20 Best Things To Do In Isle of Wight Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Isle of Wight

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 468 fun things to do in Isle of Wight for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Chale, Newchurch, Brading and Newtown. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 277 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Isle of Wight day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Isle of Wight with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Beaulieu

Beaulieu

  • Brockenhurst
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make like royalty deep in the heart of the New Forest;  Beaulieu is an award-winning day out packed with motors and a magnificent Palace House. Get s...

Outside view of Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum

Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum

  • Calbourne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Set in 10 acres of scenic rural landscape the Calbourne Water Mill is one of the oldest working water mills in the UK, dating back to the Domesday Bo...

Knight on horse at Carisbrooke Castle in Newport

Carisbrooke Castle

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Carisbrooke Castle, famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatr...

Newport Roman Villa

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Newport Roman Villa is fondly known by historians as a '1,700 year old country pile'! Discovered in 1926 by a man innocently digging a hole, further...

Cineworld Newport - Isle of Wight

Cineworld Newport - Isle of Wight

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Newport - Isle of Wight. Share the magic of the big...

Outside view of Arreton Craft Barns

Arreton Craft Barns

  • Arreton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

The Arreton Craft Barns is a free attraction boasting a huge range of craft shops to peruse, most with options to see the craftsmen making their trad...

Old machinery at Shipwreck and Maritime Museum in Arreton

Shipwreck and Maritime Museum

  • Arreton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Shipwreck and Maritime Museum is set within a thriving craft village, and houses the largest exhibition of its kind in the whole of the UK! Packe...

Girls by maze at Robin Hill Country Adventure Park in Newport

Robin Hill

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Robin Hill is the Isle of Wight's favourite countryside attraction, with something for everyone, from the Island's biggest rides including the terrif...

Some people racing at TeamSport Indoor Karting in Gosport

TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport

  • Gosport
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If you’re looking for a thrill, then TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport packs an almighty punch that will have you and your kids racing to come back, e...

Boys on soft play area at JR Zone in Newport

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  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

JR Zone is the Island's top indoor adventure play zone for all ages with stimulating toddler section, thrilling gigantic 3 level play zone, with 4 La...

Hill top view at Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve in Newport

Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve holds a huge variety of wildflowers and the best areas on Arreton have around 30 species per square metre so the do...

Capuchin monkey at Monkey Haven in Newport

Monkey Haven

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Owl and Monkey Haven provides a relaxed environment to a number of primates and birds of prey, mainly owls, that were in desperate need of care and a...

Butterfly at Butterfly and Fountain World in Wootton Bridge

Butterfly and Fountain World

  • Wootton Bridge
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The charming Butterfly and Fountain World provides kids with the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment! I...

Kids horse riding at Allendale Equestrian Centre in Godshill

Allendale Equestrian Centre

  • Godshill
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Allendale Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available for all ages and held in their cool...

Miniature train at Godshill Model Village

Godshill Model Village

  • Godshill
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Be giants for the day at Godshill Model Village as you tower over the one tenth scale models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages, where a closer lo...

Anteater at Amazon World in Newchurch

Amazon World

  • Newchurch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Amazon World Zoo Park is a fun filled all weather family day out! It is home to over 200 different species of birds and animals including Sloth, Ante...

Boys in carriage at Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Ryde

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

  • Ryde
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Isle Of Wight Steam Railway is calling all passengers to jump aboard and explore five miles of the Island's best hot spots.  The all day ticket a...

Donkeys at Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

  • Wroxall
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has been a home for rescued donkeys since the 80s and they welcome families to explore the sanctuary and visit the...

Bald eagle at Owl and Falconry Centre in Ventnor

Owl and Falconry Centre

  • Ventnor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Owl and Falconry Centre is set in the grounds of the Appuldurcombe estate, which also contains one of the grandest houses on the Isle of Wight! You w...

Dinosaur exhibit at Dinosaur Expeditions CIC in Brighstone

Dinosaur Expeditions CIC

  • Brighstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dinosaur Expeditions CIC is a community interest company designed to promote responsible fossil recovery and as a family educational resource. The fi...

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