This summer, you can take the kids to the Isle of Wight and mainland for free!

Say goodbye to staying in and getting bored, and hello to excitement and adventure as often as you like.

With all sorts of attractions to enjoy on the Island over the summer holidays – from Blackgang Chine, where the children can fight pirates on their own ships, to the Isle of Wight Zoo, where the whole family can enjoy a wild day out – you’re sure to stay entertained.

If you’re sailing to the mainland, why not explore the wonders of the New Forest, or take in the delights of Portsmouth, with its Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard attractions within walking distance of our terminals?

Take your kids to the Island and mainland for free

Infants under 5 always travel free with Wightlink but during the summer holidays you can take up to two children, aged 5-15, for free with every adult foot passenger day return purchased online or at our ticket office. Just mention our “Kids Go Free” offer if booking in person or click below.

This offer is valid for two free children to every adult. If you would like to add extra children outside the offer, please make a separate booking.

You can take advantage of Kids Go Free between Monday, 3 July 2017 and Sunday 3 September 2017.

Book offer from mainland
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Looking for inspiration? 

There is so much to do on the Isle of Wight if you’re travelling with children – check out our blog posts dedicated to getting the most out of your family time on the Island.


1. This is a time limited Foot Passenger offer, available Online or from a Wightlink Ticket Office and not from Ticket Vending Machines or via our Contact Centre.
2. This is a capacity controlled promotion.  When all spaces allocated to this promotion are booked, the promotion will end.  Wightlink reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
3. Up to 2 (two) x Child Foot Passenger Day Returns (5-15) travel FREE when 1 (one) x Adult Foot Passenger Day Return is purchased for bookings made between Monday, 3 July 2017 to Sunday, 3 September 2017.
4. Travel must take place on between Monday, 3 July 2017 and Sunday, 3 September 2017 and the group must travel together to get the offer.
5. Quote “Kids Go Free” to staff at a Wightlink Ticket Office to get the offer or book Online
6. Offer cannot be used against any Vehicle Tickets, Season Tickets, Attraction and Festival Tickets, Multilink Passes, and any other Promotional Offers including Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens, already discounted fares, B2B (Business to Business) bookings.
7. No adjustments can be made on previous purchases.
8. Wightlink General Conditions for provision of Ferry Services apply and can be found at wightlink.co.uk/terms.

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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