Ryde also has a waterside swimming pool on the seafront and several well-equipped children's play areas and an outdoor paddling pool. Blackgang Chine is nearby, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, and the island also offers the Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, a pearl centre, a dinosaur Museum, a donkey Sanctuary, Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria's holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, riding, fishing, cycling, water sports and golf. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Shop and restaurant/takeaway 20 yards, pub 30 yards.