NEWSLETTER – Spotlight on the Things To Do on the Isle of Wight
Well, we are often asked by people what there is to do on the Isle of Wight and in truth we normally reply “everything that you would want to do.”
We have everything here on the Island, from extreme sports which include para-gliding, coastering, surfing and paddle-boarding. There are also miles of walks, a stunning coastline and so many attractions that appeal to families of all ages, thatquite simply you just cannot get bored.
Yes, the Isle of Wight is a small Island, but there is so much to see and do and families have been coming to the Island and still not seen and done everything. Why don’t you give the Isle of Wight a chance?
As well as some beautiful country walks across our chalk downland, there are riverside trails and walks through mature woodland. Here you will be able to spot some of ourred squirrels, buzzards, foxes and birds. There really is something for everyone.
Take a look at what the South Wight has to offer by clicking the links below. If you are looking for something specific, please feel free to call our friendly staff on 01983 520052 who are always happy to help. Alternatively send an email to[email protected]
Below is just a selection of what the Island has to offer – go on, treat yourself.
Blackgang Chine celebrates its 175th birthday in 2018, and you’re all invited to join the party!
Let your imagination run wild as you start your very own adventure…
You can fight pirates on-board your own ship, discover life-sized moving dinosaurs, become a sheriff of your own town, and lock up the outlaws in jail, experience the magic of becoming a fairy princess in your own castle… or explore a sunken shipwreck in our newest theme world the Underwater Kingdom.
Set on the cliff tops, with stunning sea-views, and filled with an eclectic mix of attractions, magical theme worlds and exciting rides, you’ll find something for all the family at Blackgang Chine.
Make magical memories that will last for generations and start your adventure into the land of imagination today!
Plus, don’t miss extra EVENTS and entertainment with our characters during every school holiday! It’s a celebratory year that you don’t want to miss a minute of!
Have an adrenaline filled, family day out at our all-weather 500m outdoor track!
Comfortable, clean and catered clubhouse with balcony viewing areas overlooking 500m all-weather, outdoor track. Adrenaline-packed action for anyone aged from 8 to 88. A fantastic addition to the Island’s list of must-dos attractions in any weather. All equipment provided.
Great fun for all ages.
West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca stud farm set within 23-acres of countryside on the Isle of Wight and is home to a wonderful herd of unique Suri alpacas.
Come trekking with these adorable animals and get to know your cushing from your pronking or you can just as easily drop into our farm café and shop, while you watch the alpacas roam around.
A 20 Minute slow cruise to view the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, coloured sands of Alum Bay, dramatic caulk cliff face and the surrounding coastal features. The trips are available from Easter ’til October with boats departing every 1/2 hour, and during the peak season every 15 mins, daily from 10.30am.
Tie this wonderful cruise in with a trip to the Needles Landmark Attraction or a walk down to Alum Bay.
A Unique Insight into Roman Life
Brading Roman Villa offers something for everyone; amongst the best preserved Roman mosaics in Northern Europe, interactive displays, licensed cafe, shop and extensive grounds including a Roman garden and meadow trail. The museum and visitor centre are housed within an award-winning ecological cover building and the Villa site sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Immerse yourself in 800 years of fascinating history at Carisbrooke Castle.
Imprisoned Kings, military history, home of a Princess and loveable donkeys – come explore the fascinating history of Carisbrooke Castle.
The Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned before his execution in 1649 but that is only a small part of this castles 800 years of history.
Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
“It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” – such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. 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.
Admire the stunning view from the terraces across the Solent .
Country walks and Coastal paths of the Isle of Wight
There are a number of stunning and interesting walks to be enjoyed on the Isle of Wight no matter your fitness level, from small country walks to the more adventurous full coastal walk spanning the whole Island. With miles of accessible footpaths to chose from there are walks to be found no matter where you are staying on the Island. All the Island walks are clearly signposted and easy to follow and provide one of the best way to enjoy some of the Isle of Wight’s most spectacular views and scenery.
Click the link below to see what we have to challenge you.
From dinosaur fossils to the summer homes of royalty the Isle of Wight has it all
The Isle of Wight is unrivalled in the variety of places of historic interest. Travel through time with us and explore our historic past from the time dinosaurs roamed the Isle of Wight through to the great ice age, search for fossil on one of the many Island beaches where the footsteps of dinosaurs can still be seen. Visit the site of great Roman villas in Brading and walk in the footsteps Kings, princesses and Queens. Explore the Isle of Wights military past from ancient conquests to castles and forts and learn about the Pluto pipeline used to provide fuel to the allies following the D-Day landing.
The Isle of Wight has 57 miles of coastline and contains some of the best beaches in the UK. There is a huge variety of beaches from beautiful large sandy beaches such as Sandown and Ryde to small secluded picturesque beaches such as Steephill Cove. They are great for all year around and are perfect for all sorts of activities such as water sports, swimming, relaxing, walking and sightseeing. Check out our extensive list of Isle of Wight beaches below. Click to view more information about each one. Bringing your four legged friend on holiday? See our great Dog Friendly Isle of Wight page. Why not also discover some of our hidden coves and bays.
Experience ADVENTURE on the Isle of Wight with the land and water activity experts!
Try Kayaking, Archery, Paddleboarding, Axe Throwing, Bushcraft, Climbing, Mountain Boarding, Coasteering…, Zorbing and more!
- For all ages and abilities
- Great days out for tourists and locals alike
As the largest private activity provider on the Island and being approved by more ‘governing body’ organisations than anyone else on the Island, we guarantee you a good time, with first class safety and top quality guides and instructors.