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More details - Bembridge Windmill - Fauna and Flora ID Trail
This half-term, discover some of the fauna and flora that grow and live in the hedgerows and meadows around the windmill with our discovery board trail. Follow the boards around the grounds of the windmill to discover the creepy crawlies and delicate flowers that grow in the fields and lanes around the windmill.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge,
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Fauna and Flora ID Trail
Discover some of the fauna and flora that grow and live in the hedgerows and meadows around the windmill with our discovery board trail. Meet at Bembridge Windmill PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 874). Dogs on lead welcome.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Mottistone Manor Open Days
Take this rare opportunity to see inside the family home which is only open to the public for two days each year. Meet at Mottistone Gardens PO30 4ED (SZ 406 838).
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Today

More details - Art Exhibition Ceramics and paintings by Andrew Dowden & Jeanne Mills-Holland - Visions & Dimensions
A carpenter for 20 years, Andrew was inspired to take up ceramics watching a bowl being thrown on a wheel during research for a book on IW pottery.
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Today and Tue 29 May

More details - Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Mottistone Manor House Open Days
Take this rare opportunity to see inside the family home. Open to the public for just two days each year, come along this bank holiday weekend and discover the fascinating history of this family home. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for the whole family.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone
Today

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Exhibition: Spring into Summer
Fishbourne Art Group will be exhibiting an eclectic mix of paintings and craft work. A small group of Island artists, Fishbourne Art Group will be displaying their unique work from paintings, crafts and ceramics in the historic Old Town Hall at Newtown.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Today to Thu 31 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Spring into Summer
The Fishbourne Art Group will be exhibiting an eclectic mix of paintings and craft work, which will also be available to buy. Open every day expect Monday and Friday. Guide dogs only. Meet at the Old Town Hall PO30 4PA (SZ 423 906)
Newtown Old Town Hall
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Launch of 50 things
As you explore the gardens, discover many of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ that you can try. You could make a kite, take a bare foot walk in the grass, roll down a really big hill or even make a den. Meet at Mottistone Gardens PO30 4ED (SZ 406 838). £2 per kite kit. Normal admission charges apply.
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Tue 29 May

More details - Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Launch of 50 things
As you explore the gardens, discover many of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 that you can try. You could make a kite, take a bare foot walk in the grass, roll down a really big hill or even make a den. Booking Not Needed. Most suitable for children under 12. Dogs on leads welcome.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone
Tue 29 May

More details - Bembridge Windmill - Leaf printing
Using leaves of all different shapes and sizes, have a go at creating your own piece of wild art to take home. Tick off No.18 from your 50 things list by creating a special piece of art, all made from leaves. Booking Not Needed. Most suitable for those under 12. Dogs on leads welcome.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge,
Wed 30 May

More details - Leaf Printing
Using leaves of all different shapes and sizes, have a go at creating your own piece of wild art to take home. You can tick off No.18 from your 50 things list too. Dogs on lead welcome. Meet at Bembridge Windmill PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 874).
Bembridgge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Wed 30 May

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Newtown Wildlife Walk
On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover the wildlife that lives here. Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing a rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our 1.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Thu 31 May, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Newtown Wildlife Walk
Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover who lives there and why your help is vital to the conservation of this beautiful...
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Thu 31 May

More details - Butterfly Walk
Our Ranger will guide you across two miles of Compton Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures and explain the work we do to ensure they can thrive. Meet at Afton Down Car Park on A3055 one mile east of Freshwater Bay. Guide dogs only.
Compton Chine/Afton Down car park, Compton Bay, Isle of Wight
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Compton Bay and Downs - Butterfly Walk
Our ranger will guide you across two miles of Compton Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures. We’ll also explain the work we do to ensure the habitats they live in are cared for and that the butterflies can thrive.
Compton Bay and Downs
Fri 1 Jun, Mon 30 Jul

More details - Ryde Rowing Club Annual Regatta.
Ryde Rowing Clubs Annual, Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Championship Rowing Regatta. Racing in Coxed Fours, Coxless Pairs and Doubles and Single Sculls for men and women in various statuses over an 1800m course from Appley Beach, out towards Ryde Pier and return.
Appley Beach and Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend
Families looking for adventure can run through the wavy grass and splosh through the mud when they go on a Bear Hunt at Newtown.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Bear Hunt - St Helens
Families looking for adventure can run through the wavy grass and splosh through the waves when they go on a Bear Hunt at St Helens.
St Helens Duver, St Helens
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Meadowsweet - Open Garden for NGS
From windswept barren 2 acre cattle field to developing tranquil country garden. Natural, mainly native planting and wild flowers. Cottagey front garden, herb garden, orchard, fruit cage and large pond. The good life and a haven for wildlife!
Meadowsweet, Carisbrooke
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Thorley Manor - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful informal gardens of over 3 acres surrounding manor house (not open). Garden set out in a number of walled rooms incl herb garden, colourful perennial and self-seeding borders, shrub borders and lawns, plus unusual island croquet lawn seamlessly blending in to the surrounding farmland.
Thorley Manor, Yarmouth
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Tales of Newtown
To celebrate the centenary of the first act to give women the right to vote, join our guided tour to discover how the history of the Old Town Hall owes much to the mysterious all-female Ferguson’s Gang.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Tales of Newtown
Join our guided tour to discover how the history of the Old Town Hall owes much to Ferguson’s Gang. This group of pioneering women was instrumental in raising awareness of the need to protect and preserve valuable places, such as the Old Town Hall, but they did it in an eccentric way.
Newtown Old Town Hall
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Exhibition: Blue on Wight
Gillian Mountford creates works in vibrant blues and bright whites that are combined using traditional Agateware techniques that mimic the layers of Agate rocks. The results are beautiful and unique earthenware ceramics that have both a decorative and functional use in the home. Normal admission prices apply.
Newtown Nature Reserve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight.
Tue 5 Jun to Thu 7 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Thu 14 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Thu 21 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Exhibition: Blue on Wight
An exhibition of colourful ceramic artwork by local artist Gillian Mountford, set against the backdrop of the historic Old Town Hall. Gillian creates works in vibrant blues and bright whites that are combined using traditional Agateware techniques that mimic the layers of Agate rocks.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Tue 5 Jun to Thu 7 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Thu 14 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Thu 21 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Nightjar Walk
If you’ve ever wanted to spot a nightjar, then join our evening guided walk across the Mottistone Estate and we’ll help you find one.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone
Fri 8 Jun, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Tenors Un Limited - ‘In Concert with Tenors Un Limited Celebrating 15 Years’
TENORS Un LIMITED is proud to present their newest touring show. Throughout 2018 the guys will tour UK theatres and concert halls performing works from their previous albums and tours as well as new repertoire. This concert series combines the rich vocal harmonies for which Tenors Un Limited are known.
Medina Theatre, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Nightjar Walk
Nightjars are elusive creatures, but our rangers will be able to help you hear and spot them on this short walk around the Mottistone Estate. Please wear stout foot wear and weather suitable clothing for after sunset, and bring binoculars and a torch if you have them.
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Fri 8 Jun

More details - 324 Park Road - Open Garden for NGS
This garden is an escape to the Mediterranean. The hard landscaping takes inspiration from Moorish design. The plants are a mixture of origin, from all over the world, with particular attention to the Antipodes. The garden changes dynamic throughout the year and there is always something unusual in flower.
324 Park Road, Cowes
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Nunwell House - Open Garden for NGS
5 acres of beautifully set formal and shrub gardens, and old fashioned shrub roses prominent. Exceptional Solent views from the terraces. Small arboretum and walled garden with herbaceous borders. House developed over 5 centuries and full of architectural interest.
Nunwell House, Brading
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Niton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Niton is a delightful village with a busy community spirit, blessed with lovely churches, two pubs (one of which was renowned for smuggling), PO and shops, lovely walks and bridleways, school, football and cricket pitches and recreation ground.
Niton Gardens, Niton
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Newtown Wildlife Walk
Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover who lives there and why your help is vital to the conservation of this beautiful...
Newtown Nature Reseerve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Butterfly Walk
Our Ranger will guide you across two miles of Tennyson Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures and explain the work we do to ensure they can thrive. Meet at High Down Pit car park PO39 0HY (SZ 325 856). Guide dogs only.
High Down Pit Car Park, Tennyson Down, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down - Butterfly Walk
Our ranger will guide you across two miles of Tennyson Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures. We’ll also explain the work we do to ensure the habitats they live in are cared for so that butterflies can thrive.
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down, West High Down, Alum Bay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Ashknowle House - Open Garden for NGS
A variety of features to explore in the grounds of this Victorian house (not open). Woodland walks, wildlife and fish ponds. Many colourful beds and borders.
Ashknowle House, Ventnor
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Lansdown - Open Garden for NGS
A garden within a 3 acre plot. A s-facing, sloping, exposed site with sandy soil. Different areas of interest; a terrace, formal garden with pond, some vines, a fernery, large organic vegetable plot, a souvenir garden set within the remains of an old glasshouse, mown paths though natural meadow and a pond for...
Lansdown, Sandown
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win
After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight
Wed 27 Jun

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Medina Theatre, 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Carpe Diem - Open Garden for NGS
This ¼ acre garden has evolved over 14 yrs. It is a garden that is run on organic principles, for the benefit of both the gardeners and nature. It is divided into separate areas incl a vegetable plot, woodland areas, ponds, herb plantings, grass border and herbaceous borders.
Carpe Diem, Ryde
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

Exhibition - Summer Show of Distinctive Ceramics and Contemporary Wall Art by Andrew Dowden More details - Exhibition - Summer Show of Distinctive Ceramics and Contemporary Wall Art by Andrew Dowden
Quarr Abbey will be hosting Andrew Dowden’s summer exhibition - a collection of unique and distinctive, handmade, hand-carved ceramics and complementary textured wall art. This is an opportunity to view Andrew Dowden’s work and buy directly from the artist.
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Thu 5 Jul to Tue 10 Jul
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More details - Round the Island Yacht Race
Open early especially for the race, our tea-room will be serving a hearty breakfast for you to tuck into as you watch the yachts round the Needles Rocks. Or just come and enjoy the spectacular view from the tip of the Needles Headland.
Needles Old Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Magnificent Meadows Day
Sat 7 July 10am-4pm Celebrate National Meadows Day with our family activities and short walk to find out what makes the flower rich meadows at Newtown so special. Discover how we are looking after them and learn how to identify some of the flowers and insects that live here.
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Magnificent Meadows Day
Celebrate National Meadows Day with our family activities and short walk to find out what makes the flower-rich meadows at Newtown so special. Discover how we are looking after our meadows and learn how to identify some of the flowers and insects that live here. We’ve got lots of family activities too.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Sat 7 Jul

More details - The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast
The Needles Old Battery will be open early so come along to our tea-room and enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst watching the yachts round the Needles rocks. Or just come and enjoy the view.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay
Sat 7 Jul

More details - The Thatch - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre organic wildlife garden surrounds an C18 cottage (not open) in an AONB. Nectar rich borders with wild flowers, ornamental grasses, cottage garden plants, herbs, shrubs and roses, plus mature trees, young crabs and limes. Mown paths and informal lawns.
The Thatch, Freshwater
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Seaview Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Enjoy a variety of garden styles set in the popular village resort of Seaview. Colourful borders of herbaceous perennials and annual bedding, trees, shrubs and climbers, grasses and water features. Raised vegetable beds, glasshouses and potager, plus colourful sunny patios with a touch of the exotic.
Seaview Gardens, Seaview
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Nightjar Walk
Nightjars are elusive creatures, but our rangers will be able to help you hear and spot them on this short walk around the Mottistone Estate. Please wear stout foot wear and weather suitable clothing for after sunset, and bring binoculars and a torch if you have them.
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Tue 10 Jul

More details - St Helen's Duver - Bear Hunt Adventure Weekend
Families looking for adventure can run through the wavy grass and splosh through the waves when they go on a Bear Hunt at St Helens.
St Helen’s Duver
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - The Beeches - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is laid out mainly to shrubs and border plants designed for colour and texture. A haven of peace with extensive 270 degree views of the countryside incl the south west coast of the island down to The Needles and Dorset beyond.
The Beeches, Ventnor
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Newtown Wildlife Walk
On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover the wildlife that lives here. Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing a rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our 1.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Sun 15 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Sat 11 Aug

More details - Newtown Wildlife Walk
Sun 15 July 2-3.30pm Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed.
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Wonders of the Windmill
Explore the wonders of the Windmill with our discovery trail. Learn about the Island’s only surviving windmill and the wildlife that lives in the fields and hedgerows surrounding it. Dogs on lead welcome. Meet at Bembridge Windmill PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 874).
Bembridge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Sat 21 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Bembridge Windmill - Wonders of the Windmill
Explore the wonders of the Windmill with our discovery trail. Learn about the Island’s only surviving windmill and the wildlife that lives in the fields and hedgerows surrounding it. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for the whole family. Dogs on leads welcome.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge,
Sat 21 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Mottistone Gardens
Every Tues 24 July - 28 Aug 10.30am-4.30pm Every Tuesday throughout the holidays we’ve got summer fun activities at Mottistone Gardens, so you can tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. You could try no.18. Create some wild art, no.41. Plant it, grow it, eat it, no.
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Mottistone Gardens and Estate - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Mottistone Gardens
Come and join in some summer fun activities to tick off your 50 things list. Every Tuesday throughout the holidays we’ve got summer fun activities at Mottistone Gardens, so you can tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. You could try no.18. Create some wild art, no.41.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone
Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Guided Tours of The Needles Old Battery
Every Wednesday throughout the summer you can discover the history of the Needles Old Battery on one of our guided tours. Our guides will take you round the Old Battery. Along the way you’ll discover why the fort was built, why a shot has never been fired in anger, and the role it played through two world wars.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Guided Tours of the Needles Old Battery
Every Weds 25 July – 29 Aug 11am-2pm Every Wednesday throughout the summer you can discover the history of the Needles Old Battery on one of our guided tours. You’ll learn about the history of this Palmerston fort and the important role it played during both world wars.
Needles Old Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Kite Making
Weds 25 July, 8 & 22 Aug 2-4pm Unsurprisingly it’s quite windy at the windmill which makes it the perfect place to tick off no.7 on your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾. Our kits mean that you can have a go at making your very own kite and then flying it in the breeze around the windmill.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 22 Aug

More details - Newtown Wildlife Walk
Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover who lives there and why your help is vital to the conservation of this beautiful...
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Bembridge Windmill - Kite Making
Unsurprisingly it’s quite windy at the windmill which makes it the perfect place to tick off no.7 on your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 . Our kits mean that you can have a go at making your very own kite and then flying it in the breeze around the windmill. Booking Not Needed.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge,
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 22 Aug

More details - 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Needles Old Battery
Every Thurs 26 July – 30 Aug 11am-2pm Every Thursday this summer, come and join in some summer fun activities and tick off some of your 50 things. You could try no.7. and have a go at making then flying your kite, no.18. create some wild art, no.28, climb a big hill, or no.44 go bird watching.
Needles New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at The Needles Battery
We’ve lots of activities for you to tick off your 50 things list this summer. Every Thursday we’ll be helping you tick off four of your challenges.You could try no.7. and have a go at making and then flying your kite, no.18. create some wild art, no.28, climb a big hill, or no.44 go bird watching.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay
Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Things on the Wing
As part of the Big Butterfly Count and National Moth Week, we’ll be running ranger led walks at 11am and at 2pm around the meadows and woods of Newtown to look out for anything flying. We’ll help you identify butterflies, moths, hoverflies, birds ...
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Things on the Wing
As part of the Big Butterfly Count and National Moth Week, we’ll be running ranger led walks at 11am and at 2pm around the meadows and woods of Newtown to look out for anything flying! We’ll help you identify butterflies, moths, hoverflies, birds ...
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Outdoor Cinema: La La Land
Bring a picnic and join us as the sun goes down to watch ‘La La Land’ under the stars, against the backdrop of historic Mottistone Gardens. Meet at Mottistone Gardens PO30 4ED (SZ 406 838).
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Haven Hall - Open Garden for NGS
2 acres of gardens on the cliff top with stunning views overlooking the sea. This garden was completely created in the last 2 yrs with all new planting of established plants. The garden was awarded the ’Best Commercial Garden’ in Wight in Bloom 2017.
Haven Hall, Shanklin
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Outdoor Cinema: La La Land
Bring a picnic and join us as the sun goes down to watch ’La La Land’. As the stars come out, settle in with a picnic to watch Oscar winning La La Land against the backdrop of historic Mottistone Gardens.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Butterfly Walk
Our Ranger will guide you across two miles of Compton Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures and explain the work we do to ensure they can thrive. Meet at Afton Down Car Park on A3055 one mile east of Freshwater Bay. Guide dogs only.
Compton Chine/Afton Down car park, Compton Bay, Isle of Wight
Mon 30 Jul

More details - Exhibition: Loren Thorn - The Singing Crafter
An exhibition of needlefelted pictures by local artist Loren Thorn, depicting wildlife and nature. Originally from south Wales, Loren moved to the Island for a summer job over 20 years ago and decided to stay.
Newtown Old Town Hall
Tue 31 Jul to Thu 2 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Tue 7 Aug to Thu 9 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Exhibition: Loren Thorn - The Singing Crafter
An exhibition of needlefelted pictures by local artist Loren Thorn, depicting wildlife and nature. Originally from south Wales, Loren moved to the Island for a summer job over 20 years ago and decided to stay.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Tue 31 Jul to Thu 2 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Tue 7 Aug to Thu 9 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Bembridge Windmill - Hebridean Hobby Sticks
Take inspiration from our sheep, and tick off no.18 on your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 , by creating your own Hebridean Hobby Stick.
Bembridge Windmill, High Street, Bembridge,
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Hebridean Hobby Sticks
Take inspiration from our sheep, and tick off no.18 on your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, by creating your own Hebridean Hobby Stick. Please wear clothing suitable for the outdoors. Meet at Bembridge Windmill PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 875). Dogs on leads welcome.
Bembridgge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Compton Bay and Downs - Compton Sandcastle Competition
Pit your wits and creative skills against the elements for the ’Last Castle Standing’ competition or use your design skills to create a spectacular sand sculpture in our ’Design’ competition.
Compton Bay and Downs
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Compton Sandcastle Competition
Pit your wits and creative skills against the elements for the ‘Last Castle Standing’ competition or use your design skills to create a spectacular sand sculpture in our design competition. Meet on the beach, Compton PO30 4HE (SZ 378 841).
Compton Beach, Compton
Wed 1 Aug

More details - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Newtown National Nature Reserve
Newtown is full of wildlife which means it’s a great place tick off some of your 50 things list. We’ve got lots of summer family activities for you to try. You could give no.44. a go and spot some birds, or what about no.31. hunt for bugs' You can even find a geocache and tick off no. 49.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Newtown National Nature Reserve
Newtown is full of wildlife which means it’s a great place tick off some of your 50 things list. With our summer family activities, you could try no.44. Go bird watching, no.31. Hunt for bugs, no.49. Find a geocache and more….Meet at Newtown Visitor Point PO30 4PA (SZ 423 906).Dogs on lead welcome.
Newtown Nature Reserve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight
Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Bembridge Fort and Downs - Summer Butterflies Walk
A gentle walk across the downs, looking for the blue butterflies of the chalk downland. Join our ranger on a walk of around 2.5 miles high on the chalk downland above Bembridge and Sandown. Here the environment is just right for the many blue butterflies that thrive in the conditions our work creates.
Bembridge Fort and Downs
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Summer Butterflies Walk
A gentle walk of around 2.5 miles across the downs, looking for the blue butterflies of the chalk downland. Meet at Bembridge Fort carpark PO36 8QY (SZ625 860) and bring binoculars if you have them to enjoy the far-reaching views. Dogs on leads welcome.
Bembridge Fort Car Park, Bembridge and Culver Downs, Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Jack Up The 80s presents The Magic of Motown Under the Stars
Jack Up The 80s presents The Magic of Motown Under the Stars: Tickets avaiable.
Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde, Isle Of Wight
Fri 10 Aug

More details - Blenheim House - Open Garden for NGS
A garden developed over 12 yrs, exploring the decorative qualities and long term effects of pattern making, colour and texture.
Blenheim House, Ryde
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Newtown Wildlife Walk
Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover who lives there and why your help is vital to the conservation of this beautiful...
Newtown Nature Reserve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Jack Up The 80s Vol6
Jack Up The 80s Vol6: Tickets avaiable.
Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde, Isle Of Wight
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Exhibition: Island Scenes
An exhibition of paintings featuring Isle of Wight themes by local artist Mary Golding. Meet at Newtown Old Town Hall PO30 4PA (SZ 424 905).
Newtown Old Town Hall
Tue 14 Aug to Thu 16 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Tue 21 Aug to Thu 23 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Exhibition: Island Scenes
An exhibition of paintings featuring Isle of Wight themes by local artist Mary Golding. Set against the backdrop of the historic Old Town Hall is an exhibition of works by talented local artist Mary Golding featuring scenes of Island places. Booking Not Needed. Most suitable for adults.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Tue 14 Aug to Thu 16 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Tue 21 Aug to Thu 23 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Yaverland Sandcastle Competition
Pit your wits and creative skills against the elements for the ‘Last Castle Standing’ competition or use your design skills to create a spectacular sand sculpture in our design competition.. Meet on the beach, 200 metres east of the council car park PO36 8QA (SZ 616 851).
Yaverland Beach, Yaverland
Wed 15 Aug

More details - Bembridge Fort and Downs - Yaverland Sandcastle Competition
Pit your wits and creative skills against the elements for the ’Last Castle Standing’ competition or use your design skills to create a spectacular sand sculpture in our ’Design’ competition.
Bembridge Fort and Downs
Wed 15 Aug

More details - Outdoor Cinema: Made in Dagenham
Bring a picnic and join us for a feel-good film on a summer’s evening. As the stars come out, watch the inspiring story of the women of Dagenham Ford factory as they fight for all females to have equal pay in 1968. Meet at Mottistone Gardens PO30 4ED (SZ 406 838)
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Mottistone Gardens and Estate - Outdoor Cinema: Made in Dagenham
Bring a picnic and join us for a feel-good film on a summer’s evening. To celebrate our year of Women and Power, as the stars come out, watch the inspiring story of the women of Dagenham Ford factory as they fight for all females to have equal pay in 1968. Booking Advisable. Film has a 15 rating.
Mottistone Gardens and Estate, Mottistone
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Morton Manor - Open Garden for NGS
A colourful garden of great plant variety. Mature trees incl many acers with a wide variety of leaf colour. Early in the season a display of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.
Morton Manor, Sandown
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Crab Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1¼ acres on gravelly soil. Part glorious views across croquet lawn over Newtown Creek and Solent leading to wild flower meadow, woodland walk and hidden waterlily pond.
Crab Cottage, Shalfleet
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Butterfly Walk
Our Ranger will guide you across two miles of Tennyson Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures and explain the work we do to ensure they can thrive. Meet at High Down Pit car park PO39 0HY (SZ 325 856). Guide dogs only.
High Down Pit Car Park, Tennyson Down, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Mon 20 Aug

More details - The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down - Butterfly Walk
Our ranger will guide you across two miles of Tennyson Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures. We’ll also explain the work we do to ensure the habitats they live in are cared for so that butterflies can thrive.
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down, West High Down, Alum Bay
Mon 20 Aug

More details - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters.
Osborne, York Avenue, East Cowes
Tue 21 Aug

More details - 324 Park Road - Open Garden for NGS
This garden is an escape to the Mediterranean. The hard landscaping takes inspiration from Moorish design. The plants are a mixture of origin, from all over the world, with particular attention to the Antipodes. The garden changes dynamic throughout the year and there is always something unusual in flower.
324 Park Road, Cowes
Sat 25 Aug and Sun 26 Aug

More details - Exhibition: Sam Kurtal Photography
A week long exhibition of the photography of Sam Kurtal. Sam is an accomplished Island photographer who specialises in marine, travel, nature and adventure photography. His work is featured in the local and national press, yachting media and in the 2017 BBC wildlife Calendar.
Newtown Nature Reserve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight.
Tue 28 Aug to Thu 30 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sun 2 Sep, Tue 4 Sep to Thu 6 Sep, Sat 8 Sep, Sun 9 Sep

More details - Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall - Exhibition: Sam Kurtal Photography
A week long exhibition of the photography of Sam Kurtal. Sam is an accomplished Island photographer who specialises in marine, travel, nature and adventure photography. His work is featured in the local and national press, yachting media and in the 2017 BBC wildlife Calendar. His unique interpretation of the.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall
Tue 28 Aug to Thu 30 Aug

More details - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins.
Osborne, York Avenue, East Cowes
Thu 30 Aug

More details - Butterfly Walk
Our Ranger will guide you across two miles of Compton Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight. We’ll help you spot and identify these delicate creatures and explain the work we do to ensure they can thrive. Meet at Afton Down Car Park on A3055 one mile east of Freshwater Bay. Guide dogs only.
Compton Chine/Afton Down car park, Compton Bay, Isle of Wight
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Newtown Wildlife Walk
Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover who lives there and why your help is vital to the conservation of this beautiful...
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Wed 5 Sep

The Secret Widget Fest More details - The Secret Widget Fest
September 7th - 9th 2018 The Secret Widget Fest is a new Festival showcasing music from the 1960s through to the present day. Including blues, rock, folk, prog rock, glam rock from the original artists. This is not a tribute band festival!!
Calbourne Water Mill , Calbourne, Isle of Wight
Fri 7 Sep, Sun 9 Sep
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More details - Bear Hunt – St Helens
Families looking for adventure can run through the wavy grass and splosh through the waves when they go on a Bear Hunt at St Helens.
St Helens Duver, St Helens
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Exhibition: Angela Hewitt
An art exhibition in watercolours by local artist Angela Hewitt. Meet at the at Newtown Old Town Hall. PO30 4PA (SZ 424 905).
Newtown Old Town Hall
Tue 11 Sep to Thu 13 Sep, Sat 15 Sep, Sun 16 Sep, Tue 18 Sep to Thu 20 Sep, Sat 22 Sep, Sun 23 Sep, Tue 25 Sep to Thu 27 Sep, Sat 29 Sep, Sun 30 Sep, Tue 2 Oct to Thu 4 Oct, Sat 6 Oct, Sun 7 Oct, Tue 9 Oct to Thu 11 Oct, Sat 13 Oct, Sun 14 Oct, Tue 16 Oct to Thu 18 Oct

More details - BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Course - how to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals!
Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation. We have around 3,500 active volunteer Marine Mammal Medics around the UK and we are the only such specialist organisation covering England, Wales and Scotland.
Yaverland Sailing & Boating Club, Yaverland Road, Sandown
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Wildlife Walk - Migrating Birds
A guided birdwatching walk of approximately 4 miles, looking for autumn migrants around Tennyson and West High Downs. With a diversity of birds and migrants swelling the local bird numbers, this is the perfect time of year to go birdwatching.
High Down Pit Car Park, Tennyson Down, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Fri 21 Sep

More details - Intriguing People of Newtown Walk
A gentle 2 miles wander around the village with tales of the folk who made their mark on Newtown. From Queen Elizabeth I and George Canning, to the eccentric Ferguson’s Gang and Mercia Seabroke in the 20th century, Newtown is full of colourful and historic characters that have shaped its past.
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Tree and Hedgerow ID Walk
Make the most of your visit to Bembridge Windmill and follow our discovery boards to learn about the trees and hedgerows that grow in the lanes and fields around the windmill. Meet at Bembridge Windmill PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 875). Dogs on lead welcome.
Bembridgge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Sat 20 Oct to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Pirates, Shipwrecks and Smuggling
Enjoy a swashbuckling adventure and help us make a pirate ship, whilst learning about the shipwrecks and smuggling of the Isle of Wight. Make your own pirate ship and see how long it will float for. You could even come dressed in your best eye patch and tricorn hat.
Needles Old Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
Wed 24 Oct and Thu 25 Oct

More details - Squirrel Spotting Walk
Come along on our guided walk this Christmas around Borthwood Copse to see if you can spot something truly magical: a rare red squirrel. Afterwards enjoy a festive mince pie. Booking essential on 01983 741020. Donations and dogs on lead welcome.
Borthwood Copse
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Birdwatching Walk at Newtown
Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the winter migrants of Newtown. Ideal for those new to bird watching. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear suitable clothing. Meet at Newtown Visitor Point, PO30 4PA (SZ 423 906). Guide dogs only.
Newtown Nature Reseerve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight
Thu 27 Dec

More details - Winter Walk
Join our rangers for a bracing four mile guided walk over Tennyson and West High Downs to work off that Christmas lunch and blow the cobwebs away.
High Down Pit Car Park, Tennyson Down, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Fri 28 Dec

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