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?

When What Where
30th - 31st May 2020 Isle of Wight Festival of Running Freshwater
14th June 2020 Island Heritage Train Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
20th - 21st June 2020 Blooming Gardens at Quest Osborne House East Cowes
20th - 21st June 2020 Steam Punk and Evening Trains at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
27th June 2020 Isle of Wight Mardi Gras Ryde
28th June 2020 Royal Isle of Wight County Show Northwood
July 2020 Newport Main Carnival Newport
July 2020 Sandown Children's Carnival Sandown
July 2020 Sandown Main Carnival Sandown
3rd - 4th July 2020 Fires of San Juan at Robin Hill Country Park Newport
4th - 5th July 2020 The 1940's Experience at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
5th July 2020 ReVamp Festival Ryde
10th - 12th July 2020 Rhythmtree Festival Calbourne
11th - 12th July 2020 Island Motor Show at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
12th July 2020 Island Heritage Train Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
16th - 19th July 2020 The Wight Proms Cowes
18th July 2020 Isle of Wight Pride Ryde
18th July 2020 Real Ale Train at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
18th - 25th July 2020 Panerai British Classic Week Cowes
24th July - 31st August 2020 Jungle Fever at Robin Hill Country Park Newport
24th July - 31st August 2020 After Dark at Robin Hill Country Park Newport
24th July - 31st August 2020 Cowes Classics Week Cowes
25th July - 2nd August 2020 Get Hands on with History at Carisbrooke Castle Newport
26th - 28th July 2020 The Railway Folk at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
28th July - 2nd August 2020 Ventnor Fringe Ventnor Fringe
30th July - 27th August 2020 Summer Sunset Shindigs at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
August 2020 Freshwater Carnival Totland
August 2020 Newport Illuminated Carnival Newport
August 2020 Shanklin Children's Carnival Shanklin
August 2020 Shanklin Main Carnival Shanklin
August 2020 Cowes Main Carnival Cowes
August 2020 Shanklin Illuminated Carnival Shanklin
August 2020 Ventnor Children's Carnival Ventnor
August 2020 Ventnor Main Carnival Ventnor
August 2020 Ventnor Illuminated Carnival Ventnor
August 2020 Cowes Illuminated Carnival Cowes
August 2020 St Helens Carnival St Helens
August 2020 Ryde Children's Carnival Ryde
August 2020 Sandown Illuminated Carnival Sandown
August 2020 Ryde Main Carnival Ryde
August 2020 Ryde Illuminated Carnival Ryde
4th - 6th August 2020 The Making of Englishness: Civil War at Carisbrooke Castle Newport
6th - 10th August 2020 The Great Wonderfest Newport
8th - 9th August 2020 Jack Up The Summer Newport
August 2020 Sail GP Cowes
8th - 15th August 2020 Cowes Week Cowes
9th August 2020 Island Heritage Train Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
15th - 16th August 2020 Isle of Wight Garlic Festival Sandown
28th - 31st August 2020 The 46th Island Steam Show at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
28th - 31st August 2020 Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally Ryde
28th - 30th August 2020 Cowes Powerboat Races Cowes
6th September 2020 Morris Minor Rally at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
13th September 2020 Island Heritage Train Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
11th - 14th September 2020 Heritage Open Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
12th September 2020 International Classic Car Show - Newport Quay Newport
13th September 2020 International Classic Car Show - Ryde Esplanade Ryde
19th September 2020 Isle of Wight Day Islandwide
19th - 20th September 2020 4th Isle of Wight Cider & Cheese Festival at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
22nd August 2020 Vegan Festival Ventnor
26th - 27th September 2020 Autumn Gala at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
2nd - 31st October 2020 (selected dates) Festival of the Dead at Robin Hill Country Park Newport
4th October 2020 Island Heritage Train Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
10th - 11th October 2020 Classic Beer, Buses and Walks Islandwide
16th - 31st October 2020 (selected dates) Terror Island at Blackgang Chine Chale
17th - 18th October 2020 Costume Character Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
19th - 31st October 2020 (selected dates) Frights & Sprites at Blackgang Chine Chale
21st - 25th October 2020 Teddy Bear Days at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
23rd - 27th October 2020 Harp on Wight International Ryde
26th - 30th June 2020 Victorian Falconry at Quest Osborne House East Cowes
27th - 31st October 2020 Spooky Farm Fun at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
27th - 31st October 2020 Wizard Week at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
31st October 2020 Fan TC Con Cowes
31st October 2020 Halloween Fright Night at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
1st December 2020 Heros Weekend at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
28th November - 31st December 2020 (selected dates) Polar at Robin Hill Country Park Newport
1st - 24th December 2020 (selected dates) Christmas at Tapnell Farm Yarmouth
1st December 2020 Christmas Lights Switch On at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
5th - 6th Dec, 12th - 13th Dec, 19th - 20th Dec, 22nd - 24th Dec 2020 Santa Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
4th, 11th and 18th Dec 2020 Santa's Evening Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
12th December 2020 Christmas Carvery Night at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
26th December 2020 Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet