TODAY is Isle of Wight Day.

Those looking to celebrate have a choice of activities to take part in.

  • Carisbrooke Castle is hosting a family fun day and entry is just £1 per person, with children under five going free.

Islanders can celebrate Isle of Wight Day by immersing themselves in the castle’s guided tours and living history to learn about its place in the Island’s rich history.

There will be the chance to try a Human Table Football Challenge, enjoy some giant games and bouncy castles, try a sport with the Island Games team and get creative with the Scouts.

  • Islanders are encouraged to take part in the Big Coastal Clean-Up, aiming to rid all 67 miles of the Island’s beaches of unwanted plastic waste.
  • Newport Football Club is offering free entry to their game for all children when accompanied by an adult, whether there is one child or a dozen. They are playing at the East Cowes Vics ground.
  • An open day to see the latest works by the Britten-Norman Aircraft Preservation Society is being held at Brickfields, near Ryde. It will be open from noon to 4pm and entry is free but donations can be made. Visitors will be able to take a close look at the restored Islander G-AVCN now undergoing final assembly.
  • Among the other activities taking place is Bembridge Harbour Food Festival, from noon.
  • Wight Satin will be playing live outside their house in Derwent Drive, Ryde, between 3pm and 5pm, raising money for Ryde Inshore Rescue. Watch from the green opposite their house, bring refreshments and a chair or blanket.
  • On Sunday, starting at 4pm, is a Songs of Praise concert featuring the 70-strong IW Symphony Orchestra and a 125-strong choir. This will be held at Cowes Enterprise College.