Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Average time spent – 3+ hours.
Things to do at Blackgang Chine review
Blackgang Chine has plenty of things for the whole family. The oldest amusement park in the UK, it is home to a number of different themed lands such as a Pirate Cove, a Cowboy Town and even a dinosaur area with animatronics!
Set in a stunning cliff top location, the views are incredible. I would recommend taking the site slowly and visiting every section, taking in the views as you do so – there is so much to explore for all different ages.
There are a number of different rides on site for varying age groups although the main audience would certainly be 12 and under for the majority of them. From the Cliffhanger roller coaster to the Waterforce water slide and even Snakes and Ladders, there really is something for everyone. As well as a selection of fun rides, there are various other parts of the park to enjoy and explore such as the Giant Bug Walk or the Musical Pet Shop.
I would wholeheartedly recommend visiting Pirate Cove – the Crossbones Adventure Play Area is a particular favourite with ladders, rope netting and a pirate shooting gallery whilst Cowboy Town also provides a fun family experience – you can be the Sheriff or the outlaw of your own town – breaking into the bank, visiting the jail or or even climbing into a stagecoach! There’s even a Tootin’ Tots play area for smaller children to explore with plenty of winding mines to crawl through.
There are plenty of different eateries at Blackgang Chine as well as a number of different gift shops dotted around the site to pick up any souvenirs you may like. A particular favourite would have to be the gift shop in Cowboy Town.
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Important Information Blackgang Chine
Eating – There are many different eateries on site to choose from. From the Chine Cafe which serves a selection of freshly made to order pizzas, paninis, sandwiches and jacket potatoes among other things to La Cantina which offers all of your Mexican favourites.
There’s also iScream for those with a sweet tooth, Chocabloc for coffee and chocolate lovers, Captain Jacks for hot and cold drinks plus delicious hot pastries, Pirates BBQ for delicious food from the grill to takeaway, the Rumpus Crypt for quick sweet treats and Ice Rush for frozen slush drinks and ice lollies. Some of these are only open during peak season so make sure to check before you visit.
You are also able to bring in your own food and drink with the site offering plenty of picnic areas for visitors.
Within the café area there is also an indoor soft play and some small rides that require additional payment.
Facilities in brief – Themed lands such as Pirate cove, Cowboy town and Dinosaurs with rides and other attractions. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat.
Entry price – *Higher Priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. Tickets are £20 each and under 4’s are free. This includes free returns for 7 days. Parking is free.
Opening: They are open most school holidays except for Christmas. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN, Isle of Wight. Phone: 01983 730330
This is a Guest Post with thanks to Rebecca from I always believed in futures
Category – Theme Park – Outdoors – suitable for most ages.