The Isle of Wight, a great family friendly holiday destination

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Just a short ferry ride from the English mainland and one of the must visit destination for anyone wanting a holiday in the UK, the Isle of Wight is perfect for a family holiday. Famed for its spectacular beaches, outdoor activities and local attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone.

Holiday cottage specialists Blue Chip Holidays have compiled a list of some of the top family friendly attractions to visit on this spectacular island, so why not start planning your trip today.

Shanklin Seafront

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This traditional seaside resort has it all, with long sandy beaches and a plethora of seaside amusements and games Shanklin will keep the whole family occupied for hours.

Get your walking boots on and discover some of the spectacular views Shanklin has on one of its coastal trails or try your hand at the traditional amusements and games on the promenade. For those who like a more laid back approach, why not pack a picnic and head to the beach.

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight

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The Isle of Wight is famed for its outdoor activities and with over 30 adrenaline filled activities to choose from Adventure Activities Isle of Wight is great for those who like the great outdoors. Get your wet suit on and try your hand at surfing or kayaking, or try your skill at archery or axe throwing, the possibilities are endless.

With sites throughout the island, not only does Adventure Activities Isle of Wight offer you the unique chance to try something new, but also offers this in a spectacular setting whether it be on land or sea.

V-Dub Island Festival

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This yearly festival is a must for any Volkswagen fan and is a get place for the whole family to enjoy. V-Dub Island takes place every August and attracts visitors and their VW’s from the UK and Europe. With a range of VW themed activities to experience during the weekend and three music stages with over 80 bands performing there is definitely something for everyone.

Highlights of the festival include the big drive-out, an organised event where groups of vehicles are guided along some of the best coastal routes in the UK and the run to the surf competition where you can bring your board and get involved or sit back and watch the competition unfold.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a great day out for the whole family, where you get to experience this fascinating bygone era up close, a time when steam was king and the trains were big, loud and mechanical.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway allows you to hop on and off at any of the stops along the route, all while taking in the spectacular views from the fully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages. Visitors can also visit the museum, filled with a collection of artefacts which perfectly explain the development of the railways on the Isle of Wight.