A family walking along the promenade above Appley Beach, Isle of Wight

Things to do on the Isle of Wight in June

Of course, we start the month off with a bang, with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and an additional bank holiday. But that doesn’t mean the rest of June can’t be a celebration, too.

Visiting us over the first weekend? Then head over to our blog all about the jubilee celebrations on the Isle of Wight. If not, read on for our top picks of what to do on the Island in June.

A child jumping on the Aqua Park at Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight

Visit an aqua park

Make time to visit the Isle of Wight’s only outdoor Aqua Park this summer. There are more than 20 bouncy obstacles to tackle, including giant free-fall slides. Great fun for confident swimmers over the age of seven, it’s an epic challenge to tackle as a family. Set within Tapnell Farm Park, there’s loads to do once you dry off including a farmyard attraction, archery, axe throwing and a brand-new football golf course.

Main stage at Isle of Wight Festival

Go to a festival

Always the first major music fest in the summer calendar, the Isle of Wight Festival returns on 16–19 June. Attracting the biggest names in rock and pop including Lewis Capaldi, Kasabian and Muse this year, it’s four days of great music, arts and culture not to be missed!

It also marks the start of a season of incredible events – so fear not! If you don’t make it to this festival, there are plenty of other things happening, just check out our handy Explorer tool.

The Italian-style villa at the Osborne estate on the Isle of Wight

Find Royal Connections

Not only are there plenty of things going on for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the Isle of Wight, but there are also plenty of royal connections to explore over the rest of the month (or year!) too.

Visit Carisbrooke Castle who’s most notable inmate was King Charles I in 1647-8. Or spend a day at Osborne, Queen Victoria’s family holiday home, a seaside retreat. During her time on the Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria also visited many places that are still open to the public today including Shanklin Chine and Blackgang Chine. She also sketched The Needles in her journals and visited Alum Bay on several occasions.

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Make the most of the microclimate

Enjoying more hours of sunshine than the national average, the Isle of Wight benefits from a unique microclimate that is perfect for plants and makes for gorgeous gardens. Marvel at the Mediterranean planting at Mottistone Garden or sub-tropical Ventnor Botanic Garden.

June’s also the perfect time to spend a day on the beach making new memories. Check out our beach guide to pick the best one for you. Much of our delicious food can thank the sunshine, too. Tuck in to fresh asparagus and juicy tomatoes this month for a real taste of summer.

A view of Round The Island yacht race from a hilltop on the Isle of Wight

Watch events on the water

June is a great month for watching sports on the water. Plan ahead to make sure you get yourself a good vantage point to watch the action from! First up, from 4 to 5 June, is the Ryde Rowing Club Championship Regatta. Various races will compete over an 1,800m course from Appley Beach, out towards Ryde Pier and back.

The Round the Island Race on 25 June is one of the largest yacht races of its kind in the world. With 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors taking part, it’s a sight to be seen. And finally from 25 June to 1 July you’ll be able to see traditional yachts racing in Cowes Classics Week, and enjoy fabulous social events on shore.

Visiting at a different time of year? Find out what else you can do during your time on the Isle of Wight on our Things to Do web pages.

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