What’s happening in August

August is by far the busiest month for Visitors on the Island, and if you’re worried about finding too many crowds and queues at your favourite attractions, why not try some alternatives:

Carnival time at Robin Hill Country Park
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6pm - Throughout the School holidays, there is a carnival procession through the woodland, a band, workshops and a new illusion show, as well as the parks, this is must for all the family!


Victoria’s fabulous garden party

This coming May half term, Osborne House in Whippingham will be hosting a Garden Party with a difference.


Painting & Drawing workshop at VBG

This season the Botanic Gardens in Ventnor are hosting a plethora of different events and classes and the latest of these to be added to the Summer programme are Painting and drawing workshops.

The first of these takes place on Saturday 27th May from 11.00 till 15.00.

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair

Set within the very idyllic rural surrounding at Wolverton Manor new Shorwell, between Brook and Newport The annual Folk and Blues fair is a very chilled and relaxing one day festival, which is run for Charity and supports a local primary school in addition to raising funds for Leukaemia research.


The Isle of Wight Classic Car Show

Returning to the Island for its 16th year, the Classic Car extravaganza will be rolling onto the Isle of Wight on 16th September for a weekend of show and shine.


What’s happening in July

Round the Island Race, Wight Locations

It’s the peak of the Summer and also the start of the School Holidays in July, so as you’d expect, there’s an exhausting amount of activities and events taking place across the Island in July. Below is a handpicked list of our favourites.


What’s happening in June

Festival of the Sea

The start of June coincides with the latter half of the May Half term, so there’s always plenty of events taking place for the Kids to get involved in. Later in the month, when the younger visitors have returned to School, the Island is all about entertaining the grown-ups!

Classic Isle at Barton Manor Estate

Barton Manor, Wight Locations

We recently wrote about all of the festivals that take place on the Island this year, but there was one glaring exception from our list which deserves special attention.

Classic Isle is the first boutique style classical musical festival, set within the unrivalled surroundings of Barton Manor Estate at Whippingham, neighbouring Osborne House.

Running Festival

Another major event along the theme of Wellness for the Island is the Festival of Running, which is scheduled to take place from 2nd to 4th June.

Cowboy Showdown at Blackgang Chine

Cowboy town, Wight Locations

Using nothing but an old bit of wood and maybe a homemade bow and arrow out of some bamboo from the garden and bit of string, I'm sure many people have fond memories of playing Cowboys and Indians (native Americans) as a child, I know I do.

So if like me the idea of being able to do this for real (sort of) in a replica western town fills you with feeling of nostalgia and childhood glee, you'll need to mosey on down to cowboy land at Blackgang chine during the May half term.