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23julAll DayFeaturedJUNGLE FEVER The woodland ‘jungle’ will be buzzing with life every Tuesday, Thursday and now Saturdays* too from 23rd July to 29th August, with the park staying open until 10pm*!

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JUNGLE FEVER 

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 23rd July – 31st August, 10am – 10pm* 

Jungle Fever strikes again this summer at Robin Hill!

The woodland ‘jungle’ will be buzzing with life every Tuesday, Thursday and now Saturdays* too from 23rd July to 29th August, with the park staying open until 10pm*! 

Our majestic life-sized African animal puppets including Annie the giraffe, Jabi the zebra and Lenny the lion are all making their annual migration back to the park in time for dinner as Feeding Time returns for more interactive family fun! As they feed down at the Woodland Pond watering hole, you’ll be struck by the feeling of being lost deep in a jungle paradise.

Plus, there will be live music, character meet and greets and special jungle-themed performances… so you can enjoy a truly wild evening at Robin Hill.  

Just what you’ve all been waiting for – Brightsparks are back! The epic Fire Extravaganza that wowed crowds last summer returns with a show bigger and better than ever and the Two Cheeky Monkeys will be lighting up the Woodland Amphitheatre yet again…you won’t want to miss this!

Take the whole family on safari this summer, and bring your little monkeys to meet ours!  

Please note: our rides (4D Cinema, Colossus & Cow Train) will close at 8pm during the Jungle Fever event.

* The programme of entertainment for Jungle Fever will end early on Saturdays, the last showing of Junlge Fever Live is at 6.30pm and the Brightsparks Fire Show at 7pm in order for Jungle Fever AFTER DARK to take place from 7pm. The 9pm Flaming Risque show has an age restriction of over 16’s only.

Admissions to the park after 19.00 on Saturday’s has an age restriction of 16+. 

MEET OUR LIFE-SIZED
AFRICAN ANIMAL PUPPETS…

During Jungle Fever, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite African animal puppets.

Feeding Time 
These hosted sessions, taking place twice throughout the event, invite children of all ages to get up close and personal at feeding time with their favourite animal puppets. This is your chance to meet our animals, pose for a picture and even get the opportunity to feed them! 

Time

July 23 (Tuesday)

Location

Robin Hill

Robin Hill

Organizer

Robin Hillhttps://robin-hill.com

25julAll DayFeaturedSummer Sunset ShindigsTHIS SUMMER TAPNELL FARM PARK WILL BE OPENING IT'S DOORS TIL' LATE ON SELECTED DAYS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS..

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THIS SUMMER TAPNELL FARM PARK WILL BE OPENING IT’S DOORS TIL’ LATE ON SELECTED DAYS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS..

Summer Sunset Shindigs – Every Thursday

Open late till 9pm

Thursday 25th July – Thursday 29th August

Stay and play all day as the farm park stays open late for its spectacular Sunset Shindigs. Off the back of last years shindig success, we will be re-locating our Thursday Night Shindigs within the Farm Park walls.

Expect circus skills, magic shows, pop up theatre shows, live music and plenty of play and the most wonderful sunset views on the Island.

The farm park will also have a couple of bars selling wines, beers and ciders, as well as a new Shindig Menu for delicious evening food in the farm park – including Nacho’s, Mac & Cheese, Chilli and more..

SCHEDULE:

10.00 – 5.00 Farm Park open as usual

5.00 – 9.00 farm park remains open.

5.30 – 6.00 Roaming Close up Magic

5.30 – 8.30 Street performers, have a go yourself and learn some circus skills!

6.00 – 6.30pm Magic show

7.00 – 8.30pm Live Music

7.00 – 8.30pm Horsebox Theatre – Interactive pop up performances!

🌅 WATCH AN EPIC SUNSETS ACROSS THE SOLENT

9.00pm – Farm Park Closes

ON THURSDAY THE 15TH AUGUST WE WILL HAVE A BSL INTERPRETER FOR OUR POP UP THEATRE SHOWS!

🎞️ THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST – OPEN AIR CINEMA NIGHT! 🎞️

Alongside our usual programme of Shindig Activities we will have an open air cinema screening of the Greatest Showman from 7.30pm – 9.30pm inside the farm park. No tickets required, however standard Farm Park admission still applies.

🎸 SHINDIG LIVE MUSIC LINE UP: 🎸

Thursday 25th July – Tink & The Bear

Thursday 1st August – Spike Oatley

Thursday 8th August – That’s Life

Thursday 15th August – Jodie & Sam

Thursday 22nd August – Olive Ducie and Friends

Thursday 29th August – JC’s Folklore Fun Band

Time

July 25 (Thursday)

Location

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park

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Tapnell Farm Park Tapnell Farm Park Newport Road Yarmouth Isle of Wight PO41 0YJ

24augAll DayFeaturedGin and Prosecco Festival with Red Funnel

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Celebrate the nation’s favourite tipples with the Ageas Bowl’s inaugural Gin & Prosecco Festival on Saturday 24th August 2019.


Browse an incredible range of Prosecco and local and non-local Gin stalls and bars, sampling drinks and learning about the drinks from the distillers and winemakers themselves, before purchasing a bottle of your new favourite to take home.

There will also be <strong>cocktail-making demonstrations and live music to enjoy whilst guests savour the various Gin and Prosecco brands on offer.

Event Details:
Purchasing drinks at each Gin and Prosecco stall and bar will operate on a token basis. Tokens are purchasable at the designated token stand, and can be exchanged for Gin & Tonic, Glass of Prosecco, a Small Glass of Wine or a Beer.

Please note this event is strictly for over 18s only and a ‘Challenge 25’ policy will be in operation so please bring your ID.

This event has limited availability so we encourage you to purchase your tickets quickly before they get snapped up!

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Ageas Bowl

Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XH

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20julAll DayBig Night Out at Blackgang Chine

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Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
20th July – 1st September, 10am- 9:30pm

Soak up the sun at the Isle of Wight’s biggest nights out! Bringing summer vibes to Blackgang Chine from July, expect visits from all our resident characters: including Cowboys, Pirates, Dodos and of course, our Fairies!

Every Monday & Wednesday the park will transform with a hive of activity AND we’ve added Fridays this year too so there are even more chances to get involved!

There’ll be workshops, entertainers, shows and plenty of super fun and summery shenanigans! As the sun sets, Pirate Cove will transform into one giant dance floor with a live DJ, epic party atmosphere, bubble machines and plenty of excitement to keep the kids dancing through the evening!

Time

July 20 (Saturday)

Location

Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine, Ventnor, PO30 2HW

27julAll DayJUNGLE FEVER AFTER DARKDitch the kids or bring a group of friends and experience Jungle Fever like never before as the park transforms from 7pm every Saturday night throughout the summer.

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JUNGLE FEVER AFTER DARK

Saturdays 27th July – 31st August, 7pm – 1am

Ditch the kids or bring a group of friends and experience Jungle Fever like never before as the park transforms from 7pm every Saturday night throughout the summer. With a programme of awesome evening entertainment, you’ll want to grab a drink from the cheeky Cocktail Bar, then dance the night away down in the Woodland Pond to live DJ sets!

Different to the daytime Jungle Fever show on Tuesdays & Thursdays, the Two Cheeky Monkeys will present their new show, Flaming Risque! Expect danger, fire and of course, plenty of naughty behaviour!

EVENING PROGRAMME

Start your night at Rios for pre-drinks under the treetops before taking your seats at the Amphitheatre (gates open at 20.00) for Jungle Fever LIVE (20.30) and Flaming Risque Fire Show (21.00)

After the show has finished, head to the Woodland Ponds where the party kicks off with cocktails and Dayita, composer and creator of electronic minimal dance music with contemporary movement from 22.00 – 22.45

DJ Set’s take over with various Artists from 22.45 – 01.00am taking you into the early hours of the morning, plus enjoy podium and pole dancers!

Silent Disco from Hush at 7.30-10pm down in the Woodland Ponds!

Please note, this is an age-restricted event and no individuals under the age of 16 will be permitted after 7pm and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time

July 27 (Saturday)

Location

Robin Hill

Robin Hill

Organizer

Robin Hillhttps://robin-hill.com

18aug11:30 amIsle of Wight Half Marathon

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Race Date: Sunday 18th August 2019; Closing Date 12th August 2019;

Venue:
Race start time 11:30am.
Ryde Rowing Club, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Grid Reference SZ 601927. Post Code PO33 1ND.


Located 20 minutes walk along Ryde esplanade from the pier where the Portsmouth passenger ferries land.


Changing and Shower facilities and secure bag storage available.


Numbers are not sent out in advance.Please collect race numbers from registration.

Travel:
From the mainland\, Ryde is served by both the Portsmouth/Ryde Wightlink Catamaran and the Southsea/Ryde Hovertravel Hovercraft\, both run an hourly service. Please check timetables before travelling\, telephone Wightlink on 0333 999 7333 or visit Wightlink.
Concessionary rate travel on Ferries may be offered by Wightlink details will be provided on entry.


Awards:
Women Overall and 10 year vet categories. Teams of 3.
Men Overall and 10 year vet categories. Teams of 3.
Medals will be awarded to all finishers.

Time

(Sunday) 11:30 am

Location

Ryde Rowing Club

Ryde Rowing Club, Ryde, PO33 1ND

22aug9:00 pm10:00 pmNewport Illuminated Carnival

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Event Details

Newport Illuminated Carnival takes place on the 22nd August at 9pm

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Newport Centre

newport high street, newport, isle of wight, uk

22aug9:00 pm10:00 pmNewport Illuminated Carnival

Event Details

Newport Illuminated Carnival takes place on the 22nd August at 9pm.

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Newport Centre

newport high street, newport, isle of wight, uk

23augAll DayIOW Scooter Rally

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Scooterists have been descending upon the Isle of Wight since the 1950s when owning a scooter was part and parcel of being a mod along with wearing sharp suits, parka jackets and liking Northern Soul, Ska, Beat and R&B music. This year the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally is between 23-26 August 2019.

Time

All Day (Friday)

Location

Ryde Esplanade

Ryde Esplanade, RYDE, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2EL

24augAll DaySouthampton Pride

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Southampton Pride is the fastest growing pride in the South. Each year our community events, activities and fundraisers get bigger and bigger. In addition to this, the Pride event in August attracts celebrities from all over the UK making it a major fundraising event and celebration.

Book travel to this event with Red Funnel

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Southampton Guildhall Square

Guildhall Square, Southampton. SO14 7DU

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24augAll DayFan TC Con

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What is Fan TC Con? The name is derived from (Fantasy Trade & Comic Con). A fan-run event for the fans.

A Doctor Who Convention (Lord of Time) – embracing other pop culture phenomena as Doctor Who fans also like many other sci-fi and fantasy genres.

Fan TC Con have a number of celebrity guests:

– Colin Baker (Doctor Who).
– John Leeson (K-9).
– Christopher Ryan (Mike from The Young Ones).
– Alister Pearson (famous Doctor Who cover artist).
– Robert Shearman (writer of Dalek).
– Andrew Smith (writer of Full Circle).
– Simon Bucher-Jones (Doctor Who author).
– Martin Ballantyne (actor from The Dark Knight and Harry Potter).
– Aaron Isted (local illusionist).

 

Plus:

– Jo Lofthouse (face painting).
– Heroes (pop culture retailer).
– Clive Burrows (artist).
– Daleks.
– Cassandra.
– Davros.
– Ood.
– The 501st Isle of Wight Garrison.
– Star Wars Zone.
– Kidz Zone.
– Games of Foam (Nerf battle activity).
– Island Cake Studio.
– The Wight Knight (as seen on This Morning with Phil and Holly).
– Ben Shoveller (stage host).
– APV Services (celebrity photo opportunities).
– Charity auction.
– The Isle of Wight Cosplay Awards ‘The Coscars’ Daily.
– Support from That 60s Place\, Cowes.

Money raised will be used to fund the attendance of Doctor Who celebrity guests and next year’s event.

A Festival of Cosplay (speaks for itself).

Geek heaven – a trading hall catering for geeks and nerds fandom of all things collectible.

Activities for all the family.

Entertainment on stage such as panels, quizzes, cosplay competitions, auction et cetera.

Somewhere to go on the August bank holiday weekend.

Charity stalls and representation.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fan-tc-con-tickets-56698700339

Time

august 24 (Saturday) - 25 (Sunday)

Location

Cowes Enterprise College

Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Avenue, COWES, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HB

24augAll Day25Wellbeing Festival

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Our annual Healing Festival is being enhanced to include every aspect of wellbeing. Homing dedicated studios, Ventnor Botanic Garden is the perfect place to sample the diverse world of hands-on therapies, healing products, and fitness and relaxation classes. Our beautiful garden will host numerous marquees covering all aspects of health and wellbeing.

Free parking will be available, and our cafe; and restaurant will be serving food all weekend.

Camping on-site is also an option for those wanting to escape reality and experience a true festival feel, creating enhanced relaxation over the two days.

The event will run on the 24th and 25th August, with weekend and day tickets available.

For more information contact us via email: [email protected], or call 01983 855397.

Time

august 24 (Saturday) - 25 (Sunday)

Location

Ventnor Botanic

Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL

24aug9:00 pm10:00 pmCowes Illuminated Carnival

Event Details

Cowes Illuminated Carnival takes place on 24th August at 9pm.

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Cowes Parade

The Parade, WEST COWES, Isle Of Wight, PO31 7QJ

25aug10:00 am4:00 pmJohns Club Fundraising Skate

Event Details

Join us for a fundraising skate with Johns Club.

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Oakfield Club

Oakfield Club, Slade Road, Ryde, Isle of WIght, United Kingdom

26augAll DayStay and Play at Tapnell Farm Park

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Stay and Play – Every Monday Open late till 8pm


22 July & 26 August

Squeeze more fun out of your day with later opening times every Monday during the school holidays.

Time

All Day (Monday)

Location

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park

26aug6:30 pm7:00 pmSt Helen's Carnival

Event Details

St Helens Carnival takes place on 26th August at 6:30pm.

Time

(Monday) 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

St Helens

St Helens, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

28aug3:00 pm4:00 pmRyde Children's Carnival

Event Details

Ryde Children’s Carnival takes place 28th August at 3pm.

Time

(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Ryde Esplanade

Ryde Esplanade, RYDE, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2EL

28aug8:30 pm9:30 pmSandown Illuminated Carnival

Event Details

Sandown Illuminated Carnival takes place on 28th August at 8:30pm.

Time

(Wednesday) 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Sandown Town Centre

sandown high street, sandown, isle of wight, united kingdom

29augAll DayWight Proms 2019

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This August sees the return of the Wight Proms to Northwood House in Cowes. Win tickets and join the masses for a weekend of comedy, musicals, cinema, and the best in classical music.

With comedy acts such as Alan Davies, west end performers like Ruthie Henshall, and Britains most cherished soprano, Lesley Garratt – this is an event not to be missed…

Our annual comedy night bringing internationally renowned comedians to Cowes for One Night Only! Starring comedy legends ALAN DAVIES and SHAPPI KHORSANDI, supported by ESTHER MANITO.

Plus live music from the island’s very own THE ROCKAFELLAS, and the gates will stay open late so you can stay for drinks and dancing after the show! There will be hot food stalls too so you can have dinner on site at any point during the evening, without missing any of the action.

GATES OPEN: 17:30
MAIN SHOW: 19:30-21:30
GATES CLOSE: 23:00

 

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Be transported to the world of musical theatre; bringing you some of the best-known and popular songs from the West End and Broadway. 

Starring Leading Lady RUTHIE HENSHALL and West End stars: Craig Mather, Tessa Kadler, Mike Christie and Vivien Carter!

Support Acts: THEATRETRAIN and WINNERS of the IOW Music Dance and Drama Festival.

GATES OPEN: 17:30
MAIN CONCERT: 19:30-21:30
GATES CLOSE: 22:00

 

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The weekend will climax in a rousing celebration of British music and flag-waving, including Pomp & Circumstance, Jerusalem and many more.

Starring Britain’s most cherished soprano LESLEY GARRETT and the Wight Proms Concert Orchestra, conducted by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s Jonathan Butcher.

Support Acts: COMPANY B-UK and WINNERS of the IOW Music Dance and Drama Festival.

GATES OPEN: 15:00
MAIN CONCERT: 16:30-18:30
GATES CLOSE: 19:30

 

The Wight Proms is thrilled to have added outdoor cinema to this year’s festival and is proud to present The Greatest Showman (cert. PG) sponsored by WightFibre. 

This smash hit movie musical stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams, and features an incredible musical score including ‘This Is Me’ which won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 2018. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, celebrate the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. The perfect family film for the summer!​

Gates open: 12:00
Main show: 13:00-14:45
Gates close: 15:30

 

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Dirty Dancing is an 80’s classic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jeniffer Grey. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

The perfect way to spend a balmy summer evening outdoors, and the gates will stay open late so you can stay for drinks after the movie!

Age 15+

Gates open: 18:00
Main show: 19:30-21:10
Gates close: 23:00

 

This family concert is a perennial favourite by Sergei Prokofiev, and is suitable for all ages. It engages with the audience throughout and helps children to enjoy the experience of going to a concert by making it fun and entertaining.

It is a wonderful way to introduce classical music to younger children whilst also entertaining the adults. With live wind quintet consisting flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, our talented instrumentalists have worked with the CBSO, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and have performed for West End shows and the BBC Proms.

GATES OPEN: 12:00
MAIN CONCERT: 13:00-14:00
GATES CLOSE: 14:30

 

Time

August 29 (Thursday)

Location

Northwood House

Ward Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8AZ

29aug6:30 pm7:00 pmRyde Main Carnival

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Event Details

Ryde Main Carnival takes place on 29th August at 6:30pm.

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Ryde Esplanade

Ryde Esplanade, RYDE, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2EL

31aug6:00 pm9:00 pmCinema @ Brading Roman Villa - Mary Queen of Scots

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124min (15)
31st August @
7pm (supper from 6pm)
Tickets £10 (includes buffet supper)

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Starring Saoirse Ronan & is Margot Robbie.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Brading Roman Villa

Morton Old Road, Brading Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH

31aug8:30 pm9:00 pmRyde Illuminated Carnival

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Event Details

Ryde Illuminated takes place on 31st August at 8:30pm.

Time

(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Ryde Esplanade

Ryde Esplanade, RYDE, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2EL



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