WIN the Black Friday Upgrade:
meals for your group + £100 to spend!
That’s right! We’re spreading even more Christmas cheer this year and are giving everyone who’s booked their POLAR experience online by 11:59 this Friday, 27th November, the chance to WIN our epic Black Friday Upgrade!
Not only will the upgrade include meal vouchers for your group, but also a whopping £100 to spend in the Robin Hill shop – perfect for stocking up on those last-minute Christmas treats and gifts!
One lucky winner will have their booking upgraded to include:
❄ Meal vouchers for their group
❄ £100 to spend in the Robin Hill shop
Remember, POLAR will go ahead in accordance with Government guidelines and the park’s exemplary COVID-safe measures will remain in-place. In the event of the government or local authority requiring the event to be cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all ticket holders.
POLAR returns to Robin Hill this Christmas…
Join Robin Hill for the second instalment of their winter woodland experience this December. The festive POLAR story continues on selected dates from 12th – 23rd with an evening of magical Christmas delight.
From beautifully illuminated woodland and immersive walk-throughs to wreath-making, a local market and delicious food, the event promises to provide festive cheer this year. Plus, for the first time, the star of the show, Pippa the polar bear, will be joined by a few very special guests from sister park, Blackgang Chine.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of our guests this year and simply couldn’t let Christmas go by without celebration. 2020 has been difficult for everyone and given that POLAR is about the magic of imagination, it seemed right to bring a few Blackgang Chine characters over too. From all of us at Vectis Ventures, we’d like to wish our guests, staff, suppliers and partners a very Merry Christmas!” – Alec Dabell, Managing Director.
As you step into the open air, you’ll wander through glistening woodland and encounter a whole series of wonderful experiences along your POLAR journey. Support local traders and crafters at the POLAR Market, where you’ll find a selection of festive delights; perfect for gift ideas and stocking fillers.
Continue through the triumphal marble arch and into the POLAR Village where the Woodland Ponds area is transformed into a true winter wonderland. Enjoy heart-warming tastes of Christmas, finished with a mulled drink or decadent hot chocolate; all accompanied by music from the Christmas Carolettes.
For your chance to meet Pippa the polar bear, head into the POLAR Hollow where you’ll be invited into a young boy’s dream world. All is not as it seems in this immersive, interactive walkthrough; toys come to life and you never know who you could meet along the way. Dodos? Dinosaurs? Fairies? Anything can happen when dreams really do come true.
This year’s event will also see the return of the popular Decoration Workshops and Robin Hill’s beloved outdoor rides will remain open throughout the evening after undergoing their winter makeover.
POLAR will go ahead in accordance with Government guidelines and the park’s exemplary COVID-safe measures will remain in-place.
There’s limited availability and tickets are available online now for just £17.00 per person; with an exclusive 20% discount for Frequent Visitor Pass holders available until 6th November.
What’s one of our favourite things to do at the weekend? Get a cheeky Chinese of course!
We can’t wait to re-open the doors for Spirit of the Orient, starting on February 14th, but until then we’re sampling as many oriental delights as humanly possible. There’s nothing quite like ordering a mixed array of Chinese dishes on a Friday night with friends and family.
What’s your go to? Chow Mein? Crispy shredded Beef? Duck in Black Bean sauce?
Don’t limit your cravings for a Chinese to the weekends, any night of the week will do! From February 1st – 14th, you could be in with a chance of winning something special in your fortune cookie… That’s right, it’s our Fortune Cookie Quest and it’s back for the second year. We’ll be hiding hundreds of prizes inside fortune cookies across the island.
Now you don’t have to feel too naughty for an evening of delicious oriental indulgence.
To find out more about the Fortune Cookie Quest and to see your nearest participating restaurant follow this link: www.robin-hill.com/spiritoftheorient-fortune
Are syns really a thing when you could win awesome prizes?
The first two weekend’s of our long-awaited winter spectacular, POLAR, have been a great success!
The park saw hundreds of customers through its gates, all immersing themselves in the woodland world of winter magic.
Since the event’s announcement back in June, POLAR has been highlighted as one not-to-miss this Christmas and it hasn’t disappointed customers…
“Well done Robin Hill, POLAR is amazing, the best event yet (and we’ve been to them all). Would recommend it for everybody. Thank you.”
POLAR plays host to an array of festive delights; from the twinkling winter woodland and seasonal food & drink offering, to the handmade decoration workshops and themed rides. The evenings culminate in a heart-warming finale show that sees a little boy’s Christmas dream come true, with a very special surprise that delights audiences and has brought a tear to the eye on many already!
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Robin Hill team for our wonderful evening at POLAR! We had such a lovely time; it was so nice to have a special experience to share as a family. These times are precious and important.”
Visitors can take a ride on the Big Red Express, driven by none other than Father Christmas himself and then follow the winter fairies through the woodland to the POLAR Hollow. After marvelling at the giant 30-foot-tall Christmas tree, continue the journey to meet the star of the show, life-sized polar bear, Pippa! She’s a big bear but she’s as gentle as they come and is particularly fond of hugs.
Only 4 dates remain with limited capacity, so don’t miss out and book now! For more information, and to book your POLAR experience, CLICK HERE!
CALLING ALL FVPs
We want to celebrate the last weekend of Festival of Light with you!
This year is the final year of our Diwali inspiration theme so we’re giving you the ultimate wrap party experience with as much Holi Powder as we can find, PLUS an awesome 20% off curries!
Join us at Festival of Light, Inspired by Diwali on Saturday 2nd November to end the event with a bang!
Holi Colour Arena
We know how much you all love the vibrant Colour Arena so now’s your chance to make the most of it and experience it totally FREE! Visit on Saturday 2nd November, with your FVP card to claim your Holi Powder free of charge, even if you’ve already experienced the arena! Join us and get stuck in! Max 2 packets per guests – subject to availability.
Taste of India – EXCLUSIVE 20% OFF
Everyone’s loving our authentic curries this year and to celebrate the last evening of this event with you, all Frequent Visitor Pass holders will receive an exclusive 20% off any curry from the Woodland Ponds outlet! That means you could try our ‘Taste of India’, an explosion of Indian subcontinental taste, for only £7.20, that’s a saving of £1.80! Simply show your FVP card when ordering.
The feedback from the Electro-Light Circus this year has been incredible so we want to give as many of you the chance to see it as possible! If you’ve not yet seen the show, we advise arriving as early as possible to claim your tickets for either the 7:30pm or 9pm show. We’re expecting a large number of visitors with queues from 5pm onwards so please do ensure you’ve read the T&Cs and have all the information you need ahead of visiting, including your FVP cards.
We want to celebrate the end of this event and give as many of you a chance to see the show as possible but due to the Amphitheatre’s limited capacity, for safety reasons, Electro-Light Circus show tickets will continue to be issued as normal from our admissions desk upon entry to the park on a first-come-first-served basis, whilst availability lasts.
Don’t forget – bring FVP pass so you can get your discount, and so we can get you all in quickly… The park is open from 10 am on Saturday, so try to avoid arriving at 18.00 when queues are likely.
Help Pippa’s Christmas dream come true & WIN an exclusive family VIP prize package to POLAR!
There must be magic in the air this festive season as the star of Robin Hill’s brand-new Christmas event spectacular, POLAR, comes to life! Archie and his family have travelled across the Solent with his favourite teddy, Pippa the polar bear, for an exciting Christmas holiday on the Isle of Wight. However, disaster has struck as Pippa was left on-board the ferry!
How will Pippa get back to Archie?
Pippa is looking for your help! She knows that Archie was very excited to go to POLAR at Robin Hill, so she needs your help to get there! Polar bears aren’t very good at navigating in the south and she’s already been spotted in Wightlink’s Ticket Office in Yarmouth, but it looks like she’s heading the wrong way; there’s been reports of her travelling towards Blackgang Chine.
“She’s heading to the land of wacky,
imaginative fun, teetering on a cliff
in the westward sun.”
The team over at Blackgang Chine want to help Pippa find Archie so they’ve decided to offer FREE ENTRY on Saturday 2nd November to anyone that has already purchased a POLAR ticket! Will Archie appear? Will we see Pippa? You’ll have to come along to find out…
“We’ve heard that Pippa is heading our way, to celebrate her arrival we’ll be offering FREE entry to anyone who’s already purchased a POLAR ticket! Simply bring your order confirmation to the admissions desk and you can enjoy the park totally free on our last day of 2020, Saturday 2nd November. Maybe we’ll see Archie too…”
– Dominic Wray, Blackgang Chine Park Manger
On her journey to find Archie at Robin Hill in time for the POLAR launch on 29th November, Pippa will appear at five locations across the Island. At each of these locations, she will leave behind a paw print poster with a clue to where she’s heading next. Each paw print will display a letter so all you have to do is find the five letters, solve the anagram and send your answers into iwradio.co.uk/POLAR for your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE!
The grand prize will grow as Pippa appears at new locations and collects more treats from her journey! As it stands, the incredible prize so far is an exclusive Family VIP experience to POLAR at Robin Hill this winter, giving you and your family the chance to meet Pippa face-to-face, enjoy some delicious festive treats and of course, experience the magical finale show!
For more information, follow #PippaToPOLAR on social and visit: iwradio.co.uk/POLAR
Sky High 2019 sees record visitor numbers
Following our first-ever Sky High hot air balloon event, we’d like to say a big thank you to all our visitors & partners…
“What a whirl wind few days we’ve had at Robin Hill Sky High 2019! Testing weather put paid to free flight, but 2 fantastic Night Glow shows have punctuated a challenging, yet very exciting inaugural event.
The team and I extend our sincerest thanks to all our visitors for being so flexible and understanding with the programming changes – we know a lot of you were disappointed (as were we!) with the cancellation of all launches. Thank you to those who came out in record numbers to support our ambitious vision.
Great moments of the event include our human image record attempt, sunrise photoshoot, a visit from ITV Meridian and an incredible photo of the event by the talented Sienna Anderson published in the Telegraph – not to mention 2 visually stunning Night Glow shows!
A massive thanks to our event partners Red Funnel Ferries, Isle of Wight Distillery, Island Photo Centre and to the crews and pilots who, although grounded indefinitely, pushed through some very adverse conditions to deliver the balloon activity that could be achieved.
We will be reviewing the event programme and all the feedback received with a view to planning the next Sky High for you, fingers crossed bigger, better and less windy in the future!” – James Crofts, Robin Hill Park Manager
The park is open 10.00 until 18.00 for the rest of the week so pop back and make the most of your Frequent Visitor Passes or 7 day return ticket. If you haven’t already, sign up to our mailing list via our website www.robin-hill.com to keep up to date with all park news and future events.
This morning (12th April 2019), we teamed up with our friends at Red Funnel (include Ted Funnel, to Red Funnel bear) to take a hot air balloon ‘sky high’ from Mayflower Park, Southampton, just meters away from the Red Funnel Ferry Terminal.
Guests joined the team to enjoy this exciting new aerial spectacular. They had the opportunity to meet the pilots and experience one of the remarkable hot air balloons, which tethered from Southampton’s coastline.
James Crofts, Park Manager of Robin Hill said:
‘It was a fantastic morning; the weather was perfect! We are really excited to be bringing a brand-new event, Sky High to the Isle of Wight this May. Huge thank you to the team from Robin Hill, Red Funnel and Bloon for delivering a fantastic experience for the guests that attended. Tune in to ITV Meridian tonight at 6pm to watch it all unfold.’
Sky High will take place at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight from 27th – 30th May (10am – 10pm). In partnership with Red Funnel Ferries, visitors can set sail to the Isle of Wight from Southampton and marvel at the sight of over 40 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, taking flight from and tethered in the Lower Valley of Robin Hill Country Park.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the pilots, walk inside the balloons and possibly even win the chance to take flight*. There will also be kite making and flying workshops for the kids.
A special twilight event, Night Glow will also take place on the 27th May and 29th May, where visitors will have the opportunity to see the balloons at nightfall, lit up in all their glory, together with incredible sound and light production. Refreshments and live music will also be available throughout the evening.
Save 20% off ferry travel when you book Sky High tickets with Red Funnel. Simply add your Robin Hill admission tickets for Sky High, then add a ferry booking to your basket before you checkout!
The sky’s the limit
Did you spot the hot air balloon flying in the sky above the park this morning? We’re preparing for the brand-NEW event this May half term, Sky High.
The sky’s the limit this May at Robin Hill’s brand-new soaring event, Sky High, takes place from the 27th to 30th May, 10am – 10pm. Marvel at the sight of over 40 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, taking flight from and tethered in the Lower Valley.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet the pilots, walk inside the balloons and possibly even win the chance to take flight*! In addition, there’s kite making and flying workshops for the kids so join us as we take to the sky!
To make the event even more spectacular, Night Glow will take place on 27th & 29th May so you have the opportunity to see the balloons at twilight, lit up in all their glory, together with incredible sound and light production. There’ll be a bar and food available throughout the evening with live music too!