Events on the Isle of Wight
January February March

Events on the Isle of Wight in January, February and March cover winter into Spring. The Island is worth a visit at any time of the year, there are so many pretty places and so much to do even before the season opens. The Isle of Wight ferry goes all year.

If you are into cycling or walking the poorer weather often does not stop you for you may love a challenge! Scenery on the Island is different in winter with the leaves off the trees and their branches reaching to the sky you can see so much more.

Weather not so good, visit a stately home perhaps:

Carisbrooke Castle

An English Heritage Property that does open in February and most of the year. Click the link for the opening times. The site goes back perhaps to Roman times, but there is definite history for Anglo Saxon graves on the site. Then came the Normans and a stone castle. There is an excellent history here

Osborne House

Queen Victoria's home on the Island. Now run by English Heritage. For opening times click the link above. Beautiful place. Stunning would be nearer. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built a new house in 1845 on the site of an existing house they had bought. In 1902 it was given to the nation and became a Naval College until 1921. In 1954 Queen Victoria's private rooms became open to the public and in 1986 English Heritage restored Osborne House.


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Events


January

Isle of Wight Steam Railway New Year Hangover Special  1st January 2017. Bring in the New Year with a special ride on a steam train through the peaceful countryside of the Island in the comfort of a vintage steam train.

Winter Fossil Walks  7th and 8th January 2017.


February

Ryde 10 miles February 5th 2017 at the Ryde Rowing Club, eastern end of Ryde Esplanade beyond the eastern end of Ryde Boating Lake. Quite a scenic route. The course goes through St Helen's, Nettlestone, Seaview, Springvale, Appley and then back again to Ryde. Sadly unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Winter Fossil Walks  There are several during February..

Annual Hedgelaying Competition  Will be held on Saturday, 25th February 2017 Venue not yet known.

An old art and a competition of skill! Lots of prizes for competitors. Spectators welcome, so come and watch this ancient art in practice both with machine and hand tools.


March

March Hare Fossil Walk 19th March 2017. Meet at the National Trust gravel car park.

The CBK Grand National and Ashey Scurry

2017 date not yet to hand. West Ashey Farm, Ryde. 

Why not take the Isle of Wight Steam Railway to the Ashey Scurry!!!

Isle of Wight Steam Railway Mothers Day Specials 26th March 2017.


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Places

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Ryde A major entrance to the Island. The town is pleasant and bustling and a major tourist attraction with its wide expansive sandy beach.That beach is the reason the pier is so long! Many events start in Ryde because of its easy access from the mainland.

Newport is in the centre of the Island and the county town. The town is famous for Seaclose Park which is the famous venue for the very popular Isle of Wight Music Festival. Newport has port in its name as the town has a quay on the River Medina and that river flows out to the Solent, navigable all the way.

Calbourne is a village a few miles to the west of Newport. There is a working water mill in the village on the River Calbourne, open to visitors. One can see stoneground flour being milled which is also sold in the shop. It makes a great day out for it is a pretty place with quite a few things to do.

Yarmouth Another entrance to the Island, this time on the west. Makes an excellent holiday centre for there are trips around the Island. Quite an attraction during late summer is the paddle steamer which takes visitors round the Island.

Ashey is most famous for the amateur horse races above! It is a small place close to Ryde.


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

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Useful Information

Accommodation

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 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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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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Trains

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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