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Blackgang Chine

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Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1983 730330
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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.

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Great for family

Visited a couple of times with my 2 children. They had such a fun time there and couldn't stop going on about it for most of the time spent on the island. Only problem I had was I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its got lots of cool dinosaurs and fun adventure to be had by all of the family !!! there is even a massive pirate ship !

Thank tbirdy13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty to do and fill the day. It appears expensive to get in but the roller-coaster and water slide are free, there aren't additional costs once inside. Take a picnic and enjoy!

Thank KateC2185
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Growing up on the Isle of Wight (and still living here now) Blackgang Chine is one of those things you have to go too at least once every couple of years to see how much it's changed, and it's changed A LOT over the last 30 years! (You can find out about that in the history museum there). I took... More 

Thank bobbigalow
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited a couple of times with my 2 children. They had such a fun time there and couldn't stop going on about it for most of the time spent on the island. Only problem I had was I considered it to be a bit costly.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Myself, niece and her ten year old son visited in the evening of the 25 October, we have been before. Firstly the price, £19.50 each for them and £17.50 for myself, just for an evening they explained that we can use the ticket again at Blackgang not Robin Hill as it used to be, they were going home the next... More 

Thank tootsie58
Management response:

We are so sorry to hear that your family visit this year was unsatisfactory and you were unable to stay for the end of the show. Unfortunately we did have a staff sickness that evening which meant we had to close the Pirate Barrels at 7pm, but we did still have the Roller Coaster and waterslide open until 8pm. During... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Tòok advantage of the chance to visit during half term . Was my daughter's birthday to nice treat as not been for years....still a magical place to visit although expensive a bit but a must for summer time evenings if visiting the island......

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I last visited Blackgang chine about 30 years ago and was a bit nervous as I remember it being quite tatty and run down. I needn't have worried. It was immaculate even at the end of the season. The prices were a bit steep but we knew this before going and visited a couple of times over a week so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

A fun day out but quite pricey if you just have a one off visit. Tickets are valid for several days so if you stay on Isle of Wight for a while then worth making a few trips for the children to experience as much as possible! Dogs welcome so big positive!

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Our first visit to the Isle of Wight with our son. We set out to spend 4/5 hours at this theme park but in all fairness you could end up spending all day there. Lots to do for the little ones and no ques (how good is that). They also have evening shows which go onto 9pm at night. Our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Visited here during October half term with young grandchildren. I would say its for the younger children but its good day out. There is a scenic railway, a maze big slides etc but I thin thefts part is the dinosaur area. Its so realistic and the dinosaurs move and roar, some are massive. it is really worth a visit just... More 

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