When it comes to activities, events and festivals, the Island has a year-round calendar with something for everyone. From world famous festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival, to some of the biggest sailing, cycling and walking regattas, races and strolls, events celebrating history and culture, car rallies and food fests, visitors to the Isle of Wight are properly spoilt for choice. In fact, with so much going on, you’re sure to find the events that match your interests. And with more ferries, on more routes going more often, we’re your link to making the most of all the Island events this year. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today.
This autumn, step into the vibrant world of Diwali at Robin Hill’s award-winning electric woods, open daily between 6-10pm from 29th September – 4th November. Discover the lush colours, flavours and sounds of the Asian sub-continent whilst on a spirited journey of wonder through Indian-inspired experiences.
20 October – 3 November 2018
Visit the brand new horror event Wicked Nights taking place at Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight this Halloween – if you think you’re brave enough. From The Cursed Mill: A Terrifying Tour right through to the Slaughter Slide and Hall of Horrors, there’s more than enough here to scare even the hardiest of souls.Find Out More
22 September 2018
Described by the organisers as ‘challenging, enjoyable and sublimely muddy’, competitors are promised to enjoy the the thrill of running in previously uncharted territory. The farm venue has only one bridleway running through it, the rest is private land and only open especially for this event.Find Out More
Thinking of travelling with Wightlink? If you want to be sure you’re getting the best available price, book your crossing to and from the Isle of Wight direct with Wightlink. We offer a great range of discounts and offers across the island, including attractions, events and even places to eat!
20 – 21 October 2018
Island Con 2018 – or as its otherwise known, The Isle of Wight Comic Con – is quickly growing to become one of southern England’s premier pop culture conventions with this year hosting guests including Sean Astin, from The Lord of the Rings and Stranger Things fame, Jason Mewes and Shannon Elizabeth.Find Out More
13 – 14 October 2018
If you like classic busses, enjoy a pint or two of beer and are fond of a countryside walk, then we have the event for you. Tour around the Island on vintage buses tasting speciality beers, with plenty of walking routes providing scenic respite for those who like a little exercise.Find Out More
Want to stay a little longer? Whether you’re planning a short break or a family holiday, coming over for a festival or just looking for a place where there’s room to breathe, you’ll find the perfect accommodation on the Isle of Wight. And what’s more, with so much on offer, there’s something to suit your style and your budget.
Here we reveal how to make the most of any trip to the Isle of Wight, with hints and tips, reviews and listings for what to do, where to stay and what to eat on our wonderful Island. We’ll keep you updated on the real Isle of Wight as well as featuring guest blogs. Have a look around and get inspired!
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