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
27 September to 2nd November 2019Festival of Light Inspired by DiwaliRobin Hill Country Park
10 to 13 October 2019Isle of Wight Literary Festival Cowes
12 to 13 October 2019Classic Beer, Buses and WalksIslandwide
25 to 29 October 2019Harp on Wight InternationalRyde
19 October to 2 NovemberTerror Island at Blackgang ChineVentnor
19 October to 3 NovemberSpooky Farm Fun & Pumpkin PatchYarmouth
22 to 30 OctoberJunior Track Days - October Half TermRyde
27 to 31 OctoberWizard Week at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayRyde
22 to 23 NovemberJack Up ChristmasShanklin
29 Nov to 21 Dec (selected dates)POLARNewport
30 Nov to 24 Dec (selected dates)Santa Specials at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayRyde
30 Nov to 1 DecVictorian Christmas at OsborneEast Cowes
7 Dec to 23 Dec (selected dates)Tapland Christmas Experience at Tapnell Farm ParkYarmouth