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About us & our park

Who is the park suitable for?

Blackgang Chine offers lands of imagination and exciting rides for the whole family! Younger visitors may enjoy Nurseryland, Dodo Valley, the Pirate Barrels ride and Fairyland, while older children will love the Cliffhanger roller coaster, Waterforce waterslides and all the outdoor adventure opportunities. Parents and grandparents can enjoy the stunning sea views and relax with one of our bean to cup coffees whilst the younger ones let their imaginations run wild!

What is the link to Robin Hill?

Blackgang Chine is owned by Vectis Ventures Ltd, the same parent company that owns our sister park, Robin Hill. Robin Hill is situated in the centre of the Isle of Wight and offers 88 acres of parkland, woodland and countryside for adventure, exploration and entertainment.
Many of our guests decide to visit both parks during their time on the Isle of Wight and the most cost-effective way to do that is with a ‘Joint Park’ ticket that’s valid for entry to both Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill. These can be purchased via either park website.
Find out more about Robin Hill over on their website.

How do I contact you?

You can contact the Blackgang Chine team by emailing [email protected] calling 01983 730330 or dropping us a message on Facebook or Instagram. 
Our team will always so their best to get back to you within 48 hours.

Can I access WiFi within the park?

Absolutely! There is free guest WiFi available throughout the park, though given the nature of the park’s size and location, there are areas with a weak signal. If you’re looking for the strongest signal, we recommend heading to one of our food and drink outlets. 

Can I pay by card when I’m in the park?

We’re working hard to reduce the amount of cash that is handled on-site and therefore ask that all guests ensure they are able to make purchases with either card or contactless payments when visiting. 

When is the park open?

Blackgang Chine will be open for its main season on selected dates from Saturday 19th March – Sunday 30th October. Standard opening times are 10am – 4:30pm, with late opening until 5pm during most school holidays.
The park will be open later into the evening during school holidays for specific event entertainment.
To view the exact opening dates and times, please refer to the park opening calendar.

Can I bring a bike, scooter, skates etc?

To ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests, we do not allow bikes, scooters, skates, skateboards or any other large outdoor equipment into the park.
Many of the pathways throughout the park are steep and, in places, uneven, so we ask all guests to leave any outdoor equipment in their vehicle or at home. We do not have any space to look after equipment whilst you are inside the park.

Can I bring my dog?

Absolutely! We LOVE seeing dogs visit the park with their humans and our front of house team are always on-hand for cuddles! 
We simply ask that all guests keep their dogs on a short lead during their whole visit and clean up after them. Plenty of bins are provided throughout the park.
During certain events, there may be loud noises or special lighting effects that may not be suitable for all dogs. We advise checking the event-specific pages for full details and, if you’re in doubt, get in touch with us via [email protected] or 01983 730330. 

Is smoking allowed in the park?

To make visits for all our guests as comfortable as possible, we’d love to keep Blackgang Chine as a smoke-free park and ask that guests refrain from smoking anywhere in the park other than the designated smoking areas.

How long should I expect a visit to last?

We do have guests who visit us and stay for a full day from 10am – 4:30pm/5pm, however, we advise that most visits will last approximately 5 hours. This gives plenty of time to explore the park’s lands of imagination, spend some time on the rides and playgrounds and grab something to eat from one of our food outlets. 
The time spent in the park may be longer during specific events.
You are welcome to leave the park and re-enter again on your booked date, providing you return before last admission which is 30 minutes before the park closing time. 

Can we bring food and drink into the park?

Visitor are welcome to bring their own refreshments into the park and there are areas available for picnics.
There is however, a great selection of food and drink outlets within the park that serve everything from ice creams, slushies and hot drinks to main meals, snacks and sweet treats. Find out more about the food and drink available in-park here.

Where can I buy food and drinks in the park?

Chine Cafe – just a stone’s throw from the main entrance and gift shop, this is the park’s largest restaurant. Serving a wide range of home cooked meals, sandwiches, salads and lunch packs with a selection of hot and cold drinks. Top off your meal with a variety of delicious cakes, tray bakes and sweet treats. 

La Cantina – located deep in the heart of Cowboy Town, this western-themed restaurant and takeaway is ideal for hungry cowboys. Serving a range of delicious burgers and Mexican favourites, accompanied by a selection of hot and cold drinks.

iScream – situated opposite the Cliffhanger roller coaster, serving nothing but the best local Isle of Wight ice cream, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this parlour. There’s something to suit all with a range of sundaes, ice creams, Mr Whippy and hot and cold drinks too. 

Chocabloc – located at the entrance to Underwater Kingdom, serving freshly made mini doughnuts, waffles and churros with delicious sauces alongside a selection of sweet treats, hot and cold drinks. 

Captain Jacks – found down in Pirate Cove, this is the perfect pit stop for snacks and both hot and cold drinks. From sausage rolls and ice creams to coffees, slushies and dizzy drinks. Open during busy periods only.

Pirate of the BBQ – open during busy periods only, head to the BBQ for flame cooked meals like burgers and hotdogs. 

Ice Rush – overlooking Cowboy Town, this is the perfect way to cool down after a ham-packed day of chasing outlaws. Serving an array of refreshing slushies, cold drinks and a variety of ice lollies. 
Find out more about the food and drink available in-park here.

What age can children visit the park on their own?

All guests must be at least 14yrs to enter the park unaccompanied by an adult during the daytime. This minimum age rises to 16yrs for entry after 5pm and may be higher for specific events. Please check event specific information for full details.
We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone we do not believe to be old enough, so please bring some ID (passport, birth certificate).

Can I pay by card when I’m in the park?

We’re working hard to reduce the amount of cash that is handled on-site and therefore ask that all guests ensure they are able to make purchases with either card or contactless payments when visiting. 

There’s an issue with something I bought at the park, what do I do?

If you’ve purchased an item whilst in the park and have uncovered an issue or fault, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]. Please include the date of your visit, time of purchase if possible and as much detail as you can about the issue so our team can help find a resolution as quickly as possible.

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