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Parks & nature in Isle of Wight

Park
“Right at the bottom of the island [nest stop France] you'll find Blackgang. Cowboy land, dinosaurs, rides and space to run about. The kids just love it.”
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Park
“I've been going here since I was a kid! It's deep in the heart of the island, masses of space [88 acres]for the little ones to run off some energy, lots of adventure play and rides. Café and shop. It's a great day out.”
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Botanical Garden
“Look out for drop in yoga classes or just visit the gardens for a relaxing look around. Good cafe and a selection of island favourite plants to buy”
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Nature Preserve
“Beautiful anytime at night it is illuminated and magical, recommend walking up from beach and down at night towards the beach.”
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Lighthouse
“All sorts to do here. You can walk out to the western most tip of the island and see the old battery built in 1862 and the new battery which is home to a fascinating exhibition about secret rocket testing during the Cold War. Stunning views.”
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Harbour / Marina
“ Serving 7 days a week, the Haven is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friday and Saturday nights are also buzzing. We LOVE the view over the marina, river and to the Isle of Wight. Walking the coastal wall from here is superb.”
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“It offers iconic views of this world class landmark and panoramic vistas of the Island's many sailing events. There is a paved walkway along the cliff to the historic battery now managed by the National Trust and providing teatime treats.”
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Park
“This is really worth a visit, a wonderful rescue centre, the animals are very well cared for and the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. Café and Gift shop. Keeper talks, 7 day return pass available.”
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Park
“Lovely old fashioned pitch and put course and tea gardens, just outside Shanklin Old Village”
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Park
“from easter to September its cleaned daily, the tide is safe and shallow for swimming. in summer there's a lifeguard and Rescue on patrol , great cafes and shows with wcs.”
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“A great side of the island, some stunning views over the sea and nice coastal walks!”
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Playground
“Lovely white sand beach. A good choice of cafes, children's play areas, grassey areas with shade. Perfect for picnics.”
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Park
“Good pub food and beer and a good stop if walking along the coast from Lymington or visiting Hurst Castle”
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Park
“Beautiful park with stream, fitness area, mature trees, bandstand, putting green”
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“It's a beautiful estuary with bird hides, walks and wild flowers. Very peaceful.”
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Lake
“We have National Trustland on our doorstep, the beach, the Downs (fab for flying kites!), seabirds and rare butterflies. And it's always fun to go crabbing!”
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