With great transport links into Portsmouth and Lymington, a day trip to the Isle of Wight is a fun, affordable day out. Once on the island, you can explore Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park which celebrates its 175th annivesary this year. Wrightlink, the winner of Family Traveller’s Best Family Ferry Operator, is also offering families of five who travel by foot the chance to travel as a group on a day return for just £38.60. While onboard, take advantage of the indoor lounges and outdoor seating – so you can enjoys view as you cross the Solent. If you are travelling with a pet, take advantage of the pet-friendly areas on board.
TO BOOK: The lowest standard return fare is £13.40 evening return (adult foot passenger) travelling from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head, Isle of Wight. Lowest standard return, £52 (car + seven people) is approximately £52 travelling from Lymington to Yarmouth.
There are fairies and castles galore at Blackgang Chine