Just because they are small does not mean that your little ones should not have BIG fun on there Isle of Wight holiday, so here is a breakdown of some great indoor and outdoor activities perfect for the 5yrs and younger tourists.
As much as we would like to offer everyone free fun all the time while they visit some of our great attractions do need to charge an entrance fee however we have mixed in a good number free activities.
IOW Donkey Sanctuary – come to meet the donkeys, learn about the trust and have lunch in the cafe
West Wight Alpacas – take a long, short or picnic walk with the resident Alpacas and grab a pizza or sweet treat in the bistro
Monkey Haven – come and meet the lovely residents of the Monkey Haven and learn about them from the keepers, watch them be fed visit the aviaries and enjoy the outdoor play areas one for the under 5’s and one for the over 5’s to enjoy
Quarr Abbey – A great free attraction run by the monks who only request a donation while visiting, the Abbey has some animals on hand to meet, a gallery for the grown-ups and great cafe and farm shop.
Tapnell Farm – come to meet the residence visit the popular Wallaby walkabout and enjoy meeting the smaller residents in the animal corner.
IOW Zoo – meet the Lions, Lemurs, Meerkats, New World Monkey, Raccoons and so many more
Wildlife Themed Events for Kids
Weekly woodland parent and toddler group for family learning in a natural environment. Weekly child-led learning opportunities for under-fives in our woodland classroom. Find out more
Explore the Red Squirrel trail at Parkhurst forest which is free entry and a great day out for the little ones trying to spot the famous Island squirrels.
Crabbing on the Isle of Wight
Are you looking for something to do on the Isle of Wight with the kids? Well, if you want to do something that both you as a parent will LOVE and does not cost much for hours of fun, then crabbing is the answer for you.
Soft Play Areas
There is nothing more fun than running around a Jungle Jim with slides, ball pits and great activities and the Isle of Wight has some great Jungle Jims and Play Zones to keep even the most active toddler happy
JR Zone The island’s largest indoor play area in Newport,
Dedicated Toddlers Area: Soft, safe bay area with toys, bright colours and textures, interactive games
Dedicated 1yrs – 4yrs Area: No bigger kids allowed! soft play area, interactive games and ride on toys plus a 5yrs – 6yrs Adventure Play Area: Suitable for kids of all ages, 3-level Giant Soft Play Area: 3 levels of fun, 4 lane slide, tube slides, sky glide, rope walk, ball pit, football area and spooky zone
There is also a café seating area adjacent to the play area where you can keep a watch on the little ones while they explore these great fun areas.
Jungle Jim’s at Shanklin Seafront
Under 8’s must be supervised, 2 Level Jungle Jim with tube slides, ball pit, inflatables, tube slides and air walkway and a dedicated tiny tots area for the younger ones.
For the Grown Up’s, relax in the comfortable seating area and enjoy a hot drink from the small café
Magic Kingdom at Sandown Pier
A land of fantasy and fun, ball pits, slides, a swing slide, aerial walkway plus great attractions built in.
The cafe area next to Magic Kingdom is ideal for parents to relax whilst children are playing
Three-storey, farmyard-themed soft play zone! Packed with slides, bridges, ball pits and more, there are loads for kids of all ages to swing, bounce, run and jump around. There is also a dedicated toddler area to the side for the littler people.
Giant chalkboard, ride on toys, giant jumping pillar and so much more
Theme Parks and more for Toddlers
Waltzing Waters – come to watch the water dance to a great music score and colourful lights – a great attraction to mesmerise kids of all ages
Robin Hill: For the little ones
Duck Down Play Village: Our miniature village has real houses and buildings but at a fraction of the real size. There is a thatched cottage and even a pub (well, a pretend one!) that children will adore. Make a wish at the Duck Down wishing well and drop in a penny for a local charity!
Tots Play & Activity Course: One playground is especially for smaller children under 7 and the other is for bigger ones! Both are in the parks lower valley next to the playing and picnicking field and have swings and climbing features for suitably aged children.
Plus – Cows Express A great, fun, children’s train ride and Our Big Green Tractor Train and loads more
Blackgang Chine visit the Restricted Area 5, Cowboy Town, Pirate Cove, Fairy Land, Nursery Land, Fun Rides & Slides plus so many more great adventures
Godshill Model Village a full-scale village replica which the kids will love to explore and find the model village within the model village within the model village…
Children’s Outdoor Playground and Play Areas
Fun and free the perfect package, we have lots of great adventure playgrounds on the Isle of Wight from ones in parks and recreational grounds across the Island to super outdoor playgrounds in our family friendly Isle of Wight pubs. Find out more