TWO new rides have been announced at Blackgang Chine ahead of its 2022 season, alongside exciting news from Robin Hill County Park.

Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill Country Park are calling all memory makers to join them as they throw open their gates for a jam-packed 2022 season.

Both attractions are ready to reopen from March 19.

The team at Blackgang Chine have been extremely busy behind the scenes.

Thrill-seekers will be excited to hear that there are two new rides to enjoy, the first of which will be ‘Shipwrecked’.

Will you brave the cascading tide to save your pirate crew or abandon ship as you are thrown up and over the waves?

But that is not all… an archaeological dig has released some interesting activity above the dinosaur enclosures in Restricted Area 5.

Help the professor unearth the mystery with a ride on ‘Evolution’, will you brave the drop tower 400ft above sea level?

As well as the new rides, revellers will meet with a brand new underground tunnel to explore new and improved Waterforce high-speed waterslides and the last chance to ride Cliffhanger roller coaster.

All the old favourites are still there to enjoy, including Underwater Kingdom, Pirate Cove, Cowboy Town and the park's famous dodos.

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.”

At Robin Hill County Park, a major development has been underway since the end of last year's season.

This year, their bird of prey display team will live on-site in their luxury aviaries in the Falconry Experience Centre.

The new centre will become the home of 28 birds across 16 different species.

James Crofts, Robin Hill park manager, said: “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.”

Hot air balloons will also return for the Isle of Wight Balloon Festival in May and Night Glow in August, alongside the brand-new event, ‘Festival of the Dead’ in Autumn half-term.

Amidst the full event calendar, the park will see famous acts return to the Isle of Wight for the second year of Woodland Sessions.

To find out more, visit park websites – Blackgang Chine – and Robin Hill –