Isle of Wight Self Catering Holidays In September

September may mean the end of the summer holidays for the children but it doesn’t mean you can’t still grab a self catering break to the Isle of Wight. Why not visit the beautiful Isle of Wight to enjoy a late summer self catering holiday Isle of Wight style.

The Isle of Wight benefits from warmer weather throughout September unlike most parts of the UK so it is the perfect destination to choose to enjoy the last of the summer sunshine. The beaches will be quieter so you can take your pick of sandy shores to soak up some rays and enjoy some relaxation.

The Isle of Wight still has many events going on in September so if you tire of the beach why not try one of the below;

25th August to 2nd September: Isle of Wight cycle festival

This is a great event and fabulous way to view all of the sights and view points the Island has to offer.

7th to 9th September: Eklectica festival

An exciting music festival at Robin Hill Country Park, a relaxing fun filled weekend. This boutique music festival – Eklectica – is taking place at the park from the 7th September until the 9th September 2018 with a Trocpical Rave Theme for Saturday festival goers.

Scouting for Girls, The Hoosiers, The Fratellis, and Toploader are among the first bands to be announced as headliners for Eklectica 2018. Scouting for Girls will headline Saturday night supported by The Hoosiers and The Fratellis will headline Sunday supported by Toploader.  Friday night’s headliners are yet to be announced.

13th to 16th September: Steam Railway Heritage open days

See behind the scenes of the Isle of Wight steam railway. As part of the UK-wide Heritage Open Days initiative, there’s plenty to see and do around the Railway, including a chance to explore our Train Story Discovery Centre and learn the story of our Victorian and Edwardian railway vehicles, and their lasting impact on all our lives!

Plus, on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September there are guided tours of the restoration workshops.

15th September: International Classic Car show

Now in its 17th year, the famous Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. Vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe will be attending this unique two-day show on the 15th and 16th September 2018. There will be a spectacular collection of vintage, classic, custom and retro cars and other rare vehicles. This two-day event will guarantee to delight children and adults of all ages. 

Saturday 15th September – the show will be located at the characterful Newport Quay. All the funds raised will be donated directly to the Isle of Wight Round Table to support children in need on the Island. 

Sunday 16th September – the show will be held on the beautiful and exotic Ryde Esplanade. All the money raised will be donated directly to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Newport. 

22nd September: Isle of Wight Day

Celebrating all things island related, including an exciting event from the Bestival team. A day out not to be missed. sle of Wight Day is the Island’s very own “Red Nose Day”, when the whole community is encouraged to celebrate by covering the Island in bunting, hold an event, take part in an event or just enjoy the hundreds of events being held all over the Island.

It’s about businesses, individuals, schools, clubs, associations, visitors coming together to raise money for local causes.

It’s about reunions and a day for family and friends to spend the weekend on the Island and to party with the whole community.A day to encourage visitors to come and enjoy the Island and showcasing the Island’s talented people.

22nd to 23rd September: Bembridge Harbour food festival

Taste some of the amazing produce made by island locals. The Food Hub is open Saturday 22 September 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 23 September 10:00 – 15:30. Entry £2.50 adults U16 Free – gives a ‘lucky number’ for lots of draws / promotions over the days –
Free entry to all after 15:30 Saturday and 13:00 Sunday …

29th September to 4th November: Electric Woods at Robin Hill Country Park

A beautifully bright celebration inspired by the lights of Diwali. Electric Woods is a series of stunning evening events featuring a spectacle of themed light, colour and sound set in a five acre pocket of ancient woodland at Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

As dusk falls, a beautiful array of lighting brings a warm and magical glow to the trees, woodland glades, and paths enhanced by relaxing music, delicious food and stunning entertainment. Each of the season’s Electric Woods events has a different twist, with themes from Oriental to Indian.

These unique events are perfect for all ages, with the inspiring ambience of the magical illuminations captivating the youngest visitor to the very oldest, creating memorable experiences that may last a life time for all that visit.

There are also a number of illuminated play areas which are perfect for children to let off steam before bed time, while adults can sit and enjoy live performances of music and other themed entertainment whilst treating themselves to a drink from the bar or some delightful hot food.

The Electric Woods is a must-visit evening destination for all visitors to the Isle of Wight