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Retro Staycations’ Wight Buggin’ Event Triumphs with Record-Breaking Turnout

Retro Staycations is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of its annual Wight Buggin' event, which took place from September 15th to 17th at their picturesque farm site in Ryde. This year's event witnessed an unprecedented increase in attendance, more than doubling the turnout from its debut last year, as enthusiasts of all ages flocked to experience the ultimate Volkswagen camper van celebration. Wight Buggin' is fast becoming a cherished end-of-season tradition, celebrating the unique charm of VW camper vans against the backdrop of the stunning Isle of Wight countryside. The 2023 edition of the event maintained its reputation for creating

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Be A Roman For The Day – and have the most fun on Isle of Wight Day!

HERE COMES THE FUN! Festivities are taking place at Brading Roman Villa, where Island residents can discover its heritage and enjoy a family fun day all for just £1 entry, on proof of Island residency – under 5’s go free.   There will be a packed programme of events taking place during the day. The activities on the day include:   Join Nipper’s Army as part of our ‘Roman Parade.’ Make your own fantastic swords and shields on the day, in our creative zone, or bring along any creations you have already made. Take part in our Roman soldier school, with training sessions running

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Enchanting Princesses come to the most magical place on the Island

Magical princesses and crime fighting heroes are making their way to Shankln Chine on Sunday 17th September. Characters from Enchanted Isle - Princess Parties will be making their way to the Isle of Wight's most historic and magical attraction from 11am. Little ones can meet Alice in Wonderland, Spiderman, Rapunzel, Captain America, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), and Elsa throughout the afternoon.   Jo Porter, Operations Manager of Shanklin Chine said “we want to keep adding to the experience that is Shanklin Chine. We started with our Halloween event a couple of years ago - which is going ahead again this year from October 13th,

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Blue Light Night at Terror Island: A Tribute to Emergency Service and NHS Heroes

Terror Island is thrilled to announce an exclusive event, the "Blue Light Night," to honour and appreciate the dedicated emergency service and NHS workers who have been at the forefront of our community's safety and well-being. This exclusive event will take place on October 6, 2023, at Terror Island, located within the grounds of Blackgang Chine. In recognition of their unwavering commitment, all emergency service personnel and NHS workers are invited to attend the exclusive Blue Light Night with complimentary entry to Terror Island. This special evening is a token of gratitude for their selfless dedication, bravery, and hard work, especially during

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Fiesta of the Dead, Robin Hill’s famous family Halloween event, is moving to Blackgang Chine this October

The team at Vectis Ventures (parent company of Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill) are delighted to be working collaboratively across both sites to bring a sensational family event at Blackgang Chine this Autumn. Fiesta of The Dead will feature a Cowboy Town takeover and will see the return of the ever popular “Electric Light Show”.   “Although we understand that many of you will miss the woodland scenery this autumn at Robin Hill, we have had a challenging season both due to the weather and the economy. However, the quality of our product is not something we are prepared to compromise on.”

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The Great Wight Bite! THE new food and drink festival for the Isle of Wight!

This is a special episode of the podcast which is bringing the exciting news of the first Great Wight Bite Festival! This is taking place on the 9th and 10th September 2023 at Northwood House in Cowes! I was so excited when I heard about this festival earlier this year. So I contacted Richard to find out more about the plans. I have watched as the festival has come together. That it is only weeks away now, I am getting so excited! At the beginning of 2023 I started planning the podcast based on my research into the food and drink

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Blackgang Chine August Bank Holiday Summer Fest

Blackgang Chine, the Isle of Wight’s award-winning theme park, is excited to announce Summer Fest, a new evening family entertainment event. Summer Fest will take place every Wednesday from July 26 to August 30, and Monday. With an additional special event on the bank holiday Monday, August 28, from 6:00 to 9:30pm.     Summer Fest will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, including: Bubbleology: A fun and interactive experience where kids can run around and chase bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Foam parties: Get soaked in a sea of foam at our foam parties! Fireworks: Enjoy spectacular fireworks display over the

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Red Funnel recognised by National Autistic Society for onboard changes

Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight ferry company, has been recognised by the National Autistic Society for the measures it has taken on board to provide an autism-friendly service across all its ships and terminals. Changes include offering options to embark and disembark the vessels in a quieter method to avoid crowds and help passengers stay calm and enjoy their time onboard. Families and carers can also book a familiarisation visit, allowing autistic passengers to experience the ship's surroundings before they consider booking their journey. Red Funnel's website includes a journey walkthrough for those travelling from afield. This allows people to

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‘No Fuss Glamping’ at Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park are taking camping to a new level this summer with ‘no fuss glamping’.  Unplug, unwind, unzip … with a stay in their repurposed shipping containers, perfect whatever the weather. This is camping without the tent and without the hassle!     Available for the summer holidays only, each container comprises a double cabin style bed, bunk bed and top bunk, with comfortable mattresses and flat sheets provided.  Storage space is provided and there are two bean bags for chilling too.  Outside, enjoy the views and al fresco dining with your own picnic bench. A short stroll away, you'll find a modern


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