Combine a cream tea with a donkey and you have got the makings of a great day out! The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is a free-to-enter attraction that is home to many friendly donkeys and ponies as well as some of the tastiest cake around, served up in the on-site café.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
One of the most kid-friendly pubs on the Island, The Caulkheads is a staple for families. Grown-ups can enjoy the diverse menu featuring pub favourites and local produce, and kids can dig into the ice cream factory, whip up a storm in the ball pen and (to parents’ delight) sit quietly in the free silent cinema!
The Chequers Inn is fully geared up for the small folk, come rain or shine. There is a large outdoor adventure playground, Wendy house, Lego table, games area and a separate play area for the under 9s. It’s the perfect place to start or finish a country walk too and you can download four recommended circular walks from the website.
The Chequers Inn
Set in the heart of the Arreton Valley, The Garlic Farm provides plenty of fun and flavour for everyone. Take a tractor-trailer tour of the farm, put your balance to the test in the timber play area with trim trail and nest swing and spot the red squirrels, chickens, peacocks and Highland cattle. Visit the restaurant for a tasty lunch or head along to one of the family supper events, complete with children’s entertainment.
The Garlic Farm
You can’t beat a wood-fired pizza, especially when it is served up in a cosy café on a llama farm! That’s exactly what to expect from The Llama Tree at West Wight Alpacas. Take a walk around the park (with or without an alpaca!), feed the sheep, goats, chickens and more, then relax in the café – complete with parrot and shop specialising in alpaca wool gifts.
The Llama Tree
The whole family can enjoy a trip to The Dairyman’s Daughter. Set in the heart of Arreton Barns, the Island’s largest centre for arts and crafts, the pub has family-dining at its core. Choose from pub favourites, changing specials, kids dishes and a sundae menu to die for! Afterwards, explore the craft units, feed the ducks at the pond and spend a penny or two in the traditional penny arcade.