Visit the local ice rink and challenge your friends to a ‘who can stand up the longest?’ competition! Or if you’re a bit of a pro, whizz around the rink at high speeds and show off your skills.
Pay a visit to the exotic animals at Amazon World such as monkeys, meerkats, sloths and snakes. Take part in the ‘meet the animals’ workshop, have some yummy refreshments in the café and visit the gift shop to take away a memento of your visit.
The Island has a great range of pubs and restaurants where you can shelter from the rain and enjoy a delicious meal. Most pubs also host live music, so relax and enjoy your favourite songs performed by some talented local musicians.
Make your way to the Island’s all weather karting track and race against time to set a new lap record. You’re provided with all the professional clothing (to make you feel like a true F1 pro!) and presented with a time sheet at the end so you can compare it with other drivers.
Visit Cineworld in the centre of the Island to catch all the latest Hollywood blockbusters and consume a large bag of popcorn. If you’d rather watch one of your old favourites or see an innovative independent film, try Ventnor Arts Club, set within a Victorian town centre on the south side of the Island.
To view some fabulous local art, visit the Quay Arts Centre in Newport. Walk through the galleries and see a thought-provoking selection of fine and modern art canvasses and prints. Take a look around the fantastic gift shop, stocked with gifts for all occasions and tuck into a yummy piece of cake in the spacious cafe.
Head to the south coast of the Island and enter Dinosaur Isle. Learn about the Isle of Wight’s prehistoric residents in this striking pterodactyl shaped building. Take a look around the gift shop and if the rain eases up walk along the beach just outside where guided fossil walks take place.
Sandown Pier is a set on a beautiful sandy beach in the bay area of the Isle of Wight. Work your way through the amusements and try your hand at the classic arcade games before stopping for some freshly baked doughnuts.
Fancy watching some live theatre? The Island is full of talented actors putting on shows all across the Island. Visit Ventnor Fringe to watch brand new productions in quirky venues, or attend Shanklin Theatre to watch a larger touring production.
Most people save their photography expeditions to a sunny, clear day, but why not grab your camera and brave the rain to capture the Island in a different light. Shoot some amazing cloud formations over the patchwork fields or zoom in to capture an Isle of Wight scene in the reflection of a raindrop.