We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blackgang Chine

Certificate of Excellence
Amusement & theme parks, Amusement Parks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN, England
Phone Number: 44 1983 730330
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Blackgang Chine is a park and gardens themed with a wide range of fantasy...
Blackgang Chine is a park and gardens themed with a wide range of fantasy attractions as well as heritage exhibitions and adventure play. Children can enjoy playing in Cowboy Town, Pirate Cove, Fairyland or Dinosaurland - fantasy play areas to encourage imaginative play, parents can relax or join in the fun! Opened in 1843 Blackgang Chine is still owned and run by the family of the founder and now also run a sister park, Robin Hill, near Newport on the Isle of Wight.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 683 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 314
    Excellent
  • 226
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Most recent review
good, old fashioned fun

I haven't been for a couple of years, but I doubt its changed at all. This attraction is really lovely, there's something to see around every corner. A real child's wonderland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jenifer M
,
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

683 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I haven't been for a couple of years, but I doubt its changed at all. This attraction is really lovely, there's something to see around every corner. A real child's wonderland, its old fashioned and charming. They have adopted some more modern theme park type rides such as roller coasters, but, in the main, it feeds a child's imagination and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful theme park for families, Dinosaurs are amazing, definitely recommend attending one of the themed evenings too. Well worth the money for the tickets as you can return time and time again for seven days (or can purchase a very reasonably priced season ticket).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been going too Blackgang Chine since I was little, I think it is brilliant for families. There is lots too do there. Well worth a trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Milton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great ! Plenty of activities for all the family. Very popular with my grandson - so much to see and do.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Always loved coming here but shocked at the price increase, way too expensive so won't be coming again. If not for this would definitely visit regularly and be happy to spend money inside the park itself, but not when I feel I'm being ripped off. There should be a ticket you can buy when you only want to visit once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We live near this attraction and purchased a seasonal ticket for the year which worked out to be great value, as we went almost every week. The rides are pretty good considering how old the park is. The staff are very friendly and great with the children, and it has a family run feel about it. The pirate land area... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've been this year with my family to chessington, Legoland, poultons park and as a family we had the best time here at black gang. No queuing, nice food in restaurant and reasonable. Great variety of attractions. Not bad value for money. Put it this way we saw everything at blackgang. At chessington we went on four rides for £110.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Blackgang is a much looked forward to part of the boys holiday and a great place for family fun. The freedom to explore and enjoy never fails. The interaction of many of the visitors in Cowboy land makes for happy children and adults as they both enter "pretend" play of the West! Picnics are well catered for and plenty of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been coming here for many years and always have a great experience. I now come here with my children who love it just as much. Something for everyone, rides, maze, pretend play and beautiful views. Our favourite is visiting the Cowboys and playing with everyone in the saloon and jail. My children would stay there all day if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love Blackgang. It has been refurbished recently, but the old favourites are still there, reminding me why I loved it as a child. The park is beautifully kept and the staff are friendly are caring. The scenery cannot be beaten either. The new Dinosaur experience is a fabulous experience! Animatronics are superb, and the sight and sound of dinosaurs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Blackgang Chine also viewed

 
Sandown, Isle of Wight
Totland, Isle of Wight
 

Been to Blackgang Chine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blackgang Chine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?