Vectis Rugby Festival



Please read this information about changes the NEW FESTIVAL VENUE and the PARK AND RIDE arrangements. THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE GROUND. 

The new address for the festival is County Show Ground, Northwood, Isle of Wight, PO31 8Q but you cannot park here.



Park at:

Isle of Wight college

PO30 5TA

No general parking is available next to or at the Showground for all attendees, to overcome this a Park and Ride system will be operated. 

There is the provision for Free parking of 350 cars at the park and ride location, Isle of Wight College. In addition, Seaclose car parking can still be used (Free on Sunday) this is around 20mins walk to the Park and ride location and will be used as an overflow if required.

There will be a charge of of £1 per car for the service. 

First Bus: 8:00am
(EVENT START)                             One Bus: 10:30 - 13:30
Last Bus: 10:30am                                                  
Remaining at the Showground if needed

First Bus: 13:30  (EVENT END)
Last Bus: 16:00

Limited Disabled Parking will be available close to the ground PO31 8QU, please let tour committee know via email if you require this, include the car registration. 

Park at Isle of Wight college PO30 5TA

Journey time is around 10mins bus from the Park and Ride locations to the event. 

The car park is around 15minutes (4.5miles) from Thorness Bay Hoilday Park.

There will be 5 double decker busses available which will travel between the showground and the Park and ride at the college.



        08:00                                        First bus leaves Park and Ride

08:30                                        Vectis Rugby Festival 2019 – Gates Open                                                         

09:30                                        Referees briefing - main control tent (one ref per age group)


09:40                                       Coaches Briefing – main control tent


10:00                                        MATCHES START

13:30                                         Park and Ride buses start leaving showground


14:00  approx                           Festival Ends


14:00 onwards                         Ferries home or back to caravan park for relaxing

16:00                                        Last bus park and ride bus leaves showground