festival isle of wight

Dates for your Isle of Wight Diary

From the Isle of Wight Festival to Newport Carnival

Welcome to our essential and up-to-date guide to what’s happening on the Isle of Wight including fun events for children, amazing festivals, live music and theatre, agricultural shows, arts exhibitions and quirky local events.   There usually something on most days, especially in the summer months, making the Isle of Wight the ideal holiday location for all ages.

Our listings provide a comprehensive guide to all events and festivals with ideas to suit all ages, interests and budgets. 

Loading Events

« All Events

Half Term Blackgang Chine Illuminations

October 5 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Blackgang’s Illuminations Return

1st, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th and 21st October

22nd – 29th October 2016 (Half Term)

This October, join all your favourite Blackgang characters and experience the magic of Blackgang’s Illuminations which return bigger, better and more magical than ever!  As the daylight begins to fade, the park comes to life …

Every Friday and Saturday evening from 1st October, visitors can experience the magic as the whole park re-awakens, creatively illuminated using exciting and dynamic lighting effects and sculptures.   Be amazed as buildings are brought to life with character animation using 3D projection mapping.

Plus join your favourite characters as they host an evening of magical fun; crown making with our Fairy Queen, ‘walk the plank’ pirate activities, and an amazing ‘Dino Encounters’ show where you get to meet all our baby dinosaurs – and some bigger ones too!   But only venture into Restricted Area 5 after dark, if you’re brave enough!

Then for the evening finale, join our characters for ‘story telling with a twist’ – a fun theatrical performance which incorporates an amazing laser show projected onto the cliff.

During half term, Saturday 22nd – 29th October, there’s lots of additional activities and entertainment for visitors to enjoy too, including the reveal of a major new Blackgang character, our hilarious Dino and Dodo show, a mystifying magic show, plus a spectacular fire show and much, much more!

Blackgang Chine is open from 10am – 9pm on 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th & 21 st October and during half term, 22nd – 29th October.   Rides and attractions will be open until late during these evenings.

Off- Peak Programme – 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, and 21st October

5.30 – 8.30Fairy Meet and GreetFairy Land
6.00- 8.30Smoke ProjectionsWight Experience
6.15 – 7.30Pirate Training SchoolPirate Cove
7.45 – 8.15Dino EncountersNew Performance Area
8.45 – 9.00Laser ShowCowboy Town

Peak Programme – 22nd – 29th October

12.00 – 12.30Dino EncountersPerformance Area
1.00 – 2.00Pirate Training SchoolPirate Cove
2.30 – 3.00Dodo and Dino ShowPirate Cove
4.00 – 4.30Dino EncountersPerformance Area
4.00 – 5.30Fairy Meet and GreetFairy Land
5.30Magic ShowCowboy Town
6.00 – 8.30Smoke ProjectionsWight Experience
6.15 – 6.45NEW CHARACTER GRAND REVEALPerformance Area
7.15Magic ShowCowboy Town
7.30 – 8.30Crown MakingFairy Land
8.00 – 8.30Fire ShowCowboy Town
8.45 – 9.00Laser ShowCowboy Town

Please note, all timings are approximate an may be subject to change.


Blackgang Chine
Ventnor,Isle of WightPO38 2HNUnited Kingdom
+ Google Map
01983 730330