Egg hunts and spring bird watching fills our list of Easter activities on the Isle of Wight. Keep the kids busy over the school holiday with cracking events making the most of the great outdoors and (hopefully) the good spring weather. All that’s left to do is choose your favourite island property to make your escape this April.
Easter school holidays are the epitome of spring. The warm weather usually makes an appearance and the kids get excited because it’s almost summer. The timings for these breaks are always slightly staggered across the counties. Most schools are closed from 31st March to 17th April but Isle of Wight schools break up from 7th to 23rd April. There’s a little less to do in the first week of April but from the 8th you’ll find family friendly events across the island. Pack your bags and head away to your own island escape.
Follow the trails and paths around Bembridge Windmill to find the first signs of spring on the Isle of Wight. Get the kids outside learning about the world around them and join in on the family fun.
Geocaching can be done all over the world. Learn the basics of following a geocache trail with the National Trust staff at Newtown. Your little adventurer will love this opportunity to find hidden treasure out and about on the island.
Have fun in the woodlands on the east of the island, near Ryde. Hunt for bugs, build a den or two, make a campfire and roast marshmallows together. You’ll basically be Bear Grylls after your day among the trees.
Meet the Pied Piper of Newtown and find out his role in the history of the town and the Isle of Wight. Then follow his trails through the National Trust reserve.
Inspire your future scientist with a workshop to make a ‘fizzy’ rocket at the Needles Old Battery. Learn about how rockets were used by the people who worked at the battery and marvel at the vistas across Alum Bay and the Needles from this hidden vantage point.
Search high and low for the Easter clues, then work out the answer to the Easter bunny’s riddle and win yourself a Cadbury egg. A fun run around a cool National Trust location.
Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria’s children and play all day in the grounds at Osborne House. With Victorian mini-dramas to take part in and Easter activities galore, you’ll keep little ones busy all day long.
Follow the clues left by the Easter bunny around Bembridge Windmill, unscramble them to work out the answer to the riddle and win a Cadbury chocolate Easter egg. Get everyone outside and in the Easter mood with a traditional egg hunt.
Hunt high and low for Easter treats galore. Pig Leg Lane’s egg hunt supports a local nature reserve and gets kids exploring the nooks of a protected Isle of Wight habitat.
Trawl the gardens at Mottistone to find the clues and win a Cadbury chocolate Easter egg. This terrific trail is perfect for keeping kids busy while you enjoy the beauty of the gardens.
Get your pulse raising with the mad Easter egg dash around Robin Hill country park. There’s a range of prizes for winning hunters and the Easter bunny will even make an appearance.
Spot the birds returning to the habitats of Newtown for the spring. This guided tour will show you where to go to see them up close without disturbing their daily routines. A lovely family activity to welcome in spring time.
Now you’ve seen all the exciting things to do, take a look at our collection of Isle of Wight holiday homes.