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.

What's on?

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