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Blackgang Chine, Ventnor

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An amusement park resting in an old ravine, Blackgang Chine has hosted amusement park enthusiasts since 1843. The two main attractions are a roller coaster and a waterslide, but the park is most famous for its award-winning walkthrough heritage sites. In 2010, "Blackgang's Disappearing Village" opened for adult guests. It tells the story of the ravine and coastline and houses Chocolate Heaven, a gourmet chocolate shop, among other attractions. Visit the 26.5 m (87 ft) skeleton of a whale, Timber World, Wight Flight, and a fairyland section, also located in the Disappearing Village. Use our Ventnor sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Blackgang Chine and other attractions in Ventnor.
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  • It was the first time we have been to Blackgang Chine and the children and the adults had fun. It is a little pricey to get in but you do get the seven day return pass which we will be using again, Li...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit with our two-year-old. Prices are high for a single visit, but you can use your ticket for repeat visits within a week, which makes it a lot more reasonable. However, we thought t...  more »
  • We have visited Blackgang Chine for years now and it never gets boring. My son loves it as much as an 8 year old as he did as a toddler. Every area is a must visit, especially Snakes & Ladders and Wat...  more »
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  • Always a magical visit full of adventure and fun. The staff and actors are all so friendly and entertaining. The rides are fantastic and there are so many hidden attractions covering everything from island history to underwater treasures. You may not get round everything in one day so make sire to use your reentry pass and come back again within a week of your first visit. The views and walks all around are also superb. I recommend a trip up to "The Pepper Pot" on the nearby hill.
  • This place is amazing. I expected a Chessington but Blackgang Chine is totally unique. The place is more focused on its themed areas than its rides. For example, there is a full cowboy street with many play buildings including a jail and a saloon. Our 2 year old loved all of it. It has just the right level of interactivity. Interesting history too.
  • This is a wonderful theme park. Perched at the top of a cliff. ( and some, sadly, over the edge of the cliff) This has fun for all ages. From the family roller-coaster, reaching 35mph, lots of track crammed in to a small space makes it quite an exciting experience! And the fun 3 water slides, 3 flights of stairs up. For the people who aren't really looking for excitement, the views over the ocean are wonderful. On a clear day, you can see the needles. These views are made even more stunning as the sun sets, reflecting back from the water. There are huge and small dinosaurs, goblins, elves, dodos, nursery rhymes, a maze, human size snakes and ladders, underwater kingdom..... And so much more! But that's not all. During the school summer holidays, you can also dance with fairies, hunt treasure with pirates, watch circus acts, magicians, fire dancers and fireworks (each appeared one day a, Mondays for fairies, Sundays for pirates and Wednesday for cowboys, fire dancers and fireworks! But this can change year to year, so be sure to Google them to check the latest events. On new down side, from a disabled point, while it appears. Blackgang Chine are taking measures to make it as accessible for disabled persons, they are there limited parking due to the location and terrain of the park. It can be difficult and some paths are labelled as possibly inaccessible to wheelchairs and disability scooters due to how steep the angle of the paths. It seems to improve each year. But again, the very location makes their options limited. While most of the main park places, pirate bay, cowboy town and the water slides and roller coaster areas are accessible, but a bit of strength may be required. Plenty of water rest stops, benches etc are along the way to to to rest. The illuminations, usually shown later in the year in October / November time of year, there are a few events where the the whole park lights up, including the water, trees and a pathway. Stunning. Again, Google it for the event dates.
  • Great place for children to run around and explore. Quite expensive to get in, you are given the choice of a free return visit. I would prefer a lower price, but once inside the rides are free. Food especially in the cowboy town was a long wait and they were not able to fulfil all that was on the menu. This part of the chine is popular at around tea time so they should be aware of this and ensure they have enough food and staff on board. Overall a lovely place to spend the day
  • I've been here twice this week and I'm willing to come again! The dinosaurs are amazing, the roller coaster is brilliant and the water slides are excellent! The snakes and ladders is cool, whoever came out with that idea has a great imagination, the cowboy town is fun, bought handcuffs and locked up my sister, which was great, and the New Underwater Kingdom is epic! Amazing work, and hoping for more improvements!
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