Visit Robin Hill’s award-winning electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th February 2018 (6pm–10pm). Experience the stunning fusion of sound, vibrant colours, illuminations and oriental flavours in the park’s ancient woodland and enjoy the spirit of the Chinese New Year, one of the world’s most popular celebrations.


Enjoy the stunning oriental themed lighting and cultural entertainment which bring the ancient woodlands to life. New for 2018, be amazed by the magnificent Chinese marble Triumphal Arch, a water projection screen producing magical 3D effects 'floating' on the woodland ponds, and the cascading water bridge framed with carved marble arches.

Enjoy authentic performances of traditional lion dance in a show choreographed with stunning light and sound effects, and the most dazzling illuminated lions. Meet and greet our beautiful birds of prey and wonder at their majesty as they fly around our beautiful woodland ponds.

Children can also take part in our fun and interactive, story-telling, dragon procession with a 12m long dragon which meanders through the woodland - and be creative in decorating their very own Chinese lantern in celebration of the New Year. Plus, you're invited to hang your wishes on our wishing tree, a symbol of good luck and fortune. Legend has it, the higher you place your wish on the tree, the more likely it is to come true!

And to complete the evening, savour the delights of our authentic oriental menu served in the woodland ponds, and toast marshmallows on the open brazier - there will be something to suit all tastes.

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.