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Has anyone been to Blackgang chine?

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MamaMaiasaura Mon 15-Aug-05 23:11:27

I have booked tickets and am going tomorrow with ds, and a friend and her son.

Thing is I thought it was meant to be a good place (although cant remember where i heard it). Looking on thier website all it it appears to show is cartoon pictures and no photos.

Has anyone been? Is it good there? any tips? Anything i should take? Sorry so late in day.

gingernut Mon 15-Aug-05 23:27:33

we went last summer with ds1 who was 2.5 at the time. He loved it. We thought it was naff! There are places to eat, we got a quite decent sandwich-type meal (there were cooked meals as well, from a cafe place doing junk-type stuff and a slightly more restauranty place doing slightly more `proper' meals IYSWIM). The main things ds liked were the playground and roundabouts. For older ones there was some sort of water slide thing but TBH I can't remember what else (apart from some sort of roller-coaster ride which was being taken apart due to not having passed H&S requirements!).


MamaMaiasaura Mon 15-Aug-05 23:31:46

oh bugger - wondering if they will change ticket to robin hill then. Ds and his friend are 5. really dont want naff. Was meant to be extra specail treat for the boys. I stupidly thought that it sounded cool with the little western town etc.

gingernut Mon 15-Aug-05 23:35:48

well, they might still think it is cool mightn't they?

They might like the dinosaurs. Not sure what they mean by the Western town, my memory is a bit hazy but I was pg so maybe suffering from pg brian

MamaMaiasaura Mon 15-Aug-05 23:45:01

do you think. Ok. Just got this niggle that is saying it sounds like a real bad idea now iykwim. thank lots for advice tho

LHP Mon 15-Aug-05 23:56:11

The water slide is great. Your 5yos will love it. I went at easter with a 3yo. Thought it all looked a bit tired and in need of a good lick of paint but maybe cos beginning of season. Loads to do for a 5yo though, a pirate ship to climb in, "nursery land" houses to explore like crooked house. Humpty a bit scary tho! teacups to ride on, lots of animatronic (?) stuff, a disco house where you control drums by dancing. I think at 5 they are just right for it. Enjoy your day

MamaMaiasaura Tue 16-Aug-05 00:00:30

thanks LHP. I think i am a bit nervous as it was my idea and now thinking Robin hill would have been better. Just me being silly i think.

MamaMaiasaura Wed 17-Aug-05 21:41:46

just to update - went to black gang and ds and his friend had great fun - lots to do for his age and me and my frind even had a go on a couple of things loved the water ride and snakes and ladders (though a bit of a killer on the legs!)

Didnt even manage to do it all and really glad we went

gingernut Wed 17-Aug-05 21:45:37

glad you had a good time!

MamaMaiasaura Wed 17-Aug-05 21:49:03

didnt risk the roller coaster tho!

gingernut Wed 17-Aug-05 21:50:16

well I hope they've got a new one now!

MamaMaiasaura Wed 17-Aug-05 21:54:29

i hope so to! off to watch Lost now yay

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