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Come and be a Pirate, Fairy or Cowboy for the day!
Blackgang Chine (Isle of White)
Member Name: stacey2911
Blackgang Chine (Isle of White)
Advantages: It includes unlimited returns for 7 days
Disadvantages: It's slowly disappearing off the end of the cliff.
Blackgang chine, Isle of Wight
Born and lived on the Isle of Wight for 21 years I have spent many summer holidays attending the amusement park that is called Blackgang Chine. It never gets boring.
The current price to visit this Island attraction is Standard off peak - £12.50 and on peak -£14.95 with a family ticket( 2 adults & 2 children) priced at £45.00 off peak and £55.00 on peak. I think the price of the ticket is fairly steep and seems to rise every year and I believe there should be a separate ticket price for both children and Adults. The ticket price does include unlimited visits for 7 days.
In the park.
The park is split into sections
Pirate cove - This section is fairly new to blackgang it was added in 2012 With a huge pirate ship in the centre of the section, you can walk the plank or have sword fights on and around the ship. If pirates aren't for you this section of the park also has many smaller attractions around the outside for example a musical pet shop, a small park and an amusement arcade. Plus a huge grass area ideal for picnics
Cowboy town- This has always been one of my favourite sections and one of the oldest I believe. This western area is made up of a saloon with swinging doors, a bank, a jail you can lock the kids in (temporarily of course) a shop to buy cap guns from and horses (plastic) you can climb on.
Dinosaur Land- This section was always bigger when I was younger but due to it being so close to the cliff edge unfortunately a lot of it has fallen over the edge which is a real shame. but you can walk up and down the hill which has many different types of dinosaurs displayed.
Fairyland - This is one of the smaller sections of the park it has a castle that is suitable for everyone to explore (please adults mind your head) and behind glass windows you can see prince and princesses (sleeping beauty for example)
Nursery land- The younger children will enjoy Nursery land it's filled with everyone's favourites from Humpty Dumpty to the old woman who lived in a show. Nursery rhymes are brought to life and your children will love it after this section take a walk through the beautiful water gardens
Fantasy land- this is where you meet the weather wizard but be careful you must keep his secret. along with the smugglers cave, dragons and the liquorice factory.
Rides- there are a few rides displayed at Blackgang, A small roller-coaster called cliff hanger, because it is literally hanging off the cliff, a water slide, snakes and ladder slides, spinning pirate barrels, and a maze. unfortunately the maze is not as good as it once was there are loads of holes so you can peer through them and many young children climb through the gaps, which of course makes them bigger.
The past 2 years in August one a week on a Wednesday(i think, not 100% certain so don't quote me on this) they have a pirate day with a musical firework display and fun activities to do throughout the day like sword fights and a live band clowns teaching juggling, face paints etc.
This park is fun for everyone and when buying your ticket you can return again for free as many times as you like for a week! If you are visiting the Isle of Wight make sure you check out this park. There are not many activities inside so make sure you chose a nice sunny day and if you enjoy this park check out it's sister park Robin Hill.
I rate 4 stars because unless it's a nice sunny day you wont enjoy the park and a lot of the area has disappeared over the edge of the cliff.
Summary: A fun but costly day out for all the family