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!

Halloween Fun at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

VBG Halloween Fun

This October half term at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, you’ll find a whole program of spooky activities to keep the little ones entertained throughout the half term break.

From Saturday 22nd October, there will be daily Halloween themed activities taking place, including themed trails, Pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, and culminating in a guided ghost walk on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Robin Hill's Festival of Light

Festival of Light at Robin Hill, visit Isle of Wight and stay at a Wight Locations holiday cottage

Looking for some high energy fun for the kids over October half term? Come and stay in one of our fabulous family-friendly cottages, and, when darkness falls, head over to Robin Hill for their Diwali inspired Festival of Light.

Ventnor Fringe

Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight

The Ventnor Fringe is the Island's version of the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival - an arts festival encompassing all genres; poetry, music, art exhibitions. Wander through Ventnor and be intrigued and astounded by the array of talent surrounding you...

Date: Tuesday 9 August – Sunday 14 August 2016
Venues: around Ventnor
Contact address: The Ventnor Fringe Festival, PO Box 75, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 9BH

Yoga Vibe 2016 at Ventnor Botanic Garden

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Our friends at Ventnor Botanic Garden bring you Yoga Vibe 2016 on 1st - 3rd July 2016

A combination of vital ingredients creates this wonderful and unique festival nestled in the Undercliff on the sunny South side of the stunning Isle of Wight. Held within the grounds of the 22 acre eco-friendly Ventnor Botanic Garden, this place offers the ideal environment to escape the outside world and completely immerse yourself within your practice for a whole weekend dedicated entirely to your Wellbeing.


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.