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.
Perched high above the Needles at the extreme tip of the Island, with unrivalled views of the Solent and unspoilt countryside, is the Needles Old Battery a Victorian fort built in 1862 and used throughout both World Wars.
The Battery’s fascinating story is told in a series of newly recreated, atmospheric rooms, whilst vivid cartoons by comic book artist Geoff Campion illustrate the part it played in the history of modern Britain. There are two original guns on the Parade Ground and an underground tunnel leads to a searchlight emplacement with dramatic views over the Needles rocks.