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- 23 acres of parkland a short drive from Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown
- Beaches, zoo and Carisbrooke Castle within 20 minutes' drive
- Heated swimming pools, playground, bar and restaurant on site
Families, sorted. The Lakes Rookley is in the centre of the Isle of Wight, for easy access to top attractions pretty much everywhere you look.
Three of the island's best beaches – Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown – are within a 20-minute drive, as are the swish surrounds of Carisbrooke Castle and the hootingly good fun of theme park Blackgang Chine (the fave Isle of Wight activity of tasteful Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint). Sister theme park Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens is also within a few miles as the crow flies, and the waterfalls of Shanklin Chine, and the farmers’ market of Newport… (how very fab are compact little isles like Wight)
All is caw-some on site at Rookley too: 23 acres of smart parkland crammed with activities; indoor and outdoor heated pools (free), and a kids’ playground. Island eats – and drinks – are sorted at the on-site bar, restaurant, with many more options available in the pubs, cafés and restaurants of Godshill ‘model’ village about a mile away.
Open from 07/04/2020 to 12/31/2021
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Spotless site very friendly staff
Myself and the kids would definitely recommend.
Amazing value as we stayed in February so got an …
Perfect in every way
Great site, would recommend and go back.
Excellent site, clean and modern well equipped for family.
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Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop
— 19.3 kilometres
19.3 kilometres Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 20.0 kilometres
20.0 kilometres Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 20.5 kilometres
- Train stations
Shanklin Rail Station
— 7.2 kilometres
7.2 kilometres Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station — 7.8 kilometres
7.8 kilometres Sandown Rail Station — 8.1 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal
— 9.9 kilometres
9.9 kilometres East Cowes Floating Bridge — 11.6 kilometres
11.6 kilometres West Cowes Floating Bridge — 11.7 kilometres
— 33.5 kilometres
33.5 kilometres Bournemouth International Airport — 41.6 kilometres
Godshill village, a five-minute drive away, was the venue for the first Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968 and is now best known for its model village, a 1:10 scale of it and the old village of Shanklin. (Such is its detail that it has the model village modelled within the model, and one within that… no doubt you'll have great amusement introducing this concept to the kids.)
Both Blackgang and Robin Hill parks are Isle of Wight institutions and beautifully bonkers in their mix of activities: expect land, water and pirate barrel rides; mazes, giant snakes and ladders and themed playgrounds for toddlers and up. Both have a considerable countryside and wildlife bent too and include falconry displays, environmental exhibitions and woodland gardens with butterfly garden and Treehouse Woodland Centre at Robin Hill.
Westwards, another must-do is The Needles Park and beach chairlift at Alum Bay’s multi-coloured cliffs and the stunning walk along the beach to Alum Bay Chine. The Isle of Wight Coast Path loops through here – as it does all along the coastline – and is part of around 70 miles of coastline and around 500 miles of footpaths to pedal and walk.
- Carisbrooke Castle (4.6 kilometres)
- Isle of Wight Steam Railway (7.2 kilometres)
- Blackgang Chine (7.6 kilometres)
- Brighstone Shop and Museum (8.5 kilometres)
- Mottistone Manor Garden (10.1 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
The Lakes Rookley cancellation policy
No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 ($51.48) fee.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Lakes Rookley will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Lakes Rookley have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is The Lakes Rookley dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Lakes Rookley? Godshill village, a five-minute drive away, was the venue for the first Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968 and is now best known for its model village, a 1:10 scale … Read more
When can I check in and check out of The Lakes Rookley?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.