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Easter activities on the Isle of Wight

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 slightly earlier than those on the Island so there's a little less to do earlier on but still something for everyone. Pack your bags and head away to your own island escape.

6th to 22nd April: Easter Fun at Osborne House


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.

6th to 27th April: Robin Hill’s Shaun the Sheep Champion-sheeps live


Head to Robin Hill this Easter for the Baaa-rilliant animated activities. Farm fest will be filled with tractor rides, farmyard animals and plenty of fun and games.

Blue skies and boats at Bembridge Harbour.

6th to 15th April: Nature ID trail at Bembridge Windmill

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.

10th and 17th April: Newtown Minibeast safari


Get under the rocks and plants of Newtown on a minibeast safari. The National Trust will lend you a magnifying glass to hunt down creepy-crawlies and butterflies along the paths and trails.

10th and 17th April: Make a pocket rocket at the Needles Old Battery

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.

19th to 22nd April: Needles Old Battery Cadbury Easter egg hunt


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.




Take part in Victorian Easter activities at Osborne House this April

19th to 22nd April: Cadbury egg hunt at Bembridge Windmill


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.

21st to 22nd April: Newtown Cadbury Easter egg hunt


Hunt high and low for the Easter bunny's hidden clues and earn yourself a chocolate Cadbury's treat. Run around the many paths and trails at Newtown and see some of the Isle of Wight's rugged landscape on your quest.

21st to 22nd April: Mottistone gardens Cadbury egg hunt

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.



Have an egg-citing Easter break.

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