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Isle of Wight Attractions - Family Entertainment

Wight Karting

#1 Trip Advisor family action attraction – because who doesn’t want to be a racing driver?! 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 July - 30 September 10:00 - 20:00
Every Day
01 October - 31 October 10:00 - 17:00
Every Day

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Award winning Goodleaf Tree Climbing offer the perfect offbeat adventure for active families and it’s only a 20 minute flat walk from the Hovertravel terminal at Ryde!

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 April - 28 October We recommend to call 0333 800 1188 to check opening times.
Every Day

Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Santa Specials

Experience a magical, individual visit to Santa for your children and your family group with Santa Specials at IOW Steam Railway.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 December - 02 December Weekends Only
08 December - 09 December MON, TUE
15 December - 16 December Weekends Only
Closed Dates:

This event only runs - 1st - 2nd, 8th -9th, 15th -16th & 21st - 24th December


Monkey Haven

The Monkey Haven is the Isle of Wight's brand new multi-award winning animal attraction that simply cannot be missed. Enter the park to find a tranquil environment where a diverse collection of rescued primates relax and play in spacious enclosures, and various species of owl spend their days looking elegantly menacing.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
11 February - 26 February 10.00-16.00
Every Day
01 April - 01 October 10.00-17.00
Every Day
Closed Dates:

Closed during the following dates:

Monday 5th Dec 2016 – Friday 10th Feb 2017 daily.

Monday 27th Feb – Friday 31st March 2017 daily.

 

Please also note: If the weather’s awful, then please call before you set off to confirm that we’re open, or check our Facebook page, as very occasionally we need to shut to keep our animals safe and warm.


The Needles Landmark Attraction

Fascinating history, stunning geology and fabulous ocean views surrounds the attractions including the world famous chairlift and coloured sands. 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
02 January - 23 December 10:00 - 17:00
Every Day
27 December - 31 December 10:00 - 17:00
Every Day
Closed Dates:

24th, 25th and 26th Dec 2016 and 1st & 2nd Jan 2017

Please note limited attractions are available throughout the winter and closing times may vary, please contact the park before your visit. 


Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens

Set in 88 acres of beautiful countryside, Robin Hill, the Island’s favourite award-winning country attraction, boasts a whole day of entertainment and more.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
17 March - 29 March 10:00-17:00
Every Day
30 March - 14 April 10:00-18:00
Every Day
15 April - 25 May 10:00-17:00
Every Day
26 May - 03 June 10:00-18:00
Every Day
04 June - 20 July 10.00-17.00
Every Day
21 July - 01 September 10:00-18.00
Every Day
Closed Dates:

21st July - 1st September open 10am - 22:00 every Tuesday & Thursday 

Closed 7th, 8th & 9th for electra Festival - Purchase your travel and Festival tickets >>HERE<<

Closed 2nd - 28th September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Isle of Wight Zoo

Overlooking the sandy beaches of Sandown Bay, an inspiring & unique wildlife experience. A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you, creating the perfect environment for getting to know a whole range of animals. From lions & tigers to monkey & spiders, the zoo has something for the whole family. 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
10 February - 31 March 10:00 - 16:00
Every Day
01 April - 31 October 10:00- 17:30
Every Day
Closed Dates:

 


Amazon World Zoo Park

The largest collection of exotic animals on the island. Anteaters, Penguins, Sloth, Tapirs, Ocelot, Flamingos, Toucans, Monkeys and more... Animal talks and events throughout the year. Adventure playground, cafe and shops, plus the islands only Lemur walkthrough exhibit ' wild Madagascar ' where you can walk in with the lemurs! 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 January - 24 December 10.00-17.30
Every Day
26 December - 31 December 10.00-17.30
Every Day
Closed Dates:

Closed only on Christmas Day


Blackgang chine

Blackgang Chine

CELEBRATING 175 YEARS! - Overlooking the stunning South coast of the Isle of Wight and set in beautiful cliff top gardens, Blackgang Chine offers an enchanting experience like no other. Let your imagination run wild as you venture on a journey of discovery .... fighting pirates on-board your own ship, discovering life size moving dinosaurs and escaping from danger, being sheriff of your own cowboy town, rounding up the outlaws and locking 'em up - or experiencing  the magic of being fairy princess in your own castle!

Season Running Dates Opening Times
24 March - 29 March 10:00-17:00
Every Day
30 March - 14 April 10:00-17:00
TUE, WED, THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN
15 April - 20 July 10:00-17:00
Every Day
21 July - 01 September 10:00-18:00 (10:00- 21:30 Monday & Wednesdays)
Every Day
02 September - 19 September 10:00-17:00
Every Day
20 October - 03 November 10:00-22:00 (18:00 - 22:00 Wick Nights Event)
Every Day
Closed Dates:

 Closed 20th - 24th March due to snow!

21st July - 1st September Open - 10am - 21:30 Every Monday & Wednesday 

20th October - 3rd November - 10:00 - 22:00 (18:00 - 22:00  Wicked Nights Extra Ticket Event)

 **Please note that our last departing hover from Ryde is 20:45**

 

 


Dinosaur Isle

In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building on Sandown's blue flag beach is Britain's first purpose build dinosaur museum. The building displays many fossilised and life sized reconstructions of the Island's dinosaurs. Although a new building, the large collection of dinosaur and other fossils from the Island has its origins in 1819.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 November - 31 March 10.00-16.00
Every Day
01 April - 31 August 10:00 - 18:00
Every Day
01 September - 31 October 10:00 - 17:00
Every Day
Closed Dates:

24th, 25th, 26th December & 1st January

Please note: Opening times vary throughout the year.


Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

A visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, inspire and captivate. Leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. 

Step back to a bygone era when steam was the order of the day.  See a vast collection of powerful majestic steam engines and revel in the charm of quiet rural stations with traditionally uniformed staff.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
18 March - 18 March Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
22 March - 22 March Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
THURS
25 March - 25 March Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
29 March - 12 April Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Every Day
15 April - 15 April Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
17 April - 19 April Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
TUE, WED, THURS
22 April - 22 April Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
24 April - 26 April Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
TUE, WED, THURS
29 May - 29 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
01 May - 03 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
TUE, WED, THURS
05 May - 10 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
MON, TUE, WED, THURS, SAT, SUN
13 May - 13 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
15 May - 16 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
TUE, WED, THURS
20 May - 20 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
22 May - 24 May Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
TUE, WED, THURS
26 May - 07 June Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Every Day
10 June - 14 June Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
MON, TUE, WED, THURS, SUN
17 June - 21 June Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
MON, TUE, WED, THURS, SUN
24 June - 28 June Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
MON, TUE, WED, THURS, SUN
30 June - 13 September Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Every Day
15 September - 20 September Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
MON, TUE, WED, THURS, SAT, SUN
22 September - 23 September Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Weekends Only
25 September - 27 September Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
TUE, WED, THURS
29 September - 30 September Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Weekends Only
03 October - 04 October Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
WED, THURS
07 October - 07 October Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
SUN
10 October - 11 October Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
WED, THURS
13 October - 14 October Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Weekends Only
17 October - 18 October Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
WED, THURS
21 October - 28 October Please check with Steam Railway for the relevant timetable in operation.
Every Day
Closed Dates:

Please click here to check relevant timetables with Steam Railway.

 

Non-operating train days are found via this link. All calendar boxes in white indicate the railway is CLOSED.


Carisbrooke Castle

At the heart of the island's history Carisbrooke Castle is a great day out. Meet the donkeys, visit the museum and garden, and let you imagination free - be a knight or princess within the castle walls.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
20 February - 24 February 10.00-16:00
Every Day
25 February - 28 February 10.00-16:00
WED, THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN
01 March - 01 April 10.00-16:00
WED, THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN
01 April - 30 September 10.00-18:00
Every Day
Closed Dates:

24-26 Dec, 28 Dec, 31 Dec & 1 Jan


Osborne House

Take an intimate glimpse into the family life of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Enjoy walks to explore the estate, gardens and private beach and discover the house Queen Victoria and Prince Albert loved to call home. 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
02 January - 11 February 10:00 - 16:00
Weekends Only
12 February - 18 February 10:00 - 16:00
Every Day
19 February - 29 March 10:00 - 16:00
WED, THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN
01 April - 30 September 10:00 - 18:00
Every Day

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