What's On Guide

Plan a visit to the Isle of Wight in the coming months for a great events calendar full of new and exciting adventures for families and couples looking for the perfect UK experience. 

With May half term on the horizon, and the Isle of Wight Festival fast approaching, now is the perfect time to plan the perfect day trip, short break or Isle of Wight holiday.

South Island Sevens: 21 - 22 May 2022

Rugby’s finest are heading to the Isle of Wight on the weekend of 21-22 May to take part in the biggest Rugby event the Island has ever seen. Representation from Fiji, South Africa, Nigeria, The British Army, Royal Navy and the RAF are amongst the 24 elite teams entered into the weekend of fast paced Rugby.

If the Rugby wasn’t enough, foodies will be thrilled with the tasty offerings from the Fire & Cider Festival, authentic low and slow BBQ and fully stocked bar with over 30 ciders.

General Admission tickets start from Just £9.75, find out more here


Blackgang Chine’s Cowboys vs Dinosaurs: 28 May – 4 June 2022

Blackgang Chine’s most loveable characters are going head to head this May half term in the ultimate popularity contest! Whether your team rootin’ tootin’ Cowboys or team RAWR-SOME Dinosaurs, you’re sure to have the best family day out at Blackgang Chine.

Blackgang Chine has two NEW exciting new rides this year, so after your Jurassic journey and Wild West adventure, be brave and take on the new drop-tower Evolution or Shipwrecked ship! When adrenaline has peeked have a go on the Cliffhanger Roller-coaster and the water slides!

Find out more here


The Official Isle of Wight Balloon Festival: 28 – 30 May 2022

Previously known as ‘Sky High’, Robin Hill’s sell out balloon extravaganza is back for 2022 with an exciting 3-day event. Learn all there is to know about tethering, launching and just how it feels to be up in a hot air balloon from award-winning pilots.

When you’re not checking out the beautifully coloured balloons, take a walk around Robin Hill’s beautiful woodland, ride the toboggan, and get adventurous at Jungle Heights. If that’s not enough you can also try delicious street food, listen to live music and watch street performers.

Find out more here
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12 May 2022

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