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Reviewed on 5 Oct 2018
The Isle of Wight is a truly mesmerising holiday destination, providing everything from idyllic beaches and picturesque towns to unspoiled countryside. It's not just nature that bring in so many holidaymakers each year, though. The island is also home to an impressive and diverse collection of attractions to suit all the family. With so many family-friendly hotels to choose from, the Isle of Wight is an obvious choice for your next break with the young ones.
There may be plenty outside the hotel to keep the youngsters entertained, but it can be a real help for parents to have some on-site entertainment as well.
A number of the family-friendly hotels on the Isle of Wight provide picnic areas and barbecue grills, which allow families to have fun meals on the premises while the kids run around and generally blow off some steam. There are also plenty of hotels with swimming pools. Some hotels with pools also promises some spa treatments to help mum and dad relax.
Other hotels provide play areas, or childcare services to allow you to head out and enjoy some peace and quiet on the island. Cribs and pull-out beds for infants are also common in family-friendly hotels.
The Isle of Wight is no stranger to family visitors, providing ample things for families to see and do. In the summer months when the golden sun is shining, the obvious plan is to head straight for the nearest beach. Speak to your hosts at your hotel or bed and breakfast to get the low-down on which nearby beaches are best for you and your kids.
The great news is that there are plenty of exciting, family-friendly attractions on the island that don't depend on the weather. There are a number of dinosaur related attractions, almost all of which cater specially for youngsters. Expect animatronic dinosaurs and lifelike models.
The Amazon World Zoo Park isn't only a great opportunity for an educational and enjoyable day out - it also guarantees a touch of the tropical, even if the skies have clouded over.