Days Out on the Isle of Wight

Osborne

For fascinating places to visit, stunning historic buildings and fun days out for the kids, take a trip to the Isle of Wight.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Places to visit : Isle of Wight

Osborne
Osborne

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home. Take a glimpse into the private life of the royal family at Osborne House and enjoy the vast estate and gardens.

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Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle

See where King Charles I was imprisoned, climb the ramparts and keep and relax in the new Edwardian-style garden.

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Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle

Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a picnic spot with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day. Step inside and discover how the rooms were used in the 16th century.

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Appuldurcombe House
Appuldurcombe House

The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque Architecture stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds.

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St Catherine's Oratory
St Catherine's Oratory

A tall medieval octagonal tower, allegedly a lighthouse, built here in 1328 as penance for stealing church property from a wrecked ship.

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Events : Isle of Wight

Osborne Easter Fun
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

Play your part in our fun mini-dramas and have fun with traditional giant games. Follow in the footsteps of the royal children and have fun this Easter in the beautiful grounds of Osborne.

Cavaliers and Roundheads
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Mon 25 - Sun 31 May 2015

The country is divided, brother against brother. Discover what it took to be a soldier of the English Civil War. Test your agility in the kids’ battle and learn to master your weapon in our soldiers drill. Pikes at the ready!

Victoria's Fabulous Fete
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Tue 26 - Thu 28 May 2015

Celebrate with Queen Victoria as she hosts a spectacular party at her favourite home by the sea. Experience the fun of the Victorian circus as daring horse riders and jugglers come to Osborne to entertain Her Majesty and her guest, the Indian Maharajah.

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The Art of Stained Glass - Beginners Workshop
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Wed 4 Mar

Join Stained Glass artist Maggie Meadows and try your hand at making your own piece of stained glass.

Sky at Night - Star Gazing
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Fri 06 Mar 2015

Join us in Darwin's garden as the nights grow darker and the stars grow brighter!

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

It's time to get clue-cracking. Find characters from the past to help you solve the challenge and seek out your chocolate reward.

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