DING DING! This May half term at Blackgang Chine will see some of our most-loved characters go head-to-head in the ultimate popularity battle! Their corral of rootin’ tootin’ cowboys will take on the roarsome dinosaurs from 31st May – 4th June.

Who’s team will you choose? And who will come out on top?

If you’re a dino-fanatic, you won’t want to miss the chance to meet their newest member of the team! He’ll be joined by our cheeky T-Rexes Shadow & Sheila and you’ll have the option to lend a hand with his training. Once you’re done rounding up the dinos, you can head into the Jurassic Hunt for a fully immersive, live-action experience.

Or, if you’re rootin’ for Sheriffs and Outlaws, head to Cowboy Town where you’ll find a hoedown of wild west activity. Take in the adrenaline-inducing live performances, play your part in showdowns and dance away the afternoon with the Mariachi fiesta!

There's so much going on you wont know where to start, including a Jurassic Hunt, Cowboy Shows, Triassic Club, Cowboy Quest and DINO Training.

To find out more and book tickets visit the Blackgang Chine website.


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 the hourly Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry sailing from Southampton to East Cowes, the crossing 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.

See here to book your ferry.