Blackgang Chine

Lose yourself in the Land of Imagination at Blackgang Chine…the UK’s oldest amusement park where you step out of the everyday and into a magical world where the only constraint is your own creativity.

Explore a world like no other where you truly can be whoever you want to be. Round up giant beasts as a courageous dinosaur keeper in Restricted Area 5; cast spells from your own castle as a magical fairy in Fairyland; chose to be either an outlaw or sheriff as a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy in Cowboy Town; challenge your friends to a duel aboard a battleship as a swashbuckling pirate in Pirate Cove; or come face to face with a 60ft whale as a deep-sea diver in Underwater Kingdom…where will your imagination take you?

Experience thrills on the park’s rides including the 400ft above sea level drop-tower, Evolution, and the Waterforce waterslide, mixed with the wholesome nostalgia of Blackgang Chine’s quirky attractions, enjoy a classic adventure alongside timeless excitement.

On top of all that, you can watch the Land of Imagination come to life as Blackgang Chine celebrates a season filled with epic family-friendly events. From explosive cowboy shows and rawrsome entertainment in May to the biggest summer party for kids that the Isle of Wight has seen and a spooky Halloween-themed October, the park will keep you entertained throughout the year!

Schools and groups

Every year hundreds of school parties from across the country visit Blackgang Chine. Imaginations run wild as the children enjoy the many themed areas around the park. For more information including rates please visit

Blackgang Chine Opening Times

Blackgang Chine is open from 10am until 5pm on most days during the peak season, with last rides at 4:30pm. There are certain exceptions to this rule, and plenty of special events for which the park stays open for longer.

Some indoor attractions and Blackgang Chine rides close up to 45 minutes before the park shuts. Ride operating times, cafe facilities and shop opening times vary, depending on the time of season. Last admission to the park is one hour before the stated closing time.

Getting To Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight

Wightlink provide a fast ferry service to Blackgang Chine and the Isle of Wight. Our comfortable, well-equipped ferries can get you from the mainland to the Island as a foot passenger in half an hour or less. Blackgang Chine is on the South coast of the Isle of Wight, and easy to reach by both car and public transport. Book your ferry today for the most imaginative fun to be had in the UK!

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