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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":364,"Name":"Yarmouth","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Yarmouth holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe ferry from Lymington brings you into the town of Yarmouth. Yarmouth is a very small town consisting of a pretty town square, castle and pier. In fact, the wooden pier is the last remaining wooden pier in the UK. The pier is 609 feet long and offers superb sea fishing. There is a small fee to enter the pier which goes towards its upkeep. One of the lovely features of the pier is that each wooden plank has been sponsored and the name of the sponsor is engraved into the plank.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Yarmouth\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt the heart of Yarmouth is the small town square where you will find a pleasing range of independent shops. For a lovely cup of coffee and a slice of amazing cake then you should pop into PO41 coffee shop in Quay Street. It\u0026rsquo;s a small cafe but the coffee is delicious and the cakes are splendid, plus they have free wi-fi.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlternatively just across the square is The Bugle Coaching Inn. If you are very hungry, you could try The Bugle Burger which is an amazing tower of food served with chips and salad. Eat inside in one of the cosy niches or take advantage of one of the two garden areas instead. As with many other pubs on the island, the Bugle is dog friendly. Parking is available in their very small car park or in the Pier square just outside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust outside of the actual town is Fort Victoria Country Park on Westhill Lane. Drive right to the end of the lane and you arrive at a nice big flat car park surrounded on two sides by the remains of the Old Victorian fort. Among the attractions housed within the battlements are the Island Planetarium and Fort Victoria model railway. The Island Planetarium is usually open in the evenings for star gazing, as the Isle of Wight has such low light pollution it\u0026rsquo;s a great place for learning about the stars. If the weather is less than sunny then the model railway is a great place to while away a few hours. They have some amazingly detailed displays, some of which are running all the time and others that have to be button started. Within the displays are working models of a fairground, a circus and a miniature model railway too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Yarmouth\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust outside Yarmouth is the charming village of Wellow and here you will find a surprise you may not have expected on the Isle of Wight. This is the home of West Wight Alpacas and Llamas. Situated in 23 acres of beautiful countryside, the animals include miniature donkeys, pygmy goats and rheas to name but a few. The farm walks are either twenty or forty minutes long with the longer having the option of a picnic at its end. If you would prefer to venture further afield then there are the two or four hour walks where alpacas or llamas go with you. At the end of your trek you can reward yourself with a visit to the on-site Llama tree cafe and bistro or wander around the gift shop selling a range of garments made from the alpaca wools.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOn the Newport Road leading out of Yarmouth you come across Tapnell Farm. Not your usual farm though. Tapnell is home of the wallabies and meerkats who thrive here. The farm is a huge area of fun and enjoyment. If you want the children to burn off some energy then this is the place for you. There are daily activities where you can feed or handle some of the animals, or go into the Play Barn - a three storey soft-play area where the activities are decorated with an animal theme. There are slides, ball-pits, climbing walls, ride on toys (including tractors) and a toddlers area for the very small ones. Outside is the bouncy pillow, a cross between a trampoline and an inflatable air cushion. For the hardier child there is the straw bale adventure barn with its zip wires and karting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"yarmouth","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Yarmouth.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":"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":"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. The picnic areas enjoy uninterrupted views across Yarmouth harbour and the Solent, so this is a beautiful vantage point.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.7068,"LocationLongitude":-1.50004,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/canon.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/sandown/yarmouth-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/canon.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRobin Hill sits right at the heart of the Isle of Wight, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only one of the island\u0026rsquo;s most spectacular areas of countryside but it\u0026rsquo;s also a great family day out. In a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the park is home to local wildlife such as red squirrels and butterflies, and you\u0026rsquo;ll even find the remains of a Roman villa in the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe only way this attraction could be even better for a family day out is if it had something to entertain the children, and the rides and play areas tend to do a pretty good job! The rides include the toboggan run, the Cows Express train ride, the exciting 4D cinema and (if you\u0026rsquo;re feeling brave) the Colossus Swinging Galleon. The Big Green Tractor Ride means it\u0026rsquo;s easy to get around the park and enjoy this natural landscape so this is a lovely place to visit no matter what your age.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRobin Hill covers 80 acres, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find play features for the little ones around the park. The rickety troll bridges are always a big hit, as children love to make their way across the ponds as the bridges wobble and weave beneath their feet!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6874,"LocationLongitude":-1.2466,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/children.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"newport-country/ryde/robin-hill-adventure-park-and-gardens","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/children.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Surfing at Compton Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s surfing you fancy then Compton Bay is the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s hotspot. The beach is owned by the National Trust and there are three car parks nearby so you can access the waves without fuss. The island\u0026rsquo;s southern shore juts defiantly into the channel so it enjoys some fairly impressive swell, and Compton Bay is a favourite with surfers of all levels.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eShortboarders and longboarders are able to enjoy the waves at Compton thanks to its different areas, and we have to say that the views add to the atmosphere too. The swell can reach between 2 and 5 feet during low to mid tides with winds from SE to NWW and the bay is popular with wind surfers too (especially beginners). If you want more of a challenge we\u0026rsquo;d recommend heading to Brook Bay instead as it\u0026rsquo;s safer for bathers and surfers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCompton Bay isn\u0026rsquo;t only the best spot for surf on the Wight, but if you\u0026rsquo;re lucky you might find a momento in the form of a fossil to remember your day by! You might see the wreck of the tug Carbon offshore too, and it\u0026rsquo;s been quietly rusting away in the water for more than 65 years now.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s no lifeguard service at this beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6616,"LocationLongitude":-1.47634,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/paul in Bali 2.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/freshwater-west-wight/surfing-at-compton-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/paul in Bali 2.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re looking for an attraction that\u0026rsquo;s indoors and won\u0026rsquo;t take all day then it\u0026rsquo;s well worth visiting this fascinating aquarium. Housed inside a series of arches that once protected the Solent, the aquarium showcases some of the local marine life, and it\u0026rsquo;s always surprising just how diverse the sealife is around the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tanks are home to everything from friendly rays, to cuttlefish and creepy crabs, so a visit is a real learning curve for all ages and it\u0026rsquo;s always exciting for children to peer into each tank and see what lurks inside. There\u0026rsquo;s also a section dedicated to the life found in tropical reefs, so don\u0026rsquo;t miss the opportunity to come face to face with bizarre pufferfish, a lionfish, seahorses and (everyone\u0026rsquo;s favourite thanks to Nemo)\u0026nbsp; clownfish.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe aquarium is open between April and October (opening times may vary), and with family tickets just \u0026pound;8.50 this is a friendly attraction that won\u0026rsquo;t stretch the holiday budget. Little ones under 4 enter for free, and entry is just \u0026pound;1.90 for children between 4 and 15. Adult tickets are \u0026pound;2.90. Fort Victoria is also home to a country park, so why not make a day of a visit and make sure you pop in and greet the aquarium\u0026rsquo;s colourful residents while you\u0026rsquo;re there?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7069,"LocationLongitude":-1.52115,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/yellow-fish.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/freshwater-west-wight/fort-victoria-marine-aquarium","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/yellow-fish.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Yarmouth to Brighstone","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe stretch of coastal path that connects Yarmouth and Brighstone is a long one, and it takes in the sweeping geology of Alum Bay, the scars of a mining history that dates back to 1562 and the remains of an ancient pine forest at Hanover Point. If you enjoy a long walk dotted with landmarks that tell the tale of the area then we\u0026rsquo;d recommend it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis route not only takes it walkers past the iconic Needles at the island\u0026rsquo;s most westerly tip but it also ushers them across downland, so expect views aplenty and leave around 5 hours to complete the walk. There are some steep sections along the way, so sturdy shoes with a good grip are essential for this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for the coloured cliffs at Alum Bay, this used to be the site of intense mining and now the cliffs attract visitors keen to marvel at the natural colours throughout the variegated cliffs. If you time your walk to pass Hanover Point when the tide\u0026rsquo;s low you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see the pine raft fossil forest. The forest stood more than 20 million years ago (yes, 20 million!) and has been to mudstone over time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7059,"LocationLongitude":-1.5008,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/07/Yarmouth-002.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/yarmouth/walking-yarmouth-to-brighstone","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/07/Yarmouth-002.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"isurf Mobile Surf School ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an idea, a surf school that plans the locations of its classes around the weather and the surf \u0026ndash; avoiding the disappointment of turning up ready to face the waves only to find that they\u0026rsquo;re in short supply. isurf Mobile Surf School is the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s only mobile surf school and its experts offer surfing and Stand up Paddle tuition to all levels.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe coaches are happy to help absolute beginners who have never been on a board through to pretty seasoned surfers keen to use a holiday on the Wight to pick up some new tips and skills. isurf offers expert tuition from qualified coaches, and you can expect to make fast progress from being new to the water to starting to stand on the board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tuition is suitable for adults and children from 8 years and over, and surfing and SUP can be taught in groups or on a one to one basis, just let the staff know what you\u0026rsquo;d like when you book. You don\u0026rsquo;t have to be an expert surfer to know that the Isle of Wight is dotted with great spots to catch the waves, and thanks to this surf school\u0026rsquo;s flexible attitude you\u0026rsquo;ll be taught in the best place for surf on the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6577,"LocationLongitude":-1.46756,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/boy-surfing.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/ryde/isurf-mobile-surf-school","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/boy-surfing.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Sun Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Sun Inn pretty much has it all \u0026ndash; a history spanning six centuries, a rural setting in a beautiful area of countryside and a sprawling beer garden with views out to sea. It makes the perfect retreat after a winter walk on either Brook or Compton beach and as dogs are welcome it\u0026rsquo;s a popular resting point for dog walkers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s a warm day you can sit outside and enjoy the views across the surrounding fields and out to sea, and if the weather\u0026rsquo;s chilly you can take to the open fire inside and spend some time enjoying the cosy atmosphere. The beer garden is one of those that\u0026rsquo;s so big you can enjoy your own little space and take your time, and it has the feeling of a traditional country garden to it. Recent years have seen the pub turned into a private home, but thanks to an island-wide petition it was soon restored to a country pub just as it\u0026rsquo;s been for hundreds of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Sun Inn is also key to the Two Suns Challenge, a five mile hike that challenges walkers to journey from this inn and The Sun at Calbourne. The walk is one of the island\u0026rsquo;s finest (with obvious rewards at the start and finish) but the forest in Brighstone between the two resorts makes it a tough one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6546,"LocationLongitude":-1.43917,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/10/iStock_000006777745Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/yarmouth/the-sun-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/10/iStock_000006777745Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bugle Coaching Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSet in the traditional little town of Yarmouth, the Bugle Coaching Inn is a 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century pub which has pride of place in the market square. Just a moment\u0026rsquo;s walk from the harbourside, the inn\u0026rsquo;s as welcoming to pets as it is to people and it prides itself on its hot food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of pets, there\u0026rsquo;s a flat, scenic walk that connects Freshwater and Yarmouth \u0026ndash; so the inn makes a great place to stop off after completing it with your dog. The walk follows the route of a former railway line and it makes for a unique Wight walk to tackle with your four-legged friend.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe inn has a courtyard garden and as it tends to host live bands on weekends it\u0026rsquo;s one of Yarmouth\u0026rsquo;s most popular pubs. The bands play outside in the courtyard during the summer, and you can book a table outside in advance to make sure you get to enjoy the pretty spot. The Sunday lunches are well worth completing the walk from Freshwater for, and there\u0026rsquo;s even a beer festival held every year. The TripAdvisor reviewers seem impressed too, and they often comment on the large portions of food and the menu that\u0026rsquo;s packed with all the pub classics.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7062,"LocationLongitude":-1.49934,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Otter ales at the Holt.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/yarmouth/the-bugle-coaching-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Otter ales at the Holt.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Black Sheep Bar","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow this is one for all you lovers of live music...The Black Sheep Bar in Ryde. Partially owned by John Giddings who promotes the Isle of Wight Festival, this is the place to see live bands throughout the year. Friday nights see the best bands from the island take to the stage and wow the crowds, and Saturdays step things up a notch as a whole selection of DJs work their magic.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a red and black theme throughout the bar and the sofas upstairs make welcoming places to curl up and enjoy the ambience over a drink or two. The terrace is always busy too and thanks to the heat lamps it\u0026rsquo;s even comfortable if you stay outside until late in the evening. The Black Sheep is a cafe bar and it hosts all kinds of events throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSample something from the tapas-style menu and take your time over a glass of wine...and make sure you check what\u0026rsquo;s on before you visit as the bar hosts stars of international fame as well as the up and coming. The Black Sheep is the kind of bar where anything goes and there\u0026rsquo;s always something happening, and it has a loyal following across the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7308,"LocationLongitude":-1.16243,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Wine-glasses.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"seaview-st-helens/ryde/the-black-sheep-bar","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Wine-glasses.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Waltzing Waters","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow this is one of the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s quirkier attractions and it\u0026rsquo;s certainly one you\u0026rsquo;ll remember. Waltzing Waters is an indoor show that combines water fountains, lights and music to create a spectacle for all ages. Water twists and twirls in all directions as it\u0026rsquo;s cleverly illuminated with coloured lights, and each show lasts for 40 dazzling minutes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe indoor theatre means this is a great attraction for a rainy day, and there are shows on the hour throughout the day. Watch as thousands of different water patterns are formed to music from all kinds of genres and you\u0026rsquo;ll receive a free return ticket with entry. If you can access the website before you go you can download a discount coupon too, and the usual price is \u0026pound;4.80 per adult and \u0026pound;2.85 per child.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe show is aimed at all ages but it\u0026rsquo;s especially exciting for children, and many visitors return year after year to see the updated shows. The TripAdvisor reviewers have raved about Waltzing Waters in their dozens, and it\u0026rsquo;s a masterpiece that takes a simple concept and makes it visually stunning.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7105,"LocationLongitude":-1.14083,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/waltzing-waters.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"bembridge/sandown/waltzing-waters","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/waltzing-waters.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Colwell Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith a reputation as being one of the cleanest beaches on the Isle of Wight, Colwell Bay is one of the most popular too. 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