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VIOW Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine is the oldest theme park in the UK and one of the most iconic tourist destinations, having first opened its doors in 1843, long before many of the mod cons we take for granted today were even invented!

Filled with an eclectic mix of attractions, magical theme worlds and exciting rides. With two new attractions coming for the 2024 season, The Jolly Robin swing boat ride and The Blackgang Beach water pillow plus the waterforce water slides, extinction and pirate barrel ride - you'll find adventures around every corner, something for all the family.

Book your 10-minute crossing to the Isle of Wight with Hovertravel and you'll be exploring the oldest theme park in the UK in no time! 

  • Plan Your Visit
  • Special Events
  • Location
  • Itinerary
  • Find out Blackgang Chine opening times.
  • To get to Blackgang from our Ryde hoverport take the short walk to Ryde Transport Interchange, Southern Vectis bus services operate the regular number 9 service to Newport and then change to service 6 to Blackgang Chine. Alternatively the Island Coaster serves Blackgang. Please visit Southern Vectis for more information.
  • View our flight timetable.
  • On selected dates we are operating some extra late flights.
  • Book our great value combination ticket below including your hovercraft day return flight and Blackgang Chine entry.
Combo Ticket Prices  29th March to 14th April 17th April - 19th May 2nd June - 21st July 1st June and 22nd - 31st August 1st Sept - 13th Oct

Adults (16yrs+)






Child (5-15yrs)
over 1 metre







Incredible themed events scheduled throughout the season:

Blackgang Chine
Near Ventnor
Blackgang Road
PO38 2HN

Enjoy a full day exploring Blackgang Chine making the most of our Summer Late Flights.

Getting there

  • 09:30 Flight departs from Southsea hoverport
  • 09:40 Flight arrives at Ryde hoverport
  • Short walk from our Ryde hoverport to Ryde Bus Station
  • 09:55 Southern Vectis Bus Service 9 departs Ryde Bus Station
  • 10:30 Southern Vectis Bus Service 9 arrives Newport Bus Station
  • 10:55 Southern Vectis Bus Service 6 departs Newport Bus Station
  • 11:24 Southern Vectis Bus Service 6 arrives Blackgang Chine
  • Enjoy your day at Blackgang Chine

Return journey

  • 17:18 Southern Vectis Bus Service 6 departs Blackgang Chine
  • 17:50 Southern Vectis bus Service 6 arrives Newport Bus Station
  • 18:00 Southern Vectis Bus Service 9 departs Newport Bus Station
  • 18:30 Southern Vectis Bus Service 9 arrives Ryde Bus Station
  • Short walk from Ryde Bus Station to our Ryde hoverport
  • 19:15 Flight departs Ryde hoverport
  • 19:25 Flight arrives Southsea hoverport

Please note; this is just a rough itinerary, please check our flight times and Southern Vectis bus times ahead of your journey to plan your fun day out!

Buy Combo Now

Simply select Blackgang Chine from the flight search box below to book your great value combination ticket. 

© Photo Visit Isle of Wight, credit Cam of Sam / Visit Isle of Wight