Our pick of the 20 top photo spots!
There’s no denying that Blackgang Chine is one of the most instagramable attractions on the Isle of Wight and we absolutely love seeing all our visitors’ selfies and imaginative photos. So we’ve pulled together a list of the top 20 photo opportunities within the park and created a check list for you to make sure you don’t miss out on that must-have shot! We’ve pulled out our 10 favourites and you can see the full checklist at the end of this post – why not print a copy and check them off during your next visit?
1. The Sizeable Smuggler
He’s arguably the most recognisable part of the park so is certainly deserving of his place at the top of this list! Whether you’re sitting on his giant boot or trying to balance him on your hand, a shot with our smuggler is an absolute must!
2. Terrified by the T-Rex
Our animatronic T-Rex is the largest in the country and his roar really does makes the ground shake beneath your feet! So those terrified faces everyone’s pulling in their selfies are perfectly justified!
3. The Timeless Toadstool
Our beloved toadstool was first installed back in 1974 and every year since, visitors have been posing for a photo with the friendly gnome who calls the toadstool home. It’s the perfect photo to commemorate the year of your visit!
4. Shell Style
A relatively new addition to the park, the Shell Seat in Underwater Kingdom has fast become one of the most popular photo ops in the whole park! Perch on the stylised marble seat and become the underwater goddess of your dreams!
5. Western Wagon Stories
The horse-drawn wagon at the centre of Cowboy Town is a classic favourite photo with kids young and old! Whether you’re perched on horseback or standing atop the wagon about to set off on a journey, you can create your own Cowboy story!
6. The Supreme Steggy
For generations, children (and adults) have been clambering up onto the back of our Stegosaurus to pose for a classic Blackgang Chine photo! We’ve even got a picture of our CEO up there somewhere…
7. Mystical Mirrors
We know that a mirror selfie is nothing new…but here at Blackgang Chine, it’s a selfie with a difference. Super long legs, a giant head and an obscured image are what you’ll get in our ever-popular Hall of Mirrors!
8. Fantastical Fairy Dreams
Who wouldn’t want to feel like a princess atop their very own castle? The balcony on the top floor of Fairy Castle in Fairyland is the perfect opportunity for a Romeo & Juliet moment! Stand down by the Fairy Houses for a great perspective shot!
9. This is the Priest all Shaven and Shorn
Part of the nursery rhyme ‘The House That Jack Built’, our beloved Priest is the perfect selfie companion – he won’t be worried about his hair not quite looking right!
10. The Unbelievable Underwater Whale
The majestic 60ft animatronic whale is the largest inhabitant of Underwater Kingdom and snapping a photo as he swims majestically above your head is a definite must! You’ll be amazed at the sense of scale when you see yourself photographed underneath his belly!
20 Top Photo Opportunities Checklist
Restricted Area Five
3. Dino Eggs
4. Wagon / Horseback
6. In Jail
7. Wanted Poster
9. Shell Seat
10. Giuseppe the crab
11. Commemorative Toadstool
12. The Priest
13. The Balcony on Fairy Castle
14. Sad Toadstool
15. Fairy House
17. Rumpus Donkey Mirror
18. Gnome Bench
19. Hall of Mirrors
20.Mouth of Hell
Here’s a little inspiration from Instagram!
There’s just 175 available!
As part of our 175th birthday celebrations, here at Blackgang Chine we’ve produced exclusive, limited edition gold coins!
These coins are a money-can’t-buy opportunity for you to keep a memento of your time at Blackgang Chine during our big birthday year! We’ll be giving them away throughout the year so keep your eyes peeled for in-park games, treasure hunts, competitions and lots of other ways to win!
There are only 175 of these gold coins available and they cannot be bought – so you’ll have to get involved to be in with a chance of bagging your own! However, there are silver versions available to purchase in the shop should you want to make sure you get hold of a souvenir coin. Both gold and silver coins will be provided in a Blackgang 175th presentation boxes.
19.7.18 – UPDATE
2018 Photo Competition
Capture the imagination of Blackgang Chine during your visit the year and enter our biggest photo competition ever to be in with a chance of winning. You can enter here.
18.7.18 – UPDATE
Throughout our Birthday Bash event days, Monday & Wednesday, there’ll be numerous opportunities to win coins…whether that’s by participating in a cowboy or fairy dance workshop, panning for gold or meeting our characters. Keep your eyes and ears open for a chance to win!
16.7.18 – UPDATE
Every Monday & Wednesday throughout the summer, there’ll be one character in the park who has a coin token. We’ll post a clue out each morning across our Facebook & Twitter pages and the first visitor in the park to find the character and state the word ‘Treasure’ will win!
26.6.18 – UPDATE
A Facebook photo memory competition has now launched! This is your first chance to get hold of a coin so head over to our Facebook page and get involved! All you need to do is share a photo memory of your time at the park! THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.