The Lakes Rookley is just 20 minutes from half of the beaches on the Isle of the Wight, making this the ideal resort for explorers of all kinds, including little ones and four-legged ones. Blackgang Chine - the UK’s oldest amusement park - is just up the road, as is Shanklin beach with its deckchairs and amusement arcades. When you’re not on the beach arguing over which family member to bury in the sand first, it’s easy to keep the kids entertained onsite. With family-friendly activities, entertainment throughout the school holidays, and an indoor and outdoor pool, you’ll be able to steal some time to yourselves. Looking for a luxury escape? Book into a Lakehouse and sip hot chocolate, snuggled in a blanket, as you watch dragonflies dance over the surface of the lake. Or go for a hot tub cottage and bubble away the end of the day with a glass in your hand. You deserve a break - check out what we have on offer for you.
- Leafy lakeside setting
- Heated indoor and outdoor pools
- Dog-friendly accommodation
- Family entertainment
- Accommodation sleeping up to six people
- Watersports lake
LakehousesSleeps 2 - 4
- 2 bedrooms
- Sleeps 2 - 4
Single-storey, stylish, open plan living overlooking the lakeside with bi-folding doors onto a deck and a lawn and driveway that wraps around the property. The modern kitchen and family shower room complement stunning furnishings and fittings.Book Now
CottagesSleeps 2 - 6
- 2 & 3 bedrooms
- Sleeps 2 - 6
Stunning single or double-storey cottages with stylish open plan living areas and French doors onto decking and hedged lawn. The modern kitchen and family shower room complement beautiful furnishings and fittings. Some hedged lawns extend to the lake's edge, some cottages feature ensuite master bedrooms and hot tubs.Book Now
CaravansSleeps 2 - 6
- 2 & 3 bedrooms
- Sleeps 2 - 6
Our fantastic range of caravans feature open plan living and well-equipped kitchens. Some with en-suite WC, decked balcony and feature fireplace. Try our hot tub caravans to indulge in the ultimate hideaway. Accessible caravans also available and are specially-built for wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties.Book Now
Fun for all!
Entertain the kids with our range of family activities... new to the bill for 2020 are Air Rifle Shooting, Remote Boat Racing and Raft Building.
Activities here include: Tye Dye, Clay Play, Paddleboarding, Reddy Steddy Teddy, Treasure Hunt, Woodland Survival, Archery, Water Zorbs, Family Geocaching, Weird Science and many more... See more about each of our activities before you book
To save disappointment, you can book online before you arrive and guarantee your place. Some activities are in high demand, so we recommend booking in advance.Book Now
Our lake is a great place to find your balance and practice your paddleboarding skills before you hit the open seas and encounter waves. Hire a board and enjoy a blissful paddle. Feeling brave, why not try a few tricks in our calm waters? After a quick safety briefing, you are free to roam the water, have fun and enjoy a core workout too. Our top tip - don't get wobbly legs!
All equipment is provided including wetsuit and safety gear, just bring towels.Book Now
Hire a kayak, grab a paddle and take to our glass-smooth lake! Keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife skating across the surface of the water as you peacefully paddle around.
All safety gear and wetsuits are provided, so just bring yourself and a towel... just in case you fall in!Book Now
Walk or (tumble) on water
Experience the fun-filled, excitement of zorbing with a friend as you roll around the lake together in this tandem zorb. It's big enough for 2 adults. Go head over heels while staying dry - there's sure to be lots of laughter!Book Now
The Lakeside Bar & Eatery
The place to eat, meet and relax
You're on holiday so let us do the cooking for you...
You'll find a range of meals to suit every appetite and all age groups. From indulgent breakfasts and lite bites, to scrumptious salads and delicious evening meals. There'a also a hand-selected kids' menu with a variety of tasty and nutritious options.
Tease your taste buds, view our menu here.
In warmer weather enjoy a glass of something and a bite to eat on the veranda overlooking the lake.
Scramble into fun
Brand new in 2019, and made of wood to sit in the natural lake setting, the adventure play area is a great place for children to meet and make friends with other kids as they climb and scramble around the course. They'll test their balancing skills as they walk the tightrope, or move from one swinging step to another... will they fall off and start again?
And the best bit, the veranda of The Lakeside bar and eatery overlooks the adventure play area, so you can enjoy an early evening drink on a warm summer's evening while the kids burn off all their energy before bedtime.
Outside swimming pool
Take a dip
When the warmer weather is here and the suns out, cool off with a relaxing dip in our outdoor pool. Or if you fancy reading a book, grab a lounger or chair and let the kids splash around or practice their swimming skills.
Our outdoor pool usually opens late spring (depending on whether we're enjoying spring sunshine or showers!) until the end of the summer season.
Sit back, relax and let us entertainment you
If you're after a holiday with upscale entertainment for the whole family, The Lakes Rookley is the place for you. With nightly entertainment during school holidays and feature acts throughout the year, there's sure to be something for everyone! Silent discos, bingo beats, mega interactive quizzes, movies under the stars and more, make sure you pop along to The Lakeside bar & eateryMore Details
Indoor swimming pool
Swim and splash
Calling all mermaids and mermans, big or small! Our indoor heated swimming pool is open all year round from 9am - 6pm, so whenever you fancy a swim, dive right in. Whether you like to do a few laps, float about or make a splash.