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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

 

29th 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

11th to 14th October: Isle of Wight Literary festival

Bookworms, rejoice! An island festival devoted to all things literature. Read more about what to expect at this literary celebration.

 

Third week of October

20th October to 3rd November: Wicked nights at Blackgang Chine

Spook yourselves at the late opening of the island's favourite theme park.

 

22nd to 26th October: Wizard Week

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

 

Fourth week of October

24th to 25th October: Pirates, shipwrecks and smuggling at the Needles Old Battery

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

 

27th October: Steam Railway Halloween fright night

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

 

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