As the evenings draw in and Halloween approaches, the Island is gearing up for another half-term filled with spooky events and activities for the Isle of Fright!

The Island has a well-documented reputation for “ghostly goings-on”, being named as one of the “Top 10 Most Haunted Islands” by paranormal experts. The “Isle of Fright” celebrates this with a range of family-friendly eerie events across the Island from October 25th to November 2nd.

Become a ghost hunter with “Spooky Castle” at the Island’s grand medieval Carisbrooke Castle, or join in the enchanting “Wizard Week” at Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Follow bug trails and try your hand at pumpkin carving with “Boo at the Zoo” at the Isle of Wight Zoo, or take a chilling tour of the St Catherine’s Lighthouse with “Famous Ghost”.

On October 25th marvel at the spectacular “Dark Nights” illuminated carnival processions through the seaside town of Shanklin, or join in the “Spooktacular Fun” at Blackgang Chine on October 28th to 30th, with late-evening dinosaur encounters in the spine-tingling “Restricted Area 5”!

For those who like a good ghost story there are a range of tours from the Isle of Wight Ghost Experience from October 26th to November 2nd, with highlights including a Halloween walk through the Ventnor Botanic Gardens into areas usually off limits to the general public. Isle of Wight Steam Railway will also be operating a very special “Ghost Train” on October 31st, with a rare late-night service through the shadowy Island countryside – dare you ride the “Train of Fright”?!

The dead are set to rise for “Isle of Fright” with the return of the incredible interactive horror experience “Park of the Dead” at Puckpool Park near Ryde, October 29th to November 2nd. At the time of writing all their scheduled tours are sold out, but they have a waiting list for cancellations if you wish to try your luck. There will also be undead action at Brown’s in Sandown with a Zombie Party and Night Golf Tournament on October 31st, and Isle of Wight Adventure Activities are hosting a very special Halloween “Zombie Bushcraft” session.

If you’d like to find out more about the Island’s haunted history take a look at our Five Spooky Stories from the Isle of Wight.

Take a look at our video preview of Isle of Fright below: