Old Park - Where the woods meet the sea

Consider - Family suites as standard, with baby listening, superb play areas, indoor pool and children’s meals. In a unique location and with superb rooms. Our prices are very reasonable compared with other child friendly hotels and there are no extra charges.

One of the Best Child Friendly Hotels in Southern England

About Us

With lots to do and freedom for the children in a relaxed atmosphere, our family friendly hotel is the perfect holiday destination.

The child friendly Old Park Hotel is perfectly situated on the southern coastal path, close to the sea, occupying over 16 acres of woods, streams and gardens within the heavily wooded Undercliff near Ventnor.

The Old Park has specialised in holidays for families with children of all ages for over 60 years.

We have 32 rooms including 24 family suites and a self-catering cottage, with all the facilities that you would want for a perfect family holiday with your children.

For that special break we offer the luxuriously ornate Thornton and Spindler family suites with a bath and walk in shower, both having a view of the gardens and the sea.

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is only two hours from London and the ferry journey is an exciting break for the children.

The Isle of Wight is one of the most southerly parts of the UK and has a milder sub-climate than most other areas. The average summer temperature is 21 degrees Celsius. The Isle of Wight is also sunnier than other parts of the U.K, with typically 1800–2100 hours of sunshine a year.

The Isle of Wight is locked in time. It is a very friendly place with no graffiti, very little litter and you can still park outside shops. The Island never gets really busy as the traffic volume is limited by the capacity of the ferries. It has 60 miles of spectacular coastline with 13 award winning sandy beaches. The island is the largest in England at 22 by 11 miles. In this small area there are over 100 visitor attractions, so no destination is further than 40 minutes away.

Outdoor activities available are paragliding, tree climbing, boating, cycling and walking. The Coastal path follows the coastline where possible and extends for 67 miles.

Family Friendly

  • Extended rooms for large families
  • Baby listening in bedrooms
  • Large indoor Soft Play
  • Large Timberline play equipment in the garden
  • Heated indoor swimming pool with toddlers pool
  • Cots, high chairs and booster seats provided free of charge
  • Regular kids entertainment
  • Children's own meal times and menu
  • In-house laundry service
  • Storage for bikes and equipment


Old Park is an exceptional place to see nature. Apart from the nightly badger visits, it is also possible to see red squirrels and bats in the hotel garden. Pheasants, partridges, moorhens and woodpeckers can also often be seen wondering around. Overhead can be seen kestrels, buzzards and peregrine falcons.

Binnel Bay is accessible through the woods and has a wild, remote beach which is perfect for rock pooling at low tide. From the bay you can take the coastal path to Ventnor. At high tide it is ideal for fishing where it is possible to catch sea bass and lobsters.