Yes folks, Blackgang Chine has released its prices for 2024 and it has actually lowered its admission prices.
This does seem to be a genuine reduction rather than a bit of PR-puff that disappears when you scratch at the surface.
Standard entry prices for Blackgang Chine in 2024 look like this:
There is also a concessions price of £15, which is for over-65s.
In the last few years, prices at Blackgang Chine had increased quite a bit. The peak time price was up to £35 in 2022 if you didn't book in advance, so dropping to £24.50 is a significant saving of 30%. As far as I can remember, there wasn't a concession price before so a granny taking a couple of grandchildren and paying on the day in August will now pay £64 instead of £105.
Blackgang Chine has also kept the free return within seven days deal. We constantly tell people that it is a really good idea to visit at the start of your week's holiday and then come back a couple of days later for an evening event. The summertime clifftop parties and fireworks are great fun, particularly if you get in for free.
The only real downside I can see is that you can no longer buy joint passes with Robin Hill, as the park is closed and up for sale. I also can't see a 'saver' ticket for groups, but that only really saved you money if you had the right number of people and it was more than the cost of four standard tickets at the new price.
The other big change won't affect many people but it's worth mentioning. Young children now get in free if they are under one metre rather than under four years old. An average four year old is about one metre tall so it's not a huge change. I guess it's easier to enforce on the gate ("honestly, I know he's six foot tall but he's only three"). The waterslide has a minimum height of one metre, so I can see why they've done this.
I am sure there will be the usual Facebook whingers who will say that £24.50 is still too much. Honestly, I think these people would still complain if it was free.
I looked at look at a couple of other theme parks for my own curiosity:
Anyway, that's enough ranting. I'll meet you by Pirates Cove for the summer foam party.
What about Blackgang Chine Annual passes? Are they worth it in 2024?
At the moment, annual passes/season tickets/frequent visitor passes for Blackgang Chine are £49. This is being promoted as an early bird price so it might increase.
At current prices, if you are visiting twice in a year and are under 65 then it's probably worth getting a pass. For example, if you visited at Easter and August then you would pay £42.50. I would personally pay the extra £6.50 so that I could do some unplanned visits without feeling I need to stay all day and get my money's worth.
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