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Events and Activities on the Island

4 Star Hotel

Events and Activities on the Island

4 Star Hotel

an island rich in history and heritage


Farringford House Guided Tour 

Now re-open to the public as an historic home.Farringford is a Grade 1 Listed Building and was the main domicile residence of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate, from 1856 until his death in 1892.



Victorian Falconry | Osborne House | 24 -26 October

Discover the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds and learn about birds of prey in Victorian times.

Island Highlights


Eklectica | 9 - 10 September 

Described as a festival with a twist, Eklectica is an exciting combination of acts that promise to be diverse, quirky and creative.

Hops Festival | Ventnor Botanic Garden | 24 September 

The Hops Festival celebrates the harvest of the hops grown on site at Ventnor Botanic Garden as well as introducing Botanic Lager with a Hint of Eucalyptus by Goddard’s – a fresh, minty taste to send peppermint sparks through your taste buds.

Cider and Cheese Weekend | The Railway Station | 23 - 24 September

Offering visitors a wide selection of award winning Island cheeses, ciders and perries to sample in the relaxing ambience of Havenstreet Station whilst watching the trains go by! 

To celebrate Isle of Wight Day there is FREE ADMISSION to this event and there will be WORKSHOP TOURS on both days.

Classic Beer, Buses and Walks | Ryde | 14 - 15 October

October Half-term activities | Ventnor Botanic Garden | 23 - 29 October

Festival of Lights | 30 September - 4 November

Robin Hill’s electric woods presents a stunning spectacle of creatively themed light, colour, sound, and entertainment inspired by the Hindu festival of Diwali, where ‘light triumphs over darkness’.