A family looking out over the landscape on the Isle of Wight

February Half Term on the Isle of Wight in 2022

Ever thought of visiting the Isle of Wight in the winter? February half term offers plenty of fun for families – with special events, outdoor activities and lots of fun attractions to visit. There’s so much to do, you might want to book a last-minute short break!

With Wightlink, Kids Go Free every school holiday, so if you’re travelling on foot you can save money on your crossing too.

Spirit of the Orient at Robin Hill

Celebrate the vibrancy, colour and flavours of the Chinese New Year! With an array of award-winning illuminations and entertainment, Spirit of the Orient will be bursting with light daily from 18 – 26 February 2022, celebrating the Year of the Tiger!

A vibrant fusion of sound, colour, illuminations and flavours merge to create a truly immersive experience in the evenings. Featuring impressive light exhibits, large-scale inflatable displays, an interactive dragon procession, lion dances and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained; the park will truly come alive in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

A family sitting on a beach promenade overlooking the Isle of Wight coast in winter

Enjoy quiet beaches

A trip to the seaside is scientifically proven to lift your mood and you can’t beat a winter bluster along the sand. Wrap up warm and enjoy having the beach practically to yourselves this February.

Spot colourful yachts on the Solent with a walk from Gurnard to Cowes or wander along from Ryde to Appley Beach to take in the expansive sands (at low tide it’s a long walk to the sea!) and Appley Tower.

Tapnell Farm's Animal Communication Expert talking to a rabbit, Isle of Wight

Talk to the Animals at Tapnell Farm Park

Have you ever wondered what the rabbits and rabbiting on about? Or would you like to chew the fat with a rat? Then ask Tapnell Farm’s ACEs (Animal Communication Experts) in their new interactive show for 2022 – taking place daily from 19 – 27 February. Expect hilarious animal interviews, amazing facts and lots of animal madness!

Go karts on a track at Wight Karting Isle of Wight

Enjoy a Junior Track Training Day

Turn absolute beginners into serious karting adrenaline junkies from 21 – 25 February. Wight Karting’s Junior Track Training Day  will help kids (aged 8-15) make friends, build confidence and skills while judging risk in a controlled, fun-packed environment. Parents sign them in, Wight Karting takes over (or they are welcome to stay and book into adult arrive & drive sessions).

Inside Dinosaur Isle Museum

Visit Dinosaur Isle

For the ultimate prehistoric experience for families, it has to be Dinosaur Isle. A purpose-built interactive museum – designed in the shape of a giant pterodactyl – houses around 30,000 specimens and some splendid replicas. You can also book fossil walks – there are three taking place in February Half Term at Shanklin and Yaverland (booking is essential).

Carisbrooke Castle

Explore Osborne and Carisbrooke Castle

Get fit for history this half-term on a fun-filled outdoor explorer quest at Carisbrooke Castle from 19-27 February. Roam around the grounds to find games and activities inspired by knights and soldiers. Find out quirky facts, tackle playful puzzles see if you’ve got what it takes to get moving like people from the past.

Osborne is hosting an explorer quest of its own from 19-27 February, too. You’ll find games and activities inspired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

A tiger lying down looking at the camera at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary on the Isle of Wight

See Tigers at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Visit the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary during February half term as it celebrates the Chinese New Year – the year of the tiger! The sanctuary specialises in tigers and has provided a forever home to three: four year old Natasha, six year old Zoppa and Antonella who is thirteen. After spending time with these majestic beasts, say hello to the monkeys, lions, lemurs, lynx and servals – before warming up at the newly refurbished cafe.

The outside of Brading Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight

Visit Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK and it’s open in the winter from Tuesday to Saturday. The attraction offers unique insights into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

A family walking down a path of a holiday park on the Isle of Wight

Somewhere to stay

The Island is home to a host of stunning accommodation options, from holiday parks to self-catering cottages. And we’ve got some exclusive Wightlink offers for you.

Isle of Wight Hideaways have 20% off of their stunning self-catering properties and you can bag four nights at Nodes Point Holiday Park on the coast at St Helens from just £149.

Availability is limited so don’t wait, book your February half term getaway today.

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