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Family Days Out in Isle of Wight
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Dinosaur Isle
Dinosaur Isle is a fantastic dinosaur museum housed in a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown's blue flag beach. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs and on a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our...
Blackgang Chine
Blackgang Chine 40 acres of Victorian cliff-top gardens with a range of fantasy activities including cowboy town, nurseryland, dinosaurland, and pirate fort. Cliffhanger roller coaster and waterforce family boat slide. Exhibitions about local rural and coastal life.
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park The Island's biggest rides, absolutely loads of children'€™s play features and areas of space to run free. Plus educational woodland centre, woodland gardens with sculpture trail, squirrel safaris and regular special events.
Butterfly & Fountain World
Butterfly & Fountain World Comprising a series of stunning walk through under cover gardens themed around butterflies, fountains, small world fairytale grotto, Italian and Japanese gardens, and feeding talks at the Koi ponds.
Isle of Wight Zoo
Isle of Wight Zoo Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome day out for all the family. Specialising in tigers and lemurs, the zoo works to make conservation fun for everyone with talks, small animal handling and children's activities.
Amazon World
Amazon World An all-weather, family attraction! The Islands largest collection of rare and exotic animals! A great day out whatever your age!
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter Packed full of fun, interactive animal experiences and Keeper presentations, penguin and meerkat encounters, filled to the brim with unbelievably tame feathered and furry friends!
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary 'The Sanctuary was first established in 1987 to provide any donkey in distress or otherwise in need of care and attention, a safe and permanent home.'
Special events include the Grand Donkey Day out.
Owl and Falconry Centre
Owl and Falconry Centre A dazzling collection of some of the world's most beautiful and elegant birds awaits you, from eagles, hawks and falcons, to kestrels and sleepy owls, the centre is full of fascinating sights and flights. During flying displays the birds of prey soar above the sloping down land of the Appuldurcombe Valley,...
Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve
Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve Arreton Down is on downland which is part of the main chalk ridge which runs across the Isle of Wight from east to west. It consists of calcarious grassland, with some scrub edges. It contains archaeological features. There are extensive views across the Island from the higher parts of the down.
Owl and Monkey Haven
Owl and Monkey Haven 'We welcome you to come and get to know our friends and see for yourself their beauty, charm and very different personalities!'
Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Seaview Wildlife Encounter A hands on wildlife centre where you can meet up close a good variety of animals including penguins, meerkats and otters. Also offers additional encounters and special junior experience days.
Colemans Animal Farm
Colemans Animal Farm 150cc off road Buggies, indoor and outdoor play barns, plenty of farm animals and grooming and feeding opportunities too.
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum including audio visual room showing action films. "Wreck and Rescue" Lifeboat Museum, featuring vintage 1887 "Queen Victoria" pulling/sailing lifeboat and RNLI archive material, Smuggling and Fishing displays
Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum
Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum A very historic and interesting toy museum, boasting a great gift shop and being famous for its thousands of exhibits.
Brighstone Village Museum
Brighstone Village Museum Offers an evocative tableau and interesting exhibition on village life in the 19th century, in a picturesque setting.
Bembridge Heritage Centre
Bembridge Heritage Centre Displays cover much of Bembridge’s early history, not only in photographs, paintings, maps and written descriptions but also through the many artifacts and medals that have been donated.
Sunken Secrets
Sunken Secrets A centre where you can discover the wonders of Maritime history and archeology through artefact displays, videos, interactive games and activities.
Ventnor Heritage Museum
Ventnor Heritage Museum A small museum detailing the historic life of Ventnor with displays and exhibits that are changed yearly. There are also models of Ventnor Railway and various publications for sale.
Nostalgia Toy Museum
Nostalgia Toy Museum An excellent collection of toy cars and lorries by Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang and Hornby. Recently added is a large display of 'Star Wars' toys from 1977-1985.
Isle of Wight Natural History Centre
Isle of Wight Natural History Centre A unique collection gathered from the earth and sea.
Isle of Wight Bus Museum
Isle of Wight Bus Museum A museum for fans of buses and coaches, mainly classics. With running days held throughout the year when you can take rides on the vintage buses. Climb aboard for some vintage fun!
Waterside Pool
Waterside Pool An all-weather outdoor swim option as it also features a retractable roof for a bit of protection from the elements when required. 25m pool with varying sessions types including Family Fun.
JR Zone
JR Zone with stimulating toddler section, gigantic 3 level play zone with 4 Lane Astra slide, dual sky glides, Spooky zone, Football area and JR Laser Storm interactive laser gun arena!
Mouse World Indoor Play Centre
Mouse World Indoor Play Centre With a large south-facing terrace and garden, indoor children’s soft play area and large outdoor playground, this is a truly great family eatery.
Space Island Indoor Soft Play Area
Space Island Indoor Soft Play Area Challenging structure for ages 4 plus, 3 levels to explore with climbing walls, ball cannons, sky glides, giant astra slide, mini sports area and more.
Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area
Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area A colourful multi level adventure play area for children in a safe and fun environment. Also nearby: adventure golf, tenpin bowling, cafe, go karts and more!
Needles Park Sand Cliffs
Totland Bay
Needles Park Sand Cliffs Visit to view these jagged chalk stacks and lighthouse, the unique multi coloured sand cliffs and enjoy the Park's facilities, including the spectacular chairlift.
Fort Victoria
Fort Victoria Comprising a Marine Aquarium, a Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition, a Planetarium and a Model Railway. Plus seashore and woodland walks.
Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle a great place for children to explore with its towering keep to climb and battlements to march, there's lots to spark the imagination.
The Needles Old Battery
Alum Bay
The Needles Old Battery - overlooks the famous Needles rocks and lighthouse. Built in 1862 following the threat of a French invasion, the Old Battery has a fascinating military history. The Needles New Battery contains an exhibition about the secret rocket tests carried out there in the 1950s and 60s as part of Britainâs race...
Osborne House
East Cowes
Osborne House Built by Queen Victoria as a family holiday home, this stunning Italianate palace offers a glimpse into the private life of the royal family. Take a peek into the royal nursery, see the bedroom in which Queen Victoria died and marvel at the exotic Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum
Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum 'Set in 10 acres of stunning rural landscape, Calbourne Water Mill contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book.'
Newport Roman Villa
Newport Roman Villa There are recreated scenes within the superb remains of the villa, and also outside there is a Roman herb garden as it would have been nearly 2000 years ago. A quiz booklet is available free of charge and the education room provides hands on activities including; Roman style clothes to try on, weaving and...
Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle The remains of a C16th coastal fort as well as a wonderful picnic spot, historic Yarmouth exhibition and a C16th shipwreck.
Nunwell House and Gardens
Nunwell House and Gardens Visit the place where the ill-fated King Charles I spent his last night of freedom! A great historical and architectural interest.
Newton Old Town Hall
Newton Old Town Hall Visit the mysterious little building that reveals the interesting and surprising historical importance of Newton.
Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Bembridge Lifeboat Station Learn about the all weather lifeboat in this impressive station with kids' dress up and educational displays. Meet the crew and find out about the RNLI. Rockpools and beach nearby too!
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC Fossil exhibition centre plus guided fossil hunting trips for kids, letting the small ones set the pace and keep what they find.
Brading Roman Villa
Brading Roman Villa Get an insight into Roman life in this great museum and Visitor centre with a large collection of Roman archaelogy.
Planet Ice Arena
Planet Ice Arena Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games.
Ventnor Paddling Pool
Ventnor Paddling Pool features a model of the Isle of Wight which children can play on! Plus the Cascade: a sloping garden with pretty waterfall feature. May through September, plus summer cafe.
Butterfly Paragliding School
Butterfly Paragliding School A paragliding school where fantastic tuition means you can enjoy both tandem and solo paragliding. See the entire Island and even stay in the organic B&B or on the campsite for a greater experience.
Goodleaf Tree Climbing
Goodleaf Tree Climbing - is an award winning tree top experience like no other. Using rope and harness we teach you how to climb the rope into the canopy of our 20 metre high oak tree. At the top you can walk on branches, swing around or relax and enjoy the view from our tree top hammock.
Medina Leisure Centre
Medina Leisure Centre Participate in activities that range from swimming and climbing to Badminton and gym fitness training. The complex has a range of leisure features as well as a theatre that doubles as a cinema.
West Wight Sports Centre
West Wight Sports Centre 'We are located in the centre of Freshwater, and have one of the newest sports and leisure facilities on the Isle of Wight.'
Big Apple Ryde
Big Apple Ryde 22 lanes of computerised Tenpin Bowling, Fast Food Diner, Licensed Bar and Pavilion Restaurant, patio area, Large screen TVs, Pool Tables, Amusement machines.
Wight Karting
Wight Karting Purpose built all weather karting track for adrenalin junkies aged 8 years and over.
Isle of Wight Ghost Experience
Isle of Wight Ghost Experience Delightfully frightful tales from the tomb, chillingly told by your host and ghost-master. Come and visit actual locations of ghostly hauntings and dastardly deeds on the Island. For over 8s.
Freshwater Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Freshwater Spy Mission Treasure Trail The fun way for you and your kids to get outdoors see the sights and explore the beautiful Isle of Wight. We have Trails all over the Island; choose the location you want and download the Trail from the website, print it off and you’re ready to go!
The Shanklin Treasure Trail
The Shanklin Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Isle of Wight Steam Railway Five-mile steam railway using Victorian and Edwardian locomotives and carriages. Other attractions include souvenir shop, refreshments and children's playground, gardens and woodland walk. Great idea if you are looking for family days out on the isle of wight.
Fort Victoria Model Railway
Fort Victoria Model Railway An extensive indoor model railway with two large tracks and plenty to find amongst the model scenery. One track is under construction so you can see how they are built too!
Puckpool Park
Puckpool Park 18hole putting green, 15hole crazy golf, tennis courts and bowling greens. You can hop on the Ryde Road train (dotto train) to get to other places.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Ventnor Botanic Gardens is a botanic garden with over 23 acres to roam free and explore. Families can enjoy discovering rare and subtropical plants and trees, an outdoor Children’s Playground and even a complimentary Children’s Trail Activity Pack.
Appley Park
Appley Park Public park with beach area, pitch and putt, miniature railway, adventure playground, picnic areas and more.
Seagrove Bay
Seagrove Bay Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Shanklin Beach
Shanklin Beach A safe and sheltered sandy beach with good waters and spectacular views. Plenty of local facilities and there's a lift to the cliff top where the views are even better.
Waltzing Waters
Waltzing Waters is one of the world's most elaborate water, light and music productions, the only operation of it's kind in Europe. Thousands of dazzling patterns of artistically moving water synchronised with music!
Island Planetarium
Island Planetarium Planetarium Theatre and astronomy centre with various displays and shows. Discover the universe through a variety of exhibitions.
Cineworld Cinema
Cineworld Cinema A variety of films in comfortable surroundings. Group bookings are available and a special showing for children is at 10am every Saturday.
Island Speedway
Island Speedway Come to Isle of Wight Speedway, it's four laps of all out speed, control, excitement and thrills as 4 bike riders go for the chequered flag in honour of their team! 2 full packed hours of pure excitement for all the family!
Chessell Pottery Barns
Chessell Pottery Barns Bring the kids along to our studio and have fun decorating your own pottery. We have a range of easy to use decorating sponges, everything from pirates and princesses, to dinosaurs and cupcakes. Before or after, visit the award winning Café onsite and enjoy browsing the beautiful Gift Barn.
Arreton Craft Barns
Arreton Craft Barns 'Experience real village life in the heart of the Island. Enjoy watching the skilled local artisans at work in the craft centre, browse the local shops and take in the numerous displays of rural life in times gone by.'
Shanklin Chine
Shanklin Chine Historic gorge with dramatic waterfalls and nature trail. Heritage Centre with Exhibition "The Island: Then and Now" featuring Flora of the Island, together with PLUTO (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) display.
Sandown Pier
Sandown Pier A whole day's fun in one! Lost world adventure golf. Free entrance to pier and then pick and choose from Magic Island fantasy and fun, Superbowl, dodgems, snake slide, amusements and more.
Godshill Model Village
Godshill Model Village The models depict Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages. You can walk amongst our 1/10-scale models and maybe catch a little Islander at work or play. Be sure to take your camera for the children’s photo area, and pick up a family quiz sheet.
Jungle Adventure Golf
Jungle Adventure Golf Two exciting levels of crazy golf
Summer Arcade
Summer Arcade Family friendly tenpin bowling plus indoor go karts and super arcade! Within the same strip there is also an indoor play area, more go karts and new crazy golf!
Sandham Rides
Sandham Rides Giant slide, go-karts and plenty more
West Wight Alpacas
West Wight Alpacas Our friendly alpacas would love you to join them for an Alpaca Trek. Walk along some of the spectacular scenic trails the Island has to offer. Alpaca Trekking is a fun, outdoor activity for you and your family to enjoy.
Allendale Equestrian Centre
Allendale Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons and scenic hacks off-road, on bridleways and along leafy country lanes. Plus recognised Pony Club and associated events.
Sallys Riding School
Sallys Riding School is a riding stables catering for all riders from absolute beginners through to established riders. Our Aim is to provide a safe riding environment so riders can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings. Our rides are accompanied by experienced Riders. Rides may be on the beach tides permitting.
Brickfields Riding Stables
Brickfields Riding Stables Lessons and hacking, plus Farm Corner and Donkey Town to keep the smaller ones happy. Also they have a LOT of farm cats: don't underestimate the appeal of piles of kittens!
Island Equus
Island Equus Activities are more oriented toward the benefits of training and studying the animals than on actually riding them, a holistic and significant experience of the species without skimping on the fun.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Isle of Wight with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Isle of Wight can enjoy the great day out as well.

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