With its milder climate and stunning coastline, it’s no surprise the Isle of Wight is such a popular summertime holiday destination – but what about the rest of the year? Well, with many of its attractions staying open year-round, the isle certainly doesn’t shut up shop during the chillier months and is as fantastic a winter getaway destination as it is for a summer holiday. Read on to find out just a few of the Isle of Wight’s fantastic attractions that you can enjoy year-round!
Featuring real fossils as well as animatronic dinosaurs, Dinosaur Isle aims to be as fun as it is educational. The introductory exhibition gallery takes visitors from the Ice Age through to the Cretaceous period whilst the displays combine lighting, smells, sound and artwork to create an enjoyable experience for all visitors. If you’re planning a visit to Dinosaur Isle this winter, don’t forget to book a space on one of their fantastic fossil walks.
Wiggle Wight Winter Sportive
Created to give entrants a further reason to delay the hectic Christmas shopping and to keep cycling during the winter is the Wiggle Wight Winter Sportive. If the name alone isn’t enough to make you want to enter, this cycling event has two shorter routes to reflect the time of year, stunning views and also two feed stations along the route providing participants with festive mince pies and hot drinks (but no mulled wine – safety first!) This year’s Wight Winter Sportive takes place on Sunday the 30th November. For more information and to sign up take a look at the official website.
For a place where children can let off steam whilst mum and dad relax, nothing beats JR Zone; an indoor playground where both the young and young at heart can enjoy themselves or relax in a safe environment. The best part of course is that JR Zone is indoors, so the whole family can enjoy themselves whatever the weather!
Enjoy a scenic coastal walk
The Isle of Wight’s beautiful coastline never closes, and any time of year is as good as any to go for a wander! Wrap up warm, grab a flask of tea and get into the great outdoors of the island. The colder weather can really make the coast come alive and you can enjoy the natural beauty without the need to dodge the summer crowds.
Book yourself a winter getaway on the Isle of Wight
To visit these attractions as well as many more that are open year round on the Isle of Wight, why not book yourself a winter getaway? At Sykes Cottages we have a number of stunning properties on the island that are still available for stays during the winter months. Take a look at our website or give us a call on 01244 356695 to book your winter getaway today!