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Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe | Newport | Visit Website
‘We are the Islands only board game cafe! With over 250 games to choose from, we have welcomed 4 generations of family in one visit. Encouraging a screen free environment, we offer a value for money entertainment experience unlike anywhere else.’
National Trust Mottistone Gardens | Brighstone | Visit Website
Set in the grounds of Mottistone Manor, Mottistone Gardens is set in a valley with views of the sea. In spring it has daffodils, bluebells and blossoms and in Summer a wonderfully colourful double herbaceous border and a wildflower meadow. All this with footpaths up to Mottistone Down and the Longstone. For visitors there is a Tea Garden with snacks, lunch, cakes and drinks. There's also the shack a delightful building used by the architects Paget & Seely as an office and children can look around the gardens for the flowerpot men and follow our nature trails.
Dinosaur Isle | Sandown | Visit Website
Dinosaur Isle provides a unique insight to the Islands dinosaur heritage. With 1,000 genuine Isle of Wight fossils on display, models both fleshed out and skeletal and a working lab, where better to find out all about dinosaurs? Palaeontologists and geologists are on hand to answer questions and identify any finds. With interactives, dig-out the bones sand pits and an activity room it's fun for all ages.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens | Ventnor | Visit Website
‘We are actively monitoring climate change from our garden's microclimate, our warm temperatures allow for species of plants and animals to thrive in the garden and no where else in the UK. We have adopted a full green ethos whereby our food and drink outlets are plat based - of which we grow ourselves right here, from the garden to the plate. We have over 200 Plants in bloom 365 days a year!’
Monkey Haven | Newport | Visit Website
Monkey Haven is an award-winning attraction that makes animals happy – and people happy! We’re a charity for rescued primates and other exotic animals.
Rythmtree Festival | Calbourne | Visit Website
Set on beautiful and easily accessible farmland since 2010 Rhythmtree is a much-loved musical weekend for both Island residents and visitors from the mainland of all ages. Independently produced by Islanders it has an unmatched reputation as a friendly, relaxed and hassle-free weekend and is also a firm favourite with families providing a great range of free entertainment for children throughout the site.
The Wight Proms | Cowes | Visit Website
‘In just 2 years we have made a big difference in the island community, bringing a music festival to the island that it totally unique, which celebrates comedy, musical theatre and classical music. We also offered free arts workshops for 400 children in comedy, musical theatre, opera and drumming & percussion to give the next generation exposure to the arts they would never otherwise experience.’
Haven Falconry | Havenstreet | Visit Website
‘We are a small but brilliant tourist attraction which is open to the public all year round. We are unique in offering various activities on a private individual basis to include Hawk Walks, Bird of Prey Experiences, Owl Encounters and Falconer for a Day! Also within our attraction we have a Reptile House, small Pets corner and offer handling opportunities.’
Isle of Wight Reptalarium | Yarmouth | Visit Website
‘Marvel at our amazing Reptiles and Invertebrates. From Snakes and Lizards to Snails, Frogs and Cockroaches. We have four Themed Rooms for you to explore with 30 Different species to discover.’
Wight Karting | Ryde | Visit Website
WightKarting is the Isle of Wight's only all-weather karting track, offering thousands of Islanders and tourists alike the chance to join in competitive motorsport. Offering a variety of packages, the track welcomes people from ages 8 – 88.
UKSA | Cowes | Visit Website
‘We are a truly unique national charity based in Cowes, with a world-renowned reputation for delivering excellence in water-activities with over 10,000 young people passing through our doors everycalbourne year.’
Calbourne Water Mill | Cowes | Visit Website
'Our watermill is the only working watermill left on the Island producing Flour, porridge and muesli regularly bought by local and mainland shops to sell. Our attraction is frequented by visitors from all walks of life, there are museums to visit, crazy golf and of course our boats to take down the river.'
Jack Up The Summer | Newport | Visit Website
Jack Up is a community-led event setup in 2013. The ethos of this fun Summer festival has always been to give something back to the local community within which it is held, with a wide range of charities and local good causes benefitting.
Sandham Gardens | Sandown | Visit Website
Located on the northern side of Sandown, situated in a picturesque seaside town and beach front location, Sandham Gardens is the ideal place to relax and enjoy quality time with friends and family.
The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum | Ryde | Visit Website
The Museum has a display of around 20 historic vehicles, transport artefacts, displays, photographs, a tea bar and a shop. The Bus Museum is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers and new members are always welcome. We run a number of vents including the classic Beer, Buses and Walks Weekend.