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During the Autumn half term, Blackgang Chine’s famous illuminations will once again light up the night sky. Why not have fun in the park during the day, and then as the light begins to fade, enjoy the magical experience of the famous evening illuminations.


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This October, join all your favourite Blackgang characters and experience the magic of Blackgang’s Illuminations which return bigger, better and more magical than ever!  As the daylight begins to fade, the park comes to life …

Blackgang Chine is open from 10am – 9pm on 30th September, 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th October and during half term, 21st – 28th October.   Rides and attractions will be open until late during these evenings.

Check out the What's on tab above for more information - we will have tickets on sale in the summer. 

Every Friday and Saturday evening from 30th September, visitors can experience the magic as the whole park re-awakens, creatively illuminated using exciting and dynamic lighting effects and sculptures.   Be amazed as buildings are brought to life with character animation using 3D projection mapping.

Plus join your favourite characters as they host an evening of magical fun; crown making with our Fairy Queen, ‘walk the plank’ pirate activities, and an amazing ‘Dino Encounters’ show where you get to meet all our baby dinosaurs – and some bigger ones too!   But only venture into Restricted Area 5 after dark, if you’re brave enough! 

Then for the evening finale, join our characters for ‘story telling with a twist’ – a fun theatrical performance which incorporates an amazing laser show projected onto the cliff.


During half term, Saturday 21st – 28th October, there’s lots of additional activities and entertainment for visitors to enjoy too, including the reveal of a major new Blackgang character, our hilarious Dino and Dodo show, a mystifying magic show, plus a spectacular fire show and much, much more!

Blackgang Chine is open from 10am – 9pm on 30th September, 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th October and during half term, 21st – 28th October.   Rides and attractions will be open until late during these evenings.

Full programme to follow.

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

For 30 October - 4 November the park is open from 17:00-21:00 for Illuminations only (to book please select the correct tab)

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Blackgang Chine Illuminations

  • The park comes alive with the evening illuminations
  • Magical fun with crafts, potions and Fairy Tale activities
  • Meet mystical dragon - Cedric and his mischevious friends
  • Open from 17:00 to 21:00 - 30 October - 4 November only
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