Great family activities to see and do on the Isle of Wight

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Located just 4 miles off the coast of Hampshire and less than 2 hours away from London, the Isle of Wight is the perfect family holiday destination. Popular amongst tourists since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight is famed for its stunning coastal scenery and with plenty attractions and landmarks to explore there is something for the whole family.

Holiday cottage experts Blue Chip Holidays talk us through some of the best activities to see and do on this fantastic island.

V-Dub Island (11th – 13th August 2017)

This family friendly festival is a great place for lovers of Volkswagens and music of all types. The seventh V-Dub Island event takes place from Friday 11th till Sunday 14th August 2017. With three stages and over 80 bands and DJ’s there is something for everyone.

Festival goers can join in on ‘The VW big drive’ on Saturday morning, driving through some of the islands most stunning scenic roads, or why not just admire others vehicles competing in the Show and Shine. There is even a cooking in a camper competition, great for any budding chefs.

Located on South Fairlee Farm, family weekend tickets (2 adults + 2 children) cost just £80 and include camping and access to all of the events.

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Shanklin seafront

Shanklin is one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular resorts, encompassing much of its traditional charm. Shanklin’s golden sandy beach makes it great for swimming or surfing, or if you want to relax why not hire out a beach hut and take in the spectacular views.

Shanklin promenade is filled with amusements, arcade games and golf courses, as well as some great places to eat and drink. For some family fun why not try the Pirates Cove, an 18-hole adventure golf course and adventure park that will keep the kids and ‘big kids’ amused for hours.

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Adventure Activities Isle of Wight

No trip to the Isle of Wight is complete without getting the adrenaline pumping and with activities situated all over the island, Adventure Activities Isle of Wight caters for everyone. Try a spot of kayaking on the open sea or try your hand at archery or mountain boarding, Adventure Activities has it covered.

The Adventure Activities Booking Centre based at Afton Park is open every day of the week and is where daring adventurers can go and choose their activities. Adventure Activities offers almost 30 activities situated across the island.

The company can cater for any size of group including families and school groups to stag and hen parties, and with activities costing from just £12 it really is an affordable day out for all.

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