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.


Save 20% off car ferry with admission tickets when booking together as a package deal.

How to book

  • Step 1: Add your attraction tickets to the basket below (minimum of 1 x family/group or 2 x adult/senior tickets).
  • Step 2: Click here to book the ferry (the ferry discount will be shown on the checkout page).

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.

Spirit of the Orient tickets must be purchased in conjunction with a booking for a vehicle or foot passenger(s) on Red Funnel´s Southampton/East Cowes route. Event tickets are non-refundable and must be used 7 days either side of the date entered. Additional charges (payable on admission) may apply to access special events and certain rides or activities. Standard terms and conditions of entry apply; please refer to the attraction for details.

The discounted ferry crossings are only available whilst the Spirit of the Orient event open (10 - 25 Feb 2018). 20% ferry discount available when booked alongside Spirit of the Orient tickets. To obtain the ferry discount a minimum of either a group ticket or 2 x individuals or 2 x seniors must be purchased. Additional tickets may be added to your shopping basket. Valid for return vehicle travel from Southampton. Valid for up to 7 people in a car or small van up to 5.5m length/2m height. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Please check opening dates and times before booking.

Spirit of the Orient

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Open 10-25 Feb

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