Easter activity trails on the Isle of Wight

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature on the Isle of Wight this year at Mottistone Gardens, The Needles Old Battery, Newtown National Nature Reserve, and Bembridge Windmill. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail, make your own nature discoveries, have fun and collect your chocolate egg at the end.

 

Easter adventures in nature trails

Take part in our Easter adventure in nature trails and collect your chocolate egg
A chocolate Easter egg
Take part in our Easter adventure in nature trails and collect your chocolate egg

Mottistone Gardens Easter Activity Trail
11 April – 24 April

This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Mottistone Gardens on the Easter adventures in nature trail. Make your way along the trail, take in the season highlights in the garden and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family.

Collect your Easter trail from the Welcome Team, complete with activity sheet and pencil, and head off to start your adventure. Listen to the sounds of spring as you explore the ten activity points within the gardens. Discover the flowers waking up after winter and the fruit and vegetables that are beginning to grow. Why not head up to our Wild Area and make some stick sculptures, looking out for animal tracks along the way? Discover the beautiful colours of the garden and make your own nature discoveries and when you have found all ten points, don’t forget to ‘hop’ over to our collection area to claim your chocolate egg at the end.

Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg 

Children collect a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg
Children collect a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg
Children collect a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg

Easter Activity Trail at the Needles Old Battery
15 April – 18 April


Have an outdoor adventure this spring at the Needles and go on an Easter trail. Help ‘decorate the Battery' with spring colours with a giant blackboard, create a lighthouse bug hotel and make friends with a beetle, ‘track the bats’ by finding the different bats that are hanging around. Find the trail points around the Old Battery and the headland, look out for the signs of nature and complete activities. Have fun with the whole family, make your own nature discoveries and collect your chocolate egg at the end.

Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg 

Finding clues on the Easter trail
Children taking part in an Easter egg hunt in a garden
Finding clues on the Easter trail

Easter Activity Trail at Newtown
15 April – 18 April


This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Newtown National Nature Reserve on our Easter adventures in nature trails. See the lesser trodden parts of the reserve as you make your way along the trail, finding nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Complete the trail and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg.
 

Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg 

Out in nature, young imaginations can come alive on this family adventure.
A girl notices a ladybird crawling on her hand while completing the Easter egg hunt.
Out in nature, young imaginations can come alive on this family adventure.

Easter Activity Trail at Bembridge Windmill
14 April – 17 April


Your little ones will love to dip into a world of adventures at Bembridge Windmill on the Easter adventures in nature trails. See the Island’s remaining wind mill, make your way along the trail, finding nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Make your own discoveries, have fun, and collect your chocolate egg at the end.

Normal admission plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate Rainforest Alliance Easter egg 

Family on the Easter Egg Hunt in the garden
Family on the Easter Egg Hunt in the garden
Family on the Easter Egg Hunt in the garden

Your visit

You don’t need to book your Easter trails, and you can purchase the Easter adventures in nature trail on the day of your visit on arrival.

Can’t visit us this Easter?

Visitors enjoying easter craft activities

Easter activities and events 

This Easter find plenty of things to do at home or at a place near you. From arts and crafts to Easter events and trails, be inspired by spring as you learn interesting facts, get creative or do something for nature. And there's inspiration and activities for adults too.

Kids enjoying Mottisfont at Easter

Easter egg hunts this spring 

We're delighted that our Easter egg hunts are taking place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this year. Visit our main Easter web page to find out which National Trust places are running the trails, what nature adventures they hold in store and how to book.

 

Upcoming events

Garden gallop at Mottistone

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:30-16:30
Come out and play at Mottistone this summer. Get your heart rate up at Mottistone Gardens this Summer as you follow in Warriors hooves.

Hobby horse race course.

Tue 02 Aug 2022
11:00-13:00
Join us every Tuesday and make your very own hobby horse before racing round our track.