16th September 2023

Welcome to Isle of Wight Day

Isle of Wight Day C.I.C was established in 2022, this transition to a C.I.C was made to enable Isle of Wight Day to better support the Island community and to provide the organisation with a clear mission and vision for the future.

Our Vision is:

To enable all Island residents to experience and enjoy the unique benefits that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Our Mission is:

To collaborate with local Island attractions, businesses, schools and voluntary organisations to create social inclusion across the Isle of Wight so that all Island residents, regardless of their financial or social situation, can benefit from the range of offerings the Island has.

Isle of Wight Day 2023 at Brading Roman Villa

2023 Isle of Wight Day Brading Roman Villa

Festivities are taking place at Brading Roman Villa, where Island residents can discover its heritage and enjoy a family fun day all for just £1 entry, thanks to the team who have generously offered this one-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  “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.” 

Nipper at Brading Roman Villa
IOW Day 2023 Site Plan

What's Happening


11:00 – 11:30 – Steve Love

11:30pm – 12:00pm – Huxley Magic

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Edges First Music with Emma and Charlotte

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Roman Re-enactment

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Roman Parade

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Medina Marching Band

3:00pm – 3:30pm Edges First Music with Chris

Get Involved

Be A Roman For The Day

Immerse yourself in our Roman activities on the day

Join Nippers Army, come dressed as a Roman and join in our parade at 1.30pm – you can even make your own swords and shields on the day or bring your own creations along.  (Open to all children). Prizes to be won for best dressed.

Take part in our Soldier school hosted by our visiting Roman’s.

Design your own Catapult just like they used on the Roman battlefield. (Watch the video to find out how to make your own) or get involved in making one on the day.

Volunteer Fair

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. Mike Bulpitt, Chief Executive at Community Action IW ‘You can’t celebrate the Island without celebrating the amazing voluntary and community groups who help to make the Island the great place to live, that it is.’

See who is joining us ...

Nipper around the Island

Dates below of where you can come along and see Nipper.

Saturday 27th May - Newport Hurst Store

Saturday 22nd July - Newport Carnival

Saturday 29th July - Cowes Hurst Store

Friday 11th August - Ryde Hurst Store

Wednesday 16th August - Freshwater Hurst Store

Friday 18th August - Shanklin Hurst Store

Saturday 2nd September - Ryde Illuminated Carnival