The UK's oldest theme park - Blackgang Chine - has added two new rides to its already-impressive collection.
From tomorrow (Saturday), both Blackgang and sister park Robin Hill throw open their gates for the 2022 season.
At Blackgang, thrill-seekers will be able to enjoy two new rides, Evolution - a drop tower 400ft above sea level, and Shipwrecked - a rotating ride in the shape of boat.
Primary pupils from St Francis school in Ventnor were the first to give Evolution a go at a launch event earlier...
Blackgang Chine- Land of Imagination's new rides are officially OPEN! Primary pupils from St Francis School in Ventnor were the first to ride Evolution...Posted by Isle of Wight Radio on Friday, March 18, 2022
As well as the new rides, revellers will get the chance to explore a new and improved underground tunnel.
Waterforce high speed waterslides, and the last chance to ride Cliffhanger roller coaster are also back, as well as some old favourites.
Dominic Wray, Blackgang Chine Park Manager, said:
“After a challenging couple of years, we’ve had to put a lot of creative ideas on hold, but now we’re ready to let loose.
"We’ve got brand-new rides, dinosaurs, an underground tunnel, and a full calendar of events. The team have been working really hard, and we can’t wait to show everyone."
Over at Robin Hill Country Park, ‘Acres of Adventure’ a major development has been underway since the end of their season in 2021.
This year, their bird of prey display team will live on-site in their luxury aviaries in the Falconry Experience Centre.
The new centre is set to become the home of 28 birds, across 16 different species, placed in the tranquil beauty of our peaceful woodland.
“It’s really exciting to finally see all of this coming together and know what a great opportunity this will give our guests
to see the birds in their home setting with tailored falconry experiences", James Crofts, Robin Hill Park Manager, said.
To book now and find out more about their Frequent Visitor Passes, Joint Park Ticket options and popular IOW Schools Programme head over to the park websites - Blackgang Chine - www.blackgangchine.com