Wanting to get involved with all the Island has to offer? Here are our favourite Summer events.

Our self catering holiday cottages in Brook on the Isle of Wight are a perfect base for an Isle of Wight holiday. We pride ourselves on being a wonderful location in rural West Wight that provides a relaxing atmosphere with beautiful scenery and all the facilities that you’d ever need, but we know that a real holiday is made by the memories that you make and the experiences that you have.

Here at Brook House, we’ve outlined three of our absolute favourite summertime events to visit here from all across the Island.

Shipwreck Isle –  Appley, 8th July 2018
The Shipwreck Isle festival at Appley Beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Isle of Wight’s nautical heritage. Whether you just want to stop at the beachside cafes and enjoy a fresh seafood platter, or you want to take the whole family and enjoy some Pirate-themed shipwreck fun on Appley Beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Cowes Week – Cowes, 4th to 11th August 2018
Arguably one of the biggest Island events outside of the Isle of Wight music festivals is Cowes Week. The 8-day sailing regatta takes place on the first week in August in Cowes every year, and it transforms the tiny seaside town into a hub of buzzing entertainment, sporting achievement and lively entertainment.

With around 1000 boats taking part every single year, with entrants descending on the Island from all over the world, it’s an atmosphere that is unparalleled in the Sailing world. Each day of Cowes Week there are 40 races, seeing Olympic level racers competing and also racers who are amateurs, too.

Cowes Week always completes on the final day with a spectacular fireworks show.

Whether you’d like to get involved in the racing, or simply enjoy the atmosphere that Cowes Week brings, it’s certainly worth a visit.  Visit www.aamcowesweek.co.uk for further information.

The Garlic Festival – Near Newchurch, 18 to 19 August 2016
A firm favourite here at Brook House is August’s Garlic Festival held in Sandown, just a drive or bus ride away. The Garlic Festival provides visitors and locals alike with wonderful food to sample, fantastic entertainment to enjoy and artisan gifts and local produce to take back home.

The Garlic Farm combines cookery workshops with mouth-watering food, an array of arts and crafts stalls and showcases from local businesses and plenty to do for the little ones too with animal acts, archery shows and even a fun fair on site. Please visit www.garlic-festival.co.uk for further information.

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