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Event Highlights

We've highlighted the premier Isle of Wight spring events below together with a detailed listing of all Island events taking place during the period 1st April to 30 June. Click on the links for more details and information about how to book or buy tickets.

Below are a list of events from last year. To see this years events please click here

Easter Family Fun at The Needles Park

Easter Family Fun at The Needles

26 Mar-08 Apr 2016, The Needles Park
Visit The Needles Park for the Easter holiday period and enjoy three brand new attractions for 2015. Immerse yourself in the brand new 4D film experience - The Lost World, hop on board the new Carousel and take home a great range of locally sourced produce in the new retail outlet - Taste of the Wight. More...

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Easter Fun at Isle of Wight Steam Railway

25-28 Mar 2016, Havenstreet
Treat yourself and your family  to a relaxing day out over the Easter break and enjoy the spectacle of some of the Island’s blossoming Spring-time countryside from the comfort of your seat on a spectacular steam train! Kids go FREE so there is plenty to keep the youngsters occupied. More...

Osborne Easter Fun Isle of Wight

Osborne Easter Fun

2016 dates TBC, Osborne House
Play your part in a Victorian adventure. Take on a role in the mini-dramas and have fun with traditional giant games. Follow in the footsteps of the royal children and have fun this Easter in the beautiful grounds of Osborne. Follow the trail amid the daffodils and claim your chocolate prize. Buy Tickets...

Easter Egg Hunts on the Isle of Wight

Robin Hill's Mad Easter Egg Dash

2016 dates TBC, Robin Hill
Robin Hill's famous 'Mad Easter Egg Dash' will be held on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April. Children of all ages are invited to take part in this fun Easter egg hunt where no-one ever goes home disappointed! Prizes include a range of different size eggs. Their special friends the Easter Bunny and Squawk Birds will also be on hand to make sure the dash goes off with a bang! Buy Tickets...

Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match

Isle of Wight Memorial Ploughing Match

03 Apr 2016, New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell, PO30 3LH
Attended by almost 100 ploughmen and women, the ploughing match features horse drawn ploughs, vintage tractors and the latest modern machinery. Entry is FREE and all donations go to the Island's Earl Mountbatten Hospice. More...

Isle of Wight Challenge 2015

Isle of Wight Challenge

30 Apr-01 May 2016, Starting from Cowes
Walk it, jog it or run it. Great challenges need great settings - and there's none better than the Island's stunning coastal paths! The Ultra Challenge heads out from Cowes, past The Needles, on and around for 106km - with spectacular coastlines, dramatic cliffs & sandy beaches. More...

Aqua Adrenaline Isle of White 2014

Aqua Adrenaline

2016 dates TBC, Yaverland
The beautiful coastline of the Isle of Wight plays host to this years Aqua Adrenaline event. Centred at Yaverland there will be plenty of opportunity to try your hand at all manner of watersports. More...

Walk the Wight, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

30 Apr-15 May 2016, Island wide
Featuring over 300 walks to suit all ages and abilities and with over half of the Island being recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths, it's no wonder the Isle of Wight is home to the UK's largest walking festival More...

Fairy Fling Festival at Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Fairy Fling Festival

01-02 May 2016, Blackgang Chine
Fairy dust is in the air as Blackgang Chine prepares to host its 'Fairy Fling' Festival, when all that is magical about the Fairy Kingdom will be celebrated and would-be fairies and their friends are welcome to come along and join the fun! Lots of activities planned and the Fairy Queen will be on hand along with her fairy friends to share their magic spells, and sprinkle their fairy dust around the park. Buy Tickets...

Wolverton Manor Isle of Wight Folk and Blues Fair 2014

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

14 May 2016, Wolverton Manor, Shorwell
Wolverton Manor will once again provide the stunning backdrop to this exciting Island event. Raising money for Leukaemia Research and Brightstone School, there will be a full programme featuring the best of the Island's Folk & Blues musicians, from solo acoustic to full electric band. More...

Walk the Wight, Isle of Wight

Walk the Wight

15 May 2016, Bembridge & Carisbrooke
The 26th Anniversary of the largest sponsored walk in the South and covers the breadth of the Isle of Wight raising money for the Island’s Hospice which cares for over 800 terminally ill patients every year. In 2009 over 11,500 people Walked the Wight raising over £319,000 towards patient care. More...

Cavaliers and Roundheads at Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight

Cavaliers and Roundheads

28 May-04 Jun 2016, Carisbrooke Castle
Pikes at the ready! The country is divided, brother against brother. Discover what it took to be a soldier of the English Civil War. Test your agility in the kids' battle; learn cavalry skills and how to master your weapon in our soldiers drill. Hear tales from the Civil War including the story of King Charles I. Buy Tickets...

May Half Term at The Needles Isle of Wight

Magical May Half Term

28 May-05 Jun 2016, The Needles Park
Visit The Needles at the South Western tip of the Isle of Wight for some family fun this May half term, with entertainment from various childrens entertainers, magicians and bands. More...

Victorias Fabulous Fete Osborne House Isle of Wight

Victoria's Fabulous Fete

31 May-02 Jun 2016, Osborne House
Come and celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday with a fabulous fete at her favourite home by the sea. Join the party as the Victorian Circus comes to Osborne, complete with daring horse riders, jugglers, sideshows and clowns. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the British Empire as Her Majesty entertains her guests. Enjoy the spectacle and cheer Her Majesty as she arrives in a splendid procession to open the day's festivities. Buy Tickets...

Isle of Wight Newport Jazz Weekend 2015

Newport Jazz Weekend

01-05 June 2016, Various locations in Newport
The line-up for 2015 is taking shape as the organisers look to top the great success of last year's inaugural event. The Newport Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend is now in its fourth year and will feature the very best of UK jazz, covering all styles. The event is non-profit making and is organised by local volunteers and musicians. More...

Mondomix Festival

3 - 5 Jun 2016, Calbourne Water Mill

The MondoMix Project is all about bringing together people who cherish live performance and enjoy discovering new music. Rhythmtree Promotions Ltd won support from the Arts Council to create this unique and very special event for 2016. Purchase tickets via Red Funnel. More...

Isle of Wight Festival stage

Isle of Wight Festival

09-12 Jun 2016, Seaclose Park, Newport
Tickets are now on sale for the legendary 2015 Isle of Wight Festival with acts including Fleetwood Mac, The Prodigy, Pharrell Williams, The Black Keys, Paolo Nutini and many more. Don't miss out book your ticket and travel package now! More...

Following the Money - The Rise and Fall of the Theatrical Agent

17 Jun 2016, Gurnard Pines
The launch event of the radio documentary Follow the Money - The Rise and Fall of the Theatrical Agent by Josh Barry is being held at Gurnard Pines. The evening will be hosted by John Hannam from Isle of Wight Radio and will involve a guest panel of influential figures within the story. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions to the panel and John Hannam. Buy Tickets...

Isle of White Festival of the Sea

Festival of the Sea

18 Jun-03 Jul 2016, Various Locations
The Isle of Wight's new Festival of the Sea takes place across the Island over seven days from 18th June to 3rd July 2016. There will be a wide range of activities, promotions and events - all revolving around the seaside theme. More...

Isle of Wight Steam Railway Events

Fathers Day at Isle of Wight Steam Railway

19 Jun 2016, Havenstreet
Steam trains are made for Dads! Your Dad, whatever his age, will enjoy a day out at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Whether it's reminiscing about travelling on steam trains as a boy, checking out all the engineering equipment, or maybe he's secretly dreamt of being a train driver! More...

The Isle of Wight County Show 2015

The Royal County Show

26 Jun 2016, Northwood
This is the show where cattle, sheep and poultry come first. It's a fantastic day out for all the family, combining entertainment and fun with the opportunity to enjoy many aspects of Island country life and farming. More...

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