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The Blackgang Beach Welcomes St. George’s School for Grand Opening of new attraction

Last week marked a momentous occasion at Blackgang Chine as the much-anticipated Blackgang Beach welcomed its first visitors, providing a delightful sneak peek to the eager children of St. George's School in anticipation of the Grand Opening. The park opened its doors to 17 enthusiastic students and 7 dedicated teachers from the school for an exclusive accessibility session, showcasing the attraction in a calmer, more private setting.     Park Manager Dan White expressed his delight at witnessing the beaming smiles of the students, remarking, "It was truly heartwarming to see the joy on their faces, and we couldn't have asked for a

The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition ‘EXPERIENCE 25’

Coming to Newport this summer!  From June 3rd to July 29th     Did you know that this year is the 25th Isle of Wight Festival? Yes, it’s the 22nd Isle of Wight Festival since 2002 when John Giddings brought the famous Festival back to the Island, but there were three original Festivals in 1968, 1969 and 1970 – therefore 25 in total! To celebrate this, the ‘Experience the Isle of Wight Festival’ exhibition is returning and this year it will be renamed ‘Experience 25’, and encompass the three original festivals, and will be held at the Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council exhibition space at

Have fun whatever the weather

The Isle of Wight is packed with great days out for everyone. However, what do you do when the weather is not quite on your side? We can't promise the sun, but we can promise lots of fun! The Island is the perfect holiday destination full of fun attractions or a quiet spot to relax and get away from it all, whatever the season. Grab your wellies, get those brollies and pay a visit to Monkey Haven. With a beautiful gift shop and tea rooms to enjoy, you will forget about the rain and it's not just monkeys you’ll see – visit the reptiles

May Bank Holiday Weekend – Bouncy Barn Fun at Tapnell Farm Park

This May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May, Bouncy Barn fun is back at Tapnell Farm Park! Enjoy all-weather, high-energy fun with a huge range of inflatable activities suitable for all ages. Expect bouncy slides, bouncy castles, bouncy assault courses and the Gladiator arena. Plus, there’s a special toddler play zone with Paw Patrol bounce and slide, and Peppa Pig castle.         Bouncy Barn sessions will last 45 minutes and take place hourly between 11am – 3pm.  There is also a special SEN session at 10am each day.  Bouncy Barn is included in the Farm Park admission, however, if you would prefer

Victoria’s Family Day Out at Osborne

  Join Queen Victoria and her beloved Albert for old-fashioned thrills and spills on traditional fairground rides like swing boats and the helter-skelter. Giggle and gasp at the silly antics of the palace Jester and marvel at mesmerising illusions by our skilled magicians! Enjoy live Victorian musical merriment performed by Sounds of Time throughout the day. Don't miss your chance to experience a royally good day out this half-term! This event runs from Tuesday 28th May until Thursday 30th May, 10am - 5pm.     PRICES Book online here and save 15%.   For more information about Osborne House, visit here

Solent Cruises celebrates arrival of Cunard Queen Anne

Solent Cruises are proud to be celebrating the maiden arrival of the new Cunard Queen Anne cruise ship into Southampton on Saturday 27th April.   Solent Cruises will be part of the welcoming flotilla into the Solent and up Southampton water. The Cunard Queen Anne will become the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag and enters service this year.  It will make up a quartet of Cunard ships at sea alongside Queen Mary II, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Inger Klein Thorhauge will serve as the first captain of the Queen Anne and is also Cunard’s first female captain.   The event

Riverfest returns for 2024!

Ahoy me hearties! It’s back, Riverfest 2024 takes place on Saturday 11th May on The Quay in Newport from 10:00 until a slightly later time of 17:00. Riverfest is a free, family-fun day out brought to you by Newport Carnival & Community Events Association and is now in its third year under Newport Carnival. CBeebies’ Swashbuckle presenter Gemma Hunt will be bringing some pirate shenanigans to the festival. Gemma said: "I’m really excited to be coming to the Isle of Wight for Riverfest and bringing some pirate shenanigans to the festival, looking forward to seeing you me hearties! It will be a fun, interactive

Second New Attraction at Blackgang Chine Revealed for 2024

Having already excited fans with the announcement of The Jolly Robin, a swinging pirate ship ride being added to the park this year, Blackgang Chine have this evening announced their second new attraction; The Blackgang Beach. A giant water pillow will sit surrounded by a yellow rubber pour giving the impression of water on sand, but without the mess or need to pack a towel. Children, and grown-ups, can enjoy endless hours of play, being able to boast to friends that they can “walk on water”. The concept artwork shows extensive planting and theming, along with deck chair seating, which no

First Look at The Jolly Robin – The New Attraction Swinging into Blackgang Chine in 2024

Today Blackgang Chine has revealed the name and concept artwork of their newest ride; The Jolly Robin. This is of course a nod to the ride itself being Colossus from Robin Hill which is currently under offer. However, it will be a completely new experience for riders as the ship is undergoing complete refurbishment, repaint, and retheme to fit seamlessly into Pirate Cove at Blackgang Chine. The concept artwork shows significant expansion to the area, which is now heavily themed to tie into the backstory of the boat; a chilling tale of a ghostly whaling ship, sunk by a giant whale during

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