The Lakes Rookley | Michael Paul Holidays

The Lakes Rookley

The Lakes Rookley

If you're looking for the perfect place to take an Isle of Wight holiday, you can't beat The Lakes Rookley. With a convenient central location, it's a great place to stay if you're hoping to spend some time exploring the island. The on-site facilities, events and activities are enough to keep you occupied even if you don't plan on leaving the resort's gorgeous surroundings, with two swimming pools, live entertainment, a family activities programme, and a bar and eatery offering refreshing drinks and delicious meals.

The range of accommodation on offer at The Lakes Rookley means you're sure to find something suitable for your holiday. Choose a comfortable modern caravan, a luxurious lakehouse, or a spacious cottage for your stay. Additional features can include hot tubs, pet friendly properties, and superb views of the lake - all you have to do is pick the property that's right for you.

Swimming Pools

With an outdoor swimming pool, open during the summer months, and an indoor heated pool that's available all year round, there's always somewhere for you to take a refreshing dip at The Lakes Rookley.

Family Activities

There are all kinds of things for kids to do here, with sports, arts and crafts, nature exploration, and watersports out on the lakes. Activities run every day in summer and weekends and Wednesdays at other times.


There's something for all ages with the packed entertainment schedule, including live music, comedy, and more, as well as events such as discos, quizzes and karaoke. Runs every day in summer, weekends and Wednesdays other times.

The Lakeside Bar & Eatery

Offering food all day long from a diverse and delicious menu to suit kids and grown-ups alike, The Lakeside Bar & Eatery is the perfect place to grab a meal, enjoy a snack, or relax with a refreshing drink.

A Short Drive to the Beach

Situated within a 20-minute drive of half of the island's beaches, The Lakes Rookley is a perfect place from which to explore the Isle of Wight's spectacular coastline, from classic seaside sands to rugged coves and bays.


Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the attractions and amenities shown below may be closed or only offering a limited service. Please check their individual websites or call them ahead of time to avoid disappointment when visiting.

Things to Try

Dinosaur Isle museum

So many prehistoric reptiles have been found on the Isle of Wight, it's known as the Dinosaur Capital of the UK. Visit the Dinosaur Isle museum and learn all about these ancient creatures and their history. You can even take a guided fossil walk and see what you can find for yourself.

Isle of Wight Zoo

For ferocious felines and other fascinating creatures, you can't beat the Isle of Wight Zoo. This amazing attraction has a particular focus on tigers, but you'll also get to meet lions, Madagascan lemurs, monkeys, and a range of other mammals, birds, bugs, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Isle of Wight Railway

What better way to take in the gorgeous scenery of the Isle of Wight than with a trip on a traditional steam train, with the award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway? You can hop on board at Havenstreet Station, which is an easy 15-minute drive from Isle of Wight Holiday Park.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Providing a home for unwanted donkeys, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is open to the public to meet and interact with its residents, who live in 55 acres of countryside and are cared for by over 50 volunteers. It's free to visit, too, though donations are welcomed.

Create Incredible Memories

For Food and Drink

For fantastic food in a traditional pub atmosphere, head to the Chequers Inn, just a mile from The Lakes Rookley. If all the coastal scenery has you in the mood for some casual seafood, visit Stotesbury's Fish and Chips in Newport, which is just a 10-minute drive from the resort.

For Attractions

Head to Blackgang Chine, the oldest amusement park in the UK, for a day out filled with fun, thrills and imagination. For a more sedate way to spend your time, visit the gorgeous historic Nunwell House and Gardens, explore the beautiful gardens and take a guided tour of the house.

For Activities

Keen walkers will relish the chance to explore the island's rugged coastline along the Isle of Wight Coastal Footpath. Or you can get up close and personal with an amazing bird of prey experience at Haven Falconry - meet eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures face-to-face.