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Isle of Wight for the evening, should we head for Shanklin/Ryde or somewhere else?

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jodee Tue 30-Jun-09 21:45:30

Thinking of popping over on Lymington ferry just for the evening - our wedding anniversary - too late for usual attractions (Ive been there on a day trip before but can't remember where we went!), just looking for a nice seaside resort with a smallish amusement arcade for DS (9), maybe crazy golf, decent chip shop (we are easily pleased!)

Can't remember where there is a pier, (Ryde?) and if so is it worth going on it?

poopscoop Tue 30-Jun-09 21:47:34

blackgang chine used to be brilliant about 14 years ago. could be shit heap now but ws great then for all the family.

jodee Tue 30-Jun-09 21:57:19

14 years is a loooong time, LOL!

Just wondering as well if we can just turn up and get on the ferry with the car (thinking of a Friday) or best to book (would be going over before start of school hols).

jodee Wed 01-Jul-09 09:42:55


ChippyMinton Thu 02-Jul-09 18:47:44

Shanklin or Ventnor would be nicer than Ryde. Shanklin beach has a couple of ok pubs, crazy golf and arcade. You might want to check what time things close though. We were there at half-term and everything shut at about 5pm.

jodee Fri 03-Jul-09 11:55:02

Thanks Chippy, will check before we go!

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