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October events on the Isle of Wight

October events on the Isle of Wight include tons of festival fun, Halloween fright nights and half term activities for kids. An October holiday on the island marks the transition into winter so spend your time jumping in piles of leaves and taking long winter walks on the beach.

Take a look at our Isle of Wight cottages available in October.

First week of October

23rd September to 1st October: Isle of Wight cycling festival

One of the most scenic ways to get around the island, thousands flock each year for the cycling festival.

 

30th September to 4th November: Festival of light inspired by Diwali

As the nights draw in, this Diwali inspired festival is a beautiful showcase of how art can bring a place to life at night.

 

Second week of October

12th to 15th October: Isle of Wight Literary festival

Bookworms, rejoice! An island festival devoted to all things literature.

 

Third week of October

21st October to 4th November: Blackgang Chine Illuminations

Watching the beautiful illuminations at Blackgang Chine is a great way to mark the beginning (or end) of your holiday.

 

23rd to 27th October: Wizard Week

Join the Isle of Wight Steam railway for Wizard week this October half term.

 

Fourth week of October

24th to 26th October: Autumn Adventures at the Needles Old Battery

The National Trust have plenty planned for kids at the Old Battery this October.

 

28th October: Steam Railway Halloween fright night

Get in the spirit of things at this spooky night on the railway.

 

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