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Isle of Wight Events & Attractions

Isle of Wight Events

The Island's lovely settings and perfect countryside, makes it an ideal setting for a range of activities and events. Walking and sailing are a major part of the island, this is reflected by the festivals and regattas it hosts each year, with events taking place throughout the year at various locations.

April

The Isle of Wight international jazz festival
13th - 15th April 2007

To take place in Ventnor. For further information please visit www.jazzdivas.tv

May

Isle of Wight walking festival
5th - 20th May 2007

To take place across the island. For further information please visit www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

Wight diamond mountain bike festival
25th - 28th May 2007

To take place across the island. For further information please visit www.trailbreak.co.uk

June

Yarmouth old gaffers
1st - 3rd June 2007

To take place in Yarmouth. For further information please visit www.yarmoutholdgaffersfestival.co.uk

The Isle of Wight festival
8th, 9th and 10th June 2007

To take place at seaclose, Newport. For further information please visit www.isleofwightfestival.org

Find out more about the history of the festival »

JP Morgan Fleming round the island yacht race
23rd June 2007

To take place around the island. For further information please visit www.roundtheisland.org.uk

Brading in the park
30th June 2007

To take place at Beechgrove playing fields, the Mall, Brading. For further information please visit www.bradingday.org

July

Brading day
1st July 2007

To take place at Beechgrove playing fields, the Mall, Brading. For further information please visit www.bradingday.org

Ryde arts festival
Starts 6th July 2007

To take place in Ryde. For further information please visit www.rydecarnival.co.uk

Ryde arts festival parade
7th July 2007

To take place in Ryde, For further information please visit www.rydecarnival.co.uk

Newport Carnival
14th July 2007

To take place in Newport. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Bembridge Carnival
15th July 2007

To take place in Bembridge. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Sandown children's carnival
24th July 2007 from 2:15pm

To take place in Sandown. For further information please visit www.sandowncarnival.com

Sandown main carnival
25th July 2007 from 7:00pm

To take place in Sandown. For further information please visit www.sandowncarnival.com

August

Shanklin main carnival
1st August 2007

To take place in Shanklin. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Flag signalling fun
2nd August 2007 from 11:00am

To take place at the underwater archaeology centre, fort Victoria. For further information please visit www.hwtma.org.uk

Shanklin Illuminated carnival
4th August 2007

To take place in Shanklin. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Yarmouth carnival
11th August 2007

To take place in Yarmouth. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Skandia Cowes week
4th - 11th August 2007

To take place in Cowes. For further information please visit www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk

Ventnor main carnival
15th August 2007

To take place in Ventnor. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Isle of Wight Garlic festival
18th and 19th August 2007 (To be confirmed)

To take place in Newchurch. For further information please visit www.garlic-festival.co.uk

Cowes main Carnival
22nd August 207 from 7:00pm

To take place in Cowes. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Cowes illuminated carnival
25th August 2007 from 8:45pm

To take place in Cowes. For further information please visit www.isleofwight-arts.co.uk

Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix of the sea
25th and 26th August 2007

To take place starting at Cowes. For further information please visit www.powerboatp1.com

Sandown Illuminated carnival
29th August 2007

To take place in Sandown. For further information please visit www.sandowncarnival.com

Ryde main carnival
30th August 2007

To take place in Ryde. For further information please visit www.rydecarnival.co.uk

September

White air extreme sports festival
27thAug - 3rd Sept 2007

To take place in Yaverland. For further information please visit www.whiteair.co.uk

Ryde children's carnival and illuminated carnival
1st September 2007

To take place in Ryde. For further information please visit www.rydecarnival.co.uk

Havenstreet model railway show
8th and 9th September 2007 from 10:00am

To take place at Havenstreet. For further information please visit www.iwight.com

Bestival
7th Sept - 9th Sept 2007

To take place at Robin Hill. For further information please visit www.bestival.net

Little Britain challenge cup regatta
13th - 16th September 2007

To take place in Cowes. For further information please visit www.littlebritain.co.uk

Isle of Wight cycling festival
15th - 23rd September 2007

To take place across the island. For further information please visit www.sunseaandcycling.com

Isle of Wight folk and blues festival
21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2007

To take place in Bonchurch. For further information please visit www.iwfolkblues.co.uk

November

Sandown Lantern parade
5th November 2007 from 6:00pm

To take place in Sandown. For further information please visit www.sandowncarnival.com

December

Ryde Lantern's of Love
1st December 2007

To take place in Ryde. For further information please visit www.rydecarnival.co.uk

Isle of Wight steam railway Christmas
Throughout December 2007

To take place in Havenstreet. For further information please visit www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

Attractions

Blackgang chine

Overlooking the spectacular South West 'Heritage Coast' of the Isle of Wight, Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, cowboys and Indians all set within rambling Victorian gardens and designed to appeal to the child in us all !

This exciting roller coaster climbs to 400' above the sea before dropping nearly 40' in twists and turns reaching speeds of up to 35mph.

Whether you choose the fast 'over flows', or the scary 'plug hole', Water Force is great fun for all the family!
www.blackgangchine.com

Robin Hill

Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park Robin Hill offers something for everyone, whether it is the thrill of the Island's 3 biggest rides to the challenge of Squirrel Tower or the peace of the woodland walks where the Red Squirrels live. Set in 88 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside the park offers activities and attractions for all ages with space for the 'young at heart' to let off steam.

New for 2006 at Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park

Falconry Falconry - A new family favourite for 2006 Birds of Prey can now be seen everyday through out the season at Robin Hill.
Red Squirrel Safari Red Squirrel Safari & Squirrel Fest - Robin Hill is no doubt one of the best places to see Red Squirrels on the Island.
New Woodland Gardens New Woodland Gardens - Five new, relaxing gardens for 2006, especially for our adult visitors to enjoy.
Tree House Woodland Centre Tree House Woodland Centre - Robin Hill's new stilted Tree house building is not only amazing to look at from the outside, but also on the inside as well! With nature displays, interactive displays and live wildlife cameras.


www.robin-hill.com

The Needles at Alum Bay

Alum Bay

Experience a whole range of attractions for all the family! The Needles Park is the Isle of Wight's premier visitor attraction and is situated at Alum Bay overlooking the Island's most famous landmark, The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. Every year, nearly half a million people visit to view these jagged chalk stacks and lighthouse, the unique multi coloured sand cliffs and enjoy the Park's facilities, including the spectacular chairlift. The Needles and Alum Bay first became popular with tourists over 200 years ago, and in Victorian times the area attracted large numbers of visitors who travelled from the mainland by paddle steamer. Today, this scenic place is more popular than ever with the natural beauty of the heritage coastline and an exciting range of craft and educational attractions, proving irresistible draws to the visiting public. And, when you're feeling peckish you'll find a wide choice of food to suit all tastes from big value snacks to hearty meals and a licensed bar where you can enjoy a relaxing drink. For further information on what you'll find click on the appropriate link.
www.theneedles.co.uk

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction. The building displays many fossils and life size reconstructions of the Island's dinosaurs. Although a new building, the large collection of dinosaur and other fossils from the Island has its origins in 1819. Dinosaur Isle is part of the Isle of Wight Council's Museum Service. The Isle of Wight is the most important sire for dinosaur remains in Europe.
www.dinosaurisle.com

LA Bowl

LA BowlLA Bowl in Ryde Ryde The Esplanade Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 2EL Tel: 01983 617 070 Fax: 01983 611 581 The pavilion is within a few minutes walk of Ryde bus and railway stations, hovercraft and catamaran links to the mainland.
www.labowl.co.uk/ryde

 

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