Isle of Wight: 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

We've put together a list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ and the good news is just about all of these can be done on the Isle of Wight. Discover the full list of outdoor adventures on the 50 things website and start earning your badges.

It's hard to know where to start. To make it easier, here's a list of our favourites for you to try. Tick them off in your scrapbook when you've done them; you can collect a scrapbook from our island places.


    Climb a huge hill

    St Catherine

    We have lots of big hills on the Isle of Wight - the one at St Catherine's has the ruins of an old chapel on top. Peep inside and imagine what it was like for the monks who lived here.

    Run around in the rain

    Children in the gardens

    Don't be put off by the rain: there are lots of places to run around in and explore at Mottistone Manor Garden. We have umbrellas to borrow if you want to keep dry.

    Hunt for fossils and bones

    Dinosaur cast near Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

    Compton Bay is one of the best places on the island to follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs. Look carefully and you can find many seaweed-covered footcasts on the sandy beach.

    Watch the sun rise


    Get up with the birds who make their home at Newtown National Nature Reserve and listen to their early morning song as the sun rises over the small secluded harbour.

    Crazy creatures in rock pools

    Children rock pooling

    Nodes Point near St Helens Duver is an excellent place for exploring rock pools. Look carefully and see what you can find sheltering in the pools once the tide's gone out.

When you've ticked any of these off in your scrapbook, why not share your adventures with others and post them on our Facebook page?