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The school holidays don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when the Isle of Wight has so much to offer completely free!
We’ve picked some suggestions for keeping the family busy during the upcoming May half term, which are open to all and don’t come with any annoying entrance fees.

Wight Locations, Amazon World, May Half Term

Planning your half term getaway to the Island isn’t just about picking the right cottage or booking your ferry crossing. Choosing the best activity to keep the whole family entertained is hugely important to planning a happy break.

We've picked some of our favourite recommendations below which should keep the smiles fixed for as long as possible, whilst you’re here on our wonderful Isle of adventure!

Part of the table decor at Cantina, Ventnor

If you like a dash of character and a sprinkle of style with your brunch, then Cantina fits the bill. Located on the high street in Ventnor this is a great little place to head for breakfast with friends or for a light family meal. With a relaxed rustic style, an array of artisan breads and an interesting choice of drinks (sugar free Fritz Kola anyone?) Cantina is an exciting departure from more conservative lunchtime eateries.

What's on at the Steam Railway this Easter

The iconic Island steam railway puffs its way around the Island this Easter. All aboard!

With fun for all the family there will be all manner of craft activities, the obligatory Easter treasure hunt, as well as stories and juggling fun provided by children's entertainer Greg Chapman. Don your Easter bonnet and join in the daily parade for the chance to win a prize.

The Steam refreshment rooms will be open for meals and the amazing Haven Falconry team will be presenting ferret racing and flying displays - not to be missed (or confused ;-)!

Now in it's seventh year, the Isle of Wight Ploughing Match is an event in memory of four local ploughmen, held in high esteem by the local community. It's a great opportunity to watch heavy horses plough alongside vintage and modern tractors. Entry is free and any monies given on the day are donated to Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Venue: New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell (signposted Shorwell Church)

Time: 9.30 - 4.30

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