important information

before your visit to Woodside Bay

please read our park rules
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take note of our hot tub safety information
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see our FAQ's
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please note
the Bistro and food takeaway is closed from 28th October 2023

arrival and departure information

Check-ins are available from 16:00.

If you are likely to arrive later than 18:00, please call our resort reception team on 01983 885220 to let them know.

Check-out time is at 10:00 am on the day of your departure. We kindly ask that you leave your accommodation as you found it.

Updated information: We have reduced our single-use plastic in our lodges, removing the kitchen welcome pack, bathroom toiletries, and ducks. Here at Darwin Escapes, we are always looking at our carbon footprint and ways we can ethically and realistically increase our sustainability, and one of these ways is reducing the above, along with other non-biodegradable materials, including suitcases, where we are able.


get your 25% discount at Wightlink

After you have booked your stay at Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat you can book with Wightlink and receive a 25% discount on your ticket price. The discount will show on the ticket price after choosing your travel date and times, it will be confirmed on stage 3 of the booking. You will need your holiday booking reference to complete your booking.

Click the button below to be taken directly to Wightlink where you can book your ferry crossing.

Wightlink website

download your resort map

Our resort map helps you find your way around the resort and leads you to your holiday accommodation easily.

Download your own resort map below before you arrive.

download here

important hot tub information

Please note due to water change and maintenance your hot tub may not be up to the correct temperature when you first arrive.

By using the hot tub you are agreeing to Darwin Escapes’ terms and conditions, and agreeing that you have read our hot tub safety information.

hot tub safety information

how do I get to the resort?

Our address is: Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, Lower Woodside Rd, Wootton Bridge, Ryde PO33 4JT

Click the button below to open google maps. Please be aware that the road leading up to the resort is a limited speed road. Please keep to speed restrictions and be aware of residents and passing pedestrians.

open google maps

before you set off to our resort, please download and read our information guide below

Download and save the file to make sure you always have access.

The guide contains important information about our resort, as well as some handy local phone numbers and information you may need.

How to download:

  • Desktop: Please click the arrow in the top left-hand corner of the box below to download your copy.
  • Mobile: Please open the brochure to full screen and click the arrow in the top left-hand corner of the box to download your copy.

lost/forgotten items:

Don’t forget to check your lodge before you leave (especially on radiators and in drawers) for any items you may have forgotten.

We are sometimes able to return your items if they are found, however, if they are not found please be aware Darwin Escapes is not responsible for items that are left behind or lost in your accommodation or around the resort.