June Jubilations - Isle of Wight - Things to do in June

June is always a beautiful month on the Isle of Wight with the seas warming up, the sun shining and the summer flowers beginning to bloom. And with so much to do in the month of June, you might be hard pressed to fit it all in!

Fabulous Festivals

Isle of Wight Festival - What's on in June - Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Festival of Running - What's on in June - Isle of Wight

Sail across the Solent for the Isle of Wight Festival with its eclectic mix of up and coming acts and music legends – headliners this year include Noel Gallagher and George Ezra. Taking place from the 13th to the 16th of June at Seaclose Park. There are also BOGOF breakfasts available on Festival weekend at the Boathouse in Seaview – relax on the beachside patio and get away for an hour or two.

The ReVamp Festival is a family orientated event based in Ryde whose aim it is to showcase local artists, bands, DJs and comedians whilst raising money for charity – with adult tickets at £10 this festival on the 30th of June is great value and a great cause.

For a festival with a difference, how about the Festival of Running? Taking place on the 1st and 2nd of June, it has fun runs for kids and a variety of adult runs and will be based in the West Wight.

The Awakening Festival of Wellbeing will be held at Weston Manor on the 8th and 9th of June and will include wellbeing workshops, yoga, dance movement sessions, meditation and takeaway talks and tools for all things self-love and self-care. Indulge yourself.

Ventnor Botanic Garden will be the scene for the Yoga Vibe Festival from the 21st to the 23rd of June and get you in the yoga mood with health and fitness studios to sample the yoga classes, talks and demonstrations.

Cracking Kids Adventures

Tractors and Engines Weekend - What's on in June - Isle of Wight Unicorn Weekend - What's on in June - Isle of Wight

Kids will love Tractors and Engines Weekend at Tapnell Farm on the 15th and 16th of June – not only are there some big machines but there’ll also be a Father’s Day Go Kart Grand Prix – team up to see who makes it to the podium! Or channel your inner sparkle at the Unicorn Weekend on the 1st and 2nd June.

There’ll be ghosts, stolen treasure and a young man's race to save more than just his family from ruin in Toby’s Treasure, outdoor theatre at Northwood House – enjoy the show from the 6th to the 9th of June.

The Island Mardi Gras will be shimmying its way into town on the 29th of June in Ryde with 800 children and young people participating in fabulous carnival costume – Carmen Miranda eat your heart out…

Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine always have plenty of adventures for kids and whether its running around, climbing, dinosaurs or slides they’re interested in, they won’t be disappointed!

Super Sporting Events

Round the Island Race - What's on in June - Isle of Wight Challenge the Wight - What's on in June - Isle of Wight

The 29th of June will see the Round the Island Race give its usual thrills and spills with 1600 boats, crewed by some of the biggest names in sailing as well as keen amateur sailors, skim past The Needles, the Island’s distinctive rocky structure, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge and back into the Solent.

Fancy a challenge? Then Challenge the Wight is the event for you with night walks and marathons. There are various walks and distances to suit all abilities and the start time is 8pm on the 29th and 30th of June.

Special Events

Workshop Open Day at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway - What's on in June - Isle of Wight Blooming Gardens at Osborne - What's on in June - Isle of Wight

The 22nd of June is Armed Forces Day – a day to show our patriotic support for our service personnel, past and present throughout the country and give our thanks for keeping us safe. There will be a parade and an all- day programme of events at The Quay in Newport.

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show will be taking place on the 30th of June with animals galore, a dog show, sheep shearing, local food, arts and crafts and much more. Much more than this, the show will be hosting special guests - the Queen's Household Cavalry! They'll be performing their famous Musical Ride, which a series of military maneuvers set to music. There are 28 elite riders and 4 musicians - it's going to be an amazing spectacle.

Always wanted to know how a steam train works. Then get yourself along to the Island Steam Railway and watch the apprentices at work on trains from a bygone era on the 16th of June.

Have a blooming marvellous day at Osborne’s Blooming Gardens on the 22nd and 23rd of June with tours, demonstrations and stalls. Gardeners will also be on hand throughout the day to share their hints and tips. You could be the next Alan Titchmarsh in the making…

Are you a Shirley Bassey fan? If you are then don’t miss the Spinnaker’s Shirley Bassey Tribute Evening on the 21st of June with a three course meal and the show – and remember, diamonds really are forever…

A Fishy Business

Seafood Night at The Boathouse - What's on in June - Isle of Wight Seafood Night at The Fishbourne - What's on in June - Isle of Wight

There is a Seafood Night at the Boathouse on the 7th of June with chefs creating dishes using seafood from the Island waters and beyond

The always popular Fishbourne Inn will be holding its Seafood Night on the 15th of June with platters of fresh fish, shellfish, cured and smoked seafood. Platters available for the whole table from two people to twenty!

Get Creative

Portrait Photography - What's on in June - Isle of Wight Modern Macrame - What's on in June - Isle of Wight

There are loads of great workshops taking place in June to get busy fingers working. How about a demonstration of portrait photography using natural daylight as the only light source and students as the subject with Wendy Carrig? Or indulge your seventies self with a macramé workshop - learn how to make a macramé plant hanger for your home or garden with a terracotta pot included!

Walk your socks off

There are loads and loads of great walks around the Isle of Wight from the steepest of cliff paths to flat Downs and beach walks. June sees two specific walks – Walk the Line along the old railway line from Shanklin to Ventnor and Hope to Seaview with money raised going to the research fund to find a cure or treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa an eye condition caused by defective genes which leads to blindness. So, get out there and breathe in some fresh air!

Getting here

Whatever you decide to do and however you’re travelling, it couldn’t be easier to get to the Isle of Wight via Lymington, Southampton, Southsea or Portsmouth. There are regular rail connections to the south coast via SWR.

Travelling as a foot passenger is simple due to our excellent transport links with trains, buses, foot passenger ferries and our hovercraft service. Our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Ambassadors are on hand to help you decide where to go, what to see, and of course how to get there using sustainable transport – meaning you’ll also be helping us to protect our environment too.

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