With lockdown and quarantine restrictions meaning that many of us have been forced to staycation in the UK, it’s always good to find new hidden gems to visit and explore.

Family favourite Isle of Wight has increased in popularity this summer, and it’s no surprise with the sheer beauty of the island, coupled with all of the fantastic things to do there, the Isle of Wight is probably one of the UK’s most family-friendly destinations.

Looking for somewhere to stay during your visit to the IOW? Look no further than our new sponsor, Inglewood Guest House in Sandown.

Inglewood has countless repeat customers, fantastic reviews and has even won a number of industry awards.

Just a 2-minute walk from the stunning Sandown beach, Inglewood Guest House is a small, friendly and family-run Bed & Breakfast – the perfect base for your adventures on the island.

So you’ve got your accommodation sorted, now let’s explore!

The Isle of Wight is famous for its stunning beaches and so ticking as many of these off your list is a must!

Holidaying with thrillseekers? Then perhaps the Aqua Park at Tapnell Farm is of interest?! An inflatable obstacle course with over 20 challenges and free-fall slides; Aqua Park is the Isle of Wight’s bounciest and wettest attractions!

Looking for something a little more sedate? How about the Isle of Wight Zoo? The perfect family day out!

Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill remain some of the Isle of Wight’s most popular and frequented attractions; with something for all the family, you can’t visit the island and not pay the obligatory visit to two of the most historical Isle of Wight attractions.

Perhaps you are after a different kind of nightlife? Did you know the IOW is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, meaning that it has some of the darkest skies in the UK, making it the perfect astronomical night time activity?

The Isle of Wight is a haven for wildlife; including red squirrels, butterflies and a whole host of other creatures roaming in their natural habitats on the island, but for the budding palaeontologist amongst you, the Isle of Wight is one of Europe’s most impressive places for dinosaur heritage; showcased perfectly on a number of different walks and attractions by the island’s extensive fossil collection.

The Isle of Wight has an artistic heritage, meaning there are countless opportunities to explore art and craft outlets; handmade jewellery, wood carvings and bespoke art – the island has it all, not to mention the most incredible array of locally produced food and drink establishments to tantalise your tastebuds too.

Whatever you are into and whatever you look for in a holiday, the Isle of Wight really does have something for everyone and is the perfect place to visit with the family, regardless of the season, so pack up the car, give Justine a tinkle, book the ferry and get yourself over and start making memories to last a lifetime.