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Spooktacular new entertainment at Shanklin Chine this Halloween

Shanklin Chine’s Halloween Spooktacular returns for 2023 from Friday 13th October through to Saturday 4th November, with something new for this frightfully fun family-friendly event!     NEW for 2023 - meet spooky characters from Enchanted Isle; from the famous Sanderson Sisters to Addams Family favourites, Wednesday Morticia and Gomez. Look up at giant laughing clowns (you’ll either love or hate them), marvel at living dead mummies and stand inside the ginormous Chine pumpkin

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Terror Island – the thrills, screams and scares!

  A Review by Elizabeth Fahy   WOW! On Friday evening we took a sneak peak at this years Terror Island event at Blackgang Chine; and we’re still shaking now! Does anyone have a big pillow we can hide behind? As always, the team at Blackgang Chine and Vectis Ventures have not disappointed, we might be terrified but we are also thrilled! On arrival the first shock got us; the entire entrance has been moved to allow for a much bigger scare arena this year! Terror Island has seen a huge expansion since last years event, and we don’t just mean in space! A

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Last Minute Holiday Offers at Shanklin Villa

  Your Choice of Offer   3 nights for the price of 2 4 nights for the price of 3 5 nights for the price of 4 FREE unlimited use of Leisure Facilities at nearby Luccombe Hotels Discounted car ferry travel This last minute holiday offer is valid for new bookings staying in any apartment between 4th November – 22nd December 2023.   For Last Minute Holiday Offers, click here   FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SHANKLIN VILLA, CLICK HERE

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Dog Friendly Holidays at Luccombe Manor

    No holiday is complete without your pet dog…. The best dog friendly hotel by the sea in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is a fabulous place for a holiday or short break and your dog is sure to love it too. Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel prides itself on being super dog friendly and offer you the chance to bring your well behaved dog along on holiday. After all they are part of the family too! Dog beds and blankets – in room & restaurant Doggy Shop with range of toys and treats Doggy Food Storage and Prep

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Latest Luccombe Hall Hotel Offers

  Autumn Breaks Click here for this special offer     2 Nights Standard Accommodation. Upgrades available to a Sea-Facing Room with Balcony; Superior Seafacing Balcony Room; A Superior Garden Room with private hot tub and an Executive Suite with balcony. Full English Breakfast. 3 Course Dinner each evening. Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Blackforest Mocha & cookies on arrival. Discounted Return car ferry travel from Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington from £70 per car. Stay 1st October – 30th November 2023     Festive Getaways Click here for this special offer      From £130pp 2 Nights Standard Accommodation. Upgrades available to a Sea-Facing Room with Balcony; Superior Seafacing Balcony Room; A Superior Garden Room with private hot tub

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Fairlee Fireworks set to go off with a BANG!

  Friday 3rd November Gates open at 5pm, entertainment starts at 5:30pm, fireworks at 8:15pm and the event closes at 9pm. They are so excited to be teaming up with the Isle of Wight Festival and Isle of Wight Radio for the second annual Fairlee Fireworks! Set at Newport’s festival site, North Fairlee Farm, this is a family event featuring: A spectacular firework display A fundraising ZipFire (more details below) A fire show A bonfire Live music from local bands Children’s entertainment and face painting Food vendors and bars And, what’s more, it will be hosted by the breakfast team at Isle of Wight Radio! Come and

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Ronnie, Reggie and Me – with Fred Dinenage

    Shanklin Theatre, Prospect Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AJ Tel: 01983 868000 Opening Times: Thursday 19th October 2023 19:30 – 21:45 Price: £20 including £1 booking fee Book here   The definitive insight into the real life of Britain's most notorious gangsters, from their trusted official biographer. For decades they were feared as the ultimate criminal gang lords of the London underworld, but their reign of terror came crashing to an end when in 1969 both Ronnie and Reggie Kray, who of course had strong links to the Isle of Wight, were given life sentences by a judge at the Old Bailey. Reggie went on

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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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