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Free things to do on the Isle of Wight 

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Ryde Selfie Bench

Ryde Selfie Bench

Chillerton and Gatcombe local walks

Take a trail through Chillerton and Gatcombe

Photo by Zachary DeBottis from Pexels

Get rad at a skate park

Land Sea Light Koan

Play the Isle Spy car journey game

Beach clean

Take part in a beach clean

View to the Needles from Headon Warren, Isle of Wight

Walk or ride a trail

Quarr Abbey

Become a Quarr Explorer

Newchurch churchyard

Enjoy the spring flowers at Newchurch churchyard

Get lost in the Dinosaur Turf Labyrinth

Stokey's Solar System Walk

Stokey’s Solar System Walk

Geograph Brass band concert at Rylstone Gardens © Paul Coueslant

Listen to the band at Rylstone or Ventnor

St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham

Take a pew at Queen Victoria’s church

Spice Girls bus

Wannabe looking at the Spice Bus?

Play lane millennium green

Play at Play Lane Millennium Green

Cowes Rope Trail

Cowes Rope Trail

St Mary’s Church, Carisbrooke

Find the hand in the stone wall at St Mary’s Church

Alex Sabine

Singing to the sea during low tide in Ryde

Isle of Wight Pearl

Pearl masterclass at Isle of Wight Pearl

K1 telephone kiosk

Call on Britain’s oldest working street telephone box

Quay Arts

Unlock the arts at the Quay

Milky Way over chairlift at Alum Bay

Gaze in awe at the celestial dark skies


Celebrate at a carnival

Ventnor Park

Park yourself at Ventnor Park

Rocken End. Picture

Get close to nature at Rocken End

Pets at Home

The Free Zoo (Pets at Home, Newport)

Go on a wildlife safari under Ryde Pier

Get prehistoric at the Longstone

St Olave’s, Gatcombe

Visit a church

Dr Who Boat

See the Dr Who boat

Ride the Travelator

Fort Victoria Country Park

Find a fossil at Fort Victoria Country Park

Arreton barns

Watch craftspeople at work at Arreton Barns

Appuldurcombe House

Visit Appuldurcombe House

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Have an ass-ignation at the donkey sanctuary


Visit Riverfest

Mechanical horse

Join the Hullabaloo

Dinosaur footprint at Compton

Follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs

St Catherine's Oratory

Visit St Catherine’s Oratory


Go geocaching

Needles New Battery and Rocket Testing Site

Visit Needles New Battery and Rocket Testing Site

Classic Car Show

Visit the Isle of Wight Classic Motor Show

Pigs at Quarr Abbey

Watch the pigs at Quarr Abbey

IW Bus and Coach Museum

Visit the Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum


Watch the hovercraft

Robin McInnes plaque

i-Spy Robin McInnes plaques