As dusk falls on the Isle of Wight, something vibrant is a-glow from near Arreton, at Robin Hill Country Park as they transform their dense forests into Electric Woods.  Over the past few years, this spectacular event has blossomed into a favourite among Islanders and visitors alike, this year ‘Festival of Light’, Inspired by Diwali brings a whole next element of wonder to these woods, with out of this world illuminated sculptures and interactive displays, hands-on activities, food, drink and more!

Celebrating the finale of the vibrant Diwali theme, you’ll find yourself marvelling at the epic Electro-Light Circus, returning more intense than before, it’s sure to bring this event to a spectacular close! The incredible show featuring mind-boggling light tricks, acrobatics and circus skills is a must-see for visitors of all ages.

Each year there’s more and more to see, with 2019 seeing the introduction of The Spice Cinema. Experience a five-minute documentary surrounding the spice trade, accompanied by sensory ‘zome structures’ where customers will be surrounded by the smells of spice!

Uncover the fun and thrills of the family-favourite Holi powder arena and the new Neon Jungle; right through to the calm and serene celestial feel of the Woodland Ponds water projections and stunning illuminations.

Recreating the hustle and bustle and lustre of the great ancient city of Samarkand, through interpretive lighting and sounds within our sunken walkway on the edge of our ancient woodland. Be prepared to be blown away as you take in this year’s showpiece lighting installation.

Amidst all the exciting activity, take time to enjoy the authentic Indian menu of curries and kebabs, Asian sweet treats and traditional teas, providing a true taste of India.  The kids can get involved with Lantern Decorating workshops, indulge in some traditional henna art and marvel at the ambient street entertainment.

As one of the winners of the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence, and voted a ‘Family Favourite’ by Days out with the kids, Electric Woods is sure to wow the whole family.   Just a short drive or bus journey from Shanklin, escape to the Isle of Wight this weekend for a last-minute getaway.  Vectis Holiday Home has a range of apartments suitable for large families, through to couples looking for a laid-back retreat. Get in touch with us or book online to discover your next island break.