With a host of indoor and outdoor events taking place on the Isle of Wight this summer, visitors can make the most of their time whatever the weather. Wightlink customers can also enjoy plenty of savings on both car and foot crossings during the school holidays, meaning there’s no reason to not escape to the Island and get away from it all this summer.

Our special offers include 20% off summer holiday travel; where passengers can save on car crossings until 22 August. And there’s also Wightlink’s ever popular Kids Go Free offer throughout the school summer holidays (until 4 September 2019), which means up to two children can travel for free with every adult foot passenger day return ticket.

Carnivals galore

There is plenty of opportunity to celebrate Carnival fever across the Island this summer, with free events taking place in St Helen’s (26 August) and an illuminated carnival in Sandown (28 August). And, with Ryde Carnival (28 August) voted the “UK’s Most Popular Carnival” 2018 award, visitors can experience the best UK carnivals have to offer alongside plenty of Island spirit.

Victorian beach time

Throughout August at Osborne, guests can experience Victorian seaside fun and relax on a spot of sand whilst enjoying a traditional show of Punch & Judy. Plus, families can take part in traditional Victorian games, taste the locally made ice cream and dip their toes in the Solent.

Music fans rejoice

Visitors to the Island can enjoy a cosy night every Thursday at The Boathouse, where there will be live music from a local acoustic artist as well as delicious cocktails. Blackgang Chine is hosting the ‘Big Night Out’ every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until 1 September 2019. Visitors can expect summer vibes along with visits from the venue’s resident characters and enjoy shows, a giant dancefloor with a live DJ, bubble machines and a fireworks display. For David Bowie fans, the Dimbola Museum and Galleries is hosting an exhibition showcasing stunning portraits of Bowie by some of the world’s greatest photographers. The exhibition, Iconic Bowie, is on display until 18 August.

Step back in time

When there’s the inevitable rainy day over the summer, head over to Brading Roman Villa until 27 September to discover buried treasure as part of Hoards: a hidden history of ancient Britain. The display features items from Bronze weapons to Iron Age coins. Or visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway where you’ll discover idyllic views of the Island’s unspoilt countryside from your journey in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages – you may even spot a red squirrel or deer darting away from the train as you pass through. And for a small extra charge, you can take your dog on board too!

For more events and attractions, visit the Wightlink Explorer.


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