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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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Isle of Wight Steam Railway Events

Join the Steam Railway for a jam packed calendar of events. Over the next few months they’re spoiling us with a steam fair, morris minor rally, a cider and cheese festival, 1960s weekend, Autumn gala and much more heading into the colder months! Details for their events can be seen below or on their website.     Island Steam Fair 25 August - 28th August 2023 Back for its 48th year, the Island Steam Fair is a popular weekend with so much to see and enjoy for the whole family. Steam engines, fair ground rides, traditional games and refreshments, historic vehicles, live music, falconry displays, steam

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A day at Quarr Abbey

Blessed with rolling countryside hills and stunning sea views, something else the Isle of Wight boasts is an abundance of historical sites. One of the most prominent and charming being Quarr Abbey, a stunning monastery based not far from the seaside town of Ryde. One of our favourite ways to spend a day is in the beautiful grounds of Quarr Abbey, enjoying the gardens, cafe and of course the beautiful architecture of the Abbey itself. From the moment you arrive, it’s like stepping into a protected area of peace and tranquility.   We couldn’t make a trip to Quarr Abbey without taking a

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Red Funnel CEO set to welcome attendees to annual Island Highland Gathering with Aspire

Red Funnel CEO, Fran Collins is set to welcome attendees to the annual Island Highland Gathering in partnership with Aspire, which is the cross-Solent ferry company’s Charity of The Year for 2023. The community event is set to take place at Havenstreet Steam Railway from 10am on Sunday 23rd July - where the old traditional carriages and steam locomotives will be running as usual throughout the day. The days event will feature some of the best marching pipe bands and highland dancers in the region, showcasing the traditional Scottish art form. The Celtic rock band, Wight Hot Pipes will also be performing, bringing


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