An Ideal Multi-Generational Break this Easter

Kids Go Free to the Isle of Wight on Wightlink Ferries so that families can enjoy fantastic Easter escapades with a host of Island events

The Isle of Wight is brimming with opportunities this Easter and getting there is easier and more affordable than ever before with Wightlink. Between 29 March and 16 April, Wightlink is offering a ‘Kids Go Free’* deal allowing up to two children to travel for free with every adult. With a large range of amazing activities, families should look no further for their perfect break.

Some of the best festive events on the Island involve, of course, a rush to hunt down and discover endless Easter eggs. Families can join in on the excitement at Robin Hill’s Mad Easter Egg Dash which is the perfect way to entertain kids and kick off the holiday. Taking place on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April (Easter weekend), this event promises fun for the entire family, with an array of prizes to be won, ensuring no goes home empty handed. Standard tickets priced at £19.

A visit to Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, also promises endless adventure. The park re-opens on 17th March with a number of exciting events to help celebrate its 175th anniversary this year. Easter Eggs-plorers is taking place the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th April, and allows all littles ones to become island explorers with a range of challenges and quests. Aside from these Easter challenges, included in the cost of a standard entry ticket, there’s also all the fun of the amusement park itself which is priced from £19.50 for an adult or child.

The egg-citement continues, as families will have the opportunity to revisit a classic tale with the Isle of Wight’s Bear Hunt fun. Taking place the 14th and 15th April, this unique Bear Hunt experience will involve some wonderful nature activities. Those craving a bit more adventure can participate in the Minibeast Safari at Newton National Nature Reserve. Kids can borrow a magnifying glass and follow the trails to learn about the Island’s hidden world of creepy-crawlies and butterflies (suggested donation £3). A more relaxed Island event is the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival, which has announced its first show, Yana and the Yeti, taking place 12th April and 14th April 2018.

With thrilling activities and events like these, along with so many others to choose from on the Island, a quick sail over with the car, or on foot using the unbeatable Kids Go Free offer is the best way to spend the Easter holidays. For more information visit Passengers can book the offer online or quote “Kids Go Free” at Wightlink’s ticket offices. Sailings are priced from just £57.50 return (based on a day return ticket travelling out at 0300 on 1st August 2018).

Routes and crossing times:
  • Portsmouth Car Ferry Port – Fishbourne Car Ferry Port: ferry from 45 minutes
  • Lymington Car Ferry Port – Yarmouth Car Ferry Port: ferry from 40 minutes
  • Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station – Ryde Pier Head: FastCat from 22 minutes

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*Please note this offer is valid for up to two free children (aged 5-15) to every adult and is based on an adult foot passenger day return ticket. The offer is valid for travel between 29 March and 16 April 2018. Terms and conditions apply, visit for more information.


Wightlink is the leading cross-Solent ferry operator carrying almost 4.5 million holidaymakers and Islanders across the Solent to the Isle of Wight every year. Eight ferries on three routes complete over 45,000 sailings a year, giving Islanders an easy and frequent service to mainland Hampshire, and tourists an accessible way to enjoy a taste of Island life.

With seamless train connections to Portsmouth Harbour and Lymington directly to the Wightlink terminals, getting to the Isle of Wight could not be easier. Passengers can step off the train from London, hop on a Wightlink catamaran and be on the Island from just 22 minutes, while the car ferries take around 40 minutes from Portsmouth and Lymington. On board, passengers and drivers alike can relax in the lounges and enjoy some refreshments before arriving on the Island to enjoy the range of attractions, events and experiences that make the Isle of Wight a leading destination for tourists.