Christmas markets on the Isle of Wight 2023
Whether you are looking for a unique gift for someone special or planning to take the little ones to see Father Christmas, the Isle of Wight has lots going on this Christmas. From artisan Christmas markets to festive tearooms, start planning a wonderful Christmas on the Isle of Wight today.
Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has a great selection of places to visit and Monkey Haven offers the chance to get up close to some fascinating creatures whilst supporting this worthy cause. Centrally located just outside Newport, make sure Monkey Haven is on your island "to do list".
Things to do on the Isle of Wight with kids
The Isle of Wight is a great place for a family holiday. Wherever you are on the island you are never far away from the sea and being only 36km long, nowhere is a long journey away. Self catering is the ideal choice for a family with children, and here are our top tips on where to take them for a fun day out.
Discover Newtown National Nature Reserve
Situated on the north westerly side of the island just four miles east of Yarmouth, Newtown National Nature Reserve is a beautiful tranquil nature reserve with footpaths leading through meadows, ancient woodland and the old quay.
The Delights of Cowes
Cowes is a genteel seaport on the westerly side of the River Media which sits opposite its smaller sister on the east bank, East Cowes. Famed for its world class marina and Cowes Week, take time to discover this characterful town, with oodles of eclectic shops and eateries and fabulous views over the Solent.
Spending time in Yarmouth
Sitting on the banks of the river Yar overlooking the Solent, with a pretty marina, great places to eat, eclectic shops and surrounded by countryside, the town of Yarmouth should definitely be on your “to do” list. Take our guided tour of Yarmouth here...
Magnificent Osborne House
A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without a day at Osborne House. From the moment you step foot into the vast gardens and see the majestic house standing proudly overlooking the countryside and valley towards the Solent, this is a place you will never forget.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Everyone loves donkeys right? Those big ears and doleful eyes get me every time. A visit the Donkey Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to say hello to these beautiful creatures and learn all about this fabulous charity and the work they do to rescue donkeys from both the UK and abroad.
The Art of Collecting Sea Glass
Head to the eastern side of the Island and search for treasure waiting to be discovered on the beach. Sandown, Lake and Bembridge are all places you may be lucky enough to find sea glass.