16th September 2023

Isle of Wight Day 2023 - Brading Roman Villa

2023 Isle of Wight Day Brading Roman Villa

Festivities took place at Brading Roman Villa, where Island residents could 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 was 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



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

Be A Roman For The Day

Roman activities on the day

Nippers Army, children came dressed in Roman attire and joined in our parade.

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

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 joined us ...