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richy_rich
14th August 2007, 16:53
Hi all,

Very sad I know but anyone been on a family holiday to IOW?

Which resort and places to see would you recommend.

My life is sooooooo rock n roll :music:

Cheers,

Rich.

Clippy
14th August 2007, 17:04
I suggest you change your ID to poory poor forthwith.

wendigo100
14th August 2007, 17:08
Yes. About three years ago we went on a 3D activity holiday in a place called Canada, five minutes off the ferry. I'd recommend it, especially if you like heights, wires and trees, building boats, swordfighting, archery, and all that stuff.

SandyDown
14th August 2007, 17:51
Yes used to go often when kids were younger, many many things to do and places to visit, we usually stay in any B+B most have family rooms, the Island is very small and you can drive round it in an hour or so, I do recommend Sandown which is the best for a family.

Troll
14th August 2007, 19:53
I promised my wife a cruise next year.....little does she know the IoW ferry features in my plans :D

scooterscot
14th August 2007, 20:16
Went to Sark last week, lovely place no cars just bicycles and the odd horse & cart. Sunny the whole time!!

miss marple
14th August 2007, 20:49
Blackgang Chine on the IOW is always worth a visit. It has that added frisson to excite in that a little bit more of it might just fall into the sea whilst you're there...

swamp
14th August 2007, 21:02
I once had lunch in the Isle of Wight. Private plane from North London, just an hour each way :glasses

wendigo100
14th August 2007, 22:56
Yes. About three years ago we went on a 3D activity holiday in a place called Canada, five minutes off the ferry. I'd recommend it, especially if you like heights, wires and trees, building boats, swordfighting, archery, and all that stuff.Just to clarify - not THE Canada, obviously. Actually, it might be called Little Canada, I can't remember, but it's on the opposite bank of the estuary to Fishbourne ferry.

I've just remembered there's Carrisbrooke castle there too, where they do all kinds of medieaval stuff and you can walk all around the battlements. Worth a visit.

richard-af
15th August 2007, 05:23
Isle of Shite, more like. Fail, utterly, to see its appeal.

If it's that neck of the woods you are interested in, my advice is stay in Bournemouth. Better views, more to do, and a good launching pad for the surrounding attractions, like the New Forest, Swanage, IoW(!), and all that. Southampton's a toilet, mind.

BA to the Stars
15th August 2007, 07:27
For the family aspect i.e. children building sandcastles, then the east coast resorts such as Sandown are what you would probably want.

It is a very family orientated island in terms of holiday things and should be enough to do for a week or so. A nice place to go, I think it is trapped in a time warp (still in the 1950's) in the nicest possible sense.

With the island being quite small (something like 22 miles x 12 miles), you could base yourself virtually anywhere om the island and be able to get anywhere else on the island within an hour.

HTH

Lockhouse
15th August 2007, 07:35
Colloquially known in Winchester as "The Pile" for "Pile of Sh1Te".

If you must....Blackgang Chine, Osborne House, The Needles, Sandown to Shanklin clifftop walk.....errr....that's about it.

richard-af
15th August 2007, 08:26
A fortnight's holiday in a TB clinic would be more fun.

wobbegong
15th August 2007, 09:04
BA to the Stars is right, for a "sandcastles and candyfloss for the kids and a country pub for Mum & Dad" type holiday, it's fine, and he's right, it is a nice, laid back kind of place.

Get down the rickety walkway onto Whale Chine, you'll probably have a mile or so of beach to yourself.

Great for fossil hunting, if you or the kids are into that.

Like any UK holiday though, the weather makes or breaks it.

AlfredJPruffock
15th August 2007, 11:45
Every summer we shall rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight
If its not to Dear
We shall scrimp and save
And if you say the Word
I could stay with you

You-ll be - you'll be older too
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera - Chuck - and Dave

richard-af
15th August 2007, 11:54
Every summer we shall rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight
If its not to Dear
We shall scrimp and save
And if you say the Word
I could stay with you

You-ll be - you'll be older too
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera - Chuck - and Dave

And watch out for the crabalocker fishwives & pornographic priestesses.

SandyDown
15th August 2007, 12:01
Just remembered, there is a really really good resturant in Sandown high street, its called La Scala.. if you decide to go, you need to book before hand.

wobbegong
15th August 2007, 12:29
The Fishermans Cottage (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/15320/) quite literally on the beach at the foot of Shanklin Chine, is good for a spot of lunch and a pint, or even a couple of pints while the kids play on the beach.

Burdock
15th August 2007, 12:40
get the cable car down to the beach at the Needles, and look at the lovely coloured sand...ahhh. And then back at the top, you can fill your own glass bottles with your own sand...ahhh again.

The whole place is fine for kids, you wont go wrong.

richard-af
15th August 2007, 13:28
It's got its own prison, too.

Saw this review:

" ... There seemed to be a somewhat vacant expression to many of them [the indigenous IoW folk] and a persistent unhelpfulness and circuitousness to any replies to basic questions. Perhaps this is the result of too many centuries of inbreeding???"
http://travel.ciao.co.uk/Isle_of_Wight_England__Review_42036

But most visitors seem to like it. But maybe they live in Toxteth.

Paddy
16th August 2007, 08:20
Isle of Shite, more like. Fail, utterly, to see its appeal.

If it's that neck of the woods you are interested in, my advice is stay in Bournemouth. Better views, more to do, and a good launching pad for the surrounding attractions, like the New Forest, Swanage, IoW(!), and all that. Southampton's a toilet, mind.

Bournemouth the only town in the UK twined with an Israeli town known to locals as Goldersgreen on Sea. The town is full of drug addicts hence why they have to close the public toilets.

New Forest full of pretentious pony owners who regularly set fire to the forest so that the grass grows instead of trees.

Southampton, known as |Southamptonstan is a toilet, but one of those squat ones.

richard-af
16th August 2007, 08:22
Bournemouth the only town in the UK twined with an Israeli town known to locals as Goldersgreen on Sea. The town is full of drug addicts hence why they have to close the public toilets.

New Forest full of pretentious pony owners who regularly set fire to the forest so that the grass grows instead of trees.

Southampton, known as |Southamptonstan is a toilet, but one of those squat ones.

You don't like Bournemouth, then?