Tackt-Isle Adventures – The St Helen’s Duver
Just a few minutes walk from the house you can hire everything you need for an adventurous activity on land or sea. From dinghies, bikes, kites, kayaks, segways and paddle boards. You can make the Island your playground.
Osbourne House – East Cowes
No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children.
Carisbrooke Castle – Newport
One of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. For a castle that has lived through more than 800 years of service it’s wonderfully well preserved.
The Isle of Wight Zoo – Sandown
The Isle of Wight Zoo is home to one of Britain’s largest collection of tigers, many of whom are rescue animals. With several new enclosures modeled on natural tiger habitats in India, the zoo is a fantastic place to see these wonderful animals relaxing.
125 million years ago, the land which now forms the Isle of Wight was a perfect habitat for dinosaurs. Today, the 11 mile stretch of coastline between Compton and Sandown, is one of the richest sources of dinosaur fossils and dinosaur bones in Europe. Discover the fascinating history of the Isle of Wight dinosaurs and try your hand at fossil hunting on the Island’s fossil-rich south-west coast.
Isle of Wight Festival – Newport (June)
The legendary Isle of Wight Festival provides some of the biggest names in music.
Rhythmtree Festival – Shalfleet (July)
This safe, friendly, family oriented festival is held in beautiful, tree surrounded farmland, close to the West Wight Heritage Coast.
Ventnor Fringe Festival – Ventnor (August)
The Ventnor Fringe is the Isle of Wight’s take on the famous Edinburgh Fringe, an open access arts festival which aims to create a unique cultural hub, with events taking place in venues across the eclectic town of Ventnor, on the southern tip of the Island.
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival – Near Newchurch (August)
The event showcases the best of Island produce, plays host to bands, remarkable circus performers and exotic animals, not to mention a huge beer tent and classic car show…….and Garlic!
Cowes Week – Cowes (August)
Cowes Week has long played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Don’t miss the legendary fireworks to mark the end of the week.