Ryde Carnival Tree Climbs 03/09/16
Ryde Carnival – what’s that?
For those not in the know, Ryde Carnival started in 1888 and has been held most years since then; it’s the oldest running carnival in the UK. The second year of the carnival in 1889 was held in front of Queen Victoria herself.
While we’re pretty certain there wont be any regal spectators in 2016, the parades will include traditional Carnival Queens from across the Isle of Wight, marching bands, family groups dressed in home-made costumes and amazing mardi-gras style performers and dancers. There’s loads more information in the Ryde Carnival programme which is available to buy throughout the town. Not only does it tell you what’s going on, it’s also your opportunity to enter the Window Spotting competition – a firm favourite in our family 🙂
Carnival Parade times
Ryde Carnival is run entirely by volunteers (and as you know we love to support our Ryde community) and this year there’s a whole host of events on throughout the week (including one of our favourite nature events of the year) as well as the actual carnivals which are:
Children’s Parade – 3.00 pm Wednesday 31st August
Main Carnival – 7.00 pm Thursday 1st September
Illuminated Carnival – 8.30 pm Saturday 3rd September
Ryde Carnival Tree Climbs
To celebrate the Carnival why not join us for some one hour climbs in Appley Park on Saturday 3rd September, starting at 12 pm. The climbs are £17 pp for the hour and if you bring your carnival programme along every climber can pick up a Goodleaf camping mug for free – who could ask for more?!
We’re looking forward to celebrating a last summer hurrah for Ryde Carnival Week – we’d love you to join us too.
Ts and Cs
All our usual Ts and Cs apply. Please note, this climb is a FFZ (Flapjack Free Zone).