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All sorts of things to do and places to visit, indoors and out, from luxurious indulgences to free activities for the whole family.

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Garlic Farm Shop Restaurant.jpg The Garlic Farm
Cafes & Tea Rooms, Farm
We've been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 30 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower.
Newchurch, Sandown
Open all year
Blackgang Waterslides.JPG Blackgang Chine
Adventure/Theme Park, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
Welcome to Blackgang - Bring your Gang to meet ours!
Blackgang, Ventnor
Open March 31st - October. Check website for opening hours.
No photo.jpg adiZone Outdoor Gym
Free Activities, Leisure Centres & Gyms, Parks & Gardens
The adiZone is a multi-sports Olympic facility for the whole family
Sandown
Open all year
Amazon World.JPG Amazon World
Animals Fish & Birds, Indoor Activities
Welcome to the largest exotic animal attraction on the Isle of Wight! Tourism 'Top Attraction' award winner.
Branstone, Arreton
Open daily from 10am all year
Appuldurcombe House.jpg Appuldurcombe House
Animals Fish & Birds, Historic & Heritage, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
Once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight, the 18th century elegance is still notable today in the partly restored building.
Wroxall, Ventnor
Open 1st April to 31st October - 10am to 4pm. House ONLY closed Saturdays.
Arreton Old Village.JPG Arreton Old Village
Arts & Craft Centre, Free Activities, Shopping Experience
Experience real village life in the heart of the Island
Arreton
Open all year
Bembridge Windmill.JPG Bembridge Windmill
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
This tiny gem, the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight, is one of its most iconic images.
Bembridge
Open 12 Mar - 30 Oct 11am - 5pm Monday - Sunday. Closes dusk if earlier. Conducted school groups and special visits March to end October by written appointment. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Blackgang Old Village.JPG Blackgang - The Disappearing Village
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities
Visit our fascinating exhibitions, quality shops and nostalgic tea-rooms.
Blackgang, Ventnor
Open for 2012 season on the 26th of March 2012 until 30th October 2012.
No photo.jpg Brading Marshes RSPB Reserve
Free Activities, Nature Reserves Woodland & Walks
Brading Marshes is the RSPB's first reserve on the Isle of Wight. It covers most of the beautiful valley of the lower River Yar running from the village of Brading to the sea at Bembridge Harbour.
Brading
Open all year
Brading Villa.JPG Brading Roman Villa
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Romano-British archaeological sites in the UK.
Brading
Open 9:30am to 5:00pm Café open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Last admission one hour before closing Please note that we are closed at Christmas. Please call us for dates.
No photo.jpg Brighstone Shop and Museum
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Shopping Experience
National Trust shop in a row of traditional thatched cottages adjoining the small village museum.
Brighstone
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
Butterfly World.JPG Butterfly & Fountain World
Animals Fish & Birds, Indoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
Visit Butterfly World today to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment!
Wootton, Newport
Open 31st March - 4 November
No photo.jpg Calbourne Watermill
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
The only working Water Mill on the Isle of Wight.
Calbourne
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
Carisbrooke Castle.jpg Carisbrooke Castle
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities
One of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned.
Carisbrooke, Newport
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
No photo.jpg Chessell Pottery
Arts & Craft Centre, Indoor Activities, Shopping Experience
Chessell Pottery lies in the heart of the beautiful, unspoilt West Wight countryside. Comprising a working pottery, decorating studio courtyard café and gift barn.
Calbourne, Yarmouth
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
No photo.jpg Cineworld Cinema
Cinema & Bingo, Indoor Activities
Multi screen Cinema
Newport
Open all year
No photo.jpg Classic Boat Museum
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
We are an exciting and award winning all weather attraction. Note the museum has moved and is now based in East Cowes.
East Cowes
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

10am – 4.30pm Last entry 4pm

No photo.jpg Colemans Farm Park
Adventure/Theme Park, Animals Fish & Birds, Outdoor Activities
The Isle of Wight's multi-activity and play Farm Park!
Porchfield, Newport
Open Check our website for general opening times. Play Barns open all year (Winter Weekends 9.30 a.m. till 4.00 p.m)
No photo.jpg Colonel Bogeys
Nightclub
Nightclub
Sandown
Open all year
Commodore Ryde.JPG Commodore Cinema
Cinema & Bingo, Indoor Activities
Cinema and Bingo
Ryde
Open all year
No photo.jpg Cowes Maritime Museum
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
The museum has a small exhibition area that currently displays model boats from the Maritime Collection.
Cowes
Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 9.30am - 5.30pm Wednesday - 11am -7pm Thursday CLOSED Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm Sunday CLOSED Closed Bank Holidays
Dimbola Lodge,Freshwater.JPG Dimbola Lodge Galleries and Photographic Museum
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Saved from the bulldozers literally at the last minute, Dimbola has since been described as an "unexpected delight" and the "best kept secret on the Isle of Wight".
Freshwater Bay
Open The Museum, Galleries & Gift Shop: Tuesday - Sunday 1st March to 31st October 10 am - 5 pm Last entry 4.30 pm 1st November to 29th February 10 am - 4 pm Last entry 3.30 pm. We are also open Bank Holiday Mondays and every day during the six week school summer holidays. Please note that there may be days during the winter when the Museum is closed for private/corporate functions.
Dinosaur Isle.JPG Dinosaur Isle
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction.
Sandown
Open We are open seven days a week. Opening times vary throughout the year.
No photo.jpg Fired Art Ceramic Studio
Arts & Craft Centre, Indoor Activities
Fired Art Ceramic Studio is a friendly family run business based in the heart of Ryde, offering a warm and relaxed setting where you can be inspired to design and paint your own ceramics.
Ryde
Open all year
No photo.jpg Firestone Copse
Free Activities, Nature Reserves Woodland & Walks, Outdoor Activities
Firestone is an attractive area of forest, notable for its wide-ranging tree species, from Oak to soaring spires of Grand Fir.
Wootton
Open all year
Fort Victoria.jpg Fort Victoria Country Park
Animals Fish & Birds, Cafes & Tea Rooms, Free Activities, Indoor Activities, Nature Reserves Woodland & Walks, Outdoor Activities
Attractions, seashore and woodland
Yarmouth
Open all year
Fort Victoria.jpg Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium
Animals Fish & Birds, Indoor Activities
Built into a series of arches which once housed huge cannons guarding the Solent the Aquarium concentrates mainly on the native fish and invertebrate life found around the Isle of Wight.
Yarmouth
Open Easter - End September 10am - 5.30pm October 10am - 5pm (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Model Village.JPG Godshill Model Village
Parks & Gardens
Our Model Village in Godshill is a 1/10th scale version of the village of Godshill and Shanklin Chine, two of the oldest tourist areas on the Isle of Wight.
Godshill
Open Open 7 days a week from March to October.

March 10am - 3.30pm April-July 10am - 5pm Late July/August 10am - 6pm September/October 10am - 5pm

No photo.jpg The Heights Leisure Centre
Indoor Activities, Leisure Centres & Gyms
The Heights Leisure Centre in Sandown is open all year with facilities for everyone
Sandown
Open all year, seven days a week.

For opening times, please phone for details. The centre is closed for certain days between Christmas and New Year, please phone for details.

Emporium photos 004.JPG Island Memories at Doreshill Farm
Arts & Craft Centre, Arts Crafts and Antiques
Come and Visit Island Memories for all your vintage & collectable items Island Memories were featured on BBC2 Wartime Farm as supplier of props
Wootton
Open all year
No photo.jpg Isle of Wight Bus Museum
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
Vintage buses and coaches
Newport
Open
No photo.jpg Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Animals Fish & Birds, Outdoor Activities
The Isle of Wight Donkey 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.
Wroxall
Open Easter to October 10.30am - 4.30pm weather permitting
IOW Lavendar.JPG Isle of Wight Lavender
Cafes & Tea Rooms, Farm
The Lavender at Staplehurst Grange is grown on our own farm and the Lavender oil is distilled to produce our Lavender products.
Newport
Open all year
No photo.jpg Isle of Wight Military History Museum
Historic & Heritage, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities
Pay a visit to the Isle of Wight's largest display of tanks and other military fighting equipment set in a 14 acre site featuring a mobility course and views across the Medina Valley.
Cowes
Open From 21-FEB-2011 till 31-MAR-2011 - Open Sunday - Thursday From 01-APR-2011 till 30-OCT-2011 - Open 7 Days a week Doors open at 10:00hrs, last admission at 16:00hrs on all of the above.
No photo.jpg Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre
Animals Fish & Birds, Outdoor Activities
A dazzling collection of some of the world’s most beautiful birds awaits you, from eagles, hawks and falcons, to kestrels and sleepy owls, the centre is full of fascinating sights and flights.
Wroxall, Ventnor
Open Opening Dates 2011 - 1st April to 31th October - 10am to 4pm. Displays at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm throughout the Summer months (subject to variation). Please note house ONLY closed on Saturdays.
Steam Railway.JPG Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities, Railway
Your visit to The Award-Winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you ... The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.
Havenstreet
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
No photo.jpg Isle of Wight Studio Glass
Arts & Craft Centre, Indoor Activities
The 'Original' Isle of Wight Studio Glass, recognised internationally for highly imaginative and creative approaches in handmade blown studio glass and glass design.
St Lawrence, Ventnor
Open all year
IMG 2861.JPG Isle of Wight Zoo
Animals Fish & Birds, Outdoor Activities
We want to share our animals with you and give you the chance to come face-to-face with creatures you may never have encountered before.
Sandown
Open February - October, 7 days a week and Winter Weekends. Check our website for current opening times.
January poster.jpg Jaynes Vintage and retro monthly Fayres, Wootton
Arts & Craft Centre, Arts Crafts and Antiques, Cafes & Tea Rooms, Free Activities, Indoor Activities, Shopping Experience
Fantastic monthly Vintage & retro Fayres held around the island 20 stalls with extra exciting additions every month vintage Hair and makeup and pop up tea parlour
Wootton Bridge
Open once a month
No photo.jpg Lakeside Park Hotel Spa
Indoor Activities, Spas & Wellbeing
The Lakeside Park Hotel Spa is one of the best spas on the Isle of Wight, with spa & leisure facilities and a relaxing environment that are second-to-none.
Wootton
Open all year
No photo.jpg The Lilliput Antique Doll & Toy Museum
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
This cottage museum was established in Brading in 1974, and was formed from the private doll collection started by the Munday family in 1960.
Brading
Open Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm throughout the year (closed Christmas day)
No photo.jpg Medina Theatre
Indoor Activities, Theatre & Entertainment
The Medina Theatre is a community based theatre which plays host to a number of entertaining and varied performances.
Newport
Open The Box Office is open from:

Monday and Tuesday 10.00am - 6.00pm Wednesday to Friday 10.00am - 8.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

The Box Office is also open one and a half hours before any performance is due to start.

Mottistone.JPG Mottistone Manor Gardens
Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
Set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders.
Mottistone
Open 13 March - 27 October
No photo.jpg Natural History Centre
Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
The Natural History Centre in Godshill is housed in a delightful 17th century Squire's cottage.
Godshill
Open Call for opening times.
Needles Battery.JPG The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
Historic & Heritage, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities
Perched high above the Needles, amid acres of unspoilt countryside, is the Needles Old Battery, a Victorian fort built in 1862 and used throughout both world wars.
Alum Bay
Open all year
Alum Bay.JPG The Needles Park at Alum Bay
Adventure/Theme Park, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities
The Island’s most famous attraction for all the family.
Alum Bay
Open all year. Please see website for seasonal opening hours and 'Magic in the Skies' fireworks dates and times.
No photo.jpg Newport Roman Villa
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
Welcome to Newport Roman Villa a 1,700 year old country pile! Discovered in 1926 when the owner of a nearby house sank foundations for a garage, subsequent excavations revealed extensive remains of a late Romano-British farmhouse built around 280 AD.
Newport
Open 8 April – 31 October Mon - Sat 10.30am - 4.00pm Open Sundays July and August Only - 12.00pm - 4.00pm
No photo.jpg Newtown Old Town Hall
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries
Tucked away in a tiny hamlet adjoining the National Nature Reserve, the 17th-century Old Town Hall is the only remaining evidence of Newtown's former importance.
Newtown, Newport
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
Osborne House,East Cowes.jpg Osbourne House
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
Visit Queen Victoria's seaside home.
East Cowes
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.
Owl Monkey Sanctuary.jpg Owl and Monkey Haven
Animals Fish & Birds, Outdoor Activities
Located just outside the county town of Newport is the Isle Of Wight's brand new multi-award

winning animal attraction that simply cannot be missed.

Newport
Open Open from 10am.
No photo.jpg Parkhurst Forest
Free Activities, Nature Reserves Woodland & Walks, Outdoor Activities
Parkhurst Forest has two themed trails, taking the walker along pleasant contrasting routes through the forest.
Newport
Open all year
Peter Pans,Ryde.JPG Peter Pan's Funfair and Amusements
Amusements & Arcades
Amusement arcade and fun park.
Ryde
Open Opening may be seasonal, check before visiting.
Planet Ice Ryde.JPG Planet Ice Arena
Indoor Activities
Family Skating
Ryde
Open all year
No photo.jpg Quay Arts
Free Activities, Indoor Activities, Museums & Galleries, Shopping Experience, Theatre & Entertainment
The Quay Arts Centre is the Isle of Wight’s leading art gallery and venue for live arts events. It is situated in a converted 19th Century brewery warehouse complex located at the head of the River Medina in the centre of Newport.
Newport
Open Monday – Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9:30am – 5pm

Thursdays 9:30 – 8pm.

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS.

No photo.jpg Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens
Adventure/Theme Park, Animals Fish & Birds, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Gardens
Robin Hill has attractions to offer every visitor to the Isle of Wight.
Arreton, Newport
Open March - October. Please check our website for opening hours.
Ryde SuperBowl.JPG Ryde Superbowl
Amusements & Arcades, Indoor Activities
Bowling for all the family
Ryde
Open all year
Rylestone Gardens.jpg Rylstone Gardens
Free Activities, Parks & Gardens
Lovely, cliff top gardens with an aviary, cafe, crazy golf and a bandstand with regular performances.
Shanklin
Open all year
Sandown Pier,Sandown.JPG Sandown Pier
Amusements & Arcades
A whole day's fun in one! Lost World adventure golf. Magic Island fantasy and fun. Superbowl, dodgems, snake slide, amusements, cafes, bars and whole lot more.
Sandown
Open all year
SeaviewWildlife.JPG Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Animals Fish & Birds
Tucked away on the N.E. coast of the Island situated on the outskirts of the pretty yachting village of Seaview, you will discover a hidden gem, Seaview Wildlife, "The Island's wildest hands-on experience"!
Seaview
Open The Park is open from 1st April - 4th November 2012, 7 days a week
Shanlkin Chine,Shanklin.JPG Shanklin Chine
Historic & Heritage, Parks & Gardens
Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction
Shanklin
Open 1st of April - 9th September
No photo.jpg Shanklin Theatre
Indoor Activities, Theatre & Entertainment
The Theatre remains open throughout the year hosting events ranging from a Christmas Pantomime, a professional summer season, local amateur dramatics, stage school, IOW Dance Festival and school party workshops.
Shanklin
Open all year
No photo.jpg Sir Max Aitken Museum
Historic & Heritage, Indoor Activities
Visitors arriving in West Cowes should not leave without making a visit to the Sir Max Aitken Museum in the famous pink building, The Prospect on Cowes High Street.
Cowes
Open May - September, Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 - 16.00.
No photo.jpg Utopia Spa
Indoor Activities, Spas & Wellbeing
Your Place to Unwind, Relax, De-Stress, Look Amazing & Feel Fabulous
Sandown
Open all year
Ventnor Botanics.JPG Ventnor Botanic Garden
Cafes & Tea Rooms, Parks & Gardens
Nestling in the microclimate of The Undercliff, Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight has a subtropical and exotic plant collection unrivalled elsewhere in the UK.
Ventnor
Open all year
Yarmouth Castle.JPG Yarmouth Castle
Historic & Heritage, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Activities
Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea.
Yarmouth
Open Please see website for seasonal opening times.