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 forthcoming events for 2022.
For more ideas and events, visit the official What’s on Guide from Visit Isle of Wight

What's on?

When What Where
8th Jun 2022 Wight Proms Wednesdays Cowes
16th - 19th June 2022 Isle of Wight Festival Newport
19th June 2022 Father’s Day Go-Kart Grand Prix at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
24th - 26th June 2022 The Glorious Gravel Yarmouth
25th June 2022 Round Island Race Cowes
25th - 26th June 2022 Royal Isle of Wight County Show Northwood
25th June - 1st July 2022 Cowes Classics Week Cowes
2nd - 3rd July 2022 1940s Experience @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
8th - 10th July 2022 Rhythmtree Festival Thorness Bay
9th July 2022 Isle of Wight Mardi Gras 2022 Ryde
13th July 2022 Wight Proms Wednesdays Cowes
15th – 16th July 2022 Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Newport
16th July 2022 Isle of Wight Pride Ryde
22nd July 2022 Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Newport
22nd – 31st July 2022 Ventnor Fringe Ventnor
23rd July 2022 Newport Main Carnival Newport
25th July - 31st August +(Selected Dates) Junior Track Training at Wight Karting Ryde
26th July - 25th August 2022 BRAINIAC REMIXED! at Robin Hill Newport
26th July - 30th August 2022 Tapnell Cinema Nights – Encanto Yarmouth
27th July Cowes Main Carnival Cowes
28th July - 25th August 2022 The Island’s Biggest Kids Party at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
30th July - 5th August 2022 Cowes Week Cowes
30th July 2022 Summer Concert @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
30th July 2022 Sandown Main Carnival Sandown
30th July 2022 Sandown Children’s Carnival Sandown
3rd August 2022 Shanklin Main Carnival Shanklin
4th August – 1st September 2022 (Thursday nights only) Magic in the Skies at The Needles Landmark Attraction Alum Bay
6th August 2022 Shanklin Illuminated Carnival Shanklin
10th August 2022 Ventnor Main Carnival Ventnor
10th August 2022 Ventnor Children’s Carnival Ventnor
12th – 13th August 2022 Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Newport
13th August 2022 Ventnor Illuminated Carnival Ventnor
13th – 14th August 2022 Jack Up Summer Party Ryde
18th - 21st August 2022 The Wight Proms Cowes
18th – 21st August 2022 Uffa Fox 50 Celebration Cowes
19th - 21st August 2022 Night Glow at Robin Hill Newport
20th - 21st August 2022 Isle of Wight Garlic Festival Sandown
25th August 2022 Newport Illuminated Carnival Newport
25th - 29th August 2022 Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally Sandown
26th - 29th August 2022 Island Steam Show @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway Havenstreet
27th August 2022 Cowes Illuminated Carnival Cowes
27th August 2022 Ryde Children’s Carnival Day Ryde
27th - 28th August 2022 Jack Up Events Presents – Ticket to Ryde Ryde
29th August 2022 St Helens Carnivals St Helens
31st August 2022 Sandown Illuminated Carnival Sandown
3rd - 4th September 2022 Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza Ryde
6th - 9th October 2022 Isle of Wight Literary Festival Cowes
8th - 16th October 2022 Isle of Wight Walking Festival Islandwide
22nd - 30th October 2022 Pumpkin Festival at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth
1st - 24th December (Selective Dates) Christmas at Tapnell Farm Park Yarmouth