101 Best Things To Do With Kids In Isle of Wight

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  1. Visit this majestic house and enjoy its beautiful garden at Osborne House.
  2. Have tons of fun-filled adventure with your family where you can do mountain boarding, wall climb, throw axes, kayak, and much more at Adventure Activities.
  3. Make your kids join the Allendale Rangers, a weekend riding club, perfect for pony lovers aged 7 to 17 years old at Allendale Equestrian Centre.
  4. Walk adorable alpacas or llamas with your kids.
  5. Discover a wide variety of exotic animals at Amazon World Zoo.
  6. Interact with butterflies and birds at Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve.
  7. Enjoy some outdoor fun with the family, play miniature golf, or ride a go-kart and see life-size dinosaurs at Dino Island Mini Golf.
  8. Let kids learn a lot about dinosaurs and fossils at Dinosaur Expedition CIC.
  9. Visit a dinosaur museum designed for kids and dinosaur fans at Dinosaur Isle.
  10. See big cats and Madagascan animals and other rescued animals at Isle of Wight Zoo.
  11. See stunning birds of prey as you take a leisurely walk around the centre at Owl and Falconry Centre.
  12. Enjoy multiple kiddie rides, arcade, mini-golf, a large inflatable bubble on the water, and more at Peter Pan’s Funfair and Amusements.
  13. Eat free-range chickens and parents can enjoy wine while kids go on treasure hunts and pet pygmy goats at Adgestone Vineyard.
  14. Kids can explore this adventure playground which is close to a sandy beach and offers a nice range of playthings like the pirate ship, slides, play huts, and the usual seesaws, and swings at Appley Park.
  15. Join craftworks including glass making, leather works, sweet making, woodturning, and ceramic work at Arreton Craft Barns.
  16. Taste a variety of shakes and paint some pottery at Arty Shakes.
  17. Experience Sandown Bay and all it has to offer like kayaking, stand-up-paddleboarding, pedalos, banana boat, and tubing at Bayside Beach Hire.
  18. Explore the Palace House and Gardens at Beaulieu.
  19. See lifeboats which hang at the top of a slope ready to swoosh into the sea at Bembridge Lifeboat.
  20. Explore West Wight coastline and have a fishing trip at Black Rock Cruises.
  21. Create extraordinary memories with your kids in this park in which they can be a pirate, an outlaw, or a fairy princess and much more at Blackgang Chine.
  22. Get the best view of the ocean without getting wet as you wander through the tunnel and see loggerhead turtles and colourful fish swim above your head at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth.
  23. Grab a bite to eat or a drink and have fun playing a variety of board games at Board Game Café.
  24. Buy a delicious product and taste their award-winning dairy products, on Welly Wednesday kids can have a tour in the farm at Briddlesford Lodge Farm.
  25. Visit the library within the Brighstone Village Museum that offers internet access and has specific zones for kids and teenagers.
  26. Watch and interact with butterflies at Butterfly and Fountain World.
  27. Explore the sky-high experience that can teach even kids from 9 years old up how to do paragliding, with the assistance of experienced BHPA instructor handling the takeoff and landings at Butterfly Paragliding School.
  28. Hire a punt or a pedalo on the mill stream, play miniature golf on the putting green or croquet on the lawn, plus feed the Doves, Ducks Peacocks, and Fish in and around the Mill Ponds at Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum.
  29. Visit Calshot Activities Centre where kids can learn outdoor adventure skills including Skiing (for ages 5 and older), Snowboarding ( for kids aged 11 years and older), and Climbing (suitable for ages 7 and older).
  30. Explore the spectacular view of this castle which features a museum, you can also see the donkeys fetch water, a lush beautiful garden, and more at Carisbrooke Castle.
  31. Eat delicious food and have a chance to paint at Chessell Pottery Café.
  32. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at Cineworld Newport – Isle of Wight.
  33. Buy crabbing kits from the West Bay Shop and headed over to the bridge at Newton Saltmarsh to catch some crabs with your family.
  34. Visit these donkeys who are abandoned or in need of care at Donkey Sanctuary.
  35. Ride the ferry with your family and capture the wonderful views as you enjoy the waves, sun, and snacks.
  36. Join Isle of Wight’s amazing festivals with your family.
  37. Eat at Fisherman’s Cottage and then get into Shanklin Chine for free.
  38. Uncover this old fort which also has a planetarium, a model railway, the ‘Sunken Secrets Archaeology Discovery Centre’ only at Fort Victoria.
  39. Play this outdoor recreational and fun activity in which you have to place a cache at specific locations assisted by a GPS at Geocaching.
  40. See little model houses and attractions of Isle of Wight at Godshill Model Village.
  41. Let your kids enjoy old-fashioned tree climbing sessions at Goodleaf Tree Climbing.
  42. Eat at House of Chili, check out a unique tea room, converted from a double-decker bus, a craft store, a treasure trove of antiques, and a whole range of artisans at Holliers Park.
  43. Have a fun way traveling around the Isle of Wight through Breezer busses with an open deck on top at Island Breezer.
  44. Visit a place that teaches kids how to ride horses and ponies at Island Equus.
  45. Go to the Island Planetarium and see space-science displays and discoveries made across the universe, from the surface of the moon to the depth of outer space.
  46. Have fun with your family at Isle Jump Trampoline Park.
  47. Your kids can eat sweets, do crafting, learn how to knit and crochet at Isle Of Sweets Craft Centre.
  48. Go on amusing ride on an old train at Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
  49. Laugh and enjoy a fantastic show with your family at Jay Miller’s Circus.
  50. Experience thrilling maze of huge slides, tubes, sky glides, spinning poles, ladders, swings, and more at JR Zone.
  51. Visit the original Liz Earle store at Isle of Wight which your teenage girls might find interesting.
  52. Visit a living history museum wherein kids can interact with “villagers” dressed in period costumes at Little Woodham Living History Village.
  53. Contribute to the conservation charity Marwell Wildlife by visiting the Marwell Zoo, feeding and interacting with hundreds of animals.
  54. Enroll your kids in this multi-activity centre providing exciting, fun and challenging learning experience like archery, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and more at Medina Valley Centre.
  55. Swing by and have a wonderful experience with this rescued monkeys at Monkey Haven.
  56. Visit this beautiful garden and its wildlife and the famous Longstone at Mottistone Gardens and Estate.
  57. Play on an indoor mini-golf course at Mr. Mulligan’s Bournemouth that has cool themes perfect for kids’ birthdays.
  58. Have a superb viewing experience in this cinema which offers a 270° screen, 3D and 4D movie, Superscreen, and a VIP experience at Newport Cineworld.
  59. Kids will love the recreated Roman scenes within the villa to help kick start the kids’ imaginations at Newport Roman Villa.
  60. Award-winning restaurant, Off The Rails, is one of the most unique places to eat and drink on the Isle of Wight.
  61. Your little girl will surely love this tea house with a thatched roof, pink walls, and a fairy garden at Old Thatch Teashop.
  62. Have a peaceful walk along the trails or have a picnic in this magnificent forest at Parkhurst Forest.
  63. Experience an indoor adventure play area which is set around a whopping 100 ft Pirate ship, with a maze of tunnels and cargo netted walkways, 2 adventure ball pools, Rockin rollers, boxing boppers and a smaller kiddies’ soft play zone including some crazy bouncy castles at Pirate Pete’s Indoor Play.
  64. Go trailing or biking and explore the fantastic countryside at Red Squirrel Trail.
  65. This huge park offers a terrific combination of adventure play, rides, and fun at which your whole family will love at Robin Hill Country Park.
  66. Enjoy Rock Up Whiteley, a thrilling indoor climbing adventure that is guaranteed to get the whole family scaling the heights.
  67. Visit a vineyard, buy liqueurs, chili sauces, and preserves at Rosemary Vineyard.
  68. Check out working periscopes and hands-on interactive games at Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
  69. Go boating or see swans up close and personal in pedalos at Ryde Canoe Lake.
  70. Play Bowling and Laser Tag in this family entertainment center at Ryde Superbowl.
  71. Visit this elegant landscape garden with a miniature golf course and a magnificent entertainment in the bandstand at Rylstone Gardens.
  72. Experience Isle of Wight’s Sailing culture and have your family experience it at least once.
  73. Encourage your little ones to learn horseback riding at Sally’s Riding School.
  74. Spend an afternoon at Seaview Wildlife Encounter & feed the thousands of birds on the open parklands.
  75. Visit this park with a wide range of exciting activities to enjoy including a playground, zip wire, go-kart, mini-golf, and more at Sandham Gardens.
  76. Have fun on this beach with a pier full of amusement rides, indoor golf, bowling alley, and more at Sandown Pier.
  77. Families can do windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, and sailing opportunities as well as safe swimming at Seagrove Bay.
  78. Enjoy this nature attractions waterfalls, trees, and lush vegetation, with footpaths and walkways at Shanklin Chine.
  79. Visit this beautiful beach that is packed full of amusements, activities, slides, ballpark, golf courses and more at Shanklin Seafront.
  80. Solve a mystery while exploring parts of the Shanklin at Shanklin Treasure Trail.
  81. Children can discover the wonders of the oceans from the safety of the shore and explore huge collections of shipwreck artifacts at Shipwreck and Maritime Museum.
  82. Eat at the number one restaurant in Isle of Wight based on Tripadvisor, Smoking Lobster.
  83. Eat shellfish while relaxing on the beach chairs at Steephill Cove.
  84. Go and have an action-packed adventure, play Bubble Football, Bushcraft, go kayaking, or windsurfing at Tackt-Isle Adventures.
  85. Let your kids get up close and personal with small animals in the petting zoo, they also offer zip wires and trampolines, o karts and more at Tapnell Farm Park.
  86. Join Family race events at TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport.
  87. Exploring the farm while riding in a trailer pulled by a tractor, there’s also a playground, a café, and a garlic-themed shop at The Garlic Farm.
  88. This beach is a must-visit for the whole family, you can ride the chairlift for a magnificent view, dino jeep safari for children, and have a boat ride near the lighthouse and more at The Needles Landmark Attraction.
  89. Visit this museum which exhibits tanks, small arms, and other artifacts, they also offer a ride in an armored vehicle at The Wight Military And Heritage Museum.
  90. Have some unique experience by playing a treasure hunt, this activity will let you walk or bike across scenic places at Treasure Tails.
  91. Let kids enjoy a giant colouring wall, an outdoor playground, Lizard Safari Trails and Nature Hunts at Ventnor Botanic Gardens.
  92. Explore the centre of the paddling pool at Ventnor Paddling Pool, and see rising out of the water similar to Atlantis, which is a model of the Isle of Wight that kids can play on.
  93. See albums, drawings, engravings, guides, letters, maps, models, newspapers, paintings, photographs, postcards, posters, press cuttings, and scrapbooks relating to Ventnor and surrounding areas at Ventnor Heritage Museum.
  94. Visit this well-kept garden with mini-golf course and a live band at Ventnor Park.
  95. Go to Waltzing Waters, one of the world’s most elaborate water, light and music productions, and perfect for families.
  96. Have family fun at one of the only pools in the UK with a retractable roof at Waterside Pool.
  97. Go on family treks and interact with cute alpacas at a breeding farm for Alpacas.
  98. Get to use a 12m learner pool for kids and beginners with the Isle of Wights’ only public diving boards at West Wight Sports Centre.
  99. Have fun go-kart racing with your teenagers at Wight Karting.
  100. Find a water sport that your teenagers will love, like sailing, surfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, you could also play volleyball and frisbee on the beach at Wight Water Adventure Watersports.
  101. Visit this historic artillery fort and learn more about its unique exhibit at Yarmouth Castle.

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