Tapnell Farm Park, has loads of activities for kids of all ages. From the entrance there are options in every direction. The Animal Petting area, meet bunnies, goats, guinea pigs, donkeys and Vietnamese Pot-Bellied pigs. Leading through to the Straw Bale Adventure Barn which has adrenaline-fuelled fun throughout. The longest indoor zip wires on the Island, two next to each other so you can race your friends. The Straw Bale play zone, great for crawling and exploring. The Pedal Go Kart track is a great all-weather activity with smaller go karts for children up to 8 years and full size go karts for the bigger kids (including adults).
Outside, looking over the countryside towards stunning sea views is the Paddock with the bigger animals, alpacas, sheep and donkeys and a climbing frame for the kids.
The Play Barn, leading off from the cafe, has a three-storey farmyard themed soft play zone, packed with bridges, slides, ball pits so loads of activities for kids of all ages to swing, bounce run and jump around. Imagination Playground gives hours of fun for those with a creative little mind.
The Cafe, with seating overlooking the Play Barn, offers hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious cakes and biscuits.
Just outside are two amazing Jumping Pillows*, giant inflatable beds of air, a cross between a bouncy castle and a trampoline, kids of all ages love the springy bouncing, but who can jump the highest?
An outdoor play and picnic zone leads through to the Wallaby walkabout, past the Meerkat enclosure and Goat zone.
When exhaustion comes and it's time to go, on your way out is a well-stocked gift shop to pick up a souvenir of your day.
Opposite the Park is the bar and restaurant, “The Cow”, set in a beautifully converted Swiss barn, serving delicious steaks and burgers straight from the grill, and fresh takes on home-cooked classics. Beyond are the patchwork of fields, boats in the Solent and the mainland coast; behind you are the rolling downs.
You can even stay in one of the well-equipped safari style tents at Tom’s Eco Lodge with large lounge/kitchen, wood burning stove and even a hot tub if you want one. Or there are their new wooden log cabins or smaller wooden ‘pods’ and 'modulogs'. You can even hire the whole manor house.
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities Centre and Top Targets rifle shooting are also on site.
* Bouncing pillow will not be open in wet weather.