Things to do with the kids on the Isle of Wight

Join us on the Isle of Wight this half term for lots of autumn fun. Wrap up warm for a breezy walk to the Needles and watch the waves crash around the rocks, get back to nature with exciting activities from 50 things at Mottistone and Newtown, or simply spend time together enjoying the changing colours of autumn. Whatever you choose, there's plenty of adventures waiting to be discovered.

Welcome back sign in field

Check before you visit 

Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

A child holding sticks

Autumn adventures at Mottistone Gardens

This half term, little visitors can take a piece of Mottistone on a journey with them as they explore the gardens. Find the best stick that you can, pick up interesting things you see such as fallen leaves, acorns and feathers, and then attach them to your stick to create a memory of your day in the gardens. There are lots of other self-led activities to try too. Perhaps you might like to play conkers or build a den in the Wild Area.

Pick blackberries on an autumn nature walk

Autumn at Newtown 

As the cooler weather changes the hedgerows and trees to deep reds and rich golds, young visitors can follow the trail through the lanes and meadows of Newtown to discover the plump berries and crunchy nuts that grow here.

A tall ship against a blue sky

Pirates and shipwrecks at the Needles

As the waves crash against the rocks below and the winds whistle around the cannons, young pirates-to-be can discover tales of how the waters beneath the Needles Battery are a graveyard for ships. From ghost ships to sailors’ superstitions and pirate treasure, we’ve plenty to keep young minds entertained.