Events on the Isle of Wight
April and May

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Due to the Health Crisis events may be cancelled. Please check their website. Stay safe everyone.

Events on the Isle of Wight in April and May bring forth the Island in its Spring Gown. All the delights of the Events and the wonderful scenic Island with its bays, little villages, rolling landscape and pretty towns. There is no place like the Isle of Wight in Spring.


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Cowes Waterfront
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Shanklin Chine.  Opens again at 2nd April 2020.   One of the oldest attractions on the Island, it still holds its magic

Memorial Ploughing Match  TBC

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Isle of Wight Challenge 2nd and 3rd May 2020. This is a beautiful walk whichever challenge you pick. Full Challenge is 106 miles, 1st Half Option 52km, 2nd Half Option 54km. 1st Quarter Option 25km. 4th Quarter Option 25km.

The Isle of Wight Spring Walking Festival This is the UK's Largest Walking Festival - The Isle of Wight Walking Festival will be held between 2nd May to the 17th May 2020. Lots of walks to choose from! Why not make it spring break. Lovely idea.

Isle of Wight Randonee. The event this year will be held on 3rd May 2020. This year's rides will be in a clockwise direction and there is a choice of 100km and 55km rides.

Walk the Wight. for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice is to be held on Sunday 10th May 2020. This is the 30th Anniversary and promises to be a special year. Walk all over beautiful countryside for an excellent cause.

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair.  16th May 2020. Wolverton Manor.

The Scarecrow Festival   The Isle of Wight is known for its festivals but this one beats the cake!!! The biennial Gatcombe and Chillerton Scarecrow Festival will next be held in 2121

Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend   27th May to 31st May 2020. Various venues. 27th and 28th at Newport and 31st at Cowes.

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Sloop Inn, Wootton Bridge
Website owners recommendation!!!
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Wootton and Wootton Bridge combined villages by the pretty Wootton Creek. 

Shanklin A pretty seaside town on the east side of the Island. Very popular and deservedly so. Charming Old Village is at the top of Shanklin Chine and the Chine itself is a lovely place to visit. The beach is sandy with sandstone cliffs behind. Plenty of attractions.

Shorwell  is a very pretty little village a few miles from Newport. There is a bus service from the town. One of the places on the Island that Queen Victoria loved. There is a pub, a post office and a shop. If you are a walker, Shorwell makes a useful centre.

Yarmouth  One of the entries to the Island with a car ferry from Lymington in Hampshire. Yarmouth Castle makes a great place for a picnic with sea views as a backdrop.

Freshwater Home of Alfred Lord Tennyson is you are interested in poetry. He lived at what is now the Farringford Hotel. It is a town with plenty of shops,situated on the tip of the western part of the Island. Large chalk cliffs and a pretty beach. The sea is awesome in winter as it crashes against those chalk cliffs. In the summer the beach is safe for children.

Ventnor One of those delightful little seaside towns on the east side of the Island. Hilly and beautiful. A very popular sandy beach. Because of St Boniface Down the town has a much more sheltered climate than any on the Island. Visit the Botanic Gardens to see the tropical plants that are able to grow in this climate. Quite surprising.

Cowes One of the major entry ports to the Island. There is a catamaran from Southampton. Cowes is the start of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. The town is most famous for the world well known Cowes Week.

Bembridge is right on the easternmost point of the Island. The Harbour is an area of Special Scientific Interest. Brading Marshes are a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds area. Those two alone point to the beauty Bembridge. There are many attractive walks in the vicinity.  Quite a few shops to cater for visitors and the many locals as well.

Alverstone is another area of Special Scientific Interest along with Alverstone Marshes and Alverstone Mead. Treasure trove for nature lovers. A most beautiful area. 

Brightstone is a few miles southwest of Newport, where several species of dinosaur were found in eighteen hundreds. An attractive village with thatched cottages in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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We hope you have a pleasant stay and an enjoyable event.

Other pages that may be of interest

Isle of Wight

Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events on The Isle of Wight who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events on the Isle of Wight should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

We reserve the right not to include events on The Isle of Wight that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Farringford, now a hotel, but was at one time the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the poet.

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Useful Information


Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably even find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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