Things to do

Walking with Dinosaurs...

Wight Locations, Walking with Dinosaurs

Ever wanted to...

  • Walk with a Polacanthus
  • Run with a Valdosaurus or
  • Fly with a Caulkicephalus?

When you visit the island on holiday, you can tread in the footsteps of these prehistoric creatures in the very place they were discovered 130 million years ago.  And, at the same time, you can find out more about their relatives, the dinosaur characters from the movie…Parksosaurus (the star!), Ankylosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Troodon…

The dinosaur hotspots!

Royal Agricultural Show

Wight Locations, County Show

The annual Isle of Wight agricultural show returns to the Show ground between Newport and Cowes this year on Sunday 26th June.

The ‘County Show’ as its more commonly known is a popular event on the island with locals due to the large rural and agricultural community on the Island.

The show is fantastic fun for families and there’s always plenty going on in the main arena area, where visitors are invited to get hands on and ‘come and have a go’.

Newport Jazz weekend

Newport Jazz Weekend

It seems like June is going to be a busy week for Jazz fans. In addition to the Jazz on the Quay event in Bembridge, there is also a whole weekend Jazz festival taking place in Newport.

The festival is will be taking place across the whole town in a number of venues, and a full programme of events and gigs can be found here.

Magic at the Needles

Wight Locations, The Needles

Possibly the most famous landmark associated with the Isle of Wight, is the Needles at Alum Bay. This famous landmark is best viewed from the Needles Park at the top of the cliff at Alum Bay.

The Park is a popular destination for young families as there’s lots to entertain the little ones, from crazy Golf to a 4D Cinema experience and of course the legendary chairlift down to the coloured sand on the beach.

Jazz on the Quay – Bembridge Harbour – 18th June

Wight Locations, Jazz on the Quay

There has been a reawakening…

Throughout the late 80’s and 90’s, Jazz on the Quay was an annual event held at Bembridge Harbour, and the organisers are thrilled to be able to bring the event back to life this coming June.

This musical extravaganza is being held in support of Ryde Inshore Rescue Independent Lifeboat, which is a very worthy cause and vital for the local community.


Half Term Adventurers Club with Tackt-Isle

Wight Locations, Tackt-Isle, Adventurers Club

May Half Term is just around the corner and if you haven’t yet filled your schedule with planned activities to entertain the family, the friendly team of adventure enablers down on St Helens Duver would love to help.

The team at Tackt-Isle Adventures are on the hunt for a team of intrepid explorers to join their popular Adventurers club.

The 5-day adventure begins on Monday 30 May and will run daily from 10am to 2pm. During the week, the Adventurers will be cared for by fully qualified instructors and can expect to take part in a range of activities including:

Half term activities, and they're free!

Wight Locations, Rock Pool, Seaview

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.

Half Term happiness

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!

Easter at the Steam Railway

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 ;-)!