The Isle of Wight
If you are looking for things to do on the Isle of Wight you have come to the right place!
The Isle of Wight is the island located just off the south coast of England in the English Channel, separated from the mainland by the Solent. It is diamond-shaped and just 23 miles wide but despite its relatively small size, the Isle of Wight is said to have more attractions per square mile than anywhere else in the UK - and with Chale Bay Farm as your base you can reach most of them in less than 30 minutes by car.
The Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times with Queen Victoria having built her summer residence, Osborne House, here. It is also famed for its sailing and is home to the world renowned Cowes Week, presently sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management.
More recently it has become renowned for its music, hosting the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival as well as many smaller events. We also have a great animal wildlife both historically being one of the richest locations for dinosaur fossils in Europe as well as being home to the Red Squirrel.
The weather is influenced by the sea breezes and warm, south-westerly winds. During the summer months of May, June, July, August and September we often have extremely sunny weather and the climate is generally between one and two degrees higher in temperature than the UK mainland.
As an island packed with a wonderfully wide variety of attractions, events, historical places and beautiful sights to see there is something for everyone.
With so much going on we've created a comprehensive events calendar of things to do on the Isle of Wight.
Here are just some of the key attractions that are well worth a visit:
Animals, Parks and Gardens
|Sandown Zoo and Tiger Sanctuary|
|Amazon World Zoo Park|
|Blackgang Chine Fantasy Park|
|Seaview Wildlife Encounter|
|Owl & Monkey Haven|
|Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre|
|Fort Victoria Country Park|
|The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary|
|Isle of Wight Steam Railway|
|St Catherine’s Lighthouse|
Arts & Crafts
|Chessell Pottery Barns|
|Alum Bay Glass|
|Isle of Wight Pearls|