Ryde, the largest town on the Isle of Wight, is packed with plenty of things to do and caters well for family holidays. It has a lovely beach, with the island's biggest stretch of sands at low tide.
Close to the pier you will find an ice rink and bowling alley. There's also a playground, which includes trampolines and a helter skelter as well as traditional play equipment. Further on, there's a boating lake and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
For total relaxation take a stroll along the pier for some great views; it's often possible to catch sight of vessels crossing this busy part of the channel or maybe take in a film at the local cinema if you get a rainy day.
Just three miles inland is the Wight Steam Railway, with its historic locomotives, traditional stations and stunning views as it travels through some lovely countryside.
Back in the town the Royal Victoria Arcade offers first class shopping, where you can buy everything you need to make your stay more comfortable and there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town if you don't feel like cooking.
Being a coastal resort you'll find the usual watersports and for a different perspective, and wonderful views out to sea, try some tree climbing; anyone over the age of eight can take part and learn how to safely climb up to the canopy, using ropes!
Holiday cottages in Ryde are a perfect choice for action packed holiday adventure on the Isle of Wight.
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