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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

Have an ‘Eggcelent’ time at Monkey Haven this Easter

Swing into Spring at the Island’s award-winning Monkey Haven – a special place to relax, have fun and meet some amazing rescued animals. Easter is an ‘Eggcelent’ time to visit the sanctuary as there’s lots of fun things to do, including a cracking egg hunt and Easter crafts in the lodge.  There’s a free activity booklet and stamper trail for the kids and don’t forget to download their fun free App - follow trails, collect virtual bananas and see behind the scenes using the secret hot spots!         Catch the award-winning keeper talks and animal feeds throughout the day to learn about the

Monkey around with Mum on Mothers’ Day

Here’s a treat for you and your Mum – on Saturday 9th March & Sunday 10th March, Monkey Haven will be offering FREE admission to every mum who visits with a paying child. To celebrate Mothers’ Day, there will also be tasty treats in the Tea Room and the Keeper talks throughout the day will tell you all about the rescued mums at our award-winning animal sanctuary.     You’ll get to hear about… ♥ Rasmaya, the long suffering Lar Gibbon, and her high maintenance teenage daughter, Somer. ♥ Lulu, who’s not only a mum to four capuchins, but is also a grandma too. Sadly she

New Attraction Swinging into Blackgang Chine for 2024

    Blackgang Chine has revealed that a new attraction will be “swinging” into the park for the 2024 season, and will no doubt delight fans as it adds even more to their ride offering. Eagle eyed islanders spotted Colossus, the much-loved galleon ship from Robin Hill being transported to the mainland earlier this month, sparking fears it had been sold. However, Vectis Ventures, the parent company of Robin Hill and Blackgang Chine, confirmed it was simply going away for maintenance, and tonight’s announcement confirms that it will be returning to a new home at the Ventnor site. Watch the full video announcement here. Park Manager

Feel the love at Monkey Haven this half term and join us for Love Week: 10th – 25th February

Swing on by and fall in love with the rescued gibbons, monkeys, owls, meerkats and many other exotic creatures at our award-winning sanctuary as they open their doors for 2024. Learn about the amazing rescued animals we care for at our keeper talks, held throughout the day. They will be focusing on love in its many forms – romances, bromances and Djimmy's love affair with his toy piggies. This is also your chance to get up close to one of our hand reared owls and rescued reptiles. Plus there’s a very special love story, as Xhabu the Siamang is finally reunited with

Bouncy Barn Fun

Bounce your way out of winter with Bouncy Barn at Tapnell Farm Park this February half term, from Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th February. Enjoy all-weather, high-energy fun with a huge range of inflatable activities set to keep the whole family entertained.  Expect bouncy slides, bouncy castles and bouncy assault courses, Helter Skelter & bungee run, drop slide & wrecking ball.  Plus, there’s a special toddler soft play zone with Paw Patrol bounce and slide, and Peppa Pig castle.     Gladiators ready! Who’s up for the challenge in the Gladiator arena?  Hilarious fun to keep the kids, big and small, entertained!  It’ll be a Total Wipeout! Plus,

Isle of Wight Carnival Dates for 2024

The Island is always brimming with excitement when a carnival is taking place and this year will see the return of many favourites. Carnival season is not only popular for Islanders, but for visitors too! Below is a list of Isle of Wight carnivals due to take place in 2024. This list as a guide only, so do please check with the carnival you are wishing to attend prior to the procession taking place. Why not check Facebook, to see if a carnival has a dedicated page, which will announce up to date information. Information last updated on Sunday 14th January 2024

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Experience unlimited fun and adventure with Blackgang Chine’s 2024 Season Pass

  Blackgang Chine, the ultimate destination for family fun and unforgettable memories, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated 2024 Season Pass. Designed to offer unlimited access to our enchanting world, this pass is your key to an extraordinary year of excitement and wonder. With the new 2024 Season Pass, families, theme park enthusiasts, and adventurers alike can enjoy thrilling rides, interactive attractions, and breath-taking views. From the depths of our captivating lands to the heights of imagination, there's something for everyone to enjoy.     Not only does the season pass grant unlimited access to the park throughout the entire season,

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Slow Motion Wild Spa pops up at Tapnell

Calling all sauna lovers … warm up this winter with Rob da Bank’s first Winter Warmer Slow Motion Wild Spa popping up at Tapnell Farm this November and December – bringing a taste of Finland to the countryside. Boasting two saunas (one gifted by Finland to the Isle of Wight and making its debut at this event), lake views, fire pit, festive pine body scrub, cold tub, showers, changing area and free parking - it’s the perfect excuse to escape for some ‘me’ time with friends and family.   Rob da Bank says: “Finland has just won Happiest Country of the Year for

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Isle of Wight Festival 2024 Line-up Announced!

The Isle of Wight Festival 2024 line-up has been officially announced today! We can’t wait for next years festival, and now we know the acts we’re even more excited. Did you know the Isle of Wight Festival has been shortlisted for an award? This year the festival has been nominated as “Best Large Festival” in the UK Festival Awards 2023. We expect they’ll be coming back next year with a bang after this years success! General ticket sale is Monday 6th November from 9am, but for now you can enjoy finding out about the line-up and ticket sales below. We’ll see you

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