The range of attractions on offer at Needles Park includes the iconic chairlift ride to the beach, with spectacular views of the sand cliffs at Alum Bay and the Needles Rocks – the Isle of Wight’s ‘must see’ experience.
The Needles Park now features an immersive 4D Cinema experience, where everything you see is in 4D and everything you hear is in powerful surround sound, with the added fun of feeling the action too!
During the summer season look out for Music and Magic in the skies, Thursday evenings between late July and September.
Alum Bay Glass is educational as well as fun, with visitors being able to watch the fascinating art of glass blowing and to witness craftsmen making a variety of crafted glassware. At the Isle of Wight Sweet Manufactory, guests can then watch skilled sweet makers create sweets that you simply can’t find anywhere else!
At the sand shop guests can make their own unique coloured sand souvenirs and, with a variety of children’s attractions including a traditional Victorian carousel and a Tea Cup ride, the kids will never be short of something to do. The Water Walkerz is also a great favourite, not forgetting The Dino Jeep Safari that allow younger visitors to drive their own vehicles! Finishing off the line-up, Jurassic Golf features a 9 hole crazy golf course, all beautifully set against a backdrop of imaginative water features and story boards depicting 9 different dinosaur species.
Boat trips can also be booked to get a close up view of the dramatic Needles Rocks and Lighthouse visit Needles Pleasure Cruises for more details
Westhill Lane, Norton, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0RR
This really is an attraction like no other on the Isle of Wight.
Originally built in the 1850s on the northern shore of the Island, the Fort was a single tier battery with defensible barracks constructed to guard the Solent.
What makes Fort Victoria unique is that it is an all-weather day out. It has a number of individual indoor attractions with completely different themes. There is free on-site parking, a cafe and all the themed attractions are within easy walking distance of each other! Fort Victoria is set in the surroundings of a beautiful Country Park with its relaxing coastal and woodland walks. It has a fantastic view across the Solent with a superb vantage point to see a busy shipping lane in action.
Here’s a full list of the great attractions at Fort Victoria:-
- Fort Victoria Country Park – sea shore and woodland walks and one of the best vantage points for watching the Solent’s boats and shipping.
- Island Planetarium – planetarium theatre and astronomy centre with various multimedia shows.
- The Isle of Wight Reptilarium – absolutely fascinating!
- HMS Gladiator Exhibition
- Wonkos Sweet Shop
- Cafe Verdi – on site cafe with food, drink and ice cream available, open seasonally.
Lands of Imagination
Come visit our magical theme worlds: Cowboy Town, Pirate Cove, Dinosaur Land, Fairy Land, Fantasy Land & Nursery Land! Where else in the world can you draw your six guns at noon, be a fairy princess for a day, sail a pirate ship or ride a dinosaur?
Fun Rides & Slides
Get your blood pumping as you speed down our Waterforce water slide or take a thrilling spin on our very own cliff-edge rollercoaster: the Cliff-Hanger. Smaller children will love the Pirate Barrel Ride + life-size version of Snakes and Ladders!
If you have ever visited Blackgang as a child you might find what you are looking for here, old favourites featuring the Crooked House, Rumpus Mansion, Jonah’s Whale, Dodo Valley, Musical Pet Shop, Hall of Mirrors, Mouth of Hell & much more!
Thrilling rides, adventure play areas, nature and wildlife, falconry and owls, woodland gardens and toboggan run!