Easter is here once again! And as is the case every year, the Isle of Wight is bursting at the seams with fun activities and events to keep the whole family entertained for the two-week break. A day trip to the Island is just a short Wightlink ferry trip away.
Here are five ideas for making your Easter day out on the Isle of Wight special, exciting, and memorable for the whole family:
A Victorian Easter on the Island
Osborne House is a must-visit for essentially every Isle of Wight day trip. This Easter, youngsters can follow in the footsteps of Victoria and Albert’s royal children, playing out fun mini-dramas and enjoying traditional garden games.
The Easter proceedings at Osborne House run from March 28th to April 2nd. There’ll also be a chance to learn how the royal children would have lived and played inside the house.
Easter Egg Dash at Robin Hill Country Park
Robin Hill Country Park is a must-visit for families any time of the year, but it’s even more special during Easter, as the 88-acre land of adventure and imagination play host to their Easter Egg Dash on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday!
The Easter bunny will be hiding tokens in the park for youngsters to find on two dashes each day, earning themselves prizes, and getting the opportunity to take part in fun Easter activities. But who will win the golden egg?
Make a day of it by popping next door to the South Coast Falconry, an incredible family experience. See birds of prey, walk with hawks, encounter owls, and learn lots about some of nature‘s most majestic flying creatures.
Easter by steam train
Get closer to nature by taking a ride through the countryside aboard the Isle of Wight Steam Railway this Easter, where popular children’s entertainer Greg Chapman will be amusing kids with his stories, juggling, and other shenanigans!
Families can expect colouring, crafts, and a ‘Look for the Golden Duck’ treasure hunt, as well as an Easter bonnet crafts parade for the youngsters!
Railway breakfast, silent disco dinner
After grabbing breakfast at Off The Rails — a railway station lovingly transformed into an authentically-themed eatery — drive across Yarmouth’s harbour bridge to Market Place for Yarmouth’s annual Easter fair, running from April 5th to April 8th.
The market stalls will be, as always, eye-catching and diverse, and there’ll be exhilarating rides in the city centre.
Come the evening, Yarmouth’s Cow Co. restaurant hosts Tap ‘N’ Ale on Tapnell Farm: a music and club night featuring live music and a silent disco from 7:00pm. Easter Tap ‘N’ Ale takes place on Easter Sunday.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat beforehand, The Cow Co. is the prime place to enjoy the food and produce the Island has to offer — vegetarian options included!
Bembridge Windmill Easter egg hunt
It’s the last windmill left on the Isle of Wight, and it’s surrounded by perfect picnicking plains for Easter outings. Plus, there are Easter egg hunts from 30th March to 2nd April! Families are invited to hunt the grounds of the windmill to find clues to puzzles, winning chocolate rewards.
Then climb to the top and see how the windmill would have worked back in the day, before exploring the surrounding nature trails.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Bembridge, go with Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. They have a heated indoor pool complete with a slide, outdoor cinema screenings where you can sit on hay bales or in deckchairs, laser tag, hoverboards, zorbing, archery, and a beach!
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