Win family tickets to Isle of Wight Festival + ferry crossing
Win the Wight stuff!
Family Traveller has two family tickets (for two adults and up to three children) to the Isle of Wight Festival from 9-12 June worth £390 each to give away along with a two Wightlink car ferry tickets for up to seven passengers in each vehicle.
Headline acts include Faithless, Queen featuring Adam Lambert, and The Who. There’s a free Kid’s Zone with everything from magicians to a puppet theatre, along with a craft tent where your little ones can make their very own flower headbands and a circus workshop.
10 fab things to do along the Isle of Wight coastline
The Isle of Wight is the ultimate kids’ playground, not least for its 57 miles of varied coastline. There’s a fantastic array of beaches and activities that offer something for all ages. Here is a pick of our Top 10 things to see and do around the Island.
Miles of award-winning sand and shingle beaches. Our favourites are: Shanklin, Sandown, Ventnor, Ryde, Compton Bay, Brook and Colwell Bay.
Over 500 miles of cycleways and bridleways weaving through dramatic and contrasting landscapes. Pick up your free Wightlink route maps.
The island is a walkers’ paradise, with a range of routes that access almost every nook and cranny, including interesting towns and villages. Pick up your free route maps.
4. Rib rides
No visit is complete without a trip to the famous Needles chalk stacks that rise out of the sea at the west end of the island.
5. Explore watery caves
Something for the more adventurous… why not test your kayak skills on the waters of the Solent.
6. Adventure activities
From coasteering to surfing the swells, learning bushcraft skills to tumbling down a hill in a Zorb, there are plenty of adventure activities on the island.
7. Tree climbing
Take on a vertical challenge at Ryde Beach as you ascend high into the canopy of a magnificent oak tree.
8. Horse riding on the beach
Trotting along a wide-open beach lapped by the sea on a horse ride is a dreamy experience.
Paragliding is perfect for a thrilling birds’-eye view of the island.
The Wellbeing Experience at Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a unique, wholesome and healing experience against the stunning backdrop and climate of Britain’s hottest garden. For a hands-on experience, sign up for scheduled classes or workshops.
Isle of Wight: The Lowdown
The Isle of Wight is the place to be, and Wightlink is the way to get there, with three convenient routes from the mainland to Yarmouth in the west, and Ryde and Fishbourne in the east. There’s easy access to departure ports, too, either through the New Forest, down the A3, or on the train directly into Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station or Lymington Pier Railway Station. Book with Wightlink, and you’re never far from your island escape.
Routes and fares
Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal – Fishbourne Car Ferry Terminal in 40 minutes
Lymington Car Ferry Terminal – Yarmouth Car Ferry Terminal in 45 minutes
Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station – Ryde Pier Head in just 22 minutes
Family travelling in August for a short break starts at just £84 return for a car and up to seven people.
Wightlink’s flagship St Clare offers plenty of spacious onboard lounges and sundecks. Children can while away the time in the soft-play area, or watch a film from an oversized beanbag. With snacks and refreshments available from Greggs and Costa, there is something for everyone onboard.
Wightlink’s free Wightlife app provides plenty of information about year-round Isle of Wight activities, events and attractions.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below. Good luck!
Competition closes at midnight on Friday 13 May.