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Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 730330
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 with a 4 and 8 year old

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 2 weeks ago 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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Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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kent
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

One visit is not enough when you visit Blackgang and kids will be transported into their own world of imagination.

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Bromley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have visited Blackgang many times over the years and it is a family tradition that will hope will continue for many years. We tend to love the more old fashioned parts, like the sawmill, and were saddened to think that it was probably the last time we would see it before it transforms, but we also saw a few... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Great day out, even though for us it was a cold and windy day, we still enjoyed the day. Enough things to see and do and the extra half term activities made it more fun. I would think it's not so much fun for teenagers, but fine for little one's. Only downside was the entry & food price (seemed a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We visited from 6pm one late October night to experience the park in the dark. It was amazing - the woods were lit up with beautiful colours, the dinosaurs were even more scary, the haunted houses felt really real and there was a real atmosphere. Great things for little ones to do, we had fun. Only one moan - the... More 

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