You’re invited to the ultimate party to celebrate Blackgang Chines 175th birthday throughout the Summer Holidays! Every Monday and Wednesday from the 23rd July to 29th August, the UK's first theme park will be celebrating its birthday in style with the famous fireworks lighting up the sky and adding some sparkle to your summer!


The UK's first theme park is 175 years old, so to celebrate, visit Blackgang Chine on either Mondays or Wednesdays between 23 July to 29 August and see the famous fireworks lighting up the sky and adding some sparkle to your summer!

Immerse yourself in the theatrical live-action Cowboy Show, have your photo taken with the stars of the show, then decide whose side you’re on… whether you’re locking outlaws up in jail or staging the biggest bank robbery Cowboy Town has ever seen, the possibilities are endless!

Be enchanted by our fairy show, as the Fairy Queen and her friends bring a touch of magic to the celebrations. Hear the stories of our loveable dragon Cedric and his friend’s haphazard adventures in our new Dragon Tales. Our Potion Emporium will be open to create your own potions and take the magic home with you.

Plus, take part in our circus workshop, and amaze your friends with all the tricks you can do. Have a go at juggling, plate spinning and much more.

To keep the Birthday Bash booming, DJ Omar will be bringing the celebrations to Pirate Cove and providing the soundtrack to the biggest party this summer, before the fireworks bring the evening to a spectacular close!

Getting to Blackgang Chine is pretty straightforward from Southampton.

On foot - hop aboard a Red Jet Hi-Speed passenger sailing from Southampton to West Cowes (it takes 23-25 minutes). On arrival in West Cowes, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses from West Cowes to Newport (service 1). Change at the bus station in Newport for service 6 to Blackgang. Taxis are also available outside the East & West Cowes terminals. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from either terminal if you tell them your arrival time.

By car - catch an hourly Red Funnel vehicle ferry sailing from Southampton to East Cowes, the crosing takes 55-60 minutes. On arrival, head south along Dover Rd, take Castle St to Well Rd/A3021, follow A3021, A3054 and A3020 to Niton Rd in Rookley. Continue on Niton Rd to Godshill, continue on Appleford Rd and then tke B3399 to Blackgang Chine (PO38 2HN). The journey will take 30-35 minutes.

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Buy individual Blackgang tickets

  • Enjoy a day at BLACKGANG CHINE, including all of its fantastic rides and attractions as well as the evening illuminations.
  • Available between 20 - 29 October
  • Enjoy unlimited 7 Day returns


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20% off vehicle Travel

You can get 20% off travel to Polar at Robin Hill (between 29 Nov - 21 December) using the express booking engine below. Valid for ferry crossings from Southampton to East Cowes. Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply.

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