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.
The Botanic Gardens are STUNNING and play host to fairs, functions and events. Their beauty hides it’s past of being the site of the Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. Founded in 1868 by the inspiration of Dr Arthur Hill Hassall, physician and naturalist, it grew within a decade to be an important institution.Garden was For 80 years it was a major factor in the life of Ventnor. With the discovery of antibiotics for tuberculosis the hospital quickly became redundant and soon deteriorated beyond economic repair. It was finally demolished in 1969.
What is now the car park for these beautiful gardens was the footprint of the imposing building that once stood there.