There is lots to do on the Island this coming half term, with Halloween frights and lots of other autumn fun to be had. Take a look at our guide to whats on, so you don’t miss any of the action.
Tapnell Farm have joined forces with legendary ghost hunter Marc Tuckey to provide ghost hunting walks around the wilds of the farm. Stop off at the ‘Haunted Herd’, listen to gruesome tales, see the haunted Manor House and watch out for the ghosts and ghouls that still wander the fields at night (if you dare). Choose from three different walks (early ones are suitable for little ones and family, where the later is one for the not-so easily scared) visit their website to book.
Arreton Barns will be running their Half Term Halloween Extravaganza from Wednesday 25th October to Friday 27th November . Expect creepy creatures; a ghost walk and tea party; Farmers Jacks pumpkin weigh in and best dressed pumpkin on Saturday; as well as a magician’s tricks and spooky treats. Fancy dress is positively encouraged! The grand finale will be the Halloween Half Term Fireworks on Friday 27th October from 7:30pm (note, there will be NO fireworks on 5th November).
Festival of Light will be running at Robin Hill from 30th September to 4th November. Inspired by Diwali, the festival 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. Indian food, entertainment and of course, coloured holi powder will make this an event for all the family.
Wizard Week will be retuning to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway from 23rd-27th October. See owls and birds of prey, be amazed at the magic shows, enjoy relaxing steam train rides, and tread cautiously through the enchanting Woodland Walk. Meet the friendly witches of Havenstreet and help them with their magic spells and potions. Dress-up as wizards, witches and other spooky characters – there’s prizes each day for the best costumes – and enter the Halloween Treasure Hunt! On the 28th October take the ‘ghost train’ through the Island’s deserted night time countryside, passing darkened woodland, desolate fields and a haunted homestead! This is a rare opportunity to visit Havenstreet Station at night and to take a night-time steam train on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, plus there’s a menu of Halloween-themed meals in the refreshment rooms.
This is just a small selection of what is happening on the Island this autumn, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for a tonne of fun!