5 Things To Do With The Kids This Month on The Isle of Wight

11 August 2016

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Ryde Pier

Skateboarding Lessons

When is it? Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays

Where? Various locations throughout the week (see link for details)

Budget? Free

Whether your child wants to be the next Rodney Mullen or simply wants to learn how to do a kickflip, skateboarding lessons are a great way to burn off some energy and learn a new skill along the way. All equipment is provided and there’s no need to book, making it easy for new comers to try the sport. Training is provided by John Cattle and is suitable for any skill level.  To find out more information, follow the link here.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary:
When is it? Open until 31st October

Where? Ventnor

Budget? Free (accepts donations)

Consistently voted one of the Island’s top attractions on Trip Advisor, this free, fun and friendly day out allows visitors to explore the farm and interact with the donkeys and ponies rescued by the charity. A café is also on site for refreshments or a well-deserved slice of cake whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. To find out more information, follow the link here.


Monkey Haven

When is it? Open until 31th September

Where? Newport

Budget? £10.00 per adult, £8.00 for children. £32.00 family ticket is available for two adults and two children

The year of the monkey is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than by taking a visit to Monkey Haven? With regular activities throughout the day, you’ll be able to watch the primates tuck into breakfast from 10am, or perhaps catch the keepers talking you through “Meerkat Mayhem” around 12:45pm.
If monkeys aren’t your things, you’ll be pleased to know that Monkey Haven also has a wide variety of owls and reptiles on display.

The 42nd Island Steam Show

When is it? 26th until 29th August

Where? Havenstreet Railway Station

Budget? £16.00 per adult, with children up to 15 years of age going free

The 42nd Island Steam Show promises to be a great family day out regardless of interests.
With an actioned-packed motorcycle show, tightrope walking, birds of prey display and much more, the Steam Show is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of what the Island has to offer. With fun activities for the kids and even a real ale bar for the adults, this annual event is well worth considering as an eclectic day out for the whole family.

Dinosaur Isle

When is it? 7 days a week from 10am until 6pm

Where? Sandown

Budget? £16.50 for two adults and two children, or adults £5.00 and kids over three £4.00

Since 2001, Dinosaur Isle has offered a wide range of activities and educational displays including fossils, life-sized reconstructions and animatronic dinosaurs. Why not retrace the footsteps of these giant creatures during a guided fossil walk? 

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