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Celebrate the vibrancy, colour and flavours of our Chinese New Year festival at Robin Hill this February half term, with a dazzling array of award-winning illuminations and entertainment.

From 6-10pm daily between 14th – 23rd February 2020, Spirit of the Orient will see a fusion of sound, colour, illuminations and oriental flavours. Featuring impressive light exhibits, the interactive 12-metre dragon procession, activities for the kids, woodland light shows and traditional lion dances; the park truly will come alive in celebration.

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Illuminated Lion Dancers

7:30pm, 8pm & 8:30pm

Overlooking projections on the Woodland Ponds, lion performers accompanied by sound effects will take to the stage for a spectacular, illuminated dance show. Expertly choreographed, the performances are based on traditional Chinese lion dance, in which performers mimic a big cat’s movements to bring good fortune.

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Interactive Dragon Procession

6pm – 9:30pm

Discover and even become part of the 12-metre Chinese Dragon Procession as it makes its way around the park’s Woodland Ponds. Legendary in Chinese mythology, dragons traditionally symbolise power, strength and good luck and this is your opportunity to join the procession & learn more about their symbolism.

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Authentic Dining

Head down to the Woodland Ponds for some alfresco dining. Sample the culinary delights of the orient with our traditional, authentic menu. Dietary requirements catered for. Menu details to be released soon.


Valentine's Day

Uncover the romance of our illuminated woodland this Valentine’s Day. Indulge the senses and explore new tastes, sights and sounds with our Valentine Bundle this February. More details below…

Ticket Options


Multi-visit ticket includes unlimited entry during event dates with the full Spirit of The Orient programme; lion dance shows, dragon procession, live entertainment & interactive light shows.


Standard evening-only entry includes the full Spirit of The Orient programme; lion dance shows, dragon procession, live entertainment & interactive light shows. Valid for entry on selected date only.


Add this upgrade to your entry ticket to include the full Spirit of the Orient programme plus a meal for one at The Ponds (main meal with dietary requirements catered for, prawn crackers & hot or cold drink).


Add this upgrade to your entry tickets to include the full Spirit of the Orient programme and Valentine’s gift bag plus a meal for two (2 main meals, prawn crackers, 2 x 200ml bottles of Prosecco & 2 marshmallows).

Plan Your Visit


Do children need tickets?

Yes, anyone aged 4 or over will need a ticket. Children aged 3 and under do not need a ticket.

Do Frequent Visitor Pass holders have to pay for entry?

No! Spirit of the Orient is the first event of the year that’s included free with a Frequent Visitor Pass. Plus, as an FVP holder, you benefit from unlimited returns!

How accessible is this event?

We’re dedicated to making sure that everyone can enjoy the events at Robin Hill, if you have any specific concerns regarding your visit please download our Accessibility Guide HERE and feel free to contact us for further information.

Can I change my dates after I’ve booked?

Tickets are non-transferable, but fear not! If you’d like the flexibility of visiting on any day during the event, simply select the Multi-Visit Ticket when purchasing and you can visit as many times as you like!

Getting Here

Set sail to the Isle of Wight… by car or on foot, it’s easy to get to Spirit of the Orient!

Robin Hill is centrally located on the Isle of Wight, close to Newport and only 15 minutes’ drive from the ferry.

Postcode: PO30 2NU


Vehicle Ferry: It’s easy to make an evening trip to the Isle of Wight, with Wightlink and Red Funnel offering regular crossings from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington until late at night.

Passenger Ferry: You can book as a passenger onto the car ferries above, or choose a faster service on the Red Jet from Southampton, Wightlink Fast Cat from Portsmouth or Hovertravel from Southsea.

Buses: Go green and catch Southern Vectis Service 8 between Newport and Robin Hill, which runs until late into the evening. From Newport you can easily connect to any of the ferry services or Island towns.


Let’s not kid ourselves, February can be chilly, and wet. Robin Hill is an outdoor attraction, and most of the Spirit of the Orient displays an activities are outside. Please come prepared!

Eating & Drinking

Fabulous food and drink is all part of the Spirit of the Orient experience! Indulge in a traditional oriental menu, whilst soaking up live entertainment and the beautiful woodland lighting displays. A range of hot and cold drinks and hot food will be available from the The Ponds.

Accessibility Information

To view our full accessibility guide for this event, please click HERE.

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