About 24 minutes from park
Ventnor, PO38 2HNVisit Website
One of the Isle of Wight’s most popular destinations, Blackgang Chine offers up fun for all the family. The historic theme park gets its name from its location near Blackgang village and a nearby chine (coastal ravine) that’s now collapsed into the ocean. It’s approximately 15 minutes west of Ventnor and on the doorstep of St. Catherine’s Down, a stunning seaside area and a protected National Trust site.
Blackgang Chine is the UK’s oldest amusement park and is jam-packed with exciting rides to thrill every visitor! You’ll find it’s divided up into several themed lands of imagination, with each one featuring its own unique attractions. Head to Restricted Area 5 to spot Blackgang Chine dinosaurs looming out of the undergrowth, or delve into an ocean cave full of animatronic sea creatures in the Underwater Kingdom. Kids can also dress up as young swashbucklers at Pirate’s Cove and then catch marauding outlaws in Cowboy Town. Blackgang Chine even has a nursery rhyme themed area perfect for younger kids, plus a Fairyland complete with an enchanting castle. Scattered throughout the park are various rides, including the exhilarating Cliff Hanger rollercoaster and a 100ft long waterslide which you whoosh down in small wooden boats. What’s more, the park is home to beautiful gardens if you fancy a break from all the excitement. It’s also dog-friendly, so why not bring your four-legged friend along on your family day out?
The theme park is located in the village of Blackgang on the Isle of Wight’s southwest coast. You can reach it from Ventor by car in 15 minutes by driving west along Whitwell Road, then turning off onto Kemming Road. Continue on to the village of Niton and turn left at the crossroads onto High Street. Next, take the first right onto Blackgang Road and drive on until you see signs for Blackgang Chine on your left.
Blackgang Chine is also on the number 6 bus route which goes between Ventnor and Newport. If you’re leaving from Ventor, the journey will take approximately 22 minutes.
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