Things to Do & See

Newtown National Nature Reserve


Shalfleet Manor doorstep is surrounded by picturesque countryside and coastline characterised by Shalfleet Creek otherwise known as Newton Creek.

Please use the National Trust Website for information on walks, wildlife and other activities available in the Newtown National Nature Reserve.

The Needles

New Forest Bus Route

From Milford beach, looking towards Hurst Spit, then the Isle of Wight, showing the Needles

Black Rock Charters in Yarmouth offer fishing trips and or cruises around the iconic Needles, discover their beauty today!

Adventure Activities


Located in Freshwater Bay Adventure Activities offers coasteering, climbing, archery, axe throwing and kayaking so you will be sure to find something for everyone.

Isle of Wight Zoo


Located on Sandown Beach the Isle of Wight Zoo has a wide range of animals including Lions, Tigers, Meerkats and Wallaby’s that will keep the whole family entertained.

Telephone - +44(0)1983 214462

Tapnell Farm


Only a 10 minute drive away from Shalfleet Manor, Tapnell Farm offers a fun-filled day for children. The Play Barn, Straw Bale Adventure Zone and Jumping Pillow will provide hours of entertainment.

The Cow Co restaurant onsite at Tapnell Farm will be enjoyed by the whole family serving an extensive menu of home-cooked gastropub classics, and burgers and steaks straight from the grill, whilst their fully licensed Bar serves local ales, other alcoholic drinks, specialist coffees and teas, and a variety of refreshments throughout the day.

Telephone - +44(0)1983 758722