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.
The warm, sheltered gardens at Mottistone mean that colourful flowers and plants continue to bloom here, well into early autumn. Some plants even prefer this time of year and are only now starting to reveal their full colour. Discover late summer highlights and far-reaching views in this tranquil garden that’s a treat for the senses.
We've got plenty of family activities to enjoy across the Island this autumn. From our red squirrel scurry at Mottistone Gardens to smugglers codes and space-themed crafts at the Needles, there are trails and games for little ones as well as older kids.
From purple heather clad downland to golden leafed woods, a walk is the perfect way to discover the changing landscape this autumn. So, why not put on your hiking boots and come along to one of our organised events, or try one of our downloadable walks and explore our places even further?