Halloween and October Half Term Events

October Half Term is here!  What are you going to do with all the family? The Spooky themed Isle of Wight has a loads to offer!

Events on the Isle of Wight

October Half Term for 2018 is here!  What are you going to do with all the family?  Commencing on Friday 19th October the Spooky themed Isle of Wight has a loads to offer! 

Firstly @ Northwood House there is the junior version of the Literary Festival – lots of authors inspiring creativity Literary Youth Zone 

Caribrooke Castle – Spooky Castle from 20th October to 28th October visit the spooks that haunt the historic castle 
Festival of Light Inspired by Diwali @ Robin Hill 
29 Sep 2018 - 04 Nov 2018 

Diwali inspired Robin Hill illuminations - offers a themed Festival of Light which can include the exciting paint powder too! 

Wicked Nights @ Blackgang Chine 
20 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018 

A brand new Halloween event, coming to the Isle of Wight this October, alongside Blackgang's half term illuminations. 
Illuminations @ Shanklin Chine 
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 
Twinkling lights will illuminate the twisty paths, streams and waterfalls in this mystical venue on the Isle of Wight. 
Spooky Farm Fun @ Tapnell Farm Park 
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 
Tapnell Farm Park will be full of spookyness , special guests, shows, crafts and other exciting tricks and adventures 

Autumn pumpkins at Tapnell Farm
Pig out this Half Term @ Monkey Haven 
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 
This October half term, Monkey Haven have come up with a ‘zombie pig’ theme, this is a tribute to rescue monkey Djimmy’s treasured toy pig! 
Halloween Fun @ Calbourne Water Mill 
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 
Keep your eyes open for scary things all around Calbourne Water Mill during half term week; Witches Windmill, Pirate Shipwreck and Calbourne Water Mill Graveyard! 
Spooky Celebrations @ Chessell Pottery Cafe 
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 

Spooky Celebrations at Chessell Pottery Cafe  with monsters, witches and pumpkins pottery painting. 
Fright Week @ Isle of Wight Reptilarium 
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 

Isle of  Reptilarium's is open showing their amazing animals – scary enough if you ask me! 
Ghost Stories and Family Supper @ The Garlic Farm 
20 Oct 2018 
Join The Garlic Farm Restaurant for a delicious supper and be entertained with ghost stories – will the garlic keep the spooks at bay. 
Wizard Week @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway 
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 
Amazing  magic shows,  relaxing steam train rides, and enchanting Woodland Walk. 
Halloween Extravaganza @ Arreton Barns 
22 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018 
Spooktacular Halloween themed events, with tricky trails and lots of treats. 
Pick Your Own at the Pumpkin Patch @ Tapnell Farm 
23 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018 
Grab your muddy gear – especially your welly boots  and head out into the fields to the Tapnell Farm Pumpkin Patch, where you can pick your own pumpkin! 
Victorian Falconry @ Osborne House 
23 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018 
Discover the art of training, exercising and hunting with the beautiful birds of in Victorian times – I wonder if Tennyson had a bird of prey? 
Pirates, Shipwrecks and Smuggling @ The Needles Old Battery 
24 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018 
Learning about the shipwrecks and smuggling of the Isle of Wight – spooky tails of dangerous adventures in the night! 
Donkey Halloween @ Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary 
24 Oct 2018 
Enjoy Halloween crafts and quizzes, a Halloween costume competition, pumpkin carving competition and lots more! 
Children's Halloween Party @ Ryde Superbowl 
24 Oct 2018
Halloween Superbowl Party includes two games of bowling (or one bowl, one Laserquest), spooky pizza buffet, colouring and fancy dress competitions. 
Clay Day @ Quay Arts 
25 Oct 2018 
Kids aged 8-12 can spend a fun day in the Pottery. Work will be glazed, fired and ready to collect three weeks after the workshop. 
Kids Halloween Disco @ Ventnor Winter Gardens 
25 Oct 2018 
Ventnor Winter Gardens Half Term Kids’ Disco has a Halloween theme this month, so dress to scare as there will be prizes for the best costumes! 
Dark Nights Lantern Walk @ The Garlic Farm 
26 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018 
Walk along an animated lantern trail, following ancient paths through fields and woodland, taking in art, music and performance along the way. 
Fireworks Display @ Arreton Barns 
26 Oct 2018 
The annual Arreton Barns Bonfire Night takes place during half term, with entertainment, plus tasty food and warming drinks available. 
The Big Draw @ Quay Arts 
27 Oct 2018
Take part in this year’s national event and help make an animation on the theme of 'play'. All ages are welcome! 
Halloween Horror @ Bembridge Youth and Community Centre 
27 Oct 2018
Bembridge Youth and Community Centre are back with their annual Halloween Horror event, with games, DJ and a licensed bar. 
Halloween Fright Night @ Isle of Wight Steam Railway 
27 Oct 2018
Take the ghost train through the Island’s deserted night time countryside, passing darkened woodland and desolate fields.? 

The Great Outdoors 

But nothing beats the good old outdoors. Get on your bike and enjoy the Red Squirrel Trail or go and have a blustery walk on any of the Island’s many beaches and collect shells and make pebble sculptures. Stride on up the Tennyson Down and stretch your legs against the blustery coastal air to clear those Halloween cobwebs! There are so many sights and things to do here on the Autumnal Isle of Wight and they can all be for free!  Enjoy our outdoors – wrap up warm and take in the views that inspired so many famous writers and authors. 


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