From Pirate Adventures at the Needles and terrifying Hallowe’en crafts at Carisbrooke, to Bugs & Beasties Encounters at Tapnell Farm and wonderful wizardry fun at the Steam Railway, there’s a host of treats for your little monsters this October half-term.

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?

10 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018Electric Woods 'Spirit of the Orient'Robin Hill Country Park
1 Apr 2018 - 2 Apr 2018Robin Hill's Mad Easter Egg Dash'Robin Hill Country Park
3 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2018Easter Eggs-plorers'Blackgang Chine
12 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018Isle of Wight Children's Festival'Quay Arts, Newport
28 Apr 2018 - 13 May 2018Isle of Wight Walking Festival'Island Wide
5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018Real Ale Festival'Isle of Wight Steam Railway
12 May 2018Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair'Wolverton Manor
13 May 2018Walk the Wight'Various Locations
26 May 2018 - 3 June 2018Wild West Week'Blackgang Chine
30 May 2018 - 3 June 2018Newport Jazz Weekend'Newport
5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018Dino Breakout!'Blackgang Chine
5 May 2018 - 6 May 2018Isle of Wight Challenge'Chale Recreation Ground
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend'Newtown
21 June 2018 - 24 June 2018Isle of Wight Festival'Seaclose, NEWPORT
1 June 2018 - 3 June 2018Mondomix Festival'Calbourne Water Mill
30 June 2018IW Mardi Gras'Ryde Town Centre
7 July 2018Round the Island Race'Island Sailing Club, High Street, WEST COWES
8 July 2018Shipwreck Isle'Appley Beach, RYDE
8 July 2018Royal Isle of Wight County Show'Isle Of Wight County Showground
21 July 2018Isle of Wight Pride'Ryde Esplanade
24 July 2018 - 30 Aug 2018Jungle Fever!'Robin Hill Country Park
4 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018Lendy Cowes Week'The Parade, WEST COWES
7 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018Ventnor Fringe'Church Street, VENTNOR
18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018Isle of Wight Garlic Festival'Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Bathingbourne Lane, SANDOWN
7 Sept 2018 - 9 Sept 2018EKLECTICA @ Robin Hill'Robin Hill Country Park
22 Sept 2018 - 23 Sept 2018Bembridge Harbour Food Festival'Bembridge SC, The Duver, ST HELENS
11 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018Isle of Wight Literary Festival'Northwood House, Ward Avenue, COWES