Free and low cost things to do
Holiday Activities and Food programme
Holiday Activities and Food programme provides free activities and a nutritious meal and snacks for Island children who are eligible for free school meals. Activities are for school children from reception up to age 16.
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.
Other free and low cost things to do on the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Council museums
The Museum of Island History. The museum is open in February half term for Rodeo Riders craft activity.
Newport Roman Villa. The roman villa is open in February half term for Monster Match Clay Days activities.
Isle of Wight Council libraries
Our library service is available all the time. From print 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 opening times, activities and event details for our libraries.
Visit Isle of Wight
Visit Isle of Wight has information about what to do on the Island.
This blog has some great ideas for free things to do on the Island.
Use the events listings to find out what's on on the Island.
Other Isle of Wight information
- Single fares are £2 on Southern Vectis buses until 31 December 2024.
- Join the Isle of Wight Cost of Living Support Group on Facebook and check out the ideas from other Islanders.
- Use FreeWight 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.