938,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/St Catherines Lighthouse 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/sandown/the-isle-of-wight-walking-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/St Catherines Lighthouse 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Blackgang Chine","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBlackgang Chine is the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s biggest adventure park and it\u0026rsquo;s got everything from a cliff-edge rollercoaster to magical theme worlds - not to mention gorgeous views over the Heritage Coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLands of Imagination are a series of miniature worlds, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourselves roaming amidst cowboys of the Wild West in Cowboy Town one minute and dodging the swashbucklers in Pirate Cove the next. You\u0026rsquo;ll also experience Fairy Land, Nursery Land and Fantasy Land, and every child always has a favourite that they don\u0026rsquo;t want to leave.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rides and slides will have you speeding, slipping and spinning , and you can literally live life on the edge if you brave the Cliff Hanger. Trust us, the view looks very different when you\u0026rsquo;re zooming along the edge of a cliff upside down...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Waterforce water slide is another favourite and the Pirate Barrel Ride is ideal for visitors who aren\u0026rsquo;t quite big enough for the other rides this time. Isle of Wight holidays are something that most of us remember from our childhoods; so many visitors are thrilled to find old favourites still at Blackgang Chine when they return. See the world from a different viewpoint inside The Crooked House, watch your back in Rumpus Mansion or sit back and watch the entertainment at the Myths and Legends Show.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe viewpoint picnic areas make picturesque spots to sit back and enjoy your favourites al fresco, and there are seasonal events to look out for such as the regular firework nights and late opening during summer holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5884,"LocationLongitude":-1.31248,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000004779303Small.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/ryde/blackgang-chine","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000004779303Small.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Amazon World Zoo Park ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAmazon World is by far the most exotic Isle of Wight attraction. The zoo park is a relaxing rainforest experience, with the chance to see over 200 species of animal as you explore. The zoo park is home to hundreds of rare breeds and exotic species, so it\u0026#39;s a place to see quirky creatures and everything from the weird to the wonderful.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are so many species in the park that even the staff are certain how many there are, but when they last counted there were more than two hundred. Amazon World Zoo Park houses primates, penguins, parrots, Kinkajou (we\u0026rsquo;re not sure either!) and many more unusual animals from around the world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026#39;s always rewarding to see the kids learning while they enjoy a day out, and the keepers\u0026#39; talks around the park enable them to find out everything there is to know about the animals. Look out for displays during your visit too, as they\u0026#39;re a great way to see the animals. The whole attraction is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and it\u0026rsquo;s open everyday from 10am.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6565,"LocationLongitude":-1.22069,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/meerkat.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/freshwater-west-wight/amazon-world-zoo-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/meerkat.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ryde Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRyde is home to a whole stretch of beaches that wrap their way around the coastline, and if you like the sound of clear waters and silky sands then follow the sounds of happy families to this part of the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFound on the island\u0026rsquo;s north east coast, the beaches stretch so far out to sea that Ryde pier had to be built to enable boats to collect and drop off passengers, and that means plenty of sand for everyone. The sand almost reaches the very end of the pier at low tide, and there are numerous points along the promenade where you can access the pleasure beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can hire all the essentials for a day on the sand such as deckchairs, windbreaks and sun loungers, and if you want to take to the water and show off your skills at various watersports head to the eastern end of the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRyde Beach is easily reached from the town centre, either on foot, by car or bus. Boat trips operate from the beach to various parts of the island, and the many things to do nearby make it great fun for all ages. You\u0026rsquo;ll find gift shops, cafes, ice cream stands, as well as a trampoline, ice rink and splash pool for younger visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7313,"LocationLongitude":-1.15194,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Ryde_Beach.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/ryde/ryde-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Ryde_Beach.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sandown Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSandown Beach is one of the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s finest. This is the one with miles of golden sand, a Blue Flag and a traditional pleasure pier. Ever popular with beach lovers, visitors and surfers, Sandown Beach is the sandy jewel in the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s crown and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to see and do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pleasure pier is so traditionally English you\u0026rsquo;ll think you\u0026rsquo;ve stepped into a postcard, and it even has those kiss me quick style boards you can pop your head through for a funny holiday snap! It offers entertainment for all ages and it\u0026rsquo;s a nice place for a stroll while you take in the views \u0026ndash; and there\u0026rsquo;s even a crazy golf course on it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is one of those beaches that you\u0026rsquo;ll easily spend a whole day on, so if you want to set up camp for the day you can hire deck chairs, sun loungers and other equipment to make a day of it. The esplanade is lined with souvenir shops, cafes and beach shops so it\u0026rsquo;ll only take minutes to pop and stock up on picnic food if you want to eat on the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of parking just to the west of Sandown pier, and if you continue in this direction you\u0026rsquo;ll find trampolines and a beachside cafe that make the perfect places to end the day before heading back to your accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.6529,"LocationLongitude":-1.15491,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Sandown Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"shanklin/sandown/sandown-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Sandown Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"East Cowes Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith a Quality Coast Award to impress the grown ups and all the traditional trimmings of a seaside resort for the children, East Cowes Beach is one of the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s most charming. Just a short walk from the centre of Cowes, the beach has a promenade that\u0026rsquo;ll have you feeling all nostalgic and the kind of sweeping views we\u0026rsquo;ve all come to know and love the Wight for.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is easy to reach however you decide to travel to it, and you\u0026rsquo;ll not only have a great view of the yachting action over in Cowes but you\u0026rsquo;ll also find a play area for the children and shops and cafes nearby. There are some fantastic woodland walks nearby, so why not use the beach as a starting point for one of the Isle of Wight walks you\u0026rsquo;ve been planning to do?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is mostly a shingle beach, so we\u0026rsquo;d recommend it for a stroll or for watching the children let off steam beside the seam, and there\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban. Close to the Victorian resort of East Cowes, this beach is a family favourite and it\u0026rsquo;s a nice reminder of days gone by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.763,"LocationLongitude":-1.28794,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/FEET ON BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/cowes/east-cowes-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/FEET ON BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cowes Week","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCowes Week is not only a huge Isle of Wight event, it\u0026rsquo;s also one of the biggest sporting events in the UK. It sees hundreds of boats make their way across the Solent to take part in races with up to forty taking place every day throughout the week. More than a thousand boats take part overall, making this the biggest sailing regatta in the world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis annual regatta is usually held in August, and sees the picturesque port of Cowes come to life as visitors roam its cobbled streets and the coastline is lined with spectators watching the action out at sea. Competitors in the event range from amateurs to Olympic champions, and even if you prefer to enjoy the fun on dry land there are plenty of onshore ways to join in.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe programme always includes activities for children, live entertainment and raffles, and it\u0026rsquo;s all eyes to the sky when the Red Arrows swoop in for their annual display. There\u0026rsquo;s always a Family Day that\u0026rsquo;s dedicated to parents and children visiting for the regatta, and other highlights include Ladies Day, the fireworks (trust us, they\u0026rsquo;re always something to be seen!) and displays out on the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.7617,"LocationLongitude":-1.29715,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/mikeD/2013/08/Racing off Cowes.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/cowes/cowes-week","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/mikeD/2013/08/Racing off Cowes.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Isle of Wight Festival","Body":"\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\t\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\t\t\u003cdiv property=\"content:encoded\"\u003e\r\n\t\t\t\t\u003cp\u003eThe island pulsates with noise each summer as The Isle of Wight Festival and its thousands of fans arrive for another celebration of music. This famous Isle of Wight event is held at Newport and has now run for more than 15 years. It plays host to some of the music scene\u0026rsquo;s biggest names, with acts scrambling to headline in this unique location, and this is one of those festivals that\u0026rsquo;s loved for its atmosphere as much as the live entertainment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\t\t\t\t\u003cp\u003eWho says festivals mean curling up in a tent at the end of the night? There\u0026rsquo;s a campsite for those who enjoy the full festival experience, although non resident tickets are available and the ferries run 24 hours over the festival period so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to get back to the mainland or your accommodation whenever you\u0026rsquo;re ready. If you make a break of it and stay on the island you\u0026rsquo;ll find bus services operate as normal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\t\t\t\t\u003cp\u003eThe Isle of Wight has a long history with the live music scene, and one of Jimi Hendrix\u0026rsquo;s last performances was held on the island. The festival attracts the biggest acts around each year, as well as the odd blast from the past, so there\u0026rsquo;s something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\t\t\t\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\t\t\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\t\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7086,"LocationLongitude":-1.28674,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Bestival 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"newport-country/cowes/the-isle-of-wight-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Bestival 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Osborne House","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOnce the seaside palace of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert, Osborne House is now owned by English Heritage and it looks every inch the beloved home of royalty. The palace and its gardens are much as they were when Victoria and her nine children enjoyed their summers there, so the tour means visitors get to glimpse behind the public image and into the private lives of the family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe private rooms of the royal couple remain untouched, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to imagine the children playing in the nurseries. This is an attraction with history and heart, so don\u0026rsquo;t miss the chance to visit during your Isle of Wight holiday. After her first trip to the Isle of Wight Queen Victoria famously said \u0026ldquo;it\u0026rsquo;s impossible to imagine a prettier spot\u0026rdquo;, and the views of the Solent from the terraces make it easy to understand why she fell in so love with it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt isn\u0026rsquo;t only the house that\u0026rsquo;s impressive, the grounds also include Queen Victoria\u0026rsquo;s private beach and it\u0026rsquo;s only just recently opened to the public. This is the very spot where the queen would bathe, and the children were taught to swim in the waters here. Look out for the bathing machine which offered the queen privacy whilst changing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe grounds are so expansive that it\u0026rsquo;s easy to forget where you are, but you\u0026rsquo;ll be reminded of just how important the house once was when you catch sight of the miniature Swiss Cottage - built specially for the children, as they were taught the art of managing a household in it. Why not arrive at Osborne House in style with a horse and carriage ride through the grounds to the door?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.7503,"LocationLongitude":-1.26942,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/osborne house.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/cowes/osborne-house","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/osborne house.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Yarmouth Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOwned by the English Heritage, Yarmouth Castle was the last coastal defence built by the tyrannical Henry VIII, and it wasn\u0026rsquo;t finished until after he died in 1547. These days, the castle is used by visitors as a picturesque picnic spot, thanks to its elevated views across the shimmering Solent, and it\u0026rsquo;s a fun day out by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rooms inside the imposing castle have been carefully furnished to demonstrate how they would have looked during the 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century and there\u0026rsquo;s an interesting exhibition on the many unfortunate shipwrecks that have taken place in the dangerous stretch of sea that can be seen from the site.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYarmouth Castle may have been the last of Henry VIII\u0026rsquo;s castle, but it was also the most advances, and visitors can still see the pioneering \u0026lsquo;arrowhead\u0026rsquo; artillery bastion that was the first of its kind in the country when it was completed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle is open to the public between 29\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e March and 31\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e October (including bank holidays) and assistance dogs are welcome inside. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park nearby (under five minutes\u0026rsquo; walk), a shop and dogs are welcome in the grounds on leads. 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Although the sanctuary relies on donations entry to the attraction is free, and it\u0026rsquo;s great fun watching the donkeys enjoy their retirement in their grassy paddock.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can pet the donkeys which makes this a lovely place to visit with children, and it\u0026rsquo;s great fun trying to match the donkeys to their descriptions and pictures. The donkeys have been rescued from all kinds of plights and countries, and the volunteers who have nursed them to health are always happy to tell visitors all about their lives and how they\u0026rsquo;re doing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a cafe and souvenir shop, and if you want to take a donkey home you can do the next best thing and adopt one before you leave. The sanctuary is ranked number one out of the family attractions in Ventnor on TripAdvisor and its many glowing reviews have gained it a Certificate of Excellence. 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This friendly riding school offers lessons for beginners and the experienced, and children and adults are welcome on pony and horse rides that will make an Isle of Wight holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach rides are always popular, and TripAdvisor is packed with excited reviews from happy customers keen to share their experiences with the masses. The staff are knowledgeable and go out of their way to ensure that all riders have a great time in safety, and the horses know just how to work with each rider to make their ride memorable.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne reviewer comments that \u0026ldquo;the whole process is calm and reassuring for nice riders\u0026rdquo;, so this is a great choice for parents who want to treat their youngsters. If you\u0026rsquo;ve been thinking about taking the plunge and booking lessons at home this is a nice way to get started and the rides are always popular with those on Isle of Wight holidays. 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