Our Isle of Wight coast and countryside places, as well as Mottistone Gardens, Bembridge Windmill and the Needles Old Battery, are open. There is no need to book in advance.
Elsewhere in the South East, some of our places will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before you visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other larger places, where visitor numbers need to be carefully managed for practical reasons.
With magnificent floral borders and exotic Mediterranean planting, the sheltered gardens at Mottistone provide the perfect location to discover a variety of plants this summer. There’s a beautiful kitchen garden too, and an orchard avenue lined with banks of wildflowers. From the top of the garden there are views out to sea.
A walk across a sunny landscape beneath cloudless blue skies is the perfect way to spend a few hours on a summer's day. Why not download one of our suggested trails and discover the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside this summer?
We've family activities to enjoy across the Island this summer. From creating music at Mottistone Gardens, to travelling through time at Newtown and wildlife adventures at the Needles, find out what the whole family can get up to.
What could be a better way to get back to nature than eating outdoors with great views all around? On the Isle of Wight, we have perfect spots to do just that. So, pack a hamper full of tasty treats and plenty of ginger beer, and head to one of our places this summer for a picnic.
Why not kick off your socks and shoes this summer, and feel the warm sand spread between your toes? Our beaches at Compton, St Helens and Culver have soft sand and safe waters, making them the perfect place to spend a warm summer’s day.
We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Here are some of our chefs' and local experts' favourites, including our classic cheese scones, seasonal delights and veggie and vegan treats.
Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to be done outdoors in nature or indoors on a rainy day
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