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FUN ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

- by Madi­son Recreation · Good News · Shanklin · Isle of Wight

WE didn’t take a plane to go on our sum­mer hol­i­day this year – we went by ferry to the Isle of Wight!

Me and my fam­ily stayed at Daish’s Ho­tel in Shanklin, which looked like a cas­tle and had a huge gar­den that we could play in. Ev­ery day we had break­fast and din­ner at the ho­tel (which was de­li­cious), but went out to ex­plore dif­fer­ent places. We had never been to the Isle of Wight be­fore and there was so much to see!

Shanklin Beach was just down the hill. It was fun walk­ing down, but walk­ing back up was hard work! We went to the beach ev­ery day and swam in the sea, which I loved.

On the seafront there was an ice cream shop, which had crazy flavours like bub­blegum and birthday cake, and we loved the Pi­rates Cove fun­fair, es­pe­cially the bungee jumpers and pi­rate mini golf!

When the tide went out, my mum and I walked along the beach look­ing for shells and mer­maid trea­sure. Mer­maid trea­sure is lit­tle bits of glass that have been washed smooth by be­ing in the sea for years and years. They look like pretty gems and we found loads!

Lots of peo­ple at our ho­tel came on a coach, but we took our car with us on the ferry so we could drive to see dif­fer­ent things. One morn­ing we went to the Isle of Wight Zoo, which has li­ons and tigers that have been res­cued from cir­cuses. Across the road from the zoo is Yaver­land beach, where you can some­times find fos­sils – we looked but couldn’t find any.

We vis­ited a don­key sanc­tu­ary as well, and there were hun­dreds of don­keys and some lit­tle ponies. We found one who had the same name as my dad, and oth­ers that had the same names as my cat and dog!

We also drove to the Nee­dles, which are bits of rock that are stand­ing out in the sea. To see them you get a chair lift down the side of the cliff – it’s re­ally high. I wasn’t scared but my mum and sis­ter were, so they walked down 200 steps in­stead! At the Nee­dles you can fill a jar with lots of dif­fer­ent­coloured sands. It was so much fun and I will keep mine in my bed­room to re­mind me of our bril­liant hol­i­day. We will def­i­nitely come back again!

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 ??  ?? Mad­die and her fam­ily stayed at Daish’s Ho­tel, in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. For more in­for­ma­tion about fam­ily breaks at one of the ten Daish’s Hol­i­days ho­tels in the UK, visit www.daishs.com
Mad­die and her fam­ily stayed at Daish’s Ho­tel, in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. For more in­for­ma­tion about fam­ily breaks at one of the ten Daish’s Hol­i­days ho­tels in the UK, visit www.daishs.com

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