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May events on the Isle of Wight

With the May Day, the spring bank holiday and the school holidays this month, May is a busy time of the year. We’re sure you can squeeze in an Isle of Wight holiday, whether it’s a quick trip with the dog, a romantic break or a family holiday, you’ll find something to suit you on the island this May.

Lace up your boots and walk the entire coastline of the island. Join the thousands who make this pilgrimage each year and learn a little more about the Isle of Wight. Watch the white cliffs of Freshwater Bay rise from the sea as you clamber through the moss and scrub of the AONB on the south of the isle. See the pretty villages of St Helens and Bembridge before teetering along the edge of the Bembridge ledge, a well known local landmark. 

 

Or find a nice coffee shop and let everyone else walk those miles while you relax with a gorgeous sea view. I know which one I’d rather do.

 

Spend a special day out on the Isle of Wight at these lovely events across the island:

29th April to 14th May: Isle of Wight Walking festival

1st May: Beach, bugs and bones morning at Sandown Bay

6th May: Island 66 cycling race

13th May: Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair

14th May: Havenstreet Heritage Goods Day on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

18th may: Spring wildlife of Bembridge and Culver Downs

21st May: Isle of Wight festival of transport

27th to 29th May: Spring Steam Gala

4th June: Butterfly ID trail at Bembridge Windmill

27th May to 4th June: Robin Hill’s Squawks Olympics

27th May to 4th June: Blackgang Chine’s Cowboy Showdown

27th May to 4th June: Carisbrooke Castle cavaliers and roundheads

28th to 29th May: Mottistone Manor House Open Days

30th May to 1st June: Victoria’s fabulous garden party at Osborne House

 

Spend a spring day exploring the botanical gardens at Ventnor or taking some time out on Queen Victoria’s private beach at Osborne House. May is the time to get outdoors and welcome in the warmer weather, summer is definitely on the way.

 

Don’t take our word for it, plan to stay in an Isle of Wight holiday cottage and experience the island for yourself.

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