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a list of autumn events on the Isle of Wight

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September 22, 2023 · 10 MIN READ

Since autumn is almost here you are probably planning things to do with friends and family.

So, whether you are from the area or heading here on an autumnal break this blog will be useful for you. We have done the research and put together this list of various events on throughout the season that will be the perfect addition to your plans. See which ones from the list below take your fancy the most, and if you are looking to book a holiday check out our Isle of Wight resorts.

Wizard Week at Isle of Wight Steam Railway

where? Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS

when? 23rd October – 27th October 2023

time? 10am – 5pm

how much? adults from £19.50, children from £8.25

other info:

  • witches, wizards and ghouls take over Havenstreet
  • treasure hunt trail to complete before boarding the steam train
  • crafty witch will be onboard with treats (and a few tricks)

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Terror Island at Blackgang Chine

where? Blackgang Chine, Vantnor, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU

when? 27th October – 4th November 2023

time? 6pm – 11pm

how much? tickets from £27.50

other info:

  • October 27th, 28th, 29th & November 3rd & 4th
  • perfect for those looking for a real scare
  • south Coast’s biggest, multi-award-winning Halloween event

Halloween Half Term at Carisbrooke Castle

where? Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Carisbrooke, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY

when? 28th October – 5th November 2023

time? 10am – 4pm

how much? adults from £12.50, children from £7.50, concession from £11

other info:

  • enjoy a spooky day out for the whole family
  • gather round and listen to tales from spooky storytellers
  • solve creepy clues in a Halloween Quest

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Pumpkin Festival at Tapnell Farm

where? Tapnell Farm Park, Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight, PO41 0YJ

when? 7th October – 31st October 2023

time? 11am – 4pm

how much? Free

other info:

  • a stand alone event in the Events Barn
  • pumpkin themed treats and activities
  • licensed bar and live music

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Fiesta of the Dead at Blackgang Chine

where? Blackgang Chine, Vantnor, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU

when? 20th October – 2nd November 2023

time? 5pm – 9pm

how much? tickets £18

other info:

  • selected dates from 20th October
  • immersive event for all to enjoy
  • inspired by the traditional Mexican celebration

The Smugglers’ Code

where? The Needles Old Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JH

when? 1st October – 5th November 2023

time? 10.30am – 5pm

how much? adult from £7.50, children from £3.75

other info:

  • collect a map and follow clues to find the puzzles
  • each puzzle gives you the key to solve the next clue
  • your task is to find the hidden cargo from the shipwrecks
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