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What’s on in the Island of Wight in August 2018?

Date: 17th August 2018
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Author: Sarah Twist
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Publisher: Darwin Escapes
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Park: Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat
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Woodside Coastal Retreat and Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat both offer luxurious accommodation, including one of a kind treehouse accommodation in Woodside Bay. Perfectly located on the island with stunning views of the Solent, access to the beautiful shingle Woodside Beach and only 10 minutes from the vibrant harbour town of Ryde and the bustling coastal village of Cowes. You can spend your summer exploring the island and retreating back to your peaceful and tranquil accommodation.


Garlic Festival

At: Fighting Cocks Crossroads, PO36 0LU
When: 18th – 19th August, 10am – 6pm
Prices: Adults £12.50 / Child £7.50 / Family £35

One of the islands biggest festivals, the Garlic Festival draws people from all over the world! With a wide range of eats, sights and sounds at a family fun event, stroll through the huge garlic marquees featuring cookery demos all day, hundreds of craft stalls and local produce stands selling mouth-watering food! Along with children’s entertainment, archery, a giant fun fair with talented animals and live music!


50 Things to do Before You’re 11 ¾

At: The Needles Battery, PO39 0JH
When: Every Thursday in August, 1am – 4pm
Prices: Adult £7.50 / Child £3.75 / Family £18.75

Join on the summer activities in beautiful surroundings at The Needles! Have a go at making and flying your kite, create wold art, climb a big hill, go hunting for bugs and find some beautiful birds! How many things can you tick off your list this summer?


Birthday Bash

At: Blackgang Chine, PO38 2HN
When: Every Monday & Wednesday in August, 10am – late
Prices: Standard £22

Celebrate the 175th Birthday of Blackgang Chine all throughout the summer holidays, where you can see the famous fireworks lighting up the sky, enjoy the fantastic Cowboy Show and decide which side you’re on, if you want to help lock up the Outlaws or if you want to join them and stage a bank robbery! You’ll be wowed at the Fairy Show when the Fairy Queen brings magic to the celebrations, and learn about Cedric the clumsy dragon in the brand new Dragon Tales show. DJ Omar will help to keep the soundtrack going in the Pirate’s Cove during the celebrations, so make sure to get your boogie on too! There is so much to at Blackgang Chine you will love every second of it!


Jungle Fever

At: Robin Hill Country Park, PO30 2NU
When: 24th July – 30th August. 10am – 10pm
Prices: Standard £19

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Robin Hill will be bringing their woodland jungle to life, where you can meet the brand new life sized animal puppets! You can get up close and personal with some fantastic creatures, including stunning tropical birds, a towering giraffe and even the king of the jungle himself! Saxophonist Katie Harrison will be providing some live music for the evenings, while you and your family enjoy some character meet and greets, as well as some spectacular jungle-themed performances. During the evening, once dusk settles in, all the puppets are creatively brought to life to the wonder of all ages. A fabulous day out at Robin Hill Country Park.


Woodside Bay is home to a restaurant, offering mouth-watering meals, along with a state of the art gymnasium and onsite Woodside Bay Spa Lodge offering luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatments!

Woodside Coastal guests are free to use all the facilities at Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat. If you’re visiting the Isle of Wight this August make sure to explore the island and don’t miss these brilliant events!

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