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
Every Wednesday evening until the 30th August 2017Big Night out FireworksBlackgang Chine
Every Thursday evening until the 31st August 2017Music and Magic in the SkiesThe Needles Landmark Attraction
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening until 31st August 2017Carnival TimeRobin Hill Country Park
5th - 12th August 2017107th Yarmouth Carnival and RegattaYarmouth, Isle of Wight
8th - 13th August 2017Ventnor FringeVentnor, Isle of Wight
11th - 14th August 2017V-Dub IslandNewport, Isle of Wight
12th - 13th August 2017Jack Up the 80sRyde, Isle of Wight
15th August 2017Victoria’s Island Trail launchIsland wide
19th and 20th August 2017The Garlic FestivalNewport, Isle of Wight
25th - 28th August 2017Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally Ryde, Isle of Wight
28th August 2017St Helens CarnivalSt Helens, Isle of Wight
31st August 2017Ryde Main CarnivalRyde, Isle of Wight
2nd September 2017Fairweather Festival 2017Sandown, Isle of Wight
3rd September 2017Morris Minor RallyHavenstreet, Isle of Wight
7th - 10th September 2017Heritage Open Days at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet, Isle of Wight
9th - 10th September 2017St Helens CarnivalArreton, Isle of Wight
16th September 2017Eklectica FestivalRyde
23rd September 2017Isle of Wight DayIsland wide
23 Sept - 01 October 2017Isle of Wight Cycling FestivalIsland wide
23rd - 24th September 2017Bembridge Harbour Food FestivalBembridge, Isle of Wight
30 Sept 2017 - 4 Nov 2017Festival of Light inspired by DiwaliArreton, Isle of Wight
6 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017Blackgang Chine IlluminationsVentnor, Isle of Wight
7th October 2017A Day at the BayFreshwater, Isle of Wight
12th - 15th October 2017Isle of Wight Literary FestivalCowes
14th - 15th October 2017Isle of Wight Beer & Buses WeekendIsland wide
23rd - 27th October 2017Wizard Week at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet, Isle of Wight
25th - 27th October 2017Half Term Halloween ExtravaganzaArreton, Isle of Wight
28th October 2017Fright Night! at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet, Isle of Wight
4th - 5th November 2017Isle of Wight Comic ConCowes, Isle of Wight
2nd - 24th December 2017Santa Specials at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet, Isle of Wight
15 Dec - 23 Dec 2017Enchanted OsborneEast Cowes, Isle of Wight
16th Dec - 17th Dec 2017Cowes Christmas FestivalCowes, Isle of Wight
26th December 2017Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayHavenstreet, Isle of Wight