Tapnell Farm

West Wight


Newport Road, YARMOUTH, Isle Of Wight, PO41 0YJ

Tel: 01983 758722

Tapnell Farm


Set in acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Isle of Wight, Tapnell Farm is one of the Island’s biggest all-weather, fun-filled family destinations.  There is so much to see and do, with just as much inside as outdoors – it’s perfect for a full day of Mix’n’match entertainment.

Re-wild your child in the award-winning Farm Park with paddocks full of friendly animals, indoor and outdoor adventure play, go-karts, giant bouncing pillows, crazy golf and more! Meet the Animals in our Farmyard Barn and get up close and personal with some of our cutest and smallest residents. Wander round the Wallaby and Meerkat Walkabout with our mob of tame wallabies and new joeys and admire our mischievous meerkats and meerkat pups as they stand guard. 

Plus, join our keepers for daily activities where you can get ‘hands-on’ with the animal activities, including paddock tours, wallaby feeding and meeting our bugs and beasties!

If all this fun is making you peckish, then we have great eateries too, including our coffee house serving hot drinks and delicious and healthy treats.

Summer Evening Events at Tapnell Farm Park

Every Tuesday evening 6-9.30pm Farm Fun and Film Night – featuring Disney’s Encanto. Enjoy some time in the Farm Park before the film starts at 7.15pm.

Every Thursday evening 6-9.30pm is The Island’s Biggest Kids Party! Featuring The Bubble Wizard, big scale party games, magic and illusion and party dancing. Both nights have a fully licensed bar and pizza from Captain Pizza.

For those with larger appetites why not pop over to our on-site restaurant ‘The Cow’! for some delicious award-winning burgers! www.tapnellfarm.com/eat. New this year is our Wrap Shack, serving delicious home-made flatbreads and Mediterranean bites. All summer there is free live music every evening on the green outside the cow, check out the website for the weekly line-up.

Fancy cooling off with a splash, why not book a session on the Islands only outdoor floating Aqua Park – Isle of Wight Aqua Park at Tapnell Farm. Slip, slide and laugh your way around the fun assault course – Suitable for adults and children aged 7+

If you have a more adventurous side, why not have a go at some Archery or Axe Throwing at the Aqua Park, or have a kick around the Island’s only Football Golf course. Our 9 & 18 hole course has the most amazing views across countryside out to the sea. Tackle the obstacles or score a whole in one, who’s can get to the target with the least number of kicks!? Suitable for all ages and abilities.  – All of which can be booked online at www.tapnellfarm.com/play

Maize Maze and Sunflower Meadow
A walk through the Sunflower Meadow brings you to our Maize Maze - a new attraction for all the family to enjoy! Admission includes a free game card to find the lost calves and free sunflower. Our beautiful Sunflower Meadow is the perfect place to grab some photos and take home your very own piece of sunshine - enough to put a smile on anyone’s face.

For more info on all of our attractions at Tapnell Farm, including opening times and prices head to www.tapnellfarm.com/play 

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - More or less. Accessibility Guide available online
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - restricted areas
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - café and restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Open New Year
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Yes – plus charging points for electric vehicles
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 4 x hours - full day
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - out of season and schools
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Yes – with views across the Downs and The Solent (sea)
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - Designated smoking areas outside. No smoking within Farm Park

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Bouncy Pillows, Pedal Go-Karts, Sledge Slide, mini golf, Hands-on animal experiences


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Tapnell Farm Park is located east of the village of Freshwater, just 9 miles from the centre of the Island. FROM NEWPORT: Travel out of Newport on the B3323 following signs for Carisbrooke, then head straight across at the 3 successive mini roundabouts to reach The Middle Road. Continue along The Middle Road for just over 7 miles until you see signs on the right for Tapnell Farm. FROM YARMOUTH: Travel out of Yarmouth on the A3054 following signs for Newport then take the first right turn onto B3401, signposted to Ventnor. Continue on this road until it joins Wilmingham Lane, then carry on until the T-junction with Newport Road. Turn left here (signposted Brighstone and Newport) and follow road for just over 1.5 miles until you see signs for Tapnell Farm on the left. Please ignore first turning signposted “Tapnell” which is a residents-only entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Bus Service:  From 12 April - 25 September 2021 Southern Vectis are operating a bus service between Newport and Yarmouth, stopping at Tapnell Farm.  Please see our website for more information.

There is also a taxi rank at Yarmouth Bus Station, next to the Wightlink Ferry, with bus links available to elsewhere on the Island.  


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Gold Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Gold 2024

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* For opening times please visit our website

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