Start the summer in style at The Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival happens every June in Newport and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, having been re-started in 2002. It’s easy to see why it’s so popular with festival goers with some of music’s starriest names all having performed here, including Queen, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Coldplay. Not only that, the island’s laid-back atmosphere adds to the appeal of this fun-loving festival, attracting the crowds year-on-year.

Exploring beautiful Isle of Wight

One of the island’s most iconic landmarks are the famous Needles Rocks and Lighthouse - if you’ve a head for heights don’t miss the chairlift to admire them from Alum Bay Beach. There are many beautiful beaches, from shingle to golden sands - try Yaverland for sand and swimming; Compton Bay for surf and Shanklin for a traditional seaside promenade. Take the kids to Robin Hill Country Park for fun on the rides and slides, or see the tigers at Isle of Wight Zoo. Lonely Planet also voted the Isle of Wight one of the top places in the world for cycling, so saddle up and enjoy the varied terrain on two wheels.

Thrills on water

For adventurous sorts, there are many ways to explore the landscape so whether you want to get in a kayak or have a go at coasteering, you’ll find somewhere to do it on the island. Looking for a cheap hotel in the Isle of Wight? Choose from Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight Hotel or Travelodge Ryde Isle of Wight Hotel.