Isle of Wight Self Catering May Half Term 2018

With May half term 2018 almost upon us, there’s still time to book your self catering holiday accommodation on the Isle of Wight with The Wight Holiday Company. We know finding things to do to keep the kids entertained during the week can be tough feat, however there’s lots of things to do on the Isle of Wight for the whole family to take part in. We’ve selected just a handful of places to go and events happening during the week to inspire your Island adventures.

Recreational Tree Climbers

Expert tree climbers Goodleaf Tree Climbing have their home in an oak tree in Ryde, next to idyllic Appley Beach. Take a trip up a tree this half term and enjoy a two-hour experience. It’s the perfect introduction to the magical thrill of tree climbing and one you’ll definitely want to share with family and friends. Find out more here.

Seafarers and landlubbers alike!

Tackt-Isle Adventures is an exciting outdoor activity centre based at the picturesque St. Helens Duver. Get a sailing lesson, explore the coastline in a kayak or on a SUP, learn to windsurf, wakeboard or waterski. Land activities include; riding Segways, Airwheels and mountain bikes – you can even sail through the sand on a sand yacht! Find out more here.

Wild West Week

Returning again this year from the 26th May to 3rd June, immerse yourself in a theatrical live-action Cowboy Show at Blackgang Chine. Take centre stage in your own cowboy story and become a sheriff trying to keep the town safe or an outlaw on the run. It promises to be more action packed and explosive than ever before! Find out more here.

Victoria’s Fabulous Garden Party

Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday with a fabulous party at her favourite home by the sea, Osborne Castle on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a traditional garden party with side saddle riders, jugglers, sideshows and tea and cake. Find out more here.

Speed fiend fun

Set a lap record at the Island’s all-weather karting track at Wight Karting and feel like a true F1 pro. Your adrenaline will be rushing in the driver’s seat of their new Sodi Cadet 170cc or RT8 Karts with 270cc of horsepower at the pedals. Find out more here.

Disc Golf Championships

Head on over to Robin Hill Country Park and take part in the first Disc Golf Championship on their 9-hole disc golf course! With daily competitions happening from the 26th May to 3rd June for both children and adults, the whole family can take aim and join in the fun. There are great prizes to be won including Eklectica tickets. Find out more here.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

There’s lots to keep the whole family entertained at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway – from the thrill of the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines to the new Train Story Discovery Centre. You can even take a ride on a steam train! Find out more here.

Get Active

The Isle of Wight Festival of Running takes place from Friday 1st June to Sunday 3rd June. There’s something for everyone from a Junior Fun Run where every participant gets a medal and certificate to a half iron man challenge and plenty in between. The event takes place in the West Wight so you’ll be running over some of the Island’s most spectacular scenery. Find out more here.

The Needles

With stunning views and plenty to do, The Needles Landmark Attraction is a fabulous place to spend the day with the family. Take a spectacular chairlift ride down to the beach, watch skilled sweet makers create sweets, create your own coloured sand souvenir at the sand shop, go for a spin on a traditional Victorian carousel or get drawn into an exciting world at the 4D cinema. Find out more here.

Carisbrooke Castle

Famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison for Charles I, this May half term you can also experience Creepy Crawly Castle; get up close to all sorts of creatures that have made Carisbrooke their home. All the usual castle excitement is still on offer – watch demonstrations of the donkeys working the 16th century treadwheel, dress up as a soldier and experiment with armour and discover how to fire cannons. Find out more here.

Official Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend

Join the We’re Going in an Isle of Wight Bear Hunt fun this half term! Take part in an Official Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend with the National Trust on 2nd and 3rd June at Newtown. “Squlech Squerch” through the mud, you can race a snail and take part in many more fun nature activities – you may even spot the bear! Find out more here. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the ‘We’re Going on an Isle of Wight Bear Hunt’ leaflet and enter the drawing competition. You could win ‘Bear Hunt’ goodies from Walker Books and Isle of Wight attraction tickets.

Hang on, we’ve not finished just yet….

There’s so much going on during the half term we can’t cannot fit them all in here so why not take a look at Visit Isle of Wight’s What’s On page for a more extensive list of things to do. With the weather warming up, why not go for a walk in the countryside or for a swim in the sea. You can even hop on a bike and cycle around some stunning locations. The choice is yours!


The Wight Holiday Company have properties across the Isle of Wight, we also have pet friendly properties so your four legged family members don’t miss out on the fun. We can offer discounted ferry crossings with both Red Funnel and Wightlink ferry companies, often at around a 50% discount on public rates.