Ninham Country Holidays

UK England South East England Isle Of Wight Shanklin

  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A stunning, family-friendly campsite on the stunning, family-friendly Isle of Wight

Poised in the southeast of the aptly nicknamed ‘garden isle’, Ninham Country Holidays is a campsite with a secluded rural feel, yet one that remains a short distance from one of the nicest resorts on the seafront. With its functional new town and quaint, thatched old town, Shanklin has been a popular part of the Isle of Wight since tourism began here. Where its cluster of houses merge into the woodland beyond, anyone with a good eye will spot the potential for fantastic campsites to be found. And, no sooner have you hopped, skipped and jumped into the green, inland countryside, then Ninham appears in the grassy midst, a family-run camping park ideal for exploring the island.

Although admittedly a large site, Ninham Country Holidays thankfully has none of the commercial atmosphere you might expect. This is a family-owned and family-focused site based around the original farm buildings. The site's 230 pitches are also divided across two separate fields, split by a wooded valley and surrounded by mature deciduous that provide shelter and shade on warmer days. This secluded, countryside feel is only accentuated by the long, private drive that takes campers down to the site, cutting them off from any road noise whilst also acting as a speedy cycle path back to the outside world.

Campers have a choice between two fields: ‘Orchard’, the larger of the two with ultra-modern eco-facilities that do clever things with solar and rainwater-harvesting technologies (and which happen to include an extremely handy family room with specialist showers and a baby bath), and ‘Willow Brook’, with its own separate facilities that – although more basic – are functional and well-kept. In both camping areas, pitches are kept mostly to the edges of the field, providing ample room in the centre and ensuring campers aren’t crammed together in the 18 acres of space. Those still wanting more from their pitch can even ask for the ‘XL’ option so motor homes, awnings and cars can all easily be accommodated in one spot.

If the weather turns, wander back to the main reception block and you’ll find a welcoming indoor games room with a pool table, air hockey and more, along with free Wi-Fi and space to relax with a coffee or ice cream, served onsite. Outside, Ninham also boasts a sports area and a heated swimming pool – ideal if the weather is a little too nippy to enjoy the sea at nearby Shanklin Beach.

The best way to explore the island is on two wheels. Surrounded by mature woodland and rolling countryside, there is a fabulous network of footpaths and cycle routes that lead directly from the campsite across Ninham Farm's sprawling 120 acres. Those who head south can link up with the famous Shanklin Chine, a twisting pathway with steps leading down into a mossy gorge, enlivened by the sound of a cascading waterfall. Meanwhile, by car, the rest of the island is open to experience, its plethora of attractions and summer festivals providing all with an entertaining itinerary, whatever your taste.

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Ninham Country Holidays is a 4 star graded site set over 12 acres of level, within 120 acres of the larger, Ninham Farm.

 There are approx. 135 pitches spacious and landscaped pitches catering for types of unit,  on the 'Orchard' with only the Summer holidays seeing them being filled anywhere near occupancy - so book out of high season and you may just enjoy the site (almost ) all to yourself :)

 It is a perfect spot for those who want to enjoy a  scenic and peaceful space among nature. When you do manage to drag yourself away from Ninham, it’s just a short ride to the safe & sandy beaches of  Shanklin, and Sandown Bay.

The 'Orchard' camping area offers spacious, level, and landscaped pitches catering for types of unit, divided by hedging and mature specimen trees.          It benefits from modern shower facilities, with renewable technologies such as solar water heating and rainwater harvested flushing toilets.

The site enjoys an outdoor heated swimming pool open late May - early September, and is operated on a regulated booking system. There is also a games & tv rooms for the children in the mid & high season periods. 

A firm emphasis is placed on being nature friendly and all guests are expected to adhere to a strict recycling policy and the countryside code.
Please note:  well behaved dogs are accepted but not during the school Summer holidays. They must be kept on a lead at all times on site.

Numerous bridleways and footpaths lead directly from the site with easy access to an extensive cycle path network covering a lot of the Island.              Bikes are certainly recommended and cars are not allowed as transport around the site.

All electricity at Ninham is supplied by a 100% green energy supplier and supplemented by their 10kw solar system.

Suitable For

Tents, touring caravans, motor homes all welcome - please do notify us in advance of booking  if your tent is very large or your motorhome is over 6m

Cyclists or guests arriving on foot by public transport do not pay a pitch fee.

Families and couples only

Well behave dogs ( max of 2 ) are permitted except during the school summer holidays.


Head into the seaside resort of Shanklin  with its thatched old town at the southern end overlooking the golden sands of the beach.

Sandown bays beaches are perfect for young families with gentle, safe & sandy beaches

The Shanklin Chine is a popular attraction, a luscious green ravine with a walkway down the gorge-side to a handful of attractions at the bottom, including caged birds, chipmunks and a Victorian brine bath. Back at the top of the cliff, Rylstone Gardens are also a great place to escape the crowds.

Beyond Shanklin, Ventnor, in the south, is a fishing village turned fashionable health spa and boasts beautiful gothic buildings that cling to the slope above the sands. It is a fantastic walk from here to Steephill Cove.

Food & Drink

A coffee and ice cream hut is open during the Summer School holidays high season offering freshly ground 'Island Roasted' coffee, dairy ice cream and drinks.

There is no shop on site, as there is a choice of 3 supermarkets, all within a 5-10 minutes' cycle away on safe bridleways or if necessary a 5 minute drive

Our favourite farm shop  Farmer Jacks  is  nearby,  in Arreton, and has a great butchery and selection of the finer things.

The Pointer Inn, also in Newchurch, is one of the oldest pubs around and still deserves its local fame, as does The Taverners  in Godshill, a real country bolt hole.

In nearby Shanklin, the place to head is down to the waterside where The Fisherman's Cottage is tucked away. Uncomplicated and unpretentious, this thatched pub is a great spot to enjoy the daytime sunshine.


May–September (the Willow Brook area is open July and August only).

Family Friendly

It may be the largest island in England but there's only one campsite you need to know about on the Isle of Wight when it comes to kid-friendly fun. With an outdoor pool, a well-equipped sports area and a perfect, safe location for exploring the isle by bike, Ninham is top of the tree.

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We are an award winning family run camping & touring site surrounded by nature


2 camping areas separated by a wooded valley. 140 pitches in the 'Orchard' area and 80 pitches in the 'Willow Brook' area (July & Aug only), most with electric hook-ups.

Standard Grass Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 4 Available
10 x 10 metre level grass pitch

Standard Grass Tent Pitch + hook up

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 9 Available
Standard grass tent pitch + 10 amp electric hook-up

'Green' Hike Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 2 Available
Grass pitch for clients arriving on foot or bicycle

XL Grass Tent Pitch + hook up

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 8 2 Available
12m x 15m Extra Large grass tent pitch + 10 amp electric hook-up

Caravan / Campervan pitch + hook up

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 4 Available
10 x 10 metre level grass pitch with 10 amp electric hookup

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Contact Ninham Country Holidays, Ninham Farm, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Getting There

Sat Nav should use postcode: PO36 9PJ

Arrivals from the Cowes / Yarmouth direction: Go past the park entrance and proceed 400 metres to Morrisons Supermarket roundabout, turn 180 degrees and return to filter off left onto the private drive.

From Ryde / Fishbourne direction: Take the A3055 and turn onto the A3056 at Lake. Continue for 1km, passing over the Morrisons Supermarket roundabout, the drive is 400 metres further on your left.

The nearest train station is 10 minutes cycle way in Shanklin, which links directly to the mainland and beyond via Ryde Pier and the ferry to and from Portsmouth Harbour .

The nearest Bus stop is at the end of the campsite drive: Number 8 using Southern Vectis


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