Visit Isle of Wight

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.

Want to get A Taste of the Island at Home? Test out the recipes below

Isle of Wight Black Garlic & Mushroom Risotto

Isle of Wight Garlic Bread 

Isle of Wight Tomato Soup

Pear, Walnut & Isle of Wight Blue Cheese Salad

 

There are so many great events taking place on the Isle of Wight each year, take a look below at the events for 2021.
For more ideas and events, visit the official What’s on Guide from Visit Isle of Wight https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on

What's on?

When What Where
23 July - 1 August 2021 Ventnor Fringe VENTNOR
25 July 2021 Island Heritage Train Days @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
25 July - 2 September 2021 Summer Fun at The Needles Landmark Attraction TOTLAND BAY
26 July – 27 August 2021 The Land of Imagination LIVE at Blackgang Chine VENTNOR
28 July - 25 August 2021 Twilight Safaris SANDOWN
28 July - 28 August 2021 Summer Fest! at Blackgang Chine VENTNOR
29 July - 26 August 2021 Summer Sunset Shindigs YARMOUTH
29 July - 28 August 2021 BRAINIAC LIVE! at Robin Hill NEWPORT
31 July 2021 Summer Concert @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
31 July - 6 August 2021 Cowes Week WEST COWES
6 - 8 August 2021 Jack Up The Summer NEWPORT
7 - 14 August 2021 Yarmouth Carnival Week YARMOUTH
15 August 2021 Island Heritage Train Days @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
19 - 22 August 2021 The Wight Proms COWES
20 - 22 August 2021 Sky High Night Glow at Robin Hill NEWPORT
21 - 22 August 2021 Isle of Wight Garlic Festival SANDOWN
26 - 30 August 2021 Isle of Wight Scooter Rally SANDOWN
27 - 29 August 2021 Cowes Powerboat Races WEST COWES
29 August 2021 Isle of Wight Country Fair NORTHWOOD
27 - 30 August 2021 Island Steam Show @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
4 - 5 September 2021 Wolverton Manor Garden Fair SHORWELL
5 September 2021 Morris Minor Rally @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
9 - 13 September 2021 Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend NEWPORT
11 - 12 September 2021 Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza RYDE
11 - 12 September 2021 Cider & Cheese Festival @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
12 September 2021 Walk the Wight and Walk the Wight Your Way ISLAND WIDE
16 - 19 September 2021 Isle of Wight Festival NEWPORT
19 September 2021 Island Heritage Train Days @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
25 - 26 September 2021 Sweetcorn Fayre ARRETON
25 - 26 September 2021 1960s Weekend @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
16 October 2021 Teddy Bear Day @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
17 October 2021 Island Heritage Train Days @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
22nd - 31st October 2021 Terror Island at Blackgang Chine VENTNOR
22 - 26 October 2021 Harp on Wight International VARIOUS
25 - 29 October 2021 Wizard Week @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
30 October 2021 Fright Nights @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
5 November 2021 Yarmouth Fireworks Evening YARMOUTH
6 November 2021 Race the Train @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
13 November 2021 Walk the Line Yarmouth to Freshwater with Isle of Wight Steam Railway HAVENSTREET
4 December 2021 Carols in The Square YARMOUTH