Interesting places to visit and things to do on the Island
There is a seamless endless list of places to visit and things to do on the Island whatever your tastes. For those interested in historical or cultural things how about a visit to Osborne House or Carisbrooke castle or how about a day out with the monks at Quarr Abbey?
Perhaps you are interested in animals then perhaps a visit to the Isle of Wight Zoo with perhaps the largest collection of tigers in Britain? Monkey Haven near Newport is another favorite spot to enjoy.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is not only a great place to visit but is also completely free. What about taking the kids to Butterfly World? All undercover so even on a wet day it is a great place to go. Also, a visit to Alverstone Mead Nature reserve to see the red squirrels and other wildlife. Plus there is the Haven Falconry and numerous farm parks to see.
For the more energetic there are some fabulous walking tours around the Island including a complete Coastal walk of 67 miles around the Island. With names like the Isle of Wight Challenge, Ups, and Downs and Getting Bogged Down to name a few the Isle of Wight Walking Festival held during April and May could be interesting. There are also many signposted bicycle routes.
There are many lovely sandy beaches to discover from the popular busy ones in Sandown and Ryde to the many little coves and hidden gems dotted around the Island.
I could go on nd on with this list, with farm teahouses, miniature villages, churches, golf courses etc but I hope these few ideas may spark some interest.
Please come and visit our lovely Island.