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‘BLAST OFF’ at Tapnell Farm Park’s brand new event

Get ready to blast off this September at Tapnell Farm Park’s new Space Weekend … an out of this world experience for all the family! Taking place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September, this all-weather event features incredible, explosive, interactive Rocket Shows and Rocket Making Workshops by the amazing Wonderstruck Science Company. Be blown away!  Have you ever wondered how a rocket engine works?  Find out with the Rocket Show’s demonstrations of a working pulse jet engine, a hybrid rocket motor and a full-size working rocket car!  Then get ready for blast off!  Learn how to build your own compressed air

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Singing superstar launches official song for Isle of Wight stage of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain

Mike Christie, one quarter of superstar X-Factor finalists G4, and organiser of the popular Wight Proms series of concerts at Northwood House in Cowes, has launched the official song for the climatic final stage of the AJ Tour of Britain Cycle race, heading to the Isle of Wight on Sunday September 11. Titled ‘Ride The Isle’, the song is a celebration of the nearly 150km, fast paced race between Ryde and the Needles Battery. A multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Mike Christie now lives on the Island and says he was approached to write the anthem by Visit Isle of Wight: ‘I was asked by

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The Wurzels are appearing down on the farm this September!

Expect a right old knees-up… Jack Up Events are bringing the Scrumpy and Western band best known for their number one hit ‘The Combine Harvester’ to their farm site in Ryde for an evening of not-to-be-missed entertainment. Taking place on the evening of Saturday 3rd September at the all-new Retro Staycations American Airstream glamping site, expect a special extended set with all the hits, stories and jokes from a career spanning more than 52 years. As one of the UK's most enduring folk bands, The Wurzels formed in the 1960s. They've enjoyed plenty of chart success over the years, with their comedic folk hits

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Something spooky at Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine!

Celebrate spooky season at the Island’s largest tourist attractions this October! New for 2022, Robin Hill will transform the park into an immersive journey from the land of the living to the land of the dead for their first Festival of the Dead, inspired by Día de los Muertos, on select dates from the 7th - 29th October! Surround yourself with vibrant eruptions of light and colour inspired by the traditional Mexican celebration. Experience brand-new light installations within never seen before walkways to celebrate life in the land of the dead. Come together with friends and family members to honour passed loved ones

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Robin Hill’s Night Glow spectacular set to return this weekend featuring UK’s FIRST Midnight Glow!

Industry specialists, Exclusive Ballooning, will re-join the Robin Hill team this weekend for the return of the event’s internationally renowned, evening spectacular, Night Glow! This year’s Isle of Wight Balloon festival transformed the park for a whole day of spectacular entertainment in a picturesque setting, and by popular demand, both teams will re-light the evening sky once again this August! The park is also set to hold the UK’s first ever Midnight Glow, produced by balloon expert, Andrew Holly. Sit back and enjoy a chilled glass of bubbly as you experience the art of aviation at its finest. This symphony of

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New Maize Maze and Sunflower Meadow at Tapnell Farm

NEW TO TAPNELL FARM THIS SUMMER A huge Maize Maze and Sunflower Meadow has opened at Tapnell Farm on Monday 1st August, and will be open daily throughout the summer holidays, from 10am – 6pm. Great fun for all the family, the experience starts with a walk through a beautiful Sunflower Meadow to reach the entrance of the Maize Maze, which measures about 2 metres in height.  A special platform with brightly coloured flag will indicate the middle and serves as a great spot for photos with stunning views across the countryside.  It will also serve as a point of reference should

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Festival blues? Us too!

Abi Millichamp tells us about her fantastic weekend at this years Isle of Wight Festival! We’ve had a blast at this years Isle of Wight festival; the underwater theme encouraged an abundance of pirates and sea creatures to our Island shores, and despite the Island’s festival fun being over already for another year, a little mermaid tells us tickets for next year are already available! But we’ve still got a while to wait before it’s time to get the wellies and costumes out again, so for now, here’s a roundup of our 2022 festival favourites. After a 15 year gap Muse returned

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