Top 10 Things to do Good for Kids in Ryde, England

May 22, 2022 Elouise Mccaul

Ryde is an English seaside town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, with a population of 23,999 at the 2011 Census. It lies on the north-east coast. The town grew in size as a seaside resort after the villages of Upper Ryde and Lower Ryde were merged in the 19th century. The influence of this era is still strongly visible in the town's central and seafront architecture.
Restaurants in Ryde

1. GoodLeaf Tree Climbing

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5.0 based on 253 reviews

GoodLeaf Tree Climbing

Take a trip up a tree and create some fantastic family memories! Tree climbing is great for ages 8 to 80, and our friendly, expert instructors will teach you the ropes before you ascend into the canopy of our magnificent oak tree. Enjoy beautiful views, swing around in the canopy or simply unwind in our special treetop hammock. With tea and flapjack waiting for you on the ground, tree climbing with Goodleaf is a tree top experience like no other. For 2020 we have updated our experience. We are climbing in smaller groups to enable social distancing and other things are different. Please see our website for more details.

2. The Downs Breezer

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5.0 based on 68 reviews

The Downs Breezer

The Downs Breezer provides a glimpse of the delights of the Island from the scenic coastline on our open-top buses. It’s a circular route through the heart of the Isle of Wight’s pretty countryside with breathtaking views stretching over the expanse of the Solent across to mainland. Starting in Ryde, the route runs every 60 minutes, in an anti-clockwise direction, through Sandown and Brading , across the tops of The Downs, through the charming villages of Fishbourne, Wootton & Bembridge. Running daily from 24 June 2017 – 3 September 2017 the Downs Breezer departs Ryde bus station every 60 minutes from 1000 until 1700. Tickets last 24 hours, giving visitors a chance to really make the most of the service.

3. Haven Falconry

Main Road Havenstreet Station Road, Ryde PO33 4DS England +44 1983 716556 [email protected] http://www.haven-falconry.co.uk
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5.0 based on 696 reviews

Haven Falconry

Haven Falconry houses 24 different species of birds, their total collection is over 55 birds. We also have a reptile and insect house, rabbits and guinea pigs and offer ferret walking and Fly a Hawk to add enjoyment of your visit! The Info Hub and Kite Kingdom is new for 2018! We specialise in personal private falconry experiences, outside events, educational establishments and we perform two flying displays a day at the Centre! Open daily throughout the year! Please note that Dogs are not permitted inside the Bird Of Prey centre, we do however allow Guide Dogs.

Reviewed By forlorntraveller - London, United Kingdom

I treated my wife (and myself) to the "Owl Experience", It was brilliant, We got to fly and get really up close with 4 different owls, Chloe was our host & handler, assisted by Jodie, Chloe knows her stuff when it comes to birds of prey, and being a Northerner has a great sense of humour, Jodie was great with both us, and the birds and it's clear both enjoy what they do immensely, they're both a credit to the Falconry, welcoming & informative. We will be returning next time we're down that neck of the woods to try the other experiences, they're great value for a couple and you really do get to see them at their best, and will probably learn something new, questions are invited after every different type of bird.

4. Quarr Abbey

Ryde PO33 4ES England +44 1983 882420 http://www.quarrabbey.org
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4.5 based on 992 reviews

Quarr Abbey

Reviewed By MrsLopy

Lovely walk around, free parking enjoyed feeding the pigs - great fun! Farm shop was also full of some great gifts or even things for lunch to take home. (Homegrown veg, local IOW produce, freshly baked foccacia). Would visit again and visit the tea garden on a sunny day.

5. Solent and Wightline Cruises at Gunwarf Quays

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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Solent and Wightline Cruises at Gunwarf Quays

We are a family run pleasure boat company operating in and around the Solent, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth areas.

6. Wight Karting

Brading Road Westridge, Ryde PO33 1QS England +44 1983 565366 [email protected] http://www.wightkarting.co.uk/
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4.5 based on 1,263 reviews

Wight Karting

Purpose built 520m all weather outdoor track. All equipment provided (including waterproofs on wet days)! Tuition included, no experience necessary. Driving from 8 years old. Wight Karting couldn't be easier or more convenient to find - its right behind Tesco Extra in Ryde; just follow the road signs straight on at the Tesco extra entrance mini roundabout: PO33 1QS. CHECK WEBSITE FOR HOURS for Arrive & Drive . Bookings of 20+drivers available in advance anytime 9am-10pm.

Reviewed By JPughUK - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Great fun today despite the rain... Really friendly staff who were really helpful despite my lack of ability ???? Great fun, trying something new despite the rain (which actually made it more challenging - was great) Special mention to Camp and Matt who were so helpful and friendly, and joined us for a race as it was just the two of us ... Thanks Guys!!

7. Hovertravel

Ryde PO33 2HB England +44 345 222 0461 [email protected] http://www.hovertravel.co.uk
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4.5 based on 802 reviews

Hovertravel

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe. Our passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes. Easy onward travel connections are available with our Hoverbus to Portsmouth, bus and train connections at Ryde.

Reviewed By julietwheresromeo

Brilliant hover service and only a 10 minute journey to the island . The crossing was a bit choppy but we got there safe and sound , the return journey was smoother due to better weather conditions.

8. Commodore Cinema

2 Star Street, Ryde PO33 2HX England +44 1983 564064 http://www.commodorecinemaryde.com
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Commodore Cinema

Reviewed By davidbA1434FK - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Living on the Island we have always gone to the Cineworld complex and indeed have the monthly pass. We visited Ryde Cinema as Cineworld was closed and so glad we did. OK it’s dated, the screens are not the most modern and some of the seats take me back to my childhood BUT what great value at £4, friendly staff and reasonably priced snacks and drinks, £1.50 for a large good quality coffee is impressive. We have been 4 times in a week prior to lockdown and glad we did and supporting a local amenity. Will go again when things reopen and who knows we may cancel our passes for the other cinema.

9. Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

Park Road The Bus Depot, Ryde PO33 2BE England +44 1983 567796 http://www.iwbusmuseum.org.uk/
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum

The Museum will be open (10am until 4pm) on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until Sunday 31st October 2021. Entry is free for all.

Reviewed By fork_handles - Luton, United Kingdom

The IOW Bus Museum is an ideal location for those wet holiday days. Located in a former bus garage, the museum gives an overview of the vehicles and companies that once hauled holidaymakers round the Island on both public bus services and tours. The place is space restricted, so not all vehicles in the collection are there at one time. Plenty of social history too about the characters that worked for the companies. Tea bar and excellent book shop are well worth a visit if you want to stock up on some transport collectables. Open April to October on certain days a week, definitely worth a visit.

10. Ryde Beach

Appley Rise, Ryde PO33 1JA England http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/things-to-do/ryde-beach-p969861
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4.5 based on 341 reviews

Ryde Beach

Reviewed By GeorgieMoon - Ryde, United Kingdom

I live just five minutes' walk from this lovely beach and like to visit it at least once a week. When friends and family visit, I always take them along the beach. The children like to walk on the clean sand, you can collect shells, watch the seabirds, and if you are lucky you might see the hovercraft. At low tide you can walk for miles. There are several cafes and shops along the beach, and public toilets nearby. There is always something to see when you visit Ryde beach, whatever the weather.

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