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. –


Photos Chine Cottage 2017

There are new photos of Chine Cottage at Totland on the West of the Isle of Wight. This three bedroom, seaside self catering holiday cottage is located within a short walk of Totland Bay and is between the beaches at Compton and Alum Bay. The local towns of Freshwater and Yarmouth are nearby.

Chine Cottage is a luxurious holiday cottage with a large garden, a conservatory and a patio area for enjoying meals outside. The balcony from the single room is large enough to enjoy the evening sun as a family. The large and comfortable living room has been beautifully decorated and designed.

Here are a selection of the new photos of Chine Cottage.

For more information visit Chine Cottage Totland Isle of Wight

Shalfleet Barn New Photos 2017

This wonderful farm cottage is located near Shalfleet estuary on the North West of the Isle of Wight and between Newtown and Yarmouth. The location is rural but within a few minutes you can walk to the coastal path and follow the sea to Yarmouth or Newtown.

Shalfleet Farmhouse has three bedrooms and is a family holiday rental for up to 6 people. Family activities such as a tennis court and swimming pool are to be found on the adjoining manor house.

Here are some of the new photos from Shalfleet Barn to show changes and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season.

For more information and all the new photos visit Shalfleet Barn Isle of Wight

Shalfleet Manor Farmhouse Updated 2017

Shalfleet Manor Farmhouse is under new ownership and there have been a number of updates and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season.

Shalfleet Manor Farmhouse is located in the small hamlet of Shalfleet on the North West of the Isle of Wight within a short drive of Yarmouth. The cottage is only a short walk along the estuary to the sea and enjoys a wonderful rural location surrounded by wildlife. The local wetland reserve at Newtown is only a short walk from the cottage and here there are hundreds of species of migratory birds.

Here are a selection of the new photos:

For all the new photos and an updated cottage description visit Shalfleet Farmhouse Isle of Wight

Updated Romany Cottage images for 2017

Romany Cottage has been prepared for the 2017 holiday season on the Isle of Wight and has new photographs showing the many changes and improvements.

Romany Cottage is located on the West of the Isle of Wight within a short walk of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This part of the Isle of Wight is perfect for exploring the peaceful coast and also for the many inland, estuary and hill top walks. The small town of Freshwater is within a short walk and here there is also the famous Freshwater Bay where there is a path up to The Needles lookout point.

Romany Cottage has three bedrooms and is popular with families looking for an attractive and comfortable self catering holiday cottage near the sea and with a garden for eating and relaxing in the sunshine. The updates and improvements are designed to make the cottage even more welcoming to guests.

View all the new photos at Romany Cottage Isle of Wight


Update to Field Cottage Isle of Wight 2017

Field Cottage is a beautiful rural cottage in a peaceful part of the West Isle of Wight countryside within a short drive of the beaches and bays of the West Coast.

Guests to Field Cottage comment on the natural beauty and the proximity to some of the the Isle of Wight’s principle attractions including Freshwater Bay, The Needles and Yarmouth.

Field Cottage has had a number of updates and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season and there are new photos showing what has changed.

For all the new photos visit Field Cottage Isle of Wight

Update Winkle Street Cottage Isle of Wight 2017

Winkle Street self catering cottage on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates and changes for the 2017 holiday season. Most notable is the new kitchen and Winkle Street Cottage which is new for this year.

Winkle Street is a landmark of the Isle of Wight and is a quiet street of traditional cottages, some with thatched roofs. A small brook runs along the street and there are water birds, ducks and peacocks in the street.

Winkle Street is a short drive from Yarmouth on the North West coast or Brook and Brighstone on the South West coast.

For all the new photos for 2017 visit Winkle Street Cottage Isle of Wight

Preview of New Photos for Field Cottage Isle of Wight

There are new photos coming soon for Field Cottage near Shalfleet on the North West of the Isle of Wight. Field Cottage has been redecorated for the 2017 holiday season and these are stunning new photos to show all the updates and improvements.  You will be able to see the new photos at Field Cottage Isle of Wight very soon but here is a preview of some of them.

Field Cottage is located in a beautiful rural location within a short drive of Yarmouth and the beaches at Brightstone, Brook and Compton on the South West Coast. There is an excellent pub and local shop within walking distance.


First Look at Isle of Wight Cottage – Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage is a new West Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage in the small village of Calborne and within an short drive of the beaches and bays of the South West Coast of the Isle of Wight.

This 3 bedroom cottage sleeps 6 people and enjoys a traditional style that retains original features. There is an attractive and comfortable front room for relaxing as well as a dining room for enjoying meals with the family.

Calborne is within a short drive of Shalfleet, where there is an excellent public house serving meals, as well as Yarmouth and Freshwater which both have shops and good local restaurants.

For more information as well as pictures and a full description visit Dove Cottage Isle of Wight

Malthouse Cottage 2016 Updated Photos

There are new photos of The Malthouse Cottage at Shalfleet on the Isle of Wight showing the beautiful outside seating area and the garden.

The Malthouse Cottage is located on the North West of the Isle of Wight and is only a short way from the coastal path to Yarmouth or Cowes. The garden is a great place to relax and enjoy a sunny afternoon.

To see all the latest photos as well as prices, availability and much more visit Malthouse Cottage Isle of Wight