isleoffrightThe Isle of Wight will be changing its name for 16 scary days this autumn.

Reputed to be one of the most haunted places in Britain, and known globally as ‘Ghost Island’, the Isle of Fright is going to be full of Halloween horror between October 19th and November 3rd.

Coinciding with the school half-term holidays, when it will be possible for overnight visitors to pick-up some out-of-season accommodation deals, The Isle of Fright’s full schedule of events are on a special section of the Visit Isle of Wight website, and draws on a chilling history of ghostly inhabitants and things that go bump in the night.

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The deadly mix of guided walks, paranormal investigations and interactive encounters are all set to rub shoulders, not only with the Island’s ghosts and ghouls, but also with pumpkin carving days and witches and wizards.

And don’t forget – The Apocalypse is Coming to Puckpool Park from October 30th to November 3rd!  Since the Zombie outbreak of October 2012, the virus has spread around the globe, with the only hope being to find a vaccine (thought to be located at Puckpool Park, Isle of Wight).  Park of the Dead – Apocalypse is being billed as “a completely original and unique experience unlike what has been before, that will test the strongest of characters and play on all your insecurities”.

The horrible history of Carisbrooke Castle, for example, will help to create the right atmosphere for “little horrors” to scare themselves silly between October 26th and November 3rd, during a whole range of activities which will include creepy crafts, spooky activities and plenty of ghost hunting.

As darkness falls, the Electric Woods ‘Lost before Time’ at Robin Hill will be the place to be from October 18th to November 2nd as the park’s stunning ancient woodland is eerily transformed by light, colour and sound…and dinosaurs appear to give the night an extra bite.  Are you brave enough to take the “Jurassic” trail tour and encounter prehistoric creatures after dark?

Other events being added to The Isle of Fright’s cauldron this autumn include ghost walks, pumpkin carving, a spooktacular event at The Needles, and Witches & Wizards Days Out at Blackgang Chine.

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David Thornton, CEO, Visit Isle of Wight said:

“Visit Isle of Wight is continuing its policy of clustering events together to create festivals or themed weeks, and will be using existing media channels, website and radio advertising to promote the Isle of Fright as another reason for people to visit the Island this October half-term”.

For a complete listing and further details on how to get there, and where to stay, visit

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