Sandown – Sandham Gardens

Sandham Gardens attractions are located minutes from the sandy beaches of Sandown and a short walk from the town. With three different attractions to keep you and the little ones busy and then a trip to the ice cream shack afterwards, it makes for a perfect family day out. Island residents can get 20% off prices.

Play a 18 home mini golf game while you travel through the prehistoric times, with a lot of water features and life-size dinosaurs to add to the fun. It is also a bargain at £7 per adult.

Bounce and bop your way through the four gigantic nets with the SkyNet experience at Sandham Gardens, don’t forget to check out the view of the sea. With a central treehouse and three slides to please the adults and kids. At £13.50 for 2 hours it’s a no brainer.

Put the pedal to the metal as you zoom around our Sandham Grand Prix course, which is suitable for the whole family! At £4.50 for a six-minute race, you’ll have enough time to complete at least six laps of our 150-meter track.

EVERY paying customer receives a ‘Gold’ Karting Medal


Sandown Beach, with miles of beautiful golden sands and Sandown’s pleasure pier, is one of the Isle of Wight’s best and most well-known beaches. Sandown is a conventional ‘bucket and spade’ holiday beach with everything you’d expect from an English family beach, and it’s popular with visitors and surfers.

Traditional coastal cafes, souvenir and beach stores line Sandown’s esplanade, while the pier offers a variety of amusements, including a crazy golf course. The beach includes various places where you may rent deckchairs, sun loungers, and windbreaks to set up camp on the beach, as well as take away teas and coffees and enjoy hot chips with salt and vinegar.

Watersports are highly popular in Yaverland, a short walk from the town, and there are several local water sports centres where you may try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, and a variety of other activities.

The High Street, which runs parallel to the seashore, features a mix of arty and touristy stores, as well as large grocery brands, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.

The region near Sandown Bay is great for fossil hunting, so if you keep your eyes peeled, you can find yourself with a very rare, very old gift.

You can also visit the Isle of Wight Dinosaur Museum to learn more about the island’s dinosaur past.

The neighbouring Alverstone cycling route connects Sandown, Newport, and Cowes, making it ideal for cyclists. Borthwood Copse, inland, is known for its ancient trees and tasty chestnuts. Enjoy the short woods walk while spotting red squirrels and, depending on the season, a beautiful carpet of bluebells.