Visit Robin Hill’s award-winning electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient from 15 to 23 February 2019 (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.


Step into a fusion of sound, vibrant colours, illuminations and oriental flavours at Robin Hill’s award-winning electric woods event, Spirit of the Orient, as the park celebrates Chinese New Yearone of the world’s most popular festivals, this February.

Experience stunning oriental themed lighting and cultural entertainment which bring the ancient woodland to life. Be amazed by the water projection screen producing magical 3D effects ‘floating’ on the woodland ponds!

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 the beautiful birds of prey and wonder at their majesty as they fly around the beautiful woodland ponds.

Children can also take part in the 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 the 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 the authentic oriental menu served in the woodland ponds, and toast marshmallows on the open brazier - there will be something to suit all tastes.

Immerse yourself in a truly amazing Oriental experience for all the family this February at Robin Hill’s Spirit of the Orient.

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.

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