Easter fun on the Isle of Wight 2019 – ten family activities

Updated: Mar 22, 2019

Enjoy a great Easter with the family on the Isle of Wight this year.

Here are 10 ideas for fun filled eggstatic adventures with your family.



FARM FEST at Robin Hill Country Park

Hop on-board for a rumbling tractor ride, spend some time making friends with the farmyard animals in the Touring Petting Farm and test your skills in Shaun’s Championsheeps Live which includes the Free Range egg and spoon race, Naughty Pig Sack Race, Shirley’s bouncy hopper Pie-athlon and plenty more opportunities to get involved!

The world’s most famous sheep and his entire flock are venturing to Robin Hill this spring! Join Shaun the Sheep for the baa-rilliant Farm Fest for fantastic family fun!

Shaun the Sheep’s Championsheeps LIVE will be taking place daily between 8th – 12th & 15th – 19th April. You can take part in a whole host of amazing activities

Meet the following animals at the Petting Farm daily between 20th – 22nd April: Miniature Horse, Miniature Donkey, Alpaca, Goats, Sheep, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Tortoise

https://robin-hill.com/events/farm-fest/



The Easter Bunny is back at IOW National Trust . . .

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts at The National Trust

Across the Island this Easter, the Cadbury bunny has been busy hopping around hiding clues. Over the Easter weekend, follow the clues he’s left as you explore our Island places for a tasty chocolate reward. 

Mottistone Gardens - Sun 21 & Mon 22 Apr 10.30am-4.30pm

The Needles Old Battery - Fri 19 – Mon 22 Apr 10.30am-4.30pm

Newtown National Nature Reserve - Sun 21 & Mon 22 Apr 11am-3pm

Bembridge Windmill - Fri 19 – Mon 22 Apr 10.30am-4pm

£2 per trail, normal admission price applies. 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bembridge-windmill/features/easter-days-out-on-the-isle-of-wight



Have a Hoppy Easter at Tapnell Farm Park

Our friendly Easter Bunny will be hopping around the park meeting and greeting you all with a few tricks and treats up his sleeves and will also be running fun Bunny Hop Races at certain times of the day. Have you got what it takes to beat the Easter Rabbit at his own game?

Feeling Creative? We have that covered too! Join us for free Easter themed craft sessions and take home something lovely to decorate the house with this Easter.

https://tapnellfarmpark.com/events/easter




Chocofrolica at Blackgang Chine

6th – 27th April, 10am – 5pm

Enrol as a chocolatier and revel in the wonders of the cocoa bean as Blackgang Chine is taken over by Chocofrolica! Dive head first into a giant Chocolate Bubble Bath on a search to find the golden bubble and win a chocolatey prize; race around on Bouncy Milk Cow Hoppers and take on the Honey Bee Quest as you explore the park for your chance to win an extra special chocolatey prize!  

Expect frolics and fables from our resident dragon Cedric and his Mad Chocolatier as they cause all sorts or chocolatey trouble! Even the Easter Bunny will be hopping around, popping up and making a few cheeky appearances!

EASTER WEEKEND

19th – 22nd April, 10am – 7pm

Enjoy all the joy of the above activities PLUS an amazing 5-tier chocolate fountain and performances from our marvellous Coco the Bubble Wizard who’ll be wowing audiences with incredible giant bubbles…anyone with a sweet tooth will be in pure chocolate heaven this Easter at Blackgang Chine!!

https://blackgangchine.com/events/chocofrolica/




Easter activity days at Medina Valley Centre

Our awesome Activity Days are back! Suitable for 8-16 year olds, book on for a day or two or for the whole week – we guarantee lots of fun, challenge, the opportunity to learn new skills (and develop old ones!) and maybe even a chance to sample our ‘top-secret recipe’ MVC hot chocolate as we adventure!

Discovered a love for sailing? Come and join us over the Easter holidays on our RYA accredited courses

https://www.medinavalleycentre.org.uk/coming-to-mvc-on-your-own/activity-days/




The Needles Landmark Attraction 

Not yet advertised on their website, but rumour has it that The Needles will be holding 'free' Landmark 'Easter Egg Hunts' with special guest 'The Easter Bunny'. Keep checking their website for more details, or see VisitIOW’s site.

http://www.theneedles.co.uk

https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/the-needles-landmark-easter-egg-hunt-with-special-guest-the-easter-bunny-and-free-childrens-entertainment-p1700601




Easter adventure quest at Osborne

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019 10am – 5pm

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail around Queen Victoria's Osborne. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there’ll be a chocolate treat too! 

You can get questing at Osborne every day of the school holidays. It costs just £1 per child, and there’s no need to book.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/osborne-easter-adventure-quest/




Monkey Haven

Not yet advertised on their website, but they're planning all kinds of eggcellent events, including Awesome Egg Hunts, Egg Decorating, and their Keepers will be dressed to impress as Easter bunnies. Please feel free to wear your fancy dress too and you'll be rewarded with a little edible treat. Meanwhile, in the Tea Room, they'll be serving up Milkshakes made with Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs. See more details on Visit IOW’s site, and check back on Monkey Haven’s site for future details.

https://www.monkeyhaven.org

https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/join-us-for-a-cracking-easter-p1682761




Easter Fun at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

18-22 April

Treat yourself to a relaxing day out over the Easter break and enjoy the spectacle of some of the Island’s blossoming springtime countryside from the comfort of your seat on one of our steam trains. And there is plenty to keep the children occupied too. 

The Island’s popular children's entertainer, Greg Chapman, will amuse the kids with his stories, juggling and other antics, plus there’s colouring, crafts and our ‘Look for the Golden Duck’ Treasure Hunt. For crafty youngsters, we’re asking children to prepare and wear their Easter bonnets and join in our Easter Bonnet Parade each day at 1.15pm (children need to make their bonnets in advance). 

To complete your day our friends from Haven Falconry will be presenting their educational and exciting flying displays. There’s a full menu of meals and light bites in our refreshment rooms, and don’t forget to make time to explore our Train Story Discovery Centre!

https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/easter-fun.aspx




Isle Of Wight Children’s Festival at Quay Arts Centre, Newport

Buckle up for an adventure!

This spring Ventnor Exchange returns to transform the Quay Arts Centre in Newport for three days with the return of the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival!

We’ve got your Easter Holiday sorted with amazing shows, enchanting storytelling and madcap games from 10th – 12th April including loads of free activities to attend and tickets to shows never more than £6!

https://ventnorexchange.co.uk/whatson/isle-wight-childrens-festival/

http://www.quayarts.org/event/isle-of-wight-childrens-festival/2019-04-11/