Isle of FRIGHT!

Come and be spooked on the Isle of Wight this Halloween, from family friendly activities to spine-tingling adult only events, there is such a variety of things to see and do. Below is just a selection of some of the activities and events being held over Halloween and the school half term. 

Why not turn it into a family mini break, or have a night away with friends? Red Funnel Holidays offer all types of accommodation from hotels to self catering cottages, you will find some examples below all of which are located close to the Halloween events. 

Frights & Sprites - Blackgang Chine

19 Oct – 27 Oct 2019

If you are looking for a Halloween-themed day out to keep the kids entertained, Frights & Sprites offers plenty of themed activities including Halloween crafting, a boo maze and a Halloween quest to keep your little ghosts and ghouls occupied!

Blackgang Chine’s ghostly characters are causing mischief in Rumpus Mansion with their LIVE performance this October.

The ghouls are getting ready for Lady Edwina’s Spooktacular of the year! Take a tour around the mansion to meet the servants readying the halls for their many guests. Find Mrs Berry making a mess in the kitchen and the scatterbrained Gracey, dusting the vestibules. Mind that you don’t bother Franklin for too long or you’ll be gravely sorry, PLUS don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the pesky gremlins as they’re up to no good! Can you spot them all?

After a walk through the mansion, Lady Edwina will beckon you to the Rumpus lawn for the real party…

Enjoy an array of spooky activities including, Hook a Skull, Hoopla, Tin Can Alley, Wiggle cars, Fancy Dress-up and the Halloween Crafting Zone!

Transform into a Wolf, a Witch or a bloodsucking Vampire at the face painting stand and show off your best moves in the SPOOKY DISCO. There will be a competition for the best dressed with fantastic PRIZES to give away!

Book your tickets through Red Funnel and receive 20% off your vehicle ferry travel

Just a short drive from Blackgang Chine you will find the lovely Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park 

A five-star getaway for you and the family, it offers a wide variety of facilities to keep you and the kids entertained. Set near the popular area of Ventnor, guests will be able to explore the beautiful beaches and local town with ease. 


Terror Island – Blackgang
19 Oct – 2 Nov 2019


This is going to be an experience that will almost certainly give you nightmares!

Blackgang Chine have commissioned Atmosfear International, curator of over 250 scare entertainment attractions for some of the world’s best-known brands to develop three brand new scare attractions that are guaranteed to give you something to really scream about.

The Blood Shed
Step inside the secret hideaway of a bloodthirsty band of serial-killer smugglers, explore the rotting cabins and encounter the half-human incumbents who are dying to MEAT you…

Unleash the ancient spirits of the sea that have been enraged by the lives saved by the old oratory at St. Catherine’s, bringing with them the terrors of the deep and wreaking their vengeance.

Discover the site of a recent archaeological excavation that has unearthed the skeletal remains of an ancient Pagan deity, invoking a primitive Pagan magical hex. Join the dig if you dare and discover the age-old secrets.

Age requirements
Under 16's will not be admitted. Guests aged between 16-18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18 at all times, and subject to a ratio of not less than 1 adult per 6 16-18-year olds.

For more information, visit the Terror Island website

Fancy a couple of nights away with friends? Check out the retro The Mission in Chale just a few minutes drive from where Terror Island is being held.

Sleeping up to 8 people, step into vintage heaven at The Mission, surrounded by retro memorabilia and furniture all beautifully placed into this amazing 'tin tabernacle' full of character and history. A truly unique and inspiring place to stay on the Isle of Wight.


Halloween Half Term Fun – Tapnell Farm Park
19 Oct – 4 Nov 2019


From Saturday 19th – Friday 25th the Farm Park will be open as normal with the special half term bug show’s plus special guests the Bat Hospital and The Snake Lady on selected days. Get up close and learn more about these marvellous creatures.

On Saturday 26th October the Little Monsters Ball returns to kick start the pumpkin week! This time there will be one morning rave and one afternoon rave. Grab your glow sticks, it’s time to party with your little’s! (adults must be supervised by a child!) Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of October.

Wanda the Witch will be opening her magical pick your own pumpkin patch on Sunday 27th October, running until Thursday 31st October, Halloween! Don’t buy your pumpkins from the supermarket – come and have some spooky fun when you pick your own down on the farm then ‘Pimp your Pumpkin’ by decorating it in the Pumpkin Tent! Bring your camera for lot’s of photo opportunities with Wanda and her scarecrow friends. Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of October.

More info on tickets and prices will be released on the Tapnell Farm Parks website at the beginning of October.

Please note standard Farm Park Admission fees apply. Pumpkins, and Monsters Ball tickets will be available online.

Why not treat the kids to a unique weekend away? They will love the Pods and Modulogs at Tapnell Farm  

Each of the Wigwam Pods and Modulogs at Tapnell Farm have a breathtaking view towards the sea, across the countryside of the West Wight. What an amazing glamping retreat for a couple or small family with a sofa bed for an additional 2. Year round fun and with everything you need for a relaxing break, what are you waiting for?


Halloween Fright Night – Isle of Wight Steam Railway
31 Oct 2019

Dare you ride the ‘Train of Fright during this, specially-themed WereWolf event! 

Dress-up as witches, wizards and ghouls, or don your best Bride of Dracula or Beetlejuice costume. Lurk menacingly on the platform, then take the ‘ghost train’ through the Island’s deserted night time countryside, passing darkened woodland and desolate fields.

Take a trip down to the colour-changing Haunted Forest and Woodland Creep but stick to the paths and beware of the ghouls lurking behind those trees! 

This year the Isle of Wight Steam Railway will be joined by SHADEMAKERS who will bring their own brand of magic and wonder to Havenstreet.

The Train Story Visitor Centre will, once again, have you running for the exits. Linger a while and hear some spooky tales. See if you can pick up the vibes of those long since departed but whose earthly bonds keep them here with us, such as a loco driver who still dwells on the footplate and a former passenger still ‘travelling’ in one of our carriages.

Greg Chapman and Bloodstone will be entertaining you in the Station Yard in their own unique style.

Enter the themed HAVEN FALCONRY CENTRE and be amazed at their 'Owl-o-ween' experience, all included in the ticket price.

This is a rare opportunity to visit Havenstreet Station at night and to take a night time steam train ride on the Railway.

Pre-booking is essential visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website to purchase tickets.

Just a 10 minute drive away you will find The Fishbourne a newly reburbished B&B with stunning view of the Solent

If you enjoy relaxing with your favourite tipple whilst gazing at the ever changing vista of the The Solent then the patio at The Fishbourne is just waiting for you! The Fishbourne is a great place to explore the Island from as being mid way between the main shopping towns of Ryde and Newport or venture further and enjoy the vast aray of attractions on offer on the Island.


Spooky Castle – Carisbrooke Castle, Newport
26 Oct – 3 Nov 2019


Grab your broomsticks for a bewitchingly brilliant day out at Carisbrooke Castle this Halloween half term. Get hands-on with creepy crafts and a wicked witch-themed quest. There’s a fancy dress competition every day - come in your best witch and wizard outfits to be in with a chance of winning. Plus, meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures. Book your Carisbrooke Castle tickets and ferry travel through Red Funnel and receive 20% off the gate price and 15% off your vehicle ferry travel.

A short drive from Carisbrooke Castle you will find The Lakes Rookleyset in acres of beautiful parkland, guests can reach anywhere on the Island in around half an hour, making it the perfect base for exploring.

If you're looking for a jam packed family holiday you've come to the right place. The Lakes Rookley has everything you could possibly need for your adventures on the Isle of Wight. The kids will love the indoor and outdoor pools and play area, as well as the exciting activities, which include favourites like arts and crafts and archery. 

So what are you waiting for? Come and have a SPOOK-tacular time on the Isle of Wight!