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Light triumphs over darkness at the electric woods Festival of Light, a creatively themed light, colour and sound spectacular inspired by the Hindu Festival of Diwali. As night falls, you can experience the lush colours, flavours and magic of the Asian sub-continent set in this autumnal ancient woodland.

This event is open from 6pm until 10pm between 29 Sep to 19 Oct and then opens again between 29 Oct to 3 Nov. Between 20 Oct and 28 Oct (half term) the event is open all day.


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See below for info on how to save 20% on your ferry travel when booking Festival of Light tickets, plus details of a great short break accommodation offer and even bigger ferry savings if you want to make a stay of it.

  • Step 1: Using the ‘Tickets’ section below enter the date you want to attend (between 29 Sep to 19 Oct or 29 Oct to 3 Nov) and add items to your basket (min. 2 x standard tickets or 1 x group ticket).

  • Step 2A: Book ferry travel here (20% ferry discount will automatically be added and will show at the checkout page)

This autumn, Robin Hill’s popular electric woods event, Festival of Light inspired by Diwali, will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of India’s independence with stunning, creatively themed light, colour, sound and entertainment that captures the many aspects of Indian culture: wild India, modern India, decorative India, historical India, urban India, celebration and spiritual India.

Every evening from 29 September to 3 November, 6pm – 10pm, visitors can experience the lush colours, flavours and magic of the Asian sub-continent set in Robin Hill’s glorious autumnal ancient woodland as they venture on a journey of discovery of India.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary, this unique outdoor event takes on a fresh approach which will immerse visitors in different experiences within each woodland area, transformed by innovative, contrasting themes and lighting effects. 

From the bright lights and digital feel of modern India, venture into the wild and enchanting forests, discover elephants, tigers, monkeys … creatively brought to life.   Walk down the highway and find yourself amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life and Indian bazaars … absorb the aromas of Indian cuisine.  Then escape to a spiritual, more serene setting in our Woodland ponds where you can relax and enjoy quiet contemplation before taking part in the celebrations; party to Bollywood music and enjoy colourful kaliedoscopic fun!  Your journey continues through decorative India where you’ll discover beautiful examples of art, murals and light shows and then to draw your cultural journey to a close, we take a nostalgic look back at India’s history creatively curated through light and sound.

No electric woods Festival of Light event would be the same without the magic of Holi powder, which will be a highlight for many visitors!  Come and get colourful again this year, with a free bag of coloured powder for all first-time visitors.

Amidst all this exciting activity, take time to enjoy the enhanced authentic Indian menu of curries and kebabs, Asian sweets, and traditional teas; providing a true ‘taste of India’ in the exciting setting of an Indian bazaar.

During October half term, 29 October to 3 November, Robin Hill Country Park will be open during the day from 10am and continue into the evening with Festival of Light inspired by Diwali.    Additional evening entertainment is planned. 

Getting to Electric Woods is easy from Southampton with Red Funnel.

By car - catch the car ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Take the A3021, Briddlesford Road to Downend and your there. It will take about 14 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for Ventnor (service 8). Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Take in more of the Isle of Wight this autumn and explore other great attractions including:

Check out more Island attractions and book tickets here


Festival of Light admission tickets

  • Enjoy an evening at Robin Hill and amaze at the stunning sound and light displays 
  • Celebrate the Festival of Light inspired by Diwali
  • Authentic Indian Menu

 27 & 28 September; 4 & 5 October; 11 & 12 October and 18 October 2019

Open from 18:00 to 22:00 (tickets are valid for one use)

From 19 October to 3 November the main Robin Hill Park is open from 10:00 and includes the Festival of Light from 18:00 until 22:00 - tickets for these dates can be purchased above under the Admission Tickets tab


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