Free and low cost things to do

Holiday Activities and Food programme summer 2023

Holiday Activities and Food programme provides free activities and a hot meal for Island children who are eligible for free school meals. Activities are for school children from reception up to age 16. 

Find out what's available this summer on the Family Information Hub website

Benefits-related free school meals are available to pupils if their parents get one of the qualifying benefits. Before you apply for an activity, check your child is eligible for benefits related free school meals on our website

Other free and low cost things to do on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Council museums

The Museum of Island History

Newport Roman Villa 

This summer pick up a voucher for 50% off entry to Newport Roman Villa from:

Isle of Wight Council libraries

Our library service is available all the time. From printed books to e-books available 24 hours a day, warm welcome spaces to free wifi there really is something for everyone at the library. 

Find out about the Summer Reading Challenge, free holiday activities and about our libraries on our website. 

Visit Isle of Wight

Visit Isle of Wight information about what to do on the Island. This blog has some great ideas for free things to do on the Island.

Other useful information

Single fares are £2 on Southern Vectis buses until 31 October 2023.

Join the Isle of Wight Cost of Living Support Group on Facebook and check out the ideas from other Islanders

FreeWight is a website full of suggestions for free things to do on the Island. 

There's lots more information about support with the cost of living on our website, including accessing food, help with your mental health, keeping energy bills down and more.