Half-term shenanigans on the Isle of Wight
18-10-2017 – Treat the kids to a trip to the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel this half term and enjoy the Island's exciting programme of Halloween events taking place. As well as running Isle of Wight ferry services from Southampton, Red Funnel is the one-stop shop for your plans on the Island, offering online booking for attraction and event tickets, as well as accommodation via Red Funnel Holidays. Attraction tickets are discounted by up to 1/3 when booked via Red Funnel with ferry travel, whilst Red Funnel Holidays can save you 25% off your ferry travel with an accommodation booking.
Light up your evening at Robin Hill's electric woods
This autumn electric woods returns to Robin Hill Country Park with the Festival of Light, inspired by the Hindu festival of Diwali. As dusk falls, a beautiful spectacle of light, colour and sound brings a warm and magical glow to the trees, woodland glades and paths of this five acre pocket of ancient woodland. Every evening visitors can experience the lush colours, flavours and magic of the Asian sub-continent as the spectacular new light, fire & sound show takes place and captures the spirit of the most popular festival in the Indian calendar. Half term special activities include a falconry show, shadow theatre in the woodland amphitheatre, lantern making workshop, Bollywood workshop and a puppet lantern parade.
The deal: A family of four can enjoy a stay at Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park, return vehicle crossings with Red Funnel and entry to the Electric Woods at Robin Hill Adventure Park from £308*.
*based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing one vehicle and staying 23-27 October
Chilling Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle is at the heart of the Isle of Wight's history and boasts an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence not to mention a spooky graveyard. This October half term the castle's history will come alive through entertaining events where children can become a knight or princess for a day within the high castle walls. For those feeling brave enough to take on the island's haunted castle, the spooky Halloween adventures take families through the grounds with Victorian ghost hunters as they tell macabre tales of times gone by. There will be workshops to create terrifying Halloween crafts and the Halloween costume competition for the most spine-tingling attire will be held each day.
The deal: A family of four can enjoy a stay at The Orchards Holiday Park, return vehicle crossings with Red Funnel and entry to Carisbrooke Castle from £346*.
*based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing one vehicle and staying 24-28 October
Fright night with Isle of Wight steam railway
The Isle of Wight steam railway takes visitors on a journey across a historic route taking in panoramic views across the Solent and the whole Island. This half term something 'spook-tacular' is taking place at the steam railway with fright night on 28 October. Dress up like the Witches of Wight or the Ghouls of Godshill and take a ride on the Island's Ghost Train. With spooky stories being told onboard and a Halloween disco following arrival at the station, this train journey also stops at Havenstreet in the dark for the ultimate Halloween scare!
The deal: A family of four can enjoy a stay at Waverley Holiday Park, return vehicle crossings with Red Funnel and entry to fright night Isle of Wight steam railway from £240*.
*based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing one vehicle and staying 26-29 October