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Porchfield

 

Located close to the north western coast of the Isle of Wight, Porchfield is a quaint village that lies between the larger towns of Cowes and Yarmouth. With sprawling, lush fields and woodlands surrounding the little hamlet, Porchfield is set in a stunning area and has a lovely community feel There is a village hall with lots of activities going on, as well as the popular Sportsman’s Rest – the village pub, which serves some delicious food, and is loved by both the locals and tourists.

Those who love nature walks and trails will adore Porchfield, as there are some brilliant rambles to be had from the centre of the village. One walk follows the inspiring coastal path, and leads to the pretty area of West Cowes. This stroll is fabulous if you want to soak up the wonderful shoreline atmosphere which is something that makes the Isle of Wight unique. Another possible walk that can be taken from Porchfield starts opposite the Sportsman’s Rest and down a winding lane to a charming farmyard. Once through this farm, you will see the coastline in the distance, which you can follow or just stop by to take in the magnificent views.

Places to visit near Porchfield

Parkhurst Forest for walking and mountain biking is a short drive east of Porchfield. Have a lovely day out rambling in the woods and birdwatching.

One of the most exciting places to visit in Porchfield is the Colemans Animal Farm Park. Originally a dairy farm from 1558 until the 1990s, it is now a brilliant attraction that you, the children and the parents will all love, with fun things to see and do and be a part of. With llamas, sheep, lambs, pigs, geese, rabbits, guinea pigs and many more animals, guests can pet these friendly creatures on the farm, and kids can have a go at driving a real tractor and gaining a certificate if they are aged eleven and up!

At Colemans Animal Farm, there is also a book and gift shop, plus a café serving tea, coffee and tasty cakes for if you want to unwind a little after a fun afternoon of interacting with the animals. As if this wasn’t enough, there are both outdoor and indoor play areas with swings and slides, a climbing wall, zip slide and a straw barn, which will make this an incredibly exciting day out for you and your children!

Porchfield is only about five miles from the county town of Newport, so if you tire a little of village life, you can explore the bustling community of one of the most populous places on the Isle of Wight, to get a taste of both sides to this wonderful island.

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