As a child I spent a lot of time at Blackgang Chine with my best friend’s family. This year I returned (10 years later) and took my own mother for a lovely day out on the beautiful Isle of Wight.
Blackgang Chine is described as “a land of imagination” on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. When I was growing up and took holidays with my friend Rosie’s family, we used to visit on a regular basis. I think the last time I went was probably back in 1998 so this year when I was in the South, I promised myself a little visit to reminisce. I also dragged my better half and my mother along.
It is basically a theme park with the most basic of rides (although since I last visited, it has got itself a small roller coaster) and attractions. You don’t really visit this park as a thrill seeker! It has a beautiful maze however and a water boat ride, both of which are pretty cool but nothing is as exciting for me as the real-life snakes and ladders game, with the snakes being huge metal slides). Mainly you visit Blackgang Chine for its mystery, there are fairies and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, a whole town of cowboys and loads of pirates dotted around the park. Even the rubbish bins come alive to talk to you (as can be seen in photo 2 below).
There are loads to see and do there if you are a big kid like me (lucky for me, mom is as well!) and we had a great and enchanting day out on the island thanks to all the magical creatures and attractions. If you are on the Isle of Wight then go, and take your mum along. Or if you are a mum, take the children!
written by kneehigh85 on 2011-05-15 #places #location #travel-destination #park-theme-adventure-children-families-destination-travel