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Light meets dark this October on the Isle of Wight

Thu, Oct 17 2019

Red Funnel Ferries is supporting the ultimate light meets dark activities on the Isle of Wight this Autumn, with activities for all the family to enjoy the ultimate get-away to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali and Halloween.

Festival of Light inspired by Diwali


Bringing the festival of Diwali into a new age, Robin Hill is hosting stunning sound and light displays on 1 & 2 November. The show is an epic Electro-Light circus featuring light tricks, acrobatics and circus skills alongside an ancient illuminated woodland and popular Holi Powder Arena. Red Funnel is offering 20% off vehicle ferry travel with admission tickets when booking together as a package deal.

For more of a fright, Blackgang Chine has curated Terror Island running on selected nights from 19 October – 2 November. It will host epic scare attractions, new street food options and a bar serving a selection of drinks and Mermaid Gin cocktails. For more information and a breakdown of the scare attractions on offer, visit the Terror Island website Red Funnel is offering a ferry discount for those travelling to Terror Island.

To continue the Halloween horror with the kids, visit Rumpus Mansion at Blackgang Chine for a live performance from ghostly characters running from 19– 27 October. Frights & Sprites offers plenty of Halloween themed activities including crafting, a boo maze, and a Halloween quest to keep little ones occupied. Red Funnel is once again offering 20% off vehicle ferry travel with admission tickets. Tickets include unlimited seven day returns and access to all of Blackgang Chine’s fantastic rides and attractions.

On Halloween night itself, Isle of Wight steam railway will be running a ‘Train of Fright’ at a specially themed werewolf event. Join in the fancy-dress fun and take a trip on the ‘ghost train’ through the deserted night-time countryside of the Island. For tickets and more information visit the website,  

There’s also some great last-minute accommodation deals available via Red Funnel Holidays for those looking to extend their time on the Island:

Little Thatch – 19 Oct – 1 Nov 7 nights £689 (saving £126) or 4 nights £600

2 The Granary – 19 Oct – 2 Nov 7 nights £495 (saving £110)

Meadow View – 19 Oct – 1 Nov 7 nights £679 (saving £116) or 4 nights £600

Weirside Cottage – 7 nights from 27Oct £625 (saving £135)

The above costs exclude travel, but a 25% discount on ferry travel is available when accommodation is booked through Red Funnel Ferries.

Tickets for all Red Funnel events can be purchased at any Red Funnel ticket office, by phone at 02380 019192, or online at by selecting the chosen event.


For further information regarding Red Funnel, please contact:

Lisa Norman or Kirsti Pawlowski at McKenna Townsend

T: 01425 472330

E: [email protected]

About Red Funnel

Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.  In addition to ferry travel, Red Funnel is the only cross-Solent operator to offer ferry inclusive bonded holiday accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity packages. Sub-brands include ‘Red Jet’ (the Hi-Speed passenger only ferry service serving West Cowes) and two food & beverage brands, ‘Steam Coffee Company’ and ‘ReFuel’.  The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW Festival, Cowes Week, Isle of Arts, The Red Funnel IW Literary Festival, IW Newport Jazz Festival, Isle Walk Festival, Ventnor Fringe Festival and Wolverton Manor Garden Show as well as a range of community and niche interest events. Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year is Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight.

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