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.
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.
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.
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.
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 help you identify certain birdsong and shows off the unique habitats of Newtown. 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.