Only four miles off the south coast, the Isle of Wight is the UK’s Dinosaur Capital and the perfect destination for family fun and adventure.

There’s something for everyone, including cliff top theme parks, medieval castle jousts, thrilling adventure activities and lots of safe sandy beaches. Discover Queen Victoria’s holiday home at Osborne, walk an Alpaca or practice yoga on the sea – there’s all sorts of exciting things to do on the Isle of Wight.

The stunning countryside also provides fantastic local produce and there’s a great range of places to enjoy delicious food. Try tapas by the sea, gourmet pub food in a cosy village inn or shop local, pack up a picnic and dine al fresco.

There is an amazing range of over 500 places to stay. From tree top hideaways, holiday parks and luxury hotels to vintage caravans, seaside homes and quaint thatched cottages down by the seas, The Isle of Wight has got accommodation to suit all budgets.

The relaxed atmosphere, spectacular coastline and brilliant things to do make the Isle of Wight the perfect destination for your trip away.

What's on?

WhenWhatWhere
27th-29th January / 10th-12th, 17th-26th February 2017Electric Woods, Spirit of the OrientRobin Hill
29th April - 14th May 2017IsleWalk 2017 - IW Walking FestivalIsland wide
14th May 2017Walk the WightAcross the Isle of Wight
2nd - 4th June 2017Isle of Wight Festival of RunningWest Wight
2nd - 4th June 2017Old Gaffers FestivalYarmouth
8th to 11th June 2017Isle of Wight FestivalSeaclose Park, Newport Isle of Wight
1st July 2017Mardi Gras Carnival, RydeRyde
1st July 2017Round the Island RaceStart: Cowes, Isle of Wight
2nd July 2017Shipwreck Isle Pirate DayRyde
29th July - 5th August 2017Cowes WeekCowes, Isle of Wight
19th and 20th August 2017The Garlic FestivalNewport, Isle of Wight
16th September 2017International Classic Car ShowRyde
23rd September 2017IOW DayIsland wide
23 Sept - 01 October 2017Isle of Wight Cycling FestivalIsland wide
12th - 15th October 2017Isle of Wight Literary FestivalCowes
14th - 15th October 2017Isle of Wight Beer & Buses WeekendIsland wide