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There’s something spooky happening on the Isle of Wight this Halloween. The Island becomes ‘Isle of Fright’ every October with events running Islandwide at all of your favourite Island attractions. Get your witches hat and your broom, or your magic wand because the Island is ready to welcome little monsters big or small!


Monkey Haven presents… The Wizard of Oz!

You are welcome to come along to the Land of Oz! Meet Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion at Monkey Haven this October half term.

They have plenty to entertain the whole family:

Fancy dress – join the team and dress up as your favourite characters from The Wizard of Oz! Receive a 10% discount and you’ll be entered into their costume competition to win some fabulous prizes!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road trail and find the missing items to win a tasty treat.

Meet the snakes, reptiles & mini beasts at the Wicked Witch’s Castle…if you dare!

Say hello to the owls and discover Oz, their special Boobook owl.

Face painting, glitter tattoos and Kids’ arts & crafts (on selected days).

Munchkin Village – Enjoy a Wizard of OZ themed afternoon tea (pre-order) and magical treats in their themed tea room.

Emerald City gift shop – Delights and wonderful gifts for all.

There will also be some special birthdays to celebrate in Monkey Haven, so some of the residents will need your help to wish them a Happy Birthday.




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, enchanting forest. Youngsters should keep their eyes open for howling werewolves, giant spiders and smiling jack o’lanterns.

During the weekends the Chine will come alive with a monster mash-up of live music from Charles Gold. Each night has a wicked, wonderful theme which The Chine encourages you to don your best fancy dress to reflect the theme;

  • Week 1: Friday 14th Ghosts, Saturday 15th Rocky Horror, Sunday 16th Mummies
  • Week 2: Friday 21st Just Weird, Saturday 22nd Monsters Rock, Sunday 23rd Ghouls
  • Week 3: Friday 28th Green Monsters, Saturday 29th Werewolves (something furry), Sunday 30th Come as you please (you surprise us)
  • Finale: Monday 31st October – Halloween!

Standard admission prices apply and with complimentary returns within seven days you can experience it all again and again for free (to use by 31st October)! Visitors to the Chine do not need to pre-book. Why not get the little ones to dress up in their favourite costumes to add to the fun.



Celebrating everything Pumpkin!

A brand new stand alone event in the Farm Park events Barn…

Join Tapnell Farm this October half term for lots of pumpkin related festivities including pick your own and pumpkin carving, pumpkin shy, pumpkin flinging, axe throwing, pumpkin bowling, corn catapult and more!

There will be live music daily, pumpkin flavoured drinks and treats, licensed bar and carving competitions!








Get ready for something spooky on the farm…

From 22nd – 30th October Tapnell Farm will be hosting a ‘spook-tacular’ time with a few extra activities.

Wanda the Witch is back! Find her in The Cabin for an icky sticky guided Slime Workshop, meet their brand new character Rosella the fortune teller, and take part in spooky scavenger hunts around the Farm Park.









Halloween is returning to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary!

They will have children’s fancy dress, adult’s fancy dress, dogoween (dog fancy dress), best carved pumpkin, best dressed carrot, and colouring competitions!

There will also be a scary barn, lucky dip, ghosts and ghouls quiz, and a donkey activity available on the day.






Blackgang Chine will see the return of their resident ghost and ghouls as the park’s spooktacular extravaganza, Frights & Sprites, takes over this October half-term for even more screams and treats!

Featuring a NEW Rumpus Mansion LIVE story, spooky discos, fancy dress competitions AND Godwin’s iconic Puppet Show; the park has everything you need for the ultimate family fun day this October!

What are you waiting for?! Put on your witch’s hat, grab your broom and fly on down to Blackgang Chine this half-term!








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 as you start your journey from the land of the living and pass through the veil to the other side – where the party never stops!







This Halloween the businesses at Fort Victoria have put together some free activities to keep kids entertained.

With two fun “trails” in the country park, you can follow the trails looking out for letters as you go, once you have written down all the letters you need to un-jumble them to solve the anagram, once you have your answer head back to the Imaginarium to claim a prize. There will be two trails, one that’s easy going for the smallest of kids and the other slightly longer for those that want a longer explore in the woods.

Another free activity will be the clue hunt, solve the clues, write down the letters as you go, solve the anagram and then head over to the museum to claim your prize. Prizes for both these activities have been kindly donated by the Imaginarium and the Museum.

The Reptilarium will be having bugs and beasties encounters throughout the week, check their website for times, where you can get up close and learn some interesting facts about some of their creepy inhabitants such as the Death’s head Cockroach! As a limited special offer for Island residents they will be selling a special residents ticket on their website where entry is reduced to £3 a ticket, these will only be available until the end of September but valid for Halloween half term, so Island residents are strongly advised to book their tickets now to make a saving.

The Imaginarium will be offering free colouring activities to keep kids amused whilst parents can browse the shop, and the Planetarium will be offering their program of star exploration immersive dome shows, booking is advised for the Planetarium.

Over at the museum as well as the usual kids favourites such as the pirates toy cabin, sinister souvenirs, and wonko’s sweet shop there will be Potion Making for a very small fee.

The Ranger will be leading some fossil forays along the beach to find crocodile teeth and other fossilised remains, check our facebook page nearer the time for dates, times and at £2 a child, £5 per family is a great low cost activity.

The businesses will be putting out their scary decor, so come make a day of it, why not get the kids to come in fancy dress for extra fun.




Gather your little monsters and prepare for a ghoulishly good day out at Carisbrooke Castle. Follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues on the fun family quest around the grounds.

Then, meet costumed performers to hear tall tales of the strange, the supernatural and the downright silly. With so much spooky stuff to see and do, it’s a phantomtastic, great value day out for families – and tickets are even cheaper if you book in advance.










This October, the South Coast’s BIGGEST, MULTI-AWARD WINNING scare attractions, Terror Island RETURNS!

With FOUR incredible scare experiences, including the South Coast’s FIRST Hooded Maze, DJ sets, fully stocked bar and street entertainment…what more could you want?!

Tickets available here. Head over and secure your ticket to the ultimate horror night out… enter if you dare!  *18+ Event!





WIZARD WEEK – A magical week of spooky goings on at the railway…

It’s wickedly, wonderful fun this half term as witches, wizards and other ghouls take over Havenstreet.

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a little magic and we have a real life magician conjuring up a few tricks. Meet the friendly witches of Havenstreet, you may be able to be a spooky apprentice and help with some magic spells. Watch the skies as the birds of prey from Haven Falconry swoop and dive. What’s more halloween-y than an owl… owl-oween if you will. Greg Chapman will also be in the station yard telling terrible tales and mesmerising you with amazing illusions.

Head to their events barn for free magic shows from our friendly wizard, Professor Crump.

Take the terrifying treasure hunt trail and explore the grounds before boarding the steam train where a crafty witch will be dealing out treats (maybe a few tricks) then settle back for a journey through ‘haunted’ woodland.



More Halloween events to enjoy this autumn:








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