What to do on the Isle of Wight

Information on this page is now out of date - please see VisitIOW website for up-to-date information on the Isle of Wight

Beaches, rides and fun

 

Beach

IOW beaches

Appley Park

Shanklin Beach & Esplanade

Compton Beach

Boating lake /punts /pedalo /canoe /kayak hire

Ryde Canoe Lake

Calbourne Water Mill

Steephill Cove Kayaks

Adventure Golf

Pirates Cove Adventure Playground, Shanklin

Needles Landmark Attraction

Sandown Pier

Calbourne Water Mill

Fun park/soft play

JR Zone

Pirates Cove, Sandown

Needles Landmark Attraction

Sandown Pier

Adventure rides

Pirates Cove, Sandown

Sandown Pier

Laser

Ryde Superbowl

JR Zone

Headhunter Laser Combat

Bowling

Sandown Pier

Ryde Superbowl

Croquet

Calbourne Water Mill

Amusement Parks

Blackgang Chine

Robin Hill

Water & adrenaline sports

Paddleboard rental

Two Elements

Steephill Cove Kayaks

RIB hire

Two Elements

Kitesurfing 

Two Elements

Horseriding

Allendale Equestrian Centre

Sally's Riding School

Hill Farm Stables

Golf

Westridge Golf Centre

Browns Golf Course

Watersports/ Adventure activities

UKSA

isurf

Wightwater Adventure Watersporst

Tackt-Isle

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

Kingswood

Medina Valley Centre

Climbing

West Wight Sports Centre Climbing Wall

Goodleaf Treeclimbing

Paragliding

High Adventure Paragliding

Butterfly Paragliding

Speedway

Warriors Speedway

Sailing, boat trips & trains

B​oat / yacht trips

CO32 Experience

Needles Pleasure Cruises

Two Elements

Steam railway

IOW Steam railway

Animals, Farms

 

Animals

Tapnell Farm

IOW Zoo

Monkey Haven

West Wight Alpacas

IOW Donkey Sanctury

Amazon World

Dinosaur Isle

Butterfly World

Farms

The Garlic Farm

Water & adrenaline sports

Paddleboard rental

Two Elements

Steephill Cove Kayaks

RIB hire

Two Elements

Kitesurfing 

Two Elements

Horseriding

Allendale Equestrian Centre

Sally's Riding School

Hill Farm Stables

Golf

Westridge Golf Centre

Browns Golf Course

Watersports/ Adventure activities

UKSA

isurf

Wightwater Adventure Watersporst

Tackt-Isle

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

Kingswood

Medina Valley Centre

Climbing

West Wight Sports Centre Climbing Wall

Goodleaf Treeclimbing

Paragliding

High Adventure Paragliding

Butterfly Paragliding

Speedway

Warriors Speedway

Animals, Farms

 

Animals

Tapnell Farm

IOW Zoo

Monkey Haven

West Wight Alpacas

IOW Donkey Sanctury

Amazon World

Dinosaur Isle

Butterfly World

Farms

The Garlic Farm

Sailing, boat trips & trains

 

B​oat / yacht trips

CO32 Experience

Needles Pleasure Cruises

Two Elements

Steam railway

IOW Steam railway

Parks, woodland, nature reserves and gardens

Parks, woodland, waterfalls

Goldn Hill Country Park

Firestone Copse

Fort Victoria Country Park

Mottistone Gardens

Osborne Gardens

Carisbrooke Castle gardents

Carisbrooke Priory

Robin Hill Country Park

Nunwell House & Gardens

Appuldurcombe House

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Ventnor Park

Shanklin Chine

Northwood House Park

Council Managed Parks

Nature reserves

coming soon

Heritage, museums, cinemas, galleries, theatres

Heritage

Osbourne House, East Cowes

Carisbrooke Castle

Yarmouth Castle

Quarr Abbey, Ryde

The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

St Catherine's Lighthouse Visitor Centre, Niton

Classic Boat Museum, Cowes

Bembridge Windmill

Appuldurcombe House, nr Ventnor

Bembridge Fort

Models

Godshill Model Village

Fort Victoria Model Railway, nr Yarmouth

Craft

Needles Landmark Attraction

Calbourne Water Mill

Museums

Sir Max Aitken Museum

Cowes Maritime Museum

Di,bola Museum, Freshwater

Newtown Old Town Hall

Museum of Island History, Newport

Island Planetarium, nr Yarmouth

Sunken Sectres Archaeology Discovery Centre, nr Yarmouth

Brading Roman Villa

Newport Roman Villa

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

IOW Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde

Calbourne Water Mill

Bembridge Heritage Centre

Ferguson Family Museum, Freshwater

Brighton Village Museum

Ventnor Heritage Centre

Cinema

Cineworld, Newport

Leo Leisure Cinema, Ryde

Needles Landmark Attraction 4D experience

Arts & galleries

Quay Arts

Theatres

Shanklin Theatre

Swimming, cycling, karting, climbing

 

Swimming pool

Waterside, Ryde

​West Wight Sports Centre

Cycle hire

Wight Cycle Hire

Two Elements

Isle Cycle

Sandown Bicycle & Beach Hire

Tav Cycles

Karting

Wight Karting

Climbing

Goodleaf Treeclimbing

West Wight Climbing Wall

Trampolines

islejump

Skate

Skateparks on IOW

Below are links to pages with our brief (and continually growing) list of some of the things there are to do on the Isle of Wight.

For a more in-depth look, please also see Visit Isle of Wight website

Beaches, rides, fun

Water & adrenalin

sports

Animals & farms

Sailing, boat trips

& trains

Parks & woodlands

Swimming, cycling

karting, climbing

Heritage, museums,

cinemas, galleries