Action-packed activities for your half-term break


May half term is almost upon us, and now is your last chance to book your fantastic family break. With bright, breezy weather arriving just in time for the holiday, there’ll be plenty of outdoor activities to get involved in all over the island! But don’t worry – rain won’t stop play either; there’s enough variety here for all tastes, interests and weather conditions! Check out a few of our favourite activities:

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight- School Holiday Adventure Days
Young Adventurers’ School Holiday Adventure Days offer an exciting day of land and water activities for children between the ages of 8–16 during the school holidays. Young Adventurers will have the opportunity to try: coasteering, paddle boarding, archery, kayaking team challenges, climbing, mountain boarding, bushcraft skills, mega SUP, and more!

Creepy Crawly Carisbrooke Castle
Enjoy the challenge of handling a variety of animals as creepy creatures have wormed their way into the castle. See how they move and how they feel, and have lots of fun encountering a variety of brilliant beasts.

Island Planetarium
The Island Planetarium has been “Reaching for the Stars” for over 20 years, offering a fascinating journey through time and space; stimulating your imagination and mind, in their astrodome theatre and exhibition.

Osborne House
Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight. After first visiting Osborne, England’s longest-reigning monarch wrote: ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot.’ Ever since Queen Victoria’s own princes and princesses played here, Osborne has been a special place of fun and freedom for children and families.

Click to see our full breakdown of May half term Island activities!