Some events for 2016 on the
isle of Wight
To make your holiday stay at
Sunnycott caravan park more memorable it's worth exploring what
events might be happening in 2016 (please check dates before you
plan your trip)
The Minghella Film Festival on the Isle of Wight is a charitable event
hosted by Anthony Minghella's family to celebrate his life and continue
his legacy. Established in 2009, the festival provides an ongoing
retrospective of Anthony's work and a platform for supporting the next
generation of filmmakers.
IoW Grand National & Ashey Scurry
West Ashey Farm, Ryde
Takes place at West Ashey Farm, Ashey Road, Ryde PO33 4AX. To get there
head towards Ryde on the A3054. After Fishbourne, take the first turning
on the right down Pellhurst Road. At the end of Pellhurst Road turn
right into Upton Road. At Upton Cross mini roundabout turn left into
Carter's Road. At the end of Carter's Road turn right at the roundabout.
Keep on that road for 1½ miles. IoW Grand National & Ashey Scurry
Isle of Arts Festival - April 2016
The Isle of Arts is a 3-day festival which celebrates music, film,
drama, art, photography, literature, comedy and more. The next Isle of
Arts festival will be in April 2016.
Using different venues in Ventnor, there will be one or more featured
headline events each day, supported by exhibitions and cultural events
including arts, photography, comedy, drama, film and literature. The
festival will also showcase local Isle of Wight talent and give
Islanders of all ages and backgrounds the chance to join in workshops
and art projects.
Isle of Wight Spring Walking Festival 2016
Sunday 13 May 2016
With more than half of the Island recognised as an Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty and 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths , it's no
wonder the Isle of Wight is home to the UK's largest walking festival.
There are over 300 walks, many of which are themed including heritage
trails, fossil hunting and even a speed dating walk.
Whether you’d like to build your confidence through Fire walking,
increase your mental and physical wellbeing through Tai Chi and
Meditation or find that special someone through Speed Dating, the
Walking Festival has it all.
Family Discovery Walks: Short walks with plenty of exciting things to
see and do, in town, country or on the beach. Walk in the footsteps of
prehistoric dinosaurs or learn about the secret life of rock pools. For
children, join in the Pram and Toddler walks – a great way to enjoy a
stroll with the family. Alternatively join in one of our fascinating
Story walks where children can walk along the shore at low tide
searching for sea glass, driftwood and limpet shells – which will be
woven into further tales.
Ghost Walks: We won’t let you rest when darkness falls! Keep close
behind our guides as they regale you with tales of mystery and suspense!
Food Walks: The guilt free way to have your cake and eat it! Honey for
Tea and Chale Tea Party walks will burn off enough energy to enjoy guilt
free indulgence of tea and cakes.
Garden Walks: The Garden Isle offers an abundance of breathtaking flora
and fauna. Take in the stunning scenery and historical gardens on one of
the many garden walks – Changing the Beds at Osborne, Bedding and
The festival culminates in"Walk the Wight" a challenging 26.5 mile walk
around the Island in aid of The Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Shorter walks
and a flat walk are also available.
Walk the Wight - Sun 13 May 2016
The annual 'Walk the Wight' is a spectacular 26.5 mile sponsored walk
across the breadth of the Isle of Wight from Bembridge in the east to
Alum Bay in the west.
Last year just under 10,000 people took part in this lovely walk across
some of the Island’s most beautiful hills and countryside and all the
money raised goes towards running the Isle of Wight Hospice.
Riverfest, organised by the Footprint Trust, is a celebration of river
and community life. Last year the event was attended by some 4000
people, who enjoyed the atmosphere and attractions on offer.
The event will be hosted on Newport's historic quay and will provide
plenty of entertainment and spectacle for everyone. For the children
there will be tradtional Victorian funfar stalls as well as local
children's activity providers. There will also be plenty of stalls
exhibiting and selling everything from local foods to crafts.
One of the highlights of the day is likely to be the flotilla of vessels
of all sizes and shapes which will pass-by the quay in procession. There
will also be a tall ship from The Little Brig Sailing Trust who provide
sailing experience to young people on some of the worlds smallest tall
Entry is free but there may be charges for certain activities.
For more information contact Ray Harrington-Vail at the Footprint Trust
on 01983 822282
Gatcombe & Chillerton Scarecrow Festival
TBC 2016, Gatcombe and Chillerton
Over 100 scarecrows of all sizes and shapes will be on display in
gardens and on Chillerton Green. Refreshments are available from
Chillerton Village Hall.
Isle of Wight Festival 2016 - 22-24 June 2016
The legendary Isle of Wight Festival is back with a bang for 2016,
occupying the Glastonbury dates of 22-24 June 2016 for one year only - Glasto is of course on a break.
Headlining on the Friday night are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with
Pearl Jam on Saturday and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band bringing
the festival to a finale on the Sunday night. Recently announced special
guests include Elbow, Biffy Clyro, Band of Skulls, Noel Gallagher's High
Flying Birds, Tinie Tempah, Example, Noah and the Whale, Madness, Groove
Armada, The Vaccines, The Darkness, Feeder, Professor Green, Wretch 32,
Loick Essien and Clement Marfo & The Frontline.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2016
What - One of the largest yacht races in the word - around the Isle of
When - Saturday 30 June 2016
Where - Starting from Cowes, Isle of Wight