Spring and April on the Isle of Wight are always beautiful, and many people choose to visit during this time. When the flowers start to bloom, warm days on the beach await, and this year is even more likely to be full of fun things to see and do with Easter falling during April.

Isle of Wight Children’s Festival
This spring, Ventnor Exchange will transform the Quay Arts Centre in Newport for three days with the return of the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival. There’ll be amazing shows, enchanting storytelling and madcap games from 10th – 12th April including loads of free activities.

Visit a petting zoo
Have you always wanted to feed a baby lamb, or see baby bunnies? Then you could have your chance at Tapnell Farm during April with their twice daily bottle- feeding sessions. Join in the bunny hop races with Tapnell’s friendly Easter Bunny and try your hand at some seasonal crafts. From the 5th to the 22nd of April.

Yarmouth Duck Races
On Easter Sunday the annual duck race from the Yar Bridge will take place at 4pm. Organised by the Yarmouth Carnival Committee, there will be more than 1500 ducks racing and prizes to be won! A great event each year, it’s certainly one to not be missed.

Spring Art and Garden Fair
On Easter Saturday and Sunday, Northwood House will be holding the first Spring Art & Garden Fair. There’ll be all manner of garden related items including plants, machinery tools and furniture for sale as well as an Island Arts Showcase which will feature artists exhibiting and selling their work and you can even participate in a life drawing class…so challenge your inner Monty Don or Picasso and come along!

Jack up the Weekend – Isle of Wight
Jack up the Weekend will take place on Good Friday and Easter Saturday evening at Medina Theatre where you can enjoy From the Jam featuring Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Big Country who will be playing a one off exclusive on the Island. That means it’s time to get out the leg warmers and the glow sticks…

The great outdoors
Of course, there’s always the great outdoors to enjoy with miles of coastal paths, Downs and beaches to explore. So spend at least some of your April breathing in some fresh sea and country air and enjoy the stunning scenery that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

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