Only four miles off the south coast, the Isle of Wight is the UK’s Dinosaur Capital and the perfect family destination for fun and adventure.
Looking for things to do on the Isle of Wight? There are lots of family attractions and group activities for adults, 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 activities and 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 group trips or family fun day to the isle of wight.
|5 October to 16 December 2018||Captain Alfred Buckham: The Sky Traveller'||Dimbola Museum & Galleries|
|10 November to 23 December 2018||Wonkos Emporium and The Chamber of Fantastic Creatures'||Isle of Wight Reptilarium, Fort Victoria country Park|
|17th to 18th November 2018||Christmas Market'||Carisbrooke Castle|
|30th November to 3rd December 2018||Make Christmas'||Tiny Homes Holidays, Cowes|
|1st to 24st December 2018 – see website for specific opening dates||Santa Special'||Isle of Wight Steam Railway|
|6th to 9th December 2018||The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival weekend'||Brighstone|
|15th December 2018||The Osmonds Rockin’ Christmas with Merrill and Jay'||Shanklin Theatre|
|15th December 2018||Festive Murder Mystery'||Luccombe Manor|
|1 to 23 December 2018 (selected dates, see website)||Santa’s Wight Christmas Grotto'||The Needles|
|1st January 2019||New Year “Hangover Specials”'||Isle of Wight Steam Railway|
|4th - 5th May 2019||Isle of Wight Challenge'||Chale Recreation Ground|
|4th - 19th May 2019||Isle of Wight Walking Festival'||Island wide|
|5th May 2019||Isle of Wight Randonnee'||Islandwide|
|11th May 2019||Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair'||Wolverton Manor|
|12th May 2019||Walk the Wight with Mountbatten'||Various locations|
|28 May to 2 June 2019||Newport Jazz Weekend'||Newport|
|13 to 16 June 2019||Isle of Wight Festival'||Seaclose, NEWPORT|
|29th June 2019||Round the Island Race'||Cowes|
|30th June 2019||Royal Isle of Wight County Show'||Cowes|
|12th - 14th July 2019||Rhythm Tree'||Three Gates Farm, Shalfleet, CALBOURNE|
|23 to 28 July 2019||Ventnor Fringe '||Ventnor|
|3rd & 4th August 2019||The Chale Show'||Chale|
|10th - 17th August 2019||Lendy Cowes Week'||Cowes|
|17th - 18th August 2019||Garlic Festival'||Newchurch|
|28 to 31 August 2019||Ryde Carnival'||Ryde|
|29 August to 1 September 2019||The Wight Proms'||Northwood House|
|14 and 15 September 2019||International Classic Car Show'||Ryde and Newport Quay|
|19th & 20th April 2019||Jack up the Weekend'||Medina Leisure Centre|