For those eagerly awaiting October half term and the usual frights of Halloween night, we’re pleased to say that there’s plenty going on here on the Island to keep you occupied during the Island’s scariest season!
Blackgang Chine’s new show
Taking place from the 19th of October to the 2nd of November, be terrified at Terror Island when Blackgang Chine introduce their new show. Step inside the hideaway of bloodthirsty smugglers, unleash the ancient spirits of the sea and see recently unearthed skeletal remains…if you dare! There are also Frights and Sprites days for younger children with lots of Halloween themed activities, so there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
Picking a pumpkin at Tapnell Park Farm
A family favourite and growing attraction here on the Island, this year Tapnell Park Farm will host its Spooky Farm Fun and Pumpkin Patch where you can rave at the Monster’s Ball, meet Wanda the Witch and Pimp your own Pumpkin!
A ghost train at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Enjoy October half term’s Wizard Week at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway with birds of prey, dressing up as witches and wizards and enjoying magic shows and train rides, with these events starting from the 27th. There’s also a special Fright Night at the railway on the 31st when you can take the ‘ghost train’ through the Island’s deserted night time countryside, passing darkened woodland and desolate fields, in a unique experience.
Carisbrooke Castle’s graveyard tales
Have a Halloween adventure at spooky Carisbrooke Castle from the 26th with Halloween crafts, Victorian ghost hunters and gruesome graveyard tales. There’s a prize too for the most spine-tingling attire.
The Needles Battery pirate adventure
There’s Pirates, Shipwrecks and Smuggling at the Needles Battery on the 24th and 25th of October, where you can enjoy swashbuckling adventures and help to make a pirate ship with the littles ones.