Whenever you visit any destination in the UK there is always that risk of rain, the Isle of Wight is no exception. But don’t fear though, isleofwight.com has produced a list of activities and attractions to visit during those misserable days.
You always keep your fingers crossed for nice weather when you go on holiday, but when you’re staying in the UK you can almost guarantee that you will get at least one overcast or rainy day when you’re away. Whilst the Isle of Wight claims to be one of the sunniest places in the UK and actually, it does tend to be much milder and sunnier here, it is still worthwhile planning ahead in case you’re in need of rainy day activities during your trip to the island.
So, if you have a holiday planned to the sunny Isle of Wight and you wake up one morning to a miserable day, you won’t just be stuck indoors, we have you covered. Below you will find a list of fun rainy day indoor activities on the Isle of Wight for the whole family to enjoy. Just because the sun isn’t shining doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good day and with plenty of different activities to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
You will find Butterfly World in Newport and it is all undercover, making it one of the best rainy day activities. As the name suggests, when you visit this popular tourist attraction, you will get to see butterflies flying freely in a natural environment. You can also walk around the beautiful Italian and Japanese gardens too. With a coffee shop on-site, you have everything you need.
At Ryde Superbowl, not only will you find 22 paths of modern tenpin bowling lanes, but there is also a LaserQuest too. When looking for indoor activities on the Isle of Wight, this is brilliant if you’re trying to fill a couple of hours. Whilst a bowling alley may not be unique to the Isle of Wight, you can always rely on them when it’s raining outside.
You may already have Dinosaur Isle on your list of things to do anyway, especially if you have kids. This is a brilliant interactive museum where you can explore the fascinating history of when dinosaurs walked the earth. Again, it is all inside, so even if the weather is terrible outside you won’t need to worry when visiting Dinosaur Isle.
Heading to the beach may seem like a strange thing to do if it is raining, but at Sandown Pier, there is so much to do inside. From adventure golf to an indoor play area, you can guarantee that your kids will love it here. Of course, you can enjoy the amusement arcades and get some yummy fish and chips whilst you’re here as well.
Many love visiting Amazon World whilst they’re on the island and there is a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals to see here. When looking for rainy day activities for kids, there is also a huge jungle themed soft play area. Hopefully, if the weather brightens up you will then be able to walk around and see some of the animals too.
Newport Roman Villa
If you’re interested in history and you can convince everyone to do something a little bit more educational, then a trip to Newport Roman Villa is perfect. Walk around the extensive remains of a late Romano-British farmhouse which was built around 280 AD and get an insight into country life in third-century Britain. This is a brilliant indoor activity on the Isle of Wight.
Choosing which rainy day activities to do…
There is no denying that even if it is raining for a day or two when you visit the Isle of Wight you can still have an amazing time and with so many brilliant indoor activities to enjoy, you definitely won’t be bored. Of course, if you like the sound of some of these activities, there is nothing stopping you from doing them even if it isn’t raining, why not plan some of these fun activities into your holiday itinerary anyway.
If you’re looking to find out more about what you can do whilst you’re on the Isle of Wight, our website is full of amazing places you should visit and things you should see whilst you’re on holiday. You will even find lots of deals and offers that can come in handy when you’re booking accommodation or pre-planning events. If you have any questions at all or you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for on our site, don’t hesitate to contact us, we will gladly assist you further in any way that we can. We hope you enjoy your stay on the Isle of Wight come rain or shine.