Festivities are taking place at Brading Roman Villa – as opposed to Carisbrooke Castle where last year’s event was held – and is where Island residents can discover its heritage and enjoy a family fun day all for just £1 entry, thanks to the team at the Roman Villa who have generously offered this 1-day special price.
There will be a programme of events taking place during the day; an Island first ‘Roman Parade’, Roman soldier school, along with bouncy castles, fun fayre, food and so much more.
Jasmine Wroath, Museum Manager said:
“Brading Roman Villa is looking forward to hosting this year’s event and sharing part of the Island’s ancient historical past with the community. We can’t wait to introduce everyone to our visiting Roman Legion who will be stationed at the villa all day, ready to share their stories of life during the Roman period and train you to become a Roman Soldier! It will be a fun-filled day full of activity and a great celebration of the rich history and community spirit of the Isle of Wight.”
Building on last year’s success, when volunteers were thanked for all their amazing effort during the COVID-19 crisis, this year Isle of Wight Day is again working with Community Action Isle of Wight to help bring voluntary and community organisations together to highlight all the things they do to support Island life.
Isle of Wight Day CIC aims to support the Island community, particularly low-income families, by providing equality of access to an Island attraction where activities can be enjoyed, and voluntary services discovered.
CEO Becky Daley said:
“By keeping costs to a minimum, we can enable families across the Island to attend an event that might have been out of reach financially, and help reduce social isolation, at the same time improving mental wellbeing”.
Robin Courage, Founder of Isle of Wight commented:
“We are delighted that this year’s Isle of Wight Day once again provides an opportunity for Island families to visit yet another iconic Island historical attraction for just £1. Please hang out your bunting and enjoy a very special Family Fun Day at Brading Roman Villa this September.”
The annual Songs of Praise concert will also be back again this year, with the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra and choirs, taking place at Cowes Enterprise College on the afternoon of Sunday 18th September.
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