Places on Isle of Wight to Live Well, Your Way

If you’re feeling the need to do a little exploring or some light exercise, here are a few of our recommendations for the Isle of Wight.

At Home Instead we have a passion for helping clients keep their independence, as we say, “Live Well, Your Way”, one of the important ways to keep an active mind is by releasing some essential endorphins into your body. Take a look at some of the fun activities that we enjoy across the Island.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - Ventnor

What better way to have a feel good day than going to meet some of the amazing rescue donkeys at the Sanctuary on Lower Winstone Farm off St John’s Road.

“Since 1987 we rescue homeless and unwanted donkeys, giving them a loving and forever home in the Wroxall valley on the Isle of Wight. Our charity relies entirely on donations, adoptions and fundraising from the public. Without you, we wouldn’t exist.”

Have a walk around the different paddocks then stop into Grazers Café for a tea to top it off.

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West Wight Sports and Community Centre - Freshwater

From a relaxing swim in the 25m main swimming pool which also has 2 small diving boards to a Yoga session which has proven health benefits such as lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and improve your immune system, then West Wight Sports and Community Centre in Freshwater is the place to be.

Based in Moa place, Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight, the sports and community centre has swimming pools, sports hall, gym, cafe, meeting rooms, community centre, exercise classes, community kitchen, hair salon, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic clinic and lots more.

Make sure to book any activities in advance.

Botanic Garden - Ventnor

Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous ‘Undercliff.’ With an average rainfall of 28 inches its climate is more akin to the Mediterranean. This enables a wide variety of plants considered too tender for much of mainland Britain to be grown.

With such amazing views take a walk around these stunning gardens to really enjoy the best of nature.

After taking in the spectacular views and beautiful grounds you can take advantage of the Plantation Room Café, Edulis Restaurant, PUYA Boutique or even use the day to take on the Wellbeing Experience.

Find the Botanic Gardens on Undercliffe Drive.

The Model Village - Godshill

The next time you’re looking for a fun day out, make sure you come and visit the Godshill Model Village. The Model Village is a 1/10th scale version of the village of Godshill and Shanklin Old Village and Chine, two of the oldest tourist areas on the Isle of Wight.

We’d recommend that you allow an hour here to fully appreciate the details of the little scenes around the model houses.   On a sunny day you can join in for a cup of tea then wander around again to catch the little details you missed first time. You could easily combine a visit to here with a leisurely wander around the real Godshill village and take a day.

Find the Model Village on the High Street next door to Woods Kitchen restaurant.

The Island offers a huge range of activities not just those mentioned, but also lots of coastal and countryside walks for a picnic, different animal adventures including, Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Amazon World Zoo Park, Monkey Haven and Butterfly World and a variety of historical museums such as Dinosaur Isle, Military Museum and Brading Roman Villa.

Would you like to find out some of the benefits of home care in Isle of Wight? Give our team a call to find out more.