With a warm climate and plenty of sun, the Isle of Wight often has signs of spring before many parts of the UK. And a walk across our countryside is the perfect way to spot them. We’ve put together a few suggestions to help you discover spring just around the corner.
Have you ever wanted to go on a real life Bear Hunt? At special weekends throughout the spring and summer, the whole family can bring the book to life as they hunt for the bear in the swishy grass of Newtown’s meadows or head through the sploshy waves at St Helens Duver.
Bring the whole family together this Easter with our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Bunny has left his clues across our Isle of Wight sites this year, so all you have to do is solve the nature-themed puzzle and then claim your delicious chocolate treat (30 Mar-2 Apr).
Follow a trail and discover wildlife, take a minibeast safari, or become a rocket scientist for a day. We've got family events running throughout the Easter holidays at Newtown, Bembridge Windmill and the Needles Battery (30 Mar-15 Apr). And with every butterfly you spot, you're helping us protect nature this spring.
The warm, sheltered gardens at Mottistone mean that with the arrival of spring sunshine, bright daffodils cover the banks, and magnolia petals start to unfold. Throughout the gardens, nature is awakening after winter, filling the borders with the first colour of the year.
With warmer weather and sunny days just around the corner, spring is in the air. There are lots of signs to look out for, from the first green shoots pushing their way up from the bare earth, to newly born lambs. With thousands of acres of Isle of Wight countryside to explore, see how many you can spot when you visit one of our places.
As the only National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Wight, Newtown is an important site for wildlife, nature and history. But now part of it is under threat and needs your help. We need to raise £42,000 over the next two years to ensure that this special place is protected for the future.
What could be better 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.
Walk the chalk ridge running through the middle of the Isle of Wight and spot wonderful butterflies on one of our best bits of chalk downland, including Adonis blue, small blue, dark-green fritillary and Glanville fritillary.