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Land of Adventure

The rightly-named "Land of Imagination" with many different attractions in one park. Everything from nursery rhyme characters through to pirates, cowboys, fairies, goblins and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs!

Add in a few thrill rides and you have the perfect mix for a fun day out!

A fertile base for activity play and learning, suspend disbelief and enjoy all the quirks you will experience at Blackgang - the kids will love it!

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Blackgang Chine is in the Isle of Wight School Trips top 10

Blackgang Chine is a TOP 10 Isle of Wight School Trip Activity!

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Fun Factor 90%
Educational 70%

Average rating from past clients: 4.5 out of 5

Best Suited To

Blackgang Chine is best suited to pupils in Key Stages 1 to 3

In our opinion, school trips to Blackgang Chine are best suited to the KS1, KS2 and KS3 age groups, although there's something for all ages to enjoy!

Location of Blackgang Chine

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Blackgang Chine FAQs

Here's some of the most frequently-asked questions about school visits to Blackgang Chine, posed by teachers and other group leaders

How accessible is the park?

Whilst most of the main park elements are easily accessible on wide, relatively flat footpaths, there are some smaller areas that might present a problem to the less able or wheelchair users as there are some inclines in places. So long as there's plenty of able-bodied assistance this shouldn't cause too many difficulties.

How does payment work?

We will pre-book your visit for you and your entry charges will be paid directly by Education Destination. All you need to do is show up at the agreed time, line the kids up outside, identify yourselves to staff and you'll be enjoying the park in no time!

How much time should we budget for?

Blackgang Chine really is a full day activity to get the most out of the park, however some schools like to combine a trip here with a shorter activity such as a beach fossil walk or a boat trip to the Needles rocks, both nearby.

What about bad weather?

Blackgang Chine is mostly an outdoors attraction with some aspects under cover, so you will need to check the forecast and go prepared. This IS the Isle of Wight though so is one of the sunniest and driest places in the UK!

Is there somewhere to eat lunch?

The park has many picnic tables available for use. There are also cafes, snack bars and ice-cream huts within the park if you'd like to plan a treat or a hot lunch for example. We can help with that.

Is there a first aid facility?

First aid is available at the gift shop near the entrance/exit. If you need assistance whilst in the park, all members of staff are in radio contact with the front desk, so they will attend to you promptly.

What about toilets?

There are several toilet facilities spread throughout the park, so you're never more than a few minutes away from a loo! On arrival you'll be given a park map and all of the facilities will be clearly highlighted for you, including disabled options. There's a block right by the entrance.

Educational Resources for Blackgang Chine

The following Blackgang Chine educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Blackgang Chine is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Blackgang Chine in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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