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Exceptional talent in an exceptional setting

❗ 14/06/2021 - GUEST UPDATE ❗

The excitement surrounding The Woodland Sessions has been huge over the weekend and following this evening’s Government announcement, we want to allay any fears. Exceptional talent in an exceptional setting is what we promised and that’s what you’re still going to get.
 
All three Woodland Sessions evenings WILL be going ahead!
 
Whilst it was always our absolute desire to use our Woodland Amphitheatre, we have devised robust contingency plans to ensure the shows have a socially distanced format if necessary. Please bear with us whilst we work through the implications of today’s announcements and we will update you further as soon as we can.
 
If you’ve already bought a ticket we will contact you directly. If you haven’t… please feel free to do so with the confidence that we will still be able to go ahead.

What an amazing three days! 

From the incredibly talented Tom Allen, Rich Hall, Seann Walsh, and Maisie Adam packing the first night of a new event, we didn’t think things could get much better, but it most certainly did… Friday night, hundreds of you nestled yourselves in the bows of the Woodland Valley while Katie Melua’s velveteen vocals enveloped the crowd.

Then there was Saturday night… It was incredible! It felt so good to dance again, the Woodland Valley certainly wasn’t the town of Footloose last night!

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone that came to support this brand new event, and all of the team members that made it happen.

This isn’t goodby, it’s see you later… keep watching this space!

Live entertainment comes back to life this July at THE WOODLAND SESSIONS, a brand new series of unique, intimate outdoor concerts set in Robin Hill’s stunning natural environment. 

Our chilled but captivating evenings will bring you exceptional talent in the exceptional setting of Robin Hill’s beautiful Woodland Valley. 

Quality seeps through the veins of Woodland Sessions, so we wont be giving  you what you wantwe’ll be giving you BETTER than you want! 

Starting with the line up! We’ve put together 3 distinct evenings for you… 

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment comedy

Thursday 15th July

Comedy

Laugh away lockdown with

Tom allen, rich hall, seann walsh, maisie adam
Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Katie Melua

Friday 16th July

Chilled

Relax with an intimate, acoustic set
with the beautiful voice of

Katie Melua
Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Rhythm of the 90s

Saturday 17th July

Party

It’s time to dance again, with the UK’s number 1 dance music covers band

RHYTHM of the 90's
Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment

THE EXPERIENCE

Each evening starts with pre-show drinks and delicious meals (you can pre-order online) in the beautiful gardens, or down at the stunning Woodland Ponds. Our warm up DJs will get you in the mood for a great evening ahead, and you’re welcome to explore the park and even enjoy your drinks high up on the treetop canopy walkways! 

Then it’s showtime! Take your seat in the picturesque Woodland Valley, nestled alongside the parks’ ancient woodland. Or, for something extra special, select a deckchair right in front of the stage in our VIP ‘garden circle’ (NB: Not available for Woodland Sessions PARTY).

If you want to finish off the evening in style, choose tickets for the limited capacity After Party at the Woodland Ponds. Deep in the woods, complete with DJ sets from a floating stage, there’s only 350 tickets (250 for the PARTY evening)  available per night!

WOODLAND VALLEY

Whilst it was our absolute desire to stage this event in our Woodland Amphitheatre, delays to the Government’s recovery plan mean we now need to ensure social distancing. 

However, Robin Hill has beauty and space in abundance. Therefore the concerts will now take place in our beautiful Woodland Valley – taking advantage of gorgeous lakes, stunning views and a colourfully lit backdrop of towering pine and oak trees.

The shows will remain seated, using the same seating plan as the Amphitheatre. We will be providing the seats which will be laid out in a socially distanced manner, so there’s no need to bring your own camping chairs. 

Our VIP ‘Garden Circle’ will also be available on Thursday and Friday with comfy deck chairs and the best view of the stage.

Guidelines permitting, we will provide transport to and from the Woodland Valley via our land train, for those with accessible seat bookings.

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment
Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment
Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment

QUALITY SERVICE

Outdoor shows with style…
Feeling peckish? Pre-order your drinks when buying your tickets and they will be ready for you pre-show. Upgrade to a meal package and we’ll serve you promptly at the Woodland Ponds restaurant where you can sit, relax and soak up the pre-show ambience. 

Once the show starts you can use our dedicated ordering app and we will deliver your order straight to your seats, so you don’t miss any of the show.

FOOD & DRINK

Enjoy alfresco dining in Robin Hill’s stunning Woodland Ponds setting ahead of each show from 6.30pm.

The Ponds restaurant boasts a selection of pre-show food and drink options to suit all palettes. Served over-counter or by our ordering app for convenience.

The food menu includes favourites such as stonebaked 10” pizzas, freshly battered fish and chips, Burger Kitchen, hot and cold drinks and full stocked bar offering alongside. All dietary requirements are catered for, and all food is served on sustainable, compostable palm leaf dinnerware.

We love to support local and are proud to have the Isle of Wight Distillery’s ‘Mermaid Gin’ and ‘Mermaid Salt Vodka’ as our go to spirits of choice!

To make the most of this offering we highly recommend purchasing a discounted food and drink bundle in advance.

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Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment

COVID-safe

Our shows will comply with the latest government legislation.

This means we will now be hosting these shows in Robin Hill’s Woodland Valley rather than the Woodland Amphitheatre and seating will be spaced with social distancing in mind.  ​

Each After Party at the Woodland Ponds area will revert to a seated, table-service arrangement, adhering to social distancing guidelines whilst maintaining the party vibe. 

We’ll update you of any further changes, but rest assured, we will deliver an unforgettable evening regardless!

WOODLAND SESSIONS ​​
Comedy

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment comedy

THURSDAY 15TH JULY​​

Laugh away lockdown with our 'Live At The Apollo' style show starring four of stand up and TV’s best-known comedy stars.​ ​

It’s the biggest comedy line up to ever hit the Isle of Wight!​ ​​

TOM ALLEN will be your host for this hilarious evening, with guest stars RICH HALL, SEANN WALSH & MAISIE ADAM.

14yrs+ only. May contain language & humour that some might find offensive.

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WOODLAND SESSIONS ​​
Comedy

TOM ALLEN

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment comedy

Rich Hall

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Comedy Rich Hall

Seann Walsh

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Comedy Seann Walsh

Maisie Adam

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Comedy Maisie Adam

TIMINGS

6.30pm – Gates open & pre-show drinks in our beautiful gardens and Woodland Ponds

7:45pm – Take your seat in the Woodland Valley

8.15pm – Showtime!

9.00pm – Interval

10.15pm – Show close

10.20pm – After Party (separate ticket)

1am – After Party close

TICKETS​

General admission seat
(doesn’t include after party)​
£35 + booking fee  ​

VIP ‘Garden’ includes deck chair front-of-stage
£45 + booking fee​

After Party admission
£3 

WOODLAND SESSIONS ​​
Chilled

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Katie Melua

Friday 16TH JULY

Enjoy a relaxing evening​ in the company of the stunning talent of Katie Melua. ​ ​

Feel your worries wash away and immerse yourself in the velvet voice of one of the UK’s classiest musicians. ​ ​​

Few acts can hold an audience with an acoustic set quite like Katie Melua and with nature all around you, Woodland Sessions Chilled will be the perfect antidote to the difficulties of the last year.

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WOODLAND SESSIONS ​​
Chilled

KATIE MELUA

TIMINGS

6.30pm – Gates open & pre-show drinks in our beautiful gardens and Woodland Ponds​

7.30 pm – Take your seat in the Woodland Valley​

7.45pm – Support act, Simon Goff

8.45pm – Katie Melua​

10.15pm – Show close​

10.30pm – After Party (separate ticket) ​

1am – After Party close

TICKETS​

General admission seat
(doesn’t include after party)​
£35 + booking fee ​

VIP ‘Garden’
includes deck chair front-of-stage
£45 + booking fee​

After Party admission
£3

WOODLAND SESSIONS ​​
Party

Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill Isle of Wight entertainment Rhythm of the 90s

Saturday 17TH JULY

Remember when rhythm was a dancer and groove was in the heart?

Since forming in 2012, Rhythm of the 90;s have taken the UK and Europe by storm. Not just your typical covers band, this group has spent years taking tunes that were never intended to be played live and honing them into a show like no other.

If you want the get a party started, then look no further than Rhythm of the 90s. You won’t be disappointed!

18yrs+ only.

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WOODLAND SESSIONS ​​
Party

Rhythm of the 90's

TIMINGS

6.30pm – Gates open. Enjoy pre-show drinks in our beautiful gardens with DJ OMAR

7:30pm – DJ Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore​​

8pm – Take your seat in the Woodland Valley​

8.30pm – Showtime – Rhythm of The 90s take to the stage!​

10.30pm – Show close​

10.30pm – AFTER PARTY with DJ Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore & DJ OMAR (sold out) ​

1am – After party close ​

TICKETS​

General admission seat
(doesn’t include after party)​
£17.50 + booking fee ​
​​
After Party admission
£3 ​

FAQ’s

Gates will open from 6:30pm, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy pre-show food and drinks in the beautiful Woodland Ponds. 

Absolutely! Robin Hill has ample free parking available.

Of course! There are multiple toilet facilities available, both at the top of the park, at the Woodland Ponds area and in the Woodland Valley. This includes accessible toilets.

We’re hoping, of course, for some beautiful sunny weather in mid-July! In the event of a little wind or rain, the performance(s) will go ahead as planned. 

If the weather conditions are deemed unsafe for the performance(s), the event will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided. 

Woodland Sessions COMEDY:
Minimum 14yrs. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, there is a profanity warning in place for this evening.

Woodland Sessions CHILLED:
There are no age restrictions in place for this evening, however, all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Woodland Sessions PARTY:
This event is strictly 18+. No admittance will be permitted to anyone under the age of 18. 

Robin Hill is centrally located just 4 miles to the east of Newport and easily accessible from the main ferry ports.

You will find us at:
Downend
Nr Arreton
Newport
Isle of Wight

If you’re arriving by car…
Our postcode is: PO30 2NU
We have large car parks and parking is free.

If you’re arriving by bus…
Visit http://www.islandbuses.info/timetables/8 to plan your route.

Yes! Our Woodland Valley has dedicated wheelchair and accessible guest seating. Simply select an accessible seat when booking.

If you have any further questions surrounding accessibility requirements, please give us a call on 01983 527352.

Guidelines permitting, we’ll provide guests with accessible seat bookings, transport to and from the Woodland Valley via our land train.

No problem! You can get in touch with us either via the Woodland Sessions Facebook page, via email on [email protected], or by calling on 01983 527352

No – we’re very sorry but this event does not cater for dogs.

  • Access to the site for these event evenings will be from 6:30pm – 1am only, dependant on ticket type.
  • All Woodland Sessions event tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • All guests wanting to attend these Woodland Sessions events must buy a ticket online in advance. No walk-ups will be accepted.
  • Woodland Sessions tickets are valid for entry to Robin Hill from 6:30pm only. No admission will be accepted ahead of this time.
  • Woodland Sessions tickets entitle you to one visit only. No Robin Hill 7-day returns are permitted on these event tickets.
  • An adult aged 18+ must accompany persons under 16 years of age at all times during these events. COMEDY Night on Thursday 15th July is restricted to 14+ only and may contain language or humous that some might find offensive. PARTY Night on Saturday 17th July is restricted to 18+ only.
  • These events are NOT included within the Frequent Visitor Pass offering.
  • Access to Robin Hill rides and attractions are NOT included within this ticket.
  • Whilst we operate COVID-safe policies and procedures in accordance with government guidance, all guests will be expected to adhere to all social distancing laws in force within England. This may include the requirement to wear face coverings when indoors or complying with changes to venue locations and seating provisions.
  • No alcohol or glass bottles will be permitted on site at any point.
  • Prohibited items include any and all flammable liquids, gases, aerosols, flags, banners, pyro, sharps or any objects deemed to have potential to pose danger to our guests (at the discretion of staff and security).
  • Admission is subject to potential security/bag searches.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission, or eject, any customer at any time who is intoxicated, acting in an unsocial or aggressive manner, or for any other reason at the absolute discretion of management.
  • Challenge 25 will be in operation – please bring your ID with you!
  • Programmed entertainment may be adjusted or cancelled. All events may be cancelled or amended at short notice. The park reserves the right to amend these details as they see fit, at any time, for any reason. This may be as a result of unfavourable conditions or due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the parks’ control.
  • In the instance of full event cancellation, a refund will be issued on the ticket price total. Booking fees are strictly non-refundable.
  • When booking online, seats must be selected. This selection is final and no adjustment of seat selection will be permitted post-purchase.
  • These events employ special effects such as strobe lighting and smoke machines. Please beware if you suffer from conditions such as photosensitive epilepsy. Please contact us ahead of your visit if you have any concerns.
  • A 10% discount will be automatically applied at checkout on all ticket products when booking more than one Woodland Sessions date. Discount does not apply to any upgrades or booking fees and can only be applied on a single transaction of multiple evening bookings. 
  • All Robin Hill standard entry terms & conditions apply.
  • Dogs are not permitted to the Woodland Sessions events.

Headline Woodland Sessions image provided by C. Delannoy Photography

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To enter the prize draw to win a pair of tickets to the next Woodland Sessions event (details & dates TBC), simply complete the post-event survey and enter your email address at the end, when prompted. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 15th August. Entries received after this time will not be counted. Robin Hill will select an email address at random to win. The winner will be contacted on in due course, when the next Woodland Sessions event details are announced. 

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7. The prize cannot be transferred to another person.

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To enter the current competition, simply like the post and comment below with the name of the person that you’d like to take to event. Entries close at midnight on Thursday 8th July. Robin Hill will select a name at random to win. The winner will be contacted on Friday 9th July.

Please read these competition rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them.

1. To enter a competition you must be a UK resident, over the age of 18 years old at the time of entry.

2. Entrants must engage with the original post in order to be counted for the prize draw.  

3. Competitions are not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of Vectis Ventures Ltd.

4. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received for any reason.

5. The closing date is as specified either in each competition post, or above, and Vectis Ventures Ltd reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

6. If you win a competition, we will notify you via Facebook or Instagram message. If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within 24 hours, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant.

7. The prize cannot be transferred to another person.

8. No prize or part of a prize is exchangeable for cash, tickets or services.

9. If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize.

10. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.

11. Please read our Privacy Policy which tells you how we use any personal information we may collect about you by entering a competition.

12. Vectis Ventures Ltd reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. We may also create rules which will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page.