Located just minutes’ away from the mainland, the Isle of Wight feels a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life and offer visitors room to breathe. There’s something for everyone; families can head to the fun-filled theme parks, zoos and animal centres for some holiday fun – the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a popular choice too. Those seeking a dose of culture and history can explore Osborne House, previously Queen Victoria’s holiday home, or amble through the stunning Ventnor Botanic gardens. Keen explorers can hop on bikes or put on their walking boots for an outdoor adventure across some of the UK’s most stunning landscape. Along with all this excitement, don’t forget about the summer festival fun that takes place on the Isle of Wight. Foodies can take to the Garlic festival for some garlic infused treats, while music lovers can enjoy performances by the most famous music stars at either Bestival or Isle of Wight Festival. With so much going on all year round, make the Isle of Wight the place for your next short break or holiday. West Cowes hosts Cowes Week – one of the most famous sailing regattas in the world, with over 1,000 boats and 8,500 competitors. Experience the fun and excitement of the racing and the events and festivities on shore.