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“Poor for the price” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Blackgang Chine is a park and gardens themed with a wide range of fantasy attractions as well as heritage exhibitions and adventure play. Children can enjoy playing in Cowboy Town, Pirate Cove, Fairyland or Dinosaurland - fantasy play areas to encourage imaginative play, parents can relax or join in the fun! Opened in 1843 Blackgang Chine is still owned and run by the family of the founder and now also run a sister park, Robin Hill, near Newport on the Isle of Wight.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Poor for the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

At circa £15 a head I think this attraction is overpriced. Had this been £7-8 per head I would have been happy. The owners seem to respond to every review saying this is a 'unique' park where visitors require 'imagination' I couldn't have put it any better myself. Almost all attractions are staitc fibre glass offerings with crude voice overs. At one point my wife remarked that the originators 'must have been on drugs'. The weather was good and the views are pleasing, my 4 year old seemed happy however older children may be less impressed.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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“A Really Fantastic Day for the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

First I should say we have visited many times over the last 40 years but with several years between each visit and the last 6 years ago.
We will certainly be going back again soon!
Five in our party so we got a family ticket plus an OAP.
We picked a sunny day so lots of people at the beach which made for no queues and a wonderful experience.
The walk around can be tough and my elderly mother did very well but less able may struggle a little.
So much has been added over the years such including the brand new dinosaurs and Dodo valley and improvements to all the favourites.
Something for every age and you get the feeling once inside of good value, grabber machines that grab, no charge for the extra exhibitions like the Coast exhibit and free water cannons on the pirate ship all well appreciated by our group.
The place is beautiful and we would return on the same ticket (Free for 7 days) if we were around.
Certainly had one very happy 8 year old!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Two young children and they loved this place (second visit for our eldest too)... spent all day here and they still wanted more - defintely worth a visit and we will be back!

Visited July 2014
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Southampton, New York
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8 reviews
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“Weird, quirky, some parts outdated but kids loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Weird and wonderful! Some real quirky attractions, one roller coaster and a water flume ride. Dinosaur attraction was great for the kids. A little pricey at £44 for 3 of us (2year old was free) we did get 7 days return on ticket but for a long weekend we didn't have time to make use of it.

Visited July 2014
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Rotorua
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64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“An oldie but a goodie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Our kids love this place, and because they allow you return visits on your ticket for a week we ended up going about 4 times, early in the morning when there were no queues so they had multiple goes on the roller coaster and the water slides!!!

Visited July 2014
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