Window Spotting 2021

The Window Spotting competition proved to be as popular as ever with absolutely tons of completed entry forms to go through!

It was a very high scoring year, but the winners were;

1st Place – Poppy Tucker

2nd Place – Alfie Hobbs

3rd Place – Neo Sheppard

Congratulations to the three kids above, but also to everyone who took part this year and helped to make a strange year a little more normal!

If you’re curious to know the answers to each shop’s Window Spot entry click HERE to view the answers. 

Ryde Carnival Week 2021

Thank you to everyone who came along to watch or join in the fun during Carnival Week in the Town Square or came to see the History of Carnival exhibition at Department in Cross Street. It was great to see so many people having fun and getting into the Carnival atmosphere, even though there weren’t any Carnivals this year. Thank you also to those who completed the questionnaire “Ryde Carnival – A Vision For the Future” and also those who made a donation to Ryde Carnival in the collection buckets we had at the events.

None of this would have been possible without the support and effort from Shademakers UK, Ryde Arts, New Carnival Company, Ryde Town Council, The RUG Band, Huxley the Magician, Dance Vibez, Raw Samba, Peter Pan’s, Ryde Cinema, Superbowl, Star Coffee and Ale House and All Things Sweet to name but a few!

The full Ryde Carnival experience will be back bigger and better than ever in 2022!


Why not consider joining our happy band of volunteers and help make Ryde Carnival 2022 a year to remember. Please contact us via email at or message us on the Ryde Carnival facebook page

We also have a Ryde Carnival questionnaire, which doesn’t take long to complete and will help us to make future Carnivals better than ever by listening to what you have to say!

Please click on the link below to have your say!

Ryde’s Carnivals

Ryde’s Carnivals are all-inclusive and joyous parades of colour and light marking the end of summer.

We put on three Carnivals each summer from late August into early September. The first Carnival is the afternoon Children’s Carnival, then we have the early evening Main Carnival and finally the late evening Illuminated Carnival, which is the last carnival to be held each year on the Isle of Wight.

All our carnivals are run by volunteers and are FREE to attend. We raise money all year round to put these carnivals on, but if everyone watching put just £1 into a collection bucket we would have all the funding required for the following year.

Childrens Carnival
Main Carnival
Illuminated Carnival







A Year in the Life of Ryde Carnival Royalty

Ever wondered what is involved in becoming a member of the Ryde Carnival Royalty? Well, wonder no more! Click on the picture below to find out.