The beautiful Isle of Wight makes the perfect choice for a day out or short break. The Island is packed with everything to keep little ones entertained, from dinosaur museums and fossil hunting to wildlife parks and castles. With so many great adventures waiting to be discovered, there really is something for everyone. From cycling trails and tree climbing to penguins and paragliding, the hardest part will be deciding what to do first.

Red Funnel Ferries is the Isle of Wight specialist with over 150 years of experience and can help you arrange everything from attraction and event tickets to ferry travel and accommodation. Red Funnel sail to the Isle of Wight from Southampton and their fleet of vehicle ferries are the largest to serve the Solent. A trip on board offers superb views across Southampton Water and out to the Solent. When you’ve finished enjoying the view why not sample a specialist coffee, choose from the tempting hot and cold food, or use the free Wi-Fi to catch up on your emails. Experience the newly refurbished Red Osprey or Red Falcon which boast a kids lounge, pet friendly lounge and sun deck.

At just 23 miles long and 13 miles wide, the Isle of Wight has an incredible number of varied attractions from fun packed theme parks, an historic steam railway and exotic wildlife sanctuaries to historical sites such as medieval Carisbrooke Castle and Queen Victoria’s Osborne House. What’s more, the Island is one of the sunniest places in the UK so visitors are almost guaranteed a sunny day, but even if not, there are plenty of things to do if the clouds roll in. Attraction tickets are available in advance from Red Funnel, with up to a third off selected attractions.

The Isle of Wight is famous for events and boasts a calendar packed with everything from Cowes Week to the Isle of Wight Festival, it’s easy to see why. Foodies will love the Garlic Festival in August, and outdoorsy types can enjoy the beautiful countryside during the annual Cycling Festival in September. The Island is a walker’s paradise and the annual Isle of Wight Walking Festival is the largest in Europe, offering over 300 different guided walks, most of which are free of charge. Delve a little deeper and you’ll discover an eclectic events calendar that has something for everyone.

Try viewing the Island’s magnificent coastline from a yacht or surfboard, or for something completely different why not try tree climbing or coasteering? The Isle of Wight has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Head across the water and leave your troubles on the mainland.

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