Easter Isle – things to do!

Spring daffodils at Lisle Combe

Do you need an excuse to visit the Isle of Wight at Easter time? Festivities abound on the Island from bunnies to duck races and horse racing to ploughing, there is definitely something for everyone. Why not book a weekend stay at one of the beautiful cottages or enjoy a welcome rest at a B&B?

Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight has one of the biggest, and most colourful, Easter duck races. Just visit on the 26th March and watch as your own yellow plastic duck floats down the River Yar.

Vintage royal games are on show during the Easter Weekend at Queen Victoria’s favourite home, Osborne House in Cowes, from the 25th March.

There is even a chocolate Easter Egg hunt for any intrepid explores, starting at the Bembridge Windmill, on the eastern side of the Isle.

Many of our properties are intrinsically linked with the farming community and in April we look forward to the Isle of Wight Grand National &  Scurry. A sight worth seeing, as horses of all sizes, race around an area with jumps and obstacles, carrying their riders (also of all shapes, sizes and ages!) What a great way to support our farmers at this Easter Spring time of the year.

The Ploughing Match on April 3rd, this year in Shorwell, is a fascinating insight into farming both today and in yesteryear. Check out those incredible straight lines with the beautiful Shire Horses.

Definitely a time to get away from it all, many our our self catering properties now offer short breaks, so that you can enjoy the taste of a second home without the costs or maintenance! Easter is a time to start a fresh, experience the new born lambs and daffodils exploding with colour on the landscape. On the Isle of Wight you can take advantage of the short travel time and sea crossing for that mega quick getaway!

Planning for the future………The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is just round the corner, if you are looking for a challenge which also raises masses of money for charities, then why not take part in the Mountbatten Walk the Wight in May? In June comes the IOW Festival at Seaclose in Newport, a time to maybe avoid the eastern and central Isle and enjoy more a rural retreat in Shorwell or St Lawrence? July and August finds the Isle a hotbed for seaside activities and things to do……. whilst September is the month of the Bestival and so on……

Basically, Easter on the Isle of Wight is the start of finding things to do………. perhaps it’s time to take advantage of Wightlink or check out Red Funnel for times and then just book!

See you very soon.