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Events & Festivals

Classic Beer, Buses and Walks - 2018

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018

Classic Buses operating free heritage services between Pubs serving Real Ales. Or walk between pubs if you prefer.  There are also a number of walks to take part in. See link for more details.

Visit the Isle of Wight, travel in style in the heritage fleet and taste the best ales the Island has to offer in the best locations.

When you get back to the Royal Esplanade you can carry on sampling some of the best Real Ales we have on offer, straight from our own Heritage Brewery in Burton 


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Fright Week at Isle of Wight Reptilarium

20 - 28 October 2018

Fright Week returns this October at the Isle of Wight Reptilarium in Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth and the Ghouls and ghosts of the Fort come back to haunt you..

Step inside their Victorian chamber as the lights are dimmed, the fog rolls and the animatronic oddities entertain you.

Have a look at the macabre curiosity collection including the zombies art gallery (can you stomach it), The hand of glory (preserved hand of a hanged murderer) and the Tsantsa Shrunken Head to name a few of the weirdly gross things they have discovered..

Parental Guidance advised! - Mild horror and grossness, Audio & Visual effects.

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHT INSPIRED BY DIWALI at Robin Hill

29 September - 4 November 2018

Robin Hill Country Park

Every evening from 29th September – 4th November, 6pm – 10pm, visitors can experience the lush colours, flavours and magic of the Asian sub-continent set in Robin Hill’s glorious autumnal ancient woodland as they venture on a journey of discovery of India.

Amidst all the exciting activity, take time to enjoy the enhanced authentic Indian menu of curries and kebabs, Asian sweets, and traditional teas; providing a true ‘taste of India’ in the exciting setting of an Indian bazaar.

During October half term, Robin Hill Country Park will be open during the day from 10am and continue into the evening with Festival of Light inspired by Diwali.

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