Every school holiday Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries lets kids go free to Isle of Wight. So why not turn October half term into unforgettable adventure by adding an island into the mix? It’s just as much fun as it sounds. Take a look.
Wightlink lets kids go free to Isle of Wight every school holiday in 2022
An island hop to the Isle of Wight makes even the shortest school break feel like a real family holiday.
It’s now possible to be on one of the UK’s prettiest islands in just 22 minutes on Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries. And because you’ve the choice of more than 100 sailings every day of the week, you can add extra holiday spirit into short breaks and really make the most of days out.
Plus every school holiday in 2022, kids go free on all Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries if they’re on foot. And drivers can look forward to great midweek deals on car day-returns, as well as Standard Vehicle Ferry Tickets with free, unlimited online amendments and a full-cancellation refund promise.*
Give kids the Isle of Wight fun and freedom they deserve
If you think UK island breaks aren’t for summer, you are in for such a treat on the Isle of Wight. Known for its micro climate, temperatures here are often higher than on the mainland. Ventnor Botanic Garden on the south coast actually grows several of species of tender plants found nowhere else in the UK.
Warm summer days are the norm and even in cooler weather, Isle of Wight beaches are still thrilling for kids, and dogs: Wightlink has pet-friendly areas on-board all its ferries, so everyone can sail away on an Island holiday.
Kids go free on Wightlink Ferries so you can afford more Isle of Wight fun
Whether you’re visiting for a day or a short-break, we can highly recommend Tapnell Farm Park for families.
Younger kids have the animal barn, soft play and outdoor and indoor activities and older ones (and parents) can try everything from archery and axe-throwing to football-golf. The excellent Cow Restaurant lets you make a day of it here. And if you want to stay longer, Tapnell Farm Park offers a wide range of lovely, family-friendly glamping options like eco-pods, safari tents, wood cabins and modulogs.
Explore Osborne House and its amazing secret beach
Osborne House was Queen Victoria’s ‘holiday home’ on the Isle of Wight, and it’s easy to understand why this palatial Italianate villa held such a special place in her heart.
The interior is a mix of grand state rooms and charming family rooms. The grounds are spectacular. And there’s even a pretty private beach. Swiss Cottage gives kids a look at the lives of young Victorian royalty. And to balance out the history, you can finish up with a ramble round the well-designed adventure playground.
Discover Dinosaur Isle with Wightlink Ferries kids go free offers
Did you know the Isle of Wight is one of the UK’s top palaeontology hotspots? Find out more on a visit to Dinosaur Isle. It’s the first purpose built dinosaur museum in the country and designed to look like an enormous pterodactyl.
If that’s not exciting enough, its collection includes thousands of fossils and dinosaur relics found all over the island. It also contains life-size dinosaur reconstructions, animatronics and even its own research lab. Budding young palaeontologists will probably be particularly interested in the unique fossils. Several finds are named after the Isle of Wight locals (past and present) who discovered them.
It’s easier than ever to let kids go free to Isle of Wight with Wightlink
Wightlink is making island escapes easier than ever during school holidays and the excitement starts the minute you set sail.
- Kids play areas and mini-cinemas on board.
- Pet friendly areas so all the family can have an island break.
- Open sun decks with sensational views.
- Crossings from just 22 minutes on Wightlink FastCat ferry.
- Plenty of open space on board so everyone feels safe.
Plus, if you’re planning a multi-gen break, more than 100 ferry crossings every day, 7-days a week, makes even organising that family adventure surprisingly simple.
Responsible family travellers like low impact Wightlink
As well as encouraging foot passengers with its kids go free offers, Wightlink also invite families to sail on England’s first ever hybrid-powered ferry, the Victoria of Wight.
Even eating comes with a low-impact flavour thanks to Wight Taste serving local produce at ports and on-board ferries. And convenient public transport links on the mainland and Isle of Wight gives you the option of not driving, unless you want to, of course.
Why sail with Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries?
- Three convenient Wightlink ferry routes to Isle of Wight: two from Portsmouth and one from Lymington in the New Forest.
- Easy ferry port access to: M27 motorway; London-Waterloo rail links; Island Line Isle of Wight train from Ryde Pier to Shanklin.
- Ferry crossings from 22 minutes.
- More than 100 crossings every day, 7-days-a-week.
- Book with confidence flexible tickets with free online amendments and cancellation charge of £5.
- Midweek car day-returns deals during school holidays.
- Kids go free to Isle of Wight when travelling on foot, every school holiday in 2022.
Ready for an island adventure? Visit Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries to book family ferry tickets, take advantage of kids go free to Isle of Wight offers and find out how much more of a holiday school holidays can be with an island in the mix.
*Book with confidence allows unlimited online amendments to travel dates and guarantees full cancellation refund (less £5 fee) in advance of travel on Standard vehicle ferry tickets.