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Celebrate the Chinese New Year for the final time this February!

Robin Hill is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a final, dazzling display of light and colour at this year’s Spirit of the Orient event. The park will be transformed from the 11th – 18th February, inviting guests to stroll through the illuminated ancient woodland and experience an impressive display of lighting exhibits and Chinese lanterns. Buried deep beneath shoots of bamboo, Robin Hill’s resident panda duo, Blossom and Ping, will star in their brand-new show, Panda-monium. The fan-favourite pair will need your help solving the mystery of the stolen ‘Heart of a Panda’ diamond. This cheeky show is guaranteed to

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Radio Reunion for the South’s biggest phone-in

Between 1992 and 2009 Big Al and The Doc’s daily lunchtime phone-in became must listen to radio. For 17 years, workshops, garages, homes and offices across the South all tuned in midday to 1pm to hear radio’s dynamic duo winding up the Island population with their mischievous, outrageous and sometimes downright stupid shenanigans. Memorable subjects ranged from banning all drivers over the age of 55 from Island roads (Big Al and The Doc are now in their 60s…) to moving the Isle of Wight Festival to Southsea and welcoming grey squirrels to the Isle of Wight. No wonder callers were furious!     Branded

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Christmas at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

        CHRISTMAS MARKETS It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and Wildheart Animal Sanctuary will once again be hosting their wonderful Christmas Markets this year, over the weekend of 26th and 27th November. ⁠ They have lined up a beautiful, bespoke collection of stalls selling perfect gifts and decorations from local Isle of Wight designer makers and artists.⁠ With Father Christmas within his farm animal grotto plus carols, festive food and mulled wine, the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is the perfect place to kick off your Christmas shopping and find that perfect gift. It is a wonderful weekend to meet our animals and start feeling

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Winter Market at The Donkey Sanctuary

Back by popular demand is The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary’s wonderful Winter Market.   When and where? IOW Donkey Sanctuary Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3AA Date/time: 20th November, 11am - 3pm Tickets: Free! Donations are kindly accepted.   Last year saw thousands of us flock to Wroxall to enjoy christmassy celebrations in the sanctuary’s barns and fields, and this year promises to be an even bigger display of festive fun! The Donkey Sanctuary team have put their thinking caps on to plan a great event with lots more to do; stall holders, live music, Santa’s Grotto, decorated barns, a Victorian/Festive Funfair and even a delicious festive

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Tapnell’s award winning Christmas experience returns with a new adventure!

  Tapnell Farm Park’s award-winning Christmas Experience is back – ready to take you on a NEW magical Christmas adventure …. Saving Santa’s Sleigh!   An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, starting Saturday 26th November.     The Christmas Experience starts at home (once tickets have been purchased) with a little letter from Hollie the Husky inviting children to come and help save Christmas! Then get ready to set off on an epic immersive adventure to help Hollie the husky fix Santa’s Sleigh in time for its big flight. There’ll be storytelling, puzzles to solve, challenges to complete and new friends to make

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New Pumpkin Festival at Tapnell Farm

This October half term, 22nd – 30th, you can celebrate the humble pumpkin at Tapnell Farm, with a Pumpkin Festival, a new stand-alone, all-weather event in the Farm Park’s event barn. Join them for lots of pumpkin related festivities from pick your own pumpkin and carving, to flinging a pumpkin and catapulting some corn – or why not try your skill at axe throwing and pumpkin bowling!  Plus, there will be live music, pumpkin flavoured drinks and treats, licensed bar and carving competitions. The Pumpkin Festival is free admission and has free parking.  Some activities will have a small charge. Pick your

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West Wight Chilly Hilly 2022

  West Wight Sports and Community Centre are excited to announce live race-tracking for the West Wight Chilly Hilly 2022!   Route: 10 mile trail run Date: 4 December 2022 Price: from £16  Venue: West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9XH   What better way to begin winter festivities than with a 10 mile run in the spectacular West Wight countryside? Taking in cliff paths, beaches, wooded glades and spectacular views, it is believed that the route delivers the best that the Isle of Wight has to offer. Leaving Freshwater, the route winds through the wooded valley to Freshwater Bay, before climbing towards

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SPOOKTAKULAR Halloween at Shanklin Chine

  Back for a second year Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s most historic attraction, is transforming into a haven for Halloween ghosts and ghouls this half term. From Friday 14th through to Monday 31st October the Chine will be offering a spooky experience aimed at children and families. Open daily from 10am – 9pm visitors can explore the Chine in all its autumnal glory, but as the sunsets the illuminations are turned on and the creepy critters come out of the undergrowth. From 5pm each evening during the half term fortnight the Chine will be illuminated like never before creating a spooky,


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