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 

Child looking at a bug in an insect catcher

Plan ahead for half-term 

Hunt for wildlife in the inky darkness, discover behind closed doors, or take up the challenge to complete as many as you can of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 in one day. With lots of activities to try this half-term, mini adventurers will find plenty to do over the holidays on the Isle of Wight.

Upcoming events

Butterfly ID trail

Sat 27 May 2017
10:30-16:30
Come along to the windmill this half-term and learn all about butterflies.

Summer nature trail

Sat 22 Jul 2017
10:30-16:30
Learn about all the amazing creatures and plants that live and grow around the windmill.

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

Wed 26 Jul 2017
14:00-16:00
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 02 Aug 2017
14:00-16:00
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.
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

History

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.

View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

More about visiting the Isle of Wight 

Whether its walking, cycling, family fun, wildlife or history that interests you, you can find it all on the Isle of Wight.