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AboutElectric 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.
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.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT INSPIRED BY DIWALI:
Saturday 4th October - Saturday 1st November 2014.
Enjoy the ambience of the electric woods with an Indian-themed event inspired by Diwali where ‘light triumphs over darkness’.
The lush colours, flavours and magic of the Asian sub continent are set to enrich the golden autumnal woodlands in what will be one of the Island’s first illuminated celebrations of this hugely popular world festival.
Sample traditional curries and sweet Indian treats at the woodland ponds and enjoy themed entertainment , light & sound shows and interactive installations throughout the woods!
- Countryside Setting
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- Disabled persons toilet
- Facility for service dogs
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Wheelchair user accessible
Children & Infants
- Baby changing
- Children's Meals
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Highchair(s) available
- Outdoor children’s play area
Parking & Transport
- Coach parking
- Free parking
- Green Transport
- On Site Car Parking
- Secure cycle parking
- Themed Nights
- Full liquor licence
- Outdoor eating area
- Picnic area
- Refreshments Available
- Vegetarians catered for
- Educational Groups
- Family Fun
- Information Point
- Marketed Towards Children
- Marketed Towards Families
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
Map & Directions
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40 MINUTES FROM YARMOUTH BY CAR: Take the A3054 east to Newport then follow the signs to Ryde to stay on the A3054. When you reach Wootton, turn right at the Cedars pub. Brown signs will direct you to Robin Hill at the next junctions.
15 MINUTES FROM FISHBOURNE BY CAR: Turn right out of the terminal to get to the main road (A3054). Turn right towards Newport. When you reach Wootton drive through the village and turn left at the Cedars pub. Take the left turning after the Woodman’s Arms pub and follow Briddlesford road all the way to Robin Hill at the next mini roundabout.
FROM RYDE PIER (AS A FOOT PASSENGER): take the train or walk down the pier to the esplanade and then take a two legged bus journey to Robin Hill via Newport (we are on the Newport-Sandown bus route 8) or take the Open topped “Downs Tour” bus that goes directly past the park. Booking a local taxi is another option. See below for bus & taxi links.
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20 MINUTES FROM EAST COWES BY CAR: Drive out of the terminal following directions for Newport on the A3021. Turn left towards Ryde on the A3054. When you reach Wootton drive through the village and turn right at the Cedars pub. Take the left turning after the Woodman’s Arms pub and follow Briddlesford road all the way to Robin Hill at the next mini roundabout.
FROM WEST COWES (AS A FOOT PASSENGER): take a two legged bus journey to Robin Hill via Newport (we are on the Newport- Sandown bus route 8).
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FROM RYDE TERMINAL (AS A FOOT PASSENGER): Make your way towards the buses on the esplanade (near the pier) and then take a two legged bus journey to Robin Hill via Newport (we are on the Sandown bus route 8) or take the Open topped “Downs Tour” bus that goes directly past the park. Booking a local taxi is another option. See below for bus & taxi links.
* DIRECTIONS FROM OTHER PLACES BY CAR:
FROM BLACKGANG CHINE: Drive out of Blackgang and turn left on the entrance round-a-bout towards Chale. In the village of Chale turn right just before the church and head for Newport on the B3399. Stay on this road for about 3 miles, all the way to the crossroads/junction. Turn left here towards Newport/Rookley. At Rookley village turn right at the T junction onto the main road (A3020) towards Godshill. After 0.75miles take a turning left for Merstone. Drive all the way to and through the village to the main road (A3056) and turn right for Sandown/Arreton. After half a mile (and before the village of Arreton) turn off left at the junction towards East Cowes/Ryde (follow sign for Ferry). Follow this for a mile and the Robin Hill entrance is the third exit on the mini roundabout after the Hare & Hounds pub.
FROM SANDOWN/SHANKLIN: From either town follow signs to Lake or Newport. At Lake follow signs for Newport turning into the A3056. Drive for 6 miles or so to and through the village of Arreton. Turn right at the junction after Arreton Barns towards East Cowes/Ryde (follow sign for Ferry). Follow this for a mile and the Robin Hill entrance is the third exit on the mini roundabout after the Hare & Hounds pub.
Public Transport Directions
COMING BY BUS:
Robin Hill is serviced by half hourly buses from Southern Vectis on Route no 8 between Sandown & Newport bus terminals. Please make your way to these terminals to get to the park.
From Ryde esplanade a Downs Tour open top bus service also operates hourly during the summer which goes right past the gates.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).
COMING BY TAXI:
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park & Gardens recommends the following taxi service providers who can be cheaper and quicker than buses for 3 or more passengers and service the whole Island to and from the park.
Pete's Cars: call Pete on 07599126119 (mention the website for a preferential rate)
Amar Taxis: 01983 522968
Ryde Taxis: 01983 811111
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This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.