Isle of Wight Activities and Adventures 2018

Isle of Wight holiday Activities 2018

The Isle of Wight is well known for the huge range of activities and adventures to be enjoyed. Thousands of people choose the Isle of Wight for walking, cycling, horse riding and really getting to grips with nature.

There is also an extensive range of organised holiday activities available all year round and, with the help of Visit Isle of Wight have a list of some of the best. Here you will find indoor and outside activities which encourage you to explore, have fun and maybe learn a new skill. There is everything from sailing to karting, horse riding to golf and working out to jumping off rocks into the sea.

Osborne House

Visit  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s palatial holiday home and rural retreat in East Cowes. –

Carisbrooke Castle

The historic motte-and-bailey castle is located in the village of Carisbrooke, and was where Charles I was imprisoned in the months prior to his trial. –

Brading Roman Villa

Overlooking Sandown Bay, Brading Roman Villa is one of the first Roman sites in the UK and has an award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum as well as on-site cafe. –

Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Dimbola was the home Victorian pioneer photographer Julia Maraget Cameron, now opened as a museum and gallery celebrating her life and work. The venue also exhibits contemporary photography from around the world. –

Dinosaur Isle

Designed by Isle of Wight architects Rainey Petrie Johns in the shape of a giant pterosaur, Dinosaur Isle is an interactive museum exploring the island’s fossil and geological heritage. –

Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey welcomes visitors to the Catholic Benedictine Monastery, offering tours of the Abbey and has a visitors centre, shop and tea garden for guests to enjoy. –

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Fantastic gardens on Ventnors’ Undercliff, with an unrivalled subtropical and exotic plant collection and popular restaurant and cafe. –

Amazon World Zoo Park

The Zoo Park looks after over 200 species of animals spanning the whole animal kingdom and has daily Meet the Animal Sessions, as well as a cafe, gift shop and Jurassic themed playground, there is plenty to occupy the family all day long! –

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park is a former dairy farm, turned all-weather attraction, with animals to meet, zip-lines to fly down and a soft play zone in the Play Barn to enjoy – perfect in all weathers! –


Indoor adventures with bouncing, ball pits, laser guns and much more. Suitable for all ages. –


Bowling centre on the beachfront at Ryde. Ideal for a little healthy competition amongst the family. –


A proper seaside pier with rides, mini golf, bowling and ice cream. Fun activities for children. –


Sailing courses and experience from excellent trainers. Walk away with a qualification in sailing or just an amazing experience. –


Probably the most fun you can have sitting down. –


An adventure cafe for young children where parents can enjoy coffee and let their children enjoy a range of organised activities –


Learn to paraglide and see the coast of the Isle of Wight from the air. Great adventure and nice people. –


Seafront crazy golf with a really high quality and original set of courses.  Refreshments and indoor activities also available. –


Outdoor adventure organisers that will help you get the adrenalin pumping.  Activities on land and water and for every type of weather. –






Saddle up and enjoy horse riding around Godshill on the South East of the Isle of Wight.


Gyms with lots of sports facilities both indoor and outdoor. Ask about their holiday membership.- Medina- Leisure-Centre  and Heights- Leisure-Centre


Indoor swimming pool with a sliding roof. Excellent all year round swimming pool. –


Trampolining centre which is both enormous fun and great exercise. Perfect for tiring out hyperactive family members. –


First Look at Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Bats Wing Cottage is a new self catering holiday home in the centre of the historic village of Godshill. This 3 bedroom cottage is located within a 2min walk of the historic church or the highstreet with its boutique shops and excellent choice of cafes and tea shops.

Bats Wing Location Godshill Isle of Wight

This rural location is connected to the sea at Shanklin and Ventnor by cycle tracks and footpaths but can also be reached by car with a 5 to 10min drive. The surrounding countryside is crisscrossed with footpaths and many choose to explore the old railway line that runs past Godshill and goes all the way to the coast at Sandown.

In Godshill you will find one of the Island’s best public houses. The Taverners has excellent food and serves local beer from the Isle of Wight. On the edge of Godshill there is an excellent local farm shop selling local produce if you choose to cook at home (Brownrigg’s Farm Shop).

Inside Bats Wing Cottage Isle of Wight

The cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 3 people. An additional bed can be made available on request. There is a comfortable living room for relaxing and a spacious dining room with space to entertain.

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For more information, as well as prices, availability and a full description visit Bats Wing Self Catering Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

New Photos of Rosemary Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

There are new photos of Rosemary Cottage at Godshill on the East of the Isle of Wight showing the bedrooms and living room.

Rosemary Cottage is located within a short walk of the centre of Godshill and is on the grounds of a beautiful farm surrounded by countryside. This lovely location gives excellent access to walking trails, footpaths and cycle routes with lead to some of the principle attractions on the Island. A footpath to Ventnor and Shanklin are located close to the cottage.

For more information visit Rosemary Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Barn Whitwell Cottage Available for 2017

The Barn Whitwell is now available for holidays in 2017. This cottage has only recently released dates for the summer holidays and the rest of the year and therefore there is still some availability for busy holiday dates.

This period cottage is located in the village of Whitwell and within a short drive or pleasant walk of Ventnor. The cottage is also within walking distance of Godshill where there are shops and a choice of pubs.

The village of Whitwell is in an excellent walking and cycling area as well as having excellent access to the coast on both the South East and South West of the Island. In the village there is an excellent public house, numerous traditional thatched cottages and a historic church.

For more information visit The Barn Whitwell Isle of Wight

Redway Farm Cycle Network Access

We have a photo showing just how perfectly situated Redway Farm is located for cyclists and walkers wishing to have access to the old railway line cycle track which acts as a speedy way for cyclists and walkers to access Godshill, Shanklin and Carisbrooke.

As you can see, the farm is located within 300 meters of the main cycle route to Shanklin and Sandown and is connected by a track. All the cottages at Redway Farm have easy access by cycling down past the lake, along the track and onto the cycle path.

Redway Farm Cottages include Hackney Stable Cottage, Parlour Cottage, Fodder Stable Cottage and The Brew House. For more information visit Redway Farm Cottages

Redway Farm Self Catering New Photos 2017

Redway Farm self catering cottages on the Isle of Wight are located at Merstone and within a short cycle ride or pleasant walk of Godshill or Newchurch. This truly stunning rural area is a beautiful holiday destination in a peaceful part of the East side of the Isle of Wight and only a short drive from the beach resorts at Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor.

The farm has five holiday cottages available for holidays throughout the year. The cottages have new photos for the 2017 self catering holiday season and reflecting updates and changes made since last year.

Hackney Stable Cottage Isle of Wight

This stone built cottage has 3 bedrooms and can sleep a family of 6 or a group with 3 couples. The historic cottage has a comfortable sitting room for relaxing in the evening and at the rear or the cottage is a private garden with a table for enjoying meals outside.

Here are some of the new photos of Hackney Stable Cottage. To view all the new images visit Hackney Stable Cottage Isle of Wight

Parlour Cottage Isle of Wight

Parlour Cottage is a wonderful cottage with an amazing living room that extends to the full height of the building. This converted barn building retains historic original features but doesn’t sacrifice comfort and convenience. There are 2 bedrooms at Parlour cottage and it can sleep a family of 5 (of which one is on an extra bed) or two couples.

For more photos as well as a full description visit Parlour Cottage Isle of Wight

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Elm Cottage updated for 2017 holiday season

Elm Cottage on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season.

Elm Cottage is located in the village of Roud near Godshill on the South East of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of Ventnor beach. This rural location is perfect for walking and exploring the Island and there is a local footpath to Godshill where there is a public house and local shop.

For more information about Elm Cottage including a full description, more photos, live availability and much more visit Elm Cottage Isle of Wight

Magnolia and Lavender Cottage updates 2017

Lavender and Magnolia Cottage have new photos to show the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season on the Isle of Wight. These adjoining cottages are located on the edge of Godshill in a beautiful rural area with views of the surrounding countryside. The location is perfect for exploring the south and east of the Isle of Wight and the nearby beach at Shanklin can be reached via the cycle path or a short car ride.

The village of Godshill is known for its thatched cottages, boutique shops and excellent pubs and restaurants. There is a historic centre with a beautiful church. Godshill is a popular Isle of Wight holiday destination.

Lavender Cottage New Photographs

View all the new photos of Lavender Cottage Isle of Wight

Magnolia Cottage New Photographs

View all the new photos of Magnolia Cottage Isle of Wight

New Photos Coach House 2017

Coach House Cottage is located on the edge of Godshill on the East of the Isle of Wight and is within a short drive of both Shanklin and Ventnor Beach. The romantic rural location makes this cottage popular with couples looking for a peaceful and relaxing location with lots of nearby attractions and places to eat. The village of Godshill has an excellent restaurant and public house which is within a short walk.

The new photos of The Coach House are updated to show the changes for the 2017 holiday season and include new photos of the bedroom, front room, and kitchen.

For more photographs visit The Coach House Godshill Isle of Wight

Photos of Stag Cottage Isle of Wight 2017

This beautiful self catering farm cottage on the edge of Godshill Isle of Wight is a renovated traditional building with many original features. There are wonderful rural views and a host of local wildlife in the neighbouring fields.

Stag Cottage is located within walking distance of the centre or Godshill and is only a short drive from the beaches on the South and East Coast. Shanklin Beach and Ventnor Beach are both within a 10 to 15 min drive.

Stag Cottage has had many updates and improvements for the 2017 holiday season and there are new photographs showing some of the changes. Here is a small selection of the new photos for Stag Cottage.

For more information including photos, availability and prices visit Stag Cottage Isle of Wight