Isle of Arts Festival

The Island boasts a wonderful Arts community with regular Open Studios and Literary Festivals held throughout the year. The jewel in the crown of this creative hub is undoubtedly the Isle of Arts Festival which this year takes place 1 - 4 May in Ventor.


Pearl Izumi Race comes to the Isle of Wight

Pearl Izumi Tour Series

One of the biggest events on the British competitive cycling circuit is coming to Ryde on Thursday May 14th, as for the first time ever the Pearl Izumi Tour Series will be taking place on the Isle of Wight!

Ryde will play host one of the stages of the race, which is one of the UK’s leading televised cycle races, bringing action and excitement to the seaside town.

The Old Fort – Half Term Events

Wight Locations, The old Fort, Half Term

One of our favourite seafront pubs (and closest to office), The Old Fort in Seaview will be laying on some special events over the next week. Throughout half term, Kids eat free (12 and under) with purchase of adult meal.

On St Valentine’s Day, you can bring the kids along in the early evening for some chocolate treats and colouring activities. From 19.30, it’s all about the grown-ups, with 3 course menu on offer for £20 per person.


Isle of Wight Festival

Wight Locations, Festival, banner

The Isle of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park in Newport again on the 11th June for what’s shaping up to become possibly their most popular line up yet.

The early line up announcement back in December included some huge names, such as the legendary Fleetwood Mac who will be playing only one Festival this year, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen the Isle of Wight Festival


Robin Hill Illumination – Electric Woods

Wight Locations, Electric Woods, Robin Hill

Following the incredibly popular Festival of Lights event held at Robin Hill last October, the Park will return in February with a new stunning Oriental themed Light and sound spectacular!

The event will coincide with the Chinese New Year and also the February Half term period, from Saturday 14th February to Sunday 22nd.


Signal Point Arrival Hampers

Signal Point Cottage enjoys a prime position on the Island, as it’s located in the lush surroundings of Ventnor Botanic Garden. The Garden now supports a vegetable and herb plot, and its produce often dictates what is served at the superb in-house restaurant, Edulis.

Not content with serving produce grown in the Garden at the restaurant and the Plantation Room Café, Ventnor Botanic can now supply Arrival Hampers to guests staying at Signal Point.


Yarmouth Easter Duck race

Wight Locations, Duck Race, Yarmouth

The annual Easter rubber ducky race has become something of a tradition in Yarmouth, with bigger crowds and more entries each year.

Last year over 1250 ducks were sold for the race and over £1800 was raised for good causes in Yarmouth. The event in 2014 attracted hundreds of spectators from across the Island, who all came out to cheer on their favourite duck.

This year’s race takes place on Saturday 4th April, and the organisers will be hoping for a repeat of the great weather we had last year.

Acoustic Isle

Wight Locations, Acoustic Isle, Black Sheep Bar

The Isle of Wight is already famous amongst music lovers for two of the biggest events in the live music calendar. During the summer months, the island plays host to the world famous Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival in June and September.


The professionals on Ice

Wight Locations, Professionals on Ice, Planet Ice, Ryde

The professionals on Ice will be opening their UK tour on the Isle of Wight on October 24th and then running for 10 nights across the UK. Cities to include Basingstoke, Cardiff, Coventry, Widnes (Liverpool), Manchester and Milton Keynes.

The Isle of Wight part of the tour takes place at Planet Ice in Ryde


Fantastic Days out on the Isle of Wight this October Half Term

Ghost tours at Carisbrooke Castle

During this October half term, Carisbrooke Castle will be running a variety of spooky activities to keep the little monsters entertained.

The English Heritage site at Carisbrooke will be running Ghost hunting tours, creepy crafts and other spooky activities from the 25th October through to 2nd November.