Bembridge Windmill

Bembridge Windmill from the side, against a blue sky with clouds.
Bembridge Windmill

Things to see and do

Bembridge Windmill

What's on 

Family jumping waves together at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Summer holiday activities on the Isle of Wight 

This summer on the Isle of Wight, we have 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities happening every week of the holidays at Newtown National Nature Reserve, Mottistone Gardens, Bembridge Windmill and the Needles Battery. Add to that a sandcastle competition, and all of the other places you can go to tick off your challenges, and you’ll soon have filled your scrapbook with stickers.

Upcoming events

Summer butterfly nature trail

Wed 16 Aug 2017
Learn about the delicate butterflies, amazing creatures and fascinating plants that live and grow around the windmill.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Bembridge Windmill

Wed 23 Aug 2017
There needed to be lots of wind to turn the sails of the windmill, which makes it the perfect place to fly a kite. This summer holiday, you can have a go at making your own kite to fly in the breeze.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Bembridge Windmill

Wed 30 Aug 2017
There's not just a windmill at Bembridge. The mill is surrounded by woods and fields, and during the summer holidays you can join us to see which trees you can spy there.

Autumn Fruits, Seeds and Berries ID Trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
This half-term, discover what grows in autumn in the hedges and fields around the windmill.
Bembridge Windmill

Eating and shopping

Two visitors to Bembridge Winmill sat in front of the windmill drinking a hot drink with biscuits on the table.

A bite to eat and a spot of shopping

If you’re feeling thirsty, fancy making even more of your day at the windmill, or want a reminder of your visit, then spend a little time looking around our visitor entrance shop. With refreshing hot and cold drinks, activities to try at the windmill and plenty of gifts, it’s a great place to explore.

Bembridge Windmill


Bembridge Windmill in the 1890s

Built around 1700 

The last surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight, Bembridge Mill was given to the National Trust in 1961 and was even featured in a watercolour by artist JMW Turner as well as serving its community.

Bembridge Windmill

Places to stay

Looking out of open doors to the garden of Mottistone Manor Farmhouse, Isle of Wight

Stay for longer 

Watch boats sail past from your bed, explore meadows and woodlands on your doorstep, or relax with a with a good read. Book a holiday in one of our cottages and find somewhere new to explore.

Bembridge Windmill

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.