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Coastal aspects and erosion.
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Blackgang Chine calls itself "Land of Imagination" and this is certainly true. With many different attractions in one park there's something here to appeal to all students, no matter what age or interest. There's everything from nursery rhyme characters through to pirates, cowboys, fairies, goblins and even dinosaurs. Add in a few thrill rides and factual museums and you have a great mix for a fun day out.
This all provides extremely rich stimulus for many subjects. The pre-prepared educational resource set available for Blackgang Chine plays to the strengths of the park itself and are worthy of further investigation.
Blackgang is built on the edge of an eroding cliff-face - indeed, since the park first opened it has had to retreat inland on a number of occasions. This fascinating history is well recorded and presented in the "Coastline" museum and is ideal study material for students looking at coastal erosion. From the park there are several viewpoints where you can see partially collapsed buildings sliding down the cliff edge and enormous amounts of spoil on the beach below.
Suspend disbelief and enjoy all the quirks you will experience at Blackgang. The kids will simply love it.
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Ticket office and general gifts
Dinosaur themed gifts
Tasty sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, pizza slices, hand battered cod and chips and daily specials. Kids meals and healthy snacks available too.
Whether you choose the fast 'over flows', or the scary 'plug hole', Water Force is great wild fun! Minimum height 1.2m
Soft ice cream, award winning Isle of Wight Minghella ice cream, sweets, hot and cold drinks.
This exhibition is about the World of Timber and the displays of traditional trades, working engines and woodland skills are set around a replica of an old water-powered sawmill. Imaginative, well conceived displays give an immediate insight into a rural industry now mainly lost forever. Discover the Millowner's cottage, the wheelwright, the carpenter, the cooper and the Blacksmith as displays and commentary bring their story to life.
Relax in our 70 seat large screen cinema and enjoy a 15 minute awe-inspiring aerial film showing the Island's heritage & beauty. Don't miss one of the regular shows throughout the day. The surround sound system, along with the HD film production makes the experience one to remember!
The story of the dramatic cliff falls and erosion that have caused Blackgang to be a 'Disappearing Village', as well as the incredible Victorian whale skeleton display!
Feel what it is like to go right inside the mouth of a whale with our full-sized and friendly Jonah's Whale.
This exciting roller coaster is perched near the edge of vertical cliffs, climbs to 400' above the sea before dropping nearly 40' in twists and turns reaching speeds of upto 35mph. Minimum height to ride 1.1m.
Our Pirates' Barrel ride is great fun for our younger visitors. As they spin round and round, the famous song, "what shall we do with a drunken sailor" comes to mind!
Humpty Dumpty, The House that Jack Built, the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe and Magical Toadstools galore, all your favourite nursery rhymes come to life in the wonderful Nurseryland, perfect for toddlers and above.
Lovely Victorian style Water Gardens, with water wheel, fountain, bridges and a variety of water plants.
Get lost in the hedge maze while your friends either help or hinder you from the look out above the maze. No compasses or GPS allowed!
Enter through the gates of our new enclosure 'Restricted Area 5' at your own risk! Marvel at the gargantuan scale of the new life-size moving dinosaurs and encounter the most realistic experience since time began. The journey through the 'Restricted Area 5' enclosure will bring you up close and personal with dinosaurs of all types including an Argentinosaurus, bigger than a double decker bus and the biggest animatronic T-Rex in the country - but only if you're brave enough!
Take a tour of the craziest house in England where the floor is tilted and everything is not quite as it appears!
The world's wackiest flock of Dodos have set up camp, and they are ready to entertain and amuse all those who pass by. Overwhelmed by the excitement of their new home, they've all but run riot, getting themselves into all kinds of hilarious situations. So why not take a visit to the Valley of the Dodos, and witness the all-singing, all-dancing and adorably mischievous spectacle for yourself.
Ice cream, savoury pasties, cakes, drinks, provisions and equipment for would-be pirates. Summer BBQs.
Featuring an exciting sea battle between a pirate ship and a French frigate, complete with water cannons for classic pirate shenanigans, Pirate Cove is the place to be for young would-be pirates! Pirate Cove also contains the Crossbones adventure play area, a whole network of ships, crow's nests, ladders and rope netting to explore, a pirate shooting gallery, and our famous talking parrot: see what you can get him to say!
Warm donuts, waffles and crepes with delicious sauces, ice cream, Barista coffee and drinks.
An old fashioned animated tale about the famous Clarendon Shipwreck!
The seasons come alive with our very own weather wizard who introduces each season in his own special way!
Explore the Rumpus Mansion a house of yore where the goblins and trolls have taken over!
Come and see what happens when dinosaurs throw a dinner party. Darwin and his animatronic dinosaur friends invite you for supper, and guess what's on the menu?!
In this stunning replica of a Western town, you can walk through the double doors of the saloon, be a dastardly bank robber, visit the county jail, see the stables, inhabit a teepee, ride on a stagecoach and so much more.
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, fries, hot and cold drinks and ice cream.
Play the classic game of snakes and ladders at Blackgang. Follow the signs to go up and down the board on this real life game of snakes and ladders. Our slides and stairs allow your kids to experience this family favourite for real!
Thrill to our enchanted land of fairies, find as many as you can! They might be hiding in the trees, you might get a glimpse of them in the grass. Take a stroll through our magical Fairyland and let your imagination run wild! Bring your princes and princesses to play in the fairy castle, with turrets, walkways and windows to peek out of!
Here to recreate your very own western adventure.