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Events & Festivals

Isle of Wight Festival - ROOMS SOLD OUT!

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 20th to 23rd June 2024 and is an event not to miss. 

Starting the summer in style, the award winning Isle of Wight Festival takes place in June every year in the town of Newport and is steeped in history and recognised around the world for its amazing line-up, mixing legendary artists with the hottest up and coming acts.

The Festival is famed for its heritage and as the UK’s first major music event of the summer; it gives festival goers a line up to love!

As expected this is a VERY busy time for the hotel, so get your reservations in quick! Just £50 deposit.

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Isle of Wight Festival Accommodation

4 Nights - Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd June 2024

Classic Single £100 per night 

Classic Double/Twin £115 per night 

Premier Double/Twin £126 per night 

Premier SV Double/Twin £137 per night 

Superior SV Double/Twin £153 per night 

Family SV Double/Twin (3 People sharing) £173 per night 

Steam Railway - Real Ale Festival

Havenstreet Steam Railway presents its’ FREE entry real ale festival on Early May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday-Monday. 4th and 5th May 2024.

Celebrating 19 years of the festival, expect live music, a plethora of real ales to choose from (including Island brews and, even, ciders for sweeter taste buds!), and of course, steam train rides! Catch the Island line train directly opposite The Royal Esplanade Hotel and connect to the Steam Train line in less than 10 minutes, arriving at The Real Ale Festival in style!



Cycle IOW - Randonee (Round The Island Cycling Day)

Cycling enthusiasts rejoice, The Randonee returns to the Island on Saturday the 5th of May! 

For entrants, enjoy the scenic pleasures of the Isle of Wight with a 100km or 55km clockwise route. Entry is FREE, although a donation is welcomed. 

Spectators have plenty of opportunity to catch a glimpse of the 300 cyclists on the day, our friendly team are on hand to advise some of the best local spots!

Isle Of Wight Walking Festival

Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th May 2024

Take part in this year’s Isle of Wight walking festival, which includes the iconic Walk the Wight on Sunday May the 12th. 25-years after it first launched, the multi-award-winning IW Walking Festival remains one of the UK’s most loved and largest walking festivals, with routes and distances to suit all abilities. 

Most walks are FREE, with a donation welcomed. Join thousands of others in exploring the beautiful Island by foot, witnessing it all, from lusciously green beauty spots, to sprawling sandy beaches and white cliff tops. 

Ryde-A-Bus  (Vintage Bus Journeys)

Ryde-A-Bus, as the name suggests, takes place in Ryde, a short walk from our hotel’s doors on Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th of May. 

Travel on a variety of FREE vintage bus services from Ryde to selected destinations and attractions across The Island. Don’t forget to the visit the FREE entry bus museum, also in Ryde, to enhance your weekend experience.

1960’s Weekend (at Steam Railway)

Transport yourself back in time to the 1960’s for a weekend of music, fashion and steam railway! Celebrate all things swinging 60’s on Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd. Adult day tickets start from £22, including unlimited travel.

Catch the Island Line train, just opposite The Royal Esplanade Hotel, for connection to the steam railway network in a matter of minutes!

Running Festival

The isle of Wight running Festival has become one of the biggest sporting events on the Island and a favourite of runners from all over the South of England. 

Over a week, Sunday 2nd - Sunday 9th of June, athletes of all levels can choose from circular cross-country routes, in the breath-takingly beautiful west Wight. Distances start at 5km, going all the way up to a half marathon, passing by the iconic Needles landmark. 

Entries open now! 

Isle Of Wight Pride

Hey there! Get ready to have a blast on Pride weekend 19th to 21st July 2024!

On Friday night, the party starts at Eastern Gardens with an awesome launch event just 5 minutes from our hotel. 

Then on Saturday the celebration continues with a traditional parade in Ryde. The parade will go down Queens Road, West Street, Cross Street, Union Street and end at the Esplanade, right next to the Acsensos Community Village the afternoon and evening entertainment will take place. 

And the fun doesn't stop there! Get your dancing shoes on and let's have some fun! On Sunday, there will be even more entertainment with Pride Plus. 

The Royal Esplanade Hotel is perfectly suited for a comfortable nights rest inbetween the wilds of the weekend! Just think, Full English Breakfast and Seaview Rooms!

For 10% off your booking with us here at The Royal Esplanade Hotel for Pride guests, please quote 'Pride10' when booking online or over the phone.


Rhythmtree Festival (to be announced) at Three Gates Farm, Yarmouth Road, Shalfleet, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 4NA.

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Cowes Week Accommodation Provider

Lendy Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and takes place between SATURDAY 27 JULY - FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2024. Image by Paul Wyeth.

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Isle Of Wight Scooter Rally

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August

No August Bank Holiday on The Isle of Wight, would be complete without the arrival 1000s of scooterists! 

Mod fashion abundance, vintage scooters, exhilarating live music and of course, the grand ride out on Monday 26th August. 

Enjoyable for scooterists and spectators alike, the town of Ryde hosts some of the best concerts and nightlife of the weekend, with scooters as far as the eye can see ,parked all along the Esplanade, with some of the best views from our very own Hotel’s windows!

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Ryde Carnival 

Ryde Carnival will be back bigger and better than ever Thursday 29th August and Saturday 31st August 2024!

This is a popular Carnival that started over more than hundred years ago.

Actors, dancers and bands arrive from all over the island participate in this carnival. The visitors can enjoy tempo music with the influence of Brazilian Samba, local bands that play on Steel Pans (originated from Trinidad), etc…


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Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin Theatre is open all year round hosting a full programme of professional and amateur productions and many amazing productions 

Group Discounts Available

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Rooms Available Now

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June Escape Breaks For 2 From Only £280

Escape The Main Land

Fly And Dine Daytime Hovercraft Offer

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