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Fun for Kids

Lots of Fun for Kids

At Red Funnel Ferries, we'd like to make the ferry journey to the Isle of Wight as much fun as possible for kids, whilst at the same time being relaxing and effortless for parents.

We have lots of things to keep the kids entertained, including downloadable colouring-in sheets which can be found on this page, kid's meals, visits to the bridge (subject to availability & approval), and children's entertainment during selected weekend and school holiday sailings.

Colouring Pictures to download

Click on any of the thumbnails below to enlarge the image. You can then print the picture by using the File > Print command in your browser.

Freddie Henry Off We Go... Onshore Red Falcon Tickets please

Bridge Visits

Ship's Bridge Visits

Visits to the Bridge offer an exciting opportunity for kids to meet the Captain and to see how the boat is controlled.

Bridge visit availability is limited and is subject to the Captain's approval based on safety and weather factors. Visits will be available on a first-come first-served basis and can be requested once onboard the vessel.

Red Funnel Kids - ferry fun

Face Painting

Kids' Entertainment

On selected sailings throughtout the holiday periods, staff from the Isle of Wight Zoo will be onboard the Red Funnel car ferries to entertain children with a variety of activities including face-painting and bugs to learn about.

There will be a magician on-hand on to keep the kids amused and amazed. Again, these are on selected sailings at weekends and throughout the Summer Holidays.  

Kids' Food

On all Red Funnel car ferries, we offer a range of kid's meals in our onboard cafe/restaurant ReFuel. The menus vary but always on offer are a variety of kids' favourites.

Current Kids' Menu

RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-0546a21acaf8cf6e3)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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