Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine!


We love visiting the Isle of Wight as a family, as even though we can see it from Bournemouth beach, it feels like we are going away as we need to catch a ferry to get there.

This week, we caught the Wightlink Ferry from Lymington to surprise the kids with a visit to their favourite parks on the island – Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, to check out their summer events.


Our first stop was Blackgang Chine for their Big Night Out.


As well as the attractions we know and love, there are events happening throughout the day and into the evening, with workshops, entertainers and shows and the kids were particularly fond of Cedric the Dragon, although, a word to the wise – don’t ask him to sing – it isn’t pretty!


Make sure you take a timetable when you arrive, so you know what is on and when and plan your day around the shows.


The boys particularly enjoyed the Wild West Show at Buffalo Creek, which was full of slapstick comedy and action, but be aware that there is gunfire, loud bangs and fire, if you have sensitive children.


On our previous visits, the kids didn’t want to do the rides at Blackgang Chine, but as they get older (and taller), they are definitely starting to face their fears.


I lost count of the number of times they went on the Cliffhanger Rollercoaster and Waterforce Slide.


It was the evening events that stole the show for us, as when the sun sets, Pirate Cove is transformed into a giant dance floor with a live DJ and a compere who create an epic party atmosphere, finished off with an epic foam party!!


I highly recommend you take the kids a change of clothes, as mine were literally swimming in it at one point and came out soaked!!


The evening then finishes with a spectacular firework display behind the DJ stage.


The Blackgang Chine Big Night Out is on every Monday, Wednesday & Friday until 1st September from 10am – 9:30pm and is included in the price of your park ticket.


Make sure you book in advance for the best savings – ticket prices are from £25 per person with children under 4 free.

Disclaimer: We were guests of Blackgang Chine for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

23 thoughts on “Big Night Out at Blackgang Chine!

  1. Melanie williams says:

    How fab is this place! What a brilliant family night out and fireworks too xx

  2. Catherine says:

    What a fun and exciting down out with the family! We don’t have festivals like this near me but I would love to attend one.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I used to go here when I was a kid and loved it! I haven’t taken the kids in years, must add it to our lost of places to go

  4. Joyce says:

    Your kids really had a great time of their lives! The place looks really fun and interesting. I’ve never heard of this place but will definitely try to check it out.

  5. Looks like a nice place for kids to enjoy. I would love to bring my niece here someday!

  6. alexandra cook says:

    Such a fun and great experience. My kids would be so happy to go here. Seems like your kids really enjoyed here.

  7. rhian westbury says:

    Wow looks like such a fun day, it’s nice that they’re getting even more involved with the rides now they’re older x

  8. We’re ashamed to say we’ve never been to Blackgang Chine! Even though we had family o the IOW for a couple of years! I like the fact you can spend the whole day there and see fireworks!!

  9. That looks like so much fun! I bet your kids had a blast!

  10. Jenni says:

    Sounds like you guys had a fun time! And Cedric the Dragon looks amazing, no wonder the kids loved him.

  11. Jenny says:

    We love Blackgang Chine. I grew up on the Island and it’s one of my favourite places!

  12. Lisa says:

    It sure looks like everyone had a fun time here. It’s cool there were fireworks too!

  13. This looks like a great place to take kids! The costumes and wild west show would be a blast with my nephew.

  14. Fritha says:

    This looks like such a lovely place for kids! Perfect for summer too!

  15. Oh wow that looks like so much fun for the kiddos. And the bubble pit? Sign me up!

  16. Looks like you had such a fabulous time with your family.

  17. Nina Bosken says:

    This looks like such a fun activity for families and children. In which country is this? I tried looking at that link in the first paragraph, but it didn’t say either. Thanks!

  18. Looks like you had so much fun, I love that there is a range of activities and entertainment available.

  19. kumamonjeng says:

    I love the land of imagination, lots of dinos and the one at the beginning is so cute, in purple with the head up and down! The roller coaster looks super fun too!

  20. Windy says:

    This seems amazing. It looks like it’s filled with amazing activities for kids to do.

  21. Sarah Howe says:

    Ooh I really like the look of the rides! That water one looks fun! I also see there were fireworks! So much to do. looks brill! x

  22. Stacie says:

    That looks like so much fun! I’d love to take the kids there. I think they’d love it, especially the fireworks.

  23. Kristina says:

    Isle Of White seems amazing for kids, I’ve read so many amazing activities and things bloggers posted lately to do with this place 🙂 Loved the photos x

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