Purchase your FVP by 21st December to be in with a chance of winning!
It’s been an amazing year of birthday celebrations here at Blackgang Chine and our commemorative, limited edition gold coins have been a huge hit with visitors! There’s just a few left so we’re giving you early bird FVP holders one final chance to get your hands on one in time for Christmas!
To be in with a chance of winning one of the coins, simply purchase your Joint Park or Blackgang Chine Frequent Visitor Pass before Wednesday 19th December! You will then be entered into a draw to win – it’s that easy!
The winners will be notified by email on Wednesday 19th December and the coins will be available to collect from our pop-up shop in Newport Guildhall until 22nd December, just in time to make a very special Christmas gift!
We’re opening a pop-up Frequent Visitor Hub at Newport Guildhall this year in time for your Christmas shopping!
Open Monday – Saturday from 21st November – 22nd December, our front of house admissions team will be on hand to answer all your FVP questions so you can purchase and collect your cards all in one place – making it oh so simple to get your hands on a 2019 pass. Find out more about what’s included in the 2019 passes here.
Situated between High Street and Quay Street in Newport, not only will our team be on hand to issue your FVP cards, you’ll also get the chance to meet some of our characters! Every Saturday from 1st December, our characters will be roaming between 11am – 3pm. Keep your eyes peeled for which characters will be visiting very soon!
Our FVP Hub will be open Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.
The 2018 season at Blackgang Chine has officially come to a close!
As for 3rd November, the park is closed and won’t be re-opening until 2019.
There’s no denying that 2018 has been an epic year for us – celebrating a whopping 175 years since the park first opened, 2018 has been a year of special nostalgia alongside the creation of many more memories for years to come! Here’s a little look back at our year.
An Easter full of eggs
The Easter Eggsplorers event saw visitors hunting alongside our intrepid Victorian explorers, and of course the delightful Lady Penelope and Raphus too, for long lost and sneakily hidden treasures. Plenty were found and many happy, chocolate covered faces followed! Keep your eyes peeled for news of a very sweet and egg-citing (we couldn’t resist) new event arriving for Easter 2019!
Bank Holiday Breakouts
May Bank Holiday saw our resident dinos make a break for it as they roamed the park. From ride-on-dinos to our beloved Shadow & Sheila baby T-Rexes, visitors were even able to catch a glimpse of a few friendly old faces as Darwin & the Triasic Club joined in for a weekend of dino-tastic fun!
Yeeeeeehaws and Howdys
Dastardly Rattlesnake Jake, the meanest outlaw in the history of the west, came rumbling into town on the lookout for the Lost Gold of Rockola but with some help from our visitors, Buffalo Bob & Sheriff TWIT were able to keep the gold out of Rattlesnake’s hands! Plenty of rootin’ tootin’ good times were had over the Whitsun holiday!
EPIC Birthday Bash!
Over six weeks of summer, we held the most epic birthday bashes to commemorate our 175th year! So many of you visited and helped us celebrate with Dodos cheekily popping out of cakes, people hunting for limited edition coins, fairies spreading fairy dust and so much more! We’ve got plans to keep the party vibes going in 2019…this time with a bit of a twist!
Spooky goings on at the Sawmill
We battled paranormal goings-on throughout autumn and came face-to-face with some pretty spooky characters during Wicked Nights. Turns out the Monk’s Curse is a force not to be reckoned with and we’re pretty certain there’s worse things to come for Wicked Nights 2019….
The team here at Blackgang would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who visited in 2018 and helped make our 175th year an extra special one!