Island attractions crowned as Family Favourites

Three Isle of Wight attractions have won accolades in the first Family Favourites Awards run by  leisure website Day Out With The Kids.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary won Best Free Family Day Out, Monkey Haven took the title for Best Animal Day Out and Robin Hill Country Park won Best Event at an Attraction for Electric Woods, as voted for by the public.

With 20,000 votes in total, the attractions beat off strong competition from across the South East, including the big-name LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and Chessington World of Adventures, to be named winners in the first public awards programme run by the biggest website for family days out in the UK.

Owl and Monkey Haven

Another Isle of Wight favourite, Blackgang Chine, was also in the running, after being named a finalist for Best Event at an Attraction as part of its 175th birthday celebrations.

Lisa O’Keeffe, Brand Manager at Day Out With The Kids, said: “We’ve been blown away by the fantastic response to our first Family Favourites Awards programme, designed to recognise the attractions going the extra mile to provide a truly memorable family day out.

“With three winners in the Isle of Wight this year, it’s proved to be an incredibly popular destination for families with a fantastic range of attractions. The Isle of Wight attractions have really stood up to some fierce competition from the wider South East, and deservedly so!”

The full list of winners across the UK, can be found at