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!

Extreme Stunt Show - August Bank Holiday

Wight Locations, Extreme Stunt Show

This coming bank Holiday weekend, the Isle of Wight county show ground, between Newport & Cowes will play host to the ‘Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle’, an adrenaline fuelled motocross, BMX and monster truck stunt show.

Expect to see plenty of ‘Big Air’ stunts from the professional riders on a variety of vehicles, both human powered and horse powered!

The event takes place on Sunday 30th at 18.00 and Monday 31st August at 15.00.


101 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!

My Personal Sanctuary

My Personal Sanctuary treatment for Wight Locations

With a decade of experience behind them, you can expect the very best from the My Personal Sanctuary service, which is why we're so excited to be partnering them!

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


Festival of the Sea 2015

Wight Locations, Appley Beach, Ryde

Since it began in 2013, the Festival of the Sea has welcomed thousands of visitors to the Island.


Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Wight Locations, Walking Festival, Beach

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival will be hosting a variety of walks this autumn and takes place between 23 and 26 October 2015.

Choose between a scary murder mystery walk, take a walk on the wild side with the Island's resident alpacas or take a circular walk at the rear of Carisbrooke Castle before taking tea and biscuits at The Priory.

Isle of Arts Festival

The Island boasts a wonderful Arts community with regular Open Studios and Literary Festivals held throughout the year. The jewel in the crown of this creative hub is undoubtedly the Isle of Arts Festival which this year takes place 1 - 4 May in Ventor.