ALL ABOUT… Whitefield Forest Touring Park – Isle of Wight
Thinking of a camping or caravan holiday on the Isle of Wight? We have a beautiful 5 star rated touring park there, family owned and run and set among woodland. So, we’d like to tell you all about Whitefield Forest Touring Park and why we think it’s a fantastic place to go on holiday.
The park is set is 23 acres of land, with 90 pitches for caravans and motorhomes, and 90 tent pitches. They are close to the sandy beaches of Ryde and Sandown and well-located for visitors to explore any part of the island. There is a good bus route on the main road just outside the site for campers who want to leave their car or motorhome behind for the day. Coupled with excellent service from the owners, you’ll see why the park has won so many awards.
In fact, the team won the Top 100 Sites 2023 award for the best in South East England. So, hot off the press, this is a great site to visit!
1. A Stunning Location
We think this photo sums up the Isle of Wight. On a sunny blue sky day, the island takes on a tropical appearance and you could be anywhere. However, these white cliffs are a giveaway for where you are and Compton Bay is a particularly well loved spot for photographers. And while we often think of the coastline when we think about the Isle of Wight, villages like Shanklin are also well worth a visit. Chocolate box cottages and idyllic street scenes remind us of what life might have been like years ago on the island.
2. Fantastic Facilities
Whether you bring a caravan, motorhome or tent to the Isle of Wight, you have the option of a spacious all weather hardstanding or tradition grass pitched, all with electrical hook-ups and some fully serviced.
The modern amenities block is situated within the forest, heated and tiled and equipped with: privacy cubicles, hair dryers, razor points, baby change facilities disabled facilities and washing up facilities. The laundry room has washing machines, tumble dryers and free ironing facilities.
3. History and Heritage
The Isle of Wight has lots of offer if you like culture, history and heritage. One of the most recognisable spots is Osbourne House in East Cowes, Queen Victoria’s family home. It’s also one of the most popular places for tourists to visit. After first visiting Osborne, Queen Victoria wrote: ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’.
You’ll also find Carisbrooke Castle sitting on a hill overlooking Newport, the Island’s county town, which was home to Charles I days before his execution. Historic churches and fascinating architecture are abundant throughout the Island, from Brading’s medieval town hall to Quarr Abbey, a working monastery and home of the Islands Benedictine monks, where 12th century ruins mingle with the imposing towers of its more modern successor.
4. Wildlife Haven
At Whitefield Forest, all pitches are developed in sympathy with the surrounding woodland environment where local wildlife thrives. Take a walk around the woodland walk and visit the squirrel hide within the woodland to see red squirrels, bluebells, orchids, woodpeckers and much more. Many of the campers love to see the red squirrels in their natural environment during their stay, although the squirrels can be shy!
5. Passionate About The Environment
All of the pitches at Whitefield Forest are well drained, level and sheltered, developed in sympathy with the surrounding woodland environment where local wildlife thrives. Take a walk around the woodland walk and visit the squirrel hide within the woodland to see red squirrels, bluebells, orchids, woodpeckers and much more. The park has evolved around its natural environment as this image illustrates.
6. A Family Friendly Holiday Park
Whitefield Forest Touring Park offers a quiet, relaxing setting for couples throughout the season, and in school holidays offers traditional camping for families too, with nature on hand to help keep the children occupied, there is also a play park and bush craft area for the children nestled in the woods.
Dogs are also very welcome at Whitefield Forest!
7. A Special Offer For The Ferry To The Isle Of Wight!
8. Special Offer For Couples Over 50