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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Shanklin

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 495 fun things to do in Shanklin for you and the family to discover, including tourist attractions, museums and art galleries and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 293 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Shanklin day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Shanklin with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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The Shanklin Treasure Trail

  • Shanklin
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

See the sights and solve the clues on the Shanklin self guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail as you embark on your quest to locate the hidden t...

Shanklin Chine

  • Shanklin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy the unique tranquillity of the Isle of Wight's oldest tourist attraction Shanklin Chine, which has been open since 1817! A famous leafy gorge t...

Shanklin Beach

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Shanklin Beach has long been a popular location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevaili...

Shanklin Seafront Complex

  • Shanklin
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Summer Arcade Tenpin Bowling lanes are within the main arcade, offering good facilities with gutter guards, rolling ramps and light balls to give...

Isle Jump Trampoline Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Sandown
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Up for some trampolining fun? Leave gravity behind and jump around, absolutely carefree at Isle Jump Trampoline P ark in Sandown. You’ll have lots to...

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

  • Wroxall
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has been a home for rescued donkeys since the 80s and they welcome families to explore the sanctuary and visit the...

Sandown Pier

  • Sandown
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Sandown Pier has several angles to it, all them geared toward offering you and yours a classic family fun day! Lost World Adventure Golf takes place...

Ventnor Heritage Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ventnor
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ventnor Heritage Museum houses an extensive collection of many thousands of items relating to Ventnor and the surrounding area. There is only a small...



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Ventnor Paddling Pool

  • Ventnor
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

In the centre of the paddling pool, rising out of the water like Atlantis is a model of the Isle of Wight that kids can play on! There's no miniature...

Amazon World

  • Newchurch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Amazon World Zoo Park is a fun filled all weather family day out! It is home to over 200 different species of birds and animals including Sloth, Ante...

Dinosaur Isle

  • Sandown
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step back in time at newly designed Dinosaur Isle. This prehistoric museum features educational fossil walks with displays of over 1000 of the best f...

Isle of Wight Zoo

  • Sandown
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Isle of Wight Zoo is a favourite destination for all ages. Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome...

Godshill Model Village

  • Godshill
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Be giants for the day at Godshill Model Village as you tower over the one tenth scale models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages, where a closer lo...

Brading Roman Villa

  • Brading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Brading Roman Villa offers something for everyone from some of the best preserved mosaic floors in Northern Europe, extensive grounds that include a...

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

  • Ventnor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ventnor Botanic Garden has over 23 acres of wide open spaces and rare and subtropical plants and trees to discover and learn about. Kids of all ages...

Allendale Equestrian Centre

  • Godshill
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Allendale Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available for all ages and held in their cool...

Nunwell House and Gardens

  • Brading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Nunwell House and Gardens is the only private country house on the Isle of Wight that is open regularly to the public, and is a beautiful old house w...

Shipwreck and Maritime Museum

  • Arreton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Shipwreck and Maritime Museum is set within a thriving craft village, and houses the largest exhibition of its kind in the whole of the UK! Packe...

Arreton Craft Barns

  • Arreton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

The Arreton Craft Barns is a free attraction boasting a huge range of craft shops to peruse, most with options to see the craftsmen making their trad...

Robin Hill

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Robin Hill is the Isle of Wight's favourite countryside attraction, with something for everyone, from the Island's biggest rides including the terrif...

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