Easter Events Isle of Wight 2018

Easter time provides a super opportunity to make a visit over to the Isle of Wight, especially with so many events on for all of the family to enjoy. The weather may be a little uncertain but with so many things to do  you will not give the weather a second thought.

The Wight Holiday Company have some great self catering holiday properties across the Isle of Wight for you to stay in and can offer heavily discounted ferry crossings with both Red Funnel and Wightlink Ferries.

The Easter holidays on the Isle of Wight run from Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April 2018., here a selection of events and activities to try throughout your stay on your self catering holiday to the Isle of Wight

Visit the Donkey Sanctuary during Easter Weekend (25 to 27 March 2016) you can get a free Easter Egg when you adopt one of the 70 main-herd donkeys. The ever popular Donkey Sanctuary has a new-look café with fresh Isle of Wight produce. Free entry, free parking loads of lovely donkeys and the chance of a free Easter Egg – doesn’t get much more Easter-tastic than that

Follow the Easter egg trail through the grounds of Bembridge Windmill this Easter weekend, 30th March – 2nd April. Solve the puzzle and claim your scrummy chocolate prize! The trail costs £1.50 and normal admission charges apply.

A Victorian Easter From Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March, Osborne in East Cowes is laying on some lovely Easter events for children. Experience the games and pastimes played by Victorian children and learn how the Royal children would have lived and played at Osborne House. Free for English Heritage members, Osborne is open from 10:00 to 17:00 on these days.

Why not head to Newtown National Nature Reserve this Easter Monday for a hunt through the meadows and woods for creepy crawlies and other species of wildlife. Once you’ve completed the hunt, a delicious Cadburys chocolate treat awaits! £1.50 per trail sheet.

Hunt around the Needles Old Battery for hidden clues this Easter weekend, 30th March – 1st April. Once you’ve found them, solve the puzzle and claim your Easter chocolate reward! The trail costs £1.50 and normal admission charges apply.

An absolute must is a visit to Blackgang Chine to discover untold stories, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the Easter Holidays. You’ll be able to meet Blackgang characters through the day, including Lady Penelope and Rafus, the larger than life Dodos who will be celebrating the new Dodo Valley including brand new bouncy net bridges! Normal admission charges apply. 

An Eggciting Steam Train Adventure, get ready for some Easter fun at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway! There’s no better way to look out over the Island’s beautiful blossoming spring countryside than from a steam train. The IOW Steam Railway is laying on plenty of Easter fun from 26 to 28 March, including Island-based kids’ entertainer Greg Chapman who will be on hand with juggling, stories and general entertainment. There are also crafts and colouring to take part in and an Easter Treasure Hunt. An Easter Bonnet Parade every day and displays from Haven Falconry make this a day out for children and adults not to be missed.

The  annual Easter Chick Hunt is back on Easter Sunday 1st April at The Old Barracks. Over 1000 chicks have gone missing around Puckpool Park, can you help find them? Lots of Easter Egg Prizes Registration from 9am and the event Starts 9.30am. Booking Essential as limited places. £3.50 per child. To book, call 01983 615766

Join in the madness this Easter at Robin Hill’s famous mad Easter Egg Dash! The dash is very popular so will be on Easter Sunday and Monday and promises huge fun for all the family. The Easter bunny will be out will be hiding tokens in the park with the help of his Squawk bird friends for the children to find. Normal admission charges apply.

Little ones will be invited to join in the fun at 12pm, and the over six-year olds can come and have their turn to hunt for tokens and win their prizes at 2pm. With a huge range of prizes, we’re sure nobody will go home empty handed.  

Whatever you decide to do this Easter on the Isle of Wight, we hope it’s packed full of family fun, excitement and plenty of adventure!