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!

Bembridge Harbour Food Festival

Bembridge Food Festival, Wight Locations

The Isle of Wight is famous for good food and in particular the huge variety of Seafood on offer across the Island. One of the main focal areas of the ‘seafood scene’ on the Island is Bembridge Harbour, which is home to a plethora of Fishing vessels in addition to being a popular spot for pleasure craft, kayakers, dog walkers, etc.

Santa Specials at the Steam Railway

Havenstreet is very excited to have Santa making a special guest appearance this December at the Steam Railway - for the train-tastic toddler combining Christmas with the Steam Railway ticks both the 'must-have' boxes.

The bustling Christmas market, entertainment and magic shows create a fabulous, festive atmosphere for all to enjoy. Then all-aboard the majestic might of the steam train as you relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside on the 10 mile round trip.

Victorian Christmas at Osborne House

This is one of the team at Wight Locations' favourite things to do in December.

It really sets the scene for Christmas and is a reminder of by-gone traditions held dear. Try your hand at Victorian games, take a ride on the carousel and enjoy the larks and laughs with jovial entertainers. The festive sounds of the season will tempt you towards the roasting chestnuts sizzling and smoking in the snowy courtyard. Careful... they're hot! A Victorian falconer will be displaying his skills and the children will be encouraged to use theirs when making their own seasonal toys.

Isle of Fright

Prepare to be scared...The Isle of Fright is open for business again this half term with our haunted heritage events around Halloween as well as ghost walks, paranormal investigations, scary movies, witches and wizards and hauntings galore for all ages and interests.


Robin Hill Festival of Light

Now that Bestival 2015 has shut-up shop for another year, the team at Robin Hill are looking towards the next major event in the calendar - the Festival of Light, inspired by Diwali.

The Park opens its doors again from 3 - 23 October when the spectacular 'electric woods' events take place. As darkness falls, the park's wonderful woodland is transformed into a stunning spectacle of creatively themed light, colour, sound and entertainment as the electric woods captures the spirit of the most popular festival in the Indian calendar.

20 Great Adventures on the Isle of Wight we're indulging in some artistic license here and are listing our 20 Great Adventures on the Isle of Wight! That way you can squeeze one or two in a day on your annual two week break. Of course, if you are staying for longer and would like to make your selection of the entire list of adventures you can click here


Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine Cowboy Town, Wight Locations

Step into the land of imagination ......

Overlooking the stunning south coast of the Island and set in beautiful gardens, Blackgang Chine offers an experience like no other. Let your imagination run wild as you fight pirates on-board your own ship, discover life size moving dinosaurs or experience the magic of being a fairy princess in your own castle!

Robin Hill

Robin Hill Squawk Birds, Wight Locations

Robin Hill is one of the Islands top destinations for a family day out. Set in 88 acres of beautiful countryside this award-winning attraction boasts a whole day of entertainment and more. With great rides - including the quarter mile downhill toboggan - a miniature village perfect for toddlers, relaxing woodland walks and amazing falconry displays from one of the UK's most experienced falconry teams, this really is a destination for visitors of all ages!

Top 5 Island Events this May Half Term

With May half term on the horizon, and plenty of cottages still available for last minute bookings, here's our round-up of Top 5 Island Events:

1. Big Tree Party
Try your hand at tree climbing, geo caching, bug hunting, segway riding and orienteering at this fab event hosted up a tree at Appley Park in Ryde. For more details call 0333 800 1188