Days Out Isle of Man


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Ballahimmin Riding and Pony Trekking Cen
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Ballahimmin Riding and Pony Trekking Cen
Ballahimmin Riding and Pony Trekking Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from 4 years upwards. Families and older kids can take a trek, the standard one is 2 hours long of which 1 hour 15 mins is riding and the rest prep time so it's not overwhelmingly long for beginners. The preparation time is the...
Castle Rushen - Castletown
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Castle Rushen - Castletown
Situated in the heart of Castletown, the Island’s ancient capital, Castle Rushen is one of Europe’s most finely preserved medieval castles and fortress of the Kings and Lords of Mann. A building of huge historical importance, the castle is situated in the centre of manns ancient capitol, Castletown. It's origins can be found in the...
Cregneash Village Folk Museum - Cregneash
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Cregneash Village Folk Museum - Cregneash
The National Folk Museum at Cregneash is a living museum of a Manx upland crofting community including thatched cottages and farm buildings illustrating a traditional way of life around the 19th and early 20th century. Things to see and do:     Visit Harry Kelly’s famous cottage and smell bonnag cooking on the open fire. ...

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Curraghs Wildlife Park - Ballaugh
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Curraghs Wildlife Park - Ballaugh
The Curraghs Wildlife Park is the Isle of Man’s only zoo. Constructed at the edge of the Ballaugh Curraghs a site of scientific interest (Ramsar site) the Park attracts visitors from across the Island and is a popular destination for tourists. The Park is a committed member of the zoological organisations BIAZA (Brittish and Irish...
Discover Diving - Ballasalla
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Discover Diving - Ballasalla
Dip into something new with this child friendly dive club that cater for under 18's and do snorkeling trips as well! The Isle of Man’s location at the centre of the Irish Sea has generated a rich maritime heritage, above and below the waves. The Isle of Man’s territorial waters extend to 12 nautical miles off shore for most of the...
Duke Track Days - Jurby
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Duke Track Days - Jurby
Welcome to the Island's UK-style Jurby Kart Circuit . Here you can check out the fast and exciting karting facilities at our continually improving 425 metre fully flood lit track. We have transponder timing with big-screen readout, the latest karts and apply a totally professional approach to everything we do. We cater for individuals,...
Family Library
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Family Library
The Family Library is a safe little haven tucked away in Upper Douglas, behind a children’s playground. Visitors to the Island are welcome to borrow books for the duration of their stay and take part in our activities like seasonal events, art sessions and workshops, board games, drop-in crafts and quizzes. We have plenty of comfy...
Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach
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Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach
Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach is a soft sandy affair next to Peel Castle and St Patrick's Isle in Peel village, good for sandcastles! It's also good for paddling, though unless you're competent and have back up you should stick to the shallows as there are no lifeguards in place at any time. Admission: No admission fee.    Opening...
Gaiety Theatre - Douglas
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Gaiety Theatre - Douglas
The Gaiety Theatre is the jewel in the Manx Heritage crown. Steeped in history and tradition, the Gaiety is one of the finest remaining examples of work from the legendary theatre architect, Frank Matcham. First opened in 1900, the Gaiety Theatre has undergone extensive restoration for 30 years to return it to its current magnificent condition....
Glen Maye
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Glen Maye
THE Classic Boat Museum and Gallery is an exciting and award-winning all weather attraction based on the waterside in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, offering a fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors and maritime enthusiasts. Open throughout the year, displays include photographs,...
Grenaby Estates Equestrian Centre
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Grenaby Estates Equestrian Centre
Grenaby Estates Equestrian Centre is considered a first class Equestrian Centre and is also a registered Pony Club offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability. Their friendly and professional team can put together a programme to suit your needs whether you’re an absolute beginner, working to improve techniques,...
Groudle Glen Railway - Onchan
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Groudle Glen Railway - Onchan
Of all the tourist attractions and things to do in the Isle of Man the Groudle Glen Railway, with its steam trains and cliff top tea rooms, is often regarded as one of the best Manx family days out. In addition to running the steam trains and cafe this volunteer run registered Manx charity puts on special family events including Easter Bunny,...

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Home of Rest for Old Horses
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Home of Rest for Old Horses
The Home of Rest for Old Horses was opened in 1950 to provide a facility for old working horses that had reached the age of retirement in the Isle of Man. A member of the National Equine Welfare Council, the Home of Rest for Old Horses looks after more than 50 horses, donkeys and ponies. During your visit you’ll meet many of the...
Horse & Plough - Douglas
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Horse & Plough - Douglas
Central to the new-look Heron and Brearley managed house is the transformation of the conservatory into a light-filled dining space that brings a touch of beach house-chic to Braddan, where cool neutral tones are offset by creative flourishes including over-sized Post-It notes and an homage to that staple of British cooking, OXO, as...
Hot Rocks Climbing Wall -Douglas
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Hot Rocks Climbing Wall -Douglas
Hot Rocks Access Club- Come one, come all! Open to club members and day visitors, groups or individuals, this is the heart of the club. With the manx climbing community in attendence, live DJ's, Games, Food and Resource Library, socialize for day or climb for an hour, the choice is yours. Opening times and prices are below. Opening Times Monday-...
IOM National Sport Centre - Pulrose
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IOM National Sport Centre - Pulrose
The NSC boasts the following facilities:     * A competition short course swimming pool & leisure pool with 2 flumes & water features     * A full size sports hall & a 4 court secondary sports hall     * The Fitness Zone gym & spa suite     * A 5 rink indoor bowling...
Isle of Man Steam Railway - Douglas
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Isle of Man Steam Railway - Douglas
Travel by steam train south from Douglas and you have a choice of destinations. At Ballasalla visit the ancient Cistercian monastery of Rushen Abbey, recently restored with a new interpretive centre explaining this historic monastic treasure, and also idyllic Silverdale Glen with it's cafe, boating lake and children's play area. In Castletown...
Laserblast
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Laserblast
Laserblast Laser Tag is the latest ultimate high tech adventure, where cutting edge gaming technology combines with action packed team play, to create a thrilling but zero contact combat gaming experience! Play with your friends, play with your family, play with other groups, it doesn’t matter so long as you shoot them all!! There are 134...
Laxey Wheel
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Laxey Wheel
Laxey Wheel and Mine Trails One of the Islands best known land marks the great Laxey Wheel or also called ‘Lady Isabella’ was built in 1854 to pump water out of the lead and zinc mines. The wheels diameter is 72.5 ft making it still the worlds largest water wheel and a testament to its ingenuity. The pump attached to the wheel is...
Leece Museum  - Peel
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Leece Museum - Peel
The Leece Museum is devoted to objects, photographs and documents specifically relating to Peel in the Isle of Man. Our archive of unique documents and photographs is of particular interest to those who are researching family history, as well as to visitors with a general interest in the life of a busy Manx fishing port in days gone by. The...
Mann Cat Sanctuary
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Mann Cat Sanctuary
This manx registered charity is based in Santon on the Isle of Man, which is situated in the middle of the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The sanctuary was founded in 1996, by Sue Critchley and Carole Corlett, to provide a safe and peaceful haven for unwanted, disabled and traumatised cats. Sadly, Carole passed away in 2001 but our work...
Manx Electric Railway - Douglas
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Manx Electric Railway - Douglas
The Manx Electric Railway is an electric inter-urban tramway connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at its southern terminus at Derby Castle at the northern end of the promenade in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey. The railway's route is undulating and passes...
Manx Fun Farm - Onchan
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Manx Fun Farm - Onchan
A great adventure for kids and perfect for birthday parties they can play on the great indoor slides and swings and soft play areas or have a blast at the laser game.  Relax in the cafe and enjoy our range of meals and beverages. Monday to Saturday: 10.30 am - 12 noon: 12 noon - 1.30 pm: 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm: 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm: 4.30 pm - 6.00...
Manx Museum - Douglas
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Manx Museum - Douglas
The Education Service has two full-time teachers based at the Manx Museum, which has an excellent purpose built education suite for use by schools, colleges and other community groups. Certain other sites also have educational work or reception areas available to groups. The staff are responsible for educational activities at all Manx National...
Manx Transport Heritage Museum
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Manx Transport Heritage Museum
The Manx Transport Heritage Museum is open from Easter to September on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. It is also open on bank holidays from 1pm to 5pm. Admission is free.
Manx Wildlife Trust - St Johns
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Manx Wildlife Trust - St Johns
The Manx Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation charity on the Isle of Man, with concern for both terrestrial and marine environments. There are spectacular cliffs, wide sandy beaches, a unique lichen heath, coastal grasslands and some salt marsh.
Mooragh Park
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Mooragh Park
Mooragh Park is simply the island’s best family park, with Man’s only skate park and water play areas as well as a seasonal crazy golf course and a terrific adventure playground! There’s also a great BMX Track and a range of modern adult sized exercise equipment: ideal for the teenagers who secretly wish they were still...
Nautical Museum Isle of Man - Castletown
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Nautical Museum Isle of Man - Castletown
The Nautical Museum is a fascinating ‘tardis like’ building. This tiny museum originates from the discovery of the 18th century armed yacht, the ‘Peggy’, walled up in her boat cellar and now seen as being of 'extraordinary' maritime importance on the National Historic Ships Register. Things to see and do: ...
Northern Swimming Pool - Ramsey
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Northern Swimming Pool - Ramsey
 We offer a fun and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy. We offer a variety of sessions and activities for all ages and abilities from public sessions, adult only swims, fun sessions, ladies nights and parent & toddler sessions. We also have numerous clubs and associations who provide additional activities such as aquafit,...
Old House of Keys - Castletown
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Old House of Keys - Castletown
The history of the Old House of Keys building is one chapter in the long, and often turbulent, history of Manx politics which stretches back to the 9th and 10th centuries when the Viking Kings ruled the Isle of Man  After it ceased to be used by the Members of the Keys, the Old House of Keys building led a chequered life. Manx National...
Onchan Pleasure Park - Onchan
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Onchan Pleasure Park - Onchan
There is a large childrens' playground where all children, regardless of age and ability, can enjoy playing on the wide range of play equipment. Younger children will love the battery-operated kiddi-cars and a cruise on the lake in a real motor boat. Older kids will have fun on the bumper boats, the go-karts or the monster truck.  The Dance...
Palace Cinema
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Palace Cinema
The Palace Cinema shows the latest mainstream movie releases with varied genres of film to suit all tastes showing the latest movies. The Palace Cinema houses two screens which allows multiple screenings during peak periods. Enjoy watching the latest movies in the comfort of the refurbished Palace Cinema auditorium. From its early days as The...
Peel Castle - St Patrick's Isle
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Peel Castle - St Patrick's Isle
Peel, Isle of Man originally constructed by Vikings. The castle stands on St Patrick's Isle which is connected to the town by causeway. It is now owned by Manx National Heritage and is open to visitors during the summer. Peel Castle sits on an islet near the harbour of Peel. Built by William le Scrope in 1392, the castle holds within its walls a...
Pennybridge Riding School
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Pennybridge Riding School
BHS approved Pennybridge Riding School is a highly qualified and family run riding school which is fully licensed and insured, with qualified, experienced instructors ready to get you started! Beginners are just as warmly welcomed as old hands and all their horses and ponies are much loved, with well fitted and professionally checked saddles, on a...
Railway Museum - Port Erin
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Railway Museum - Port Erin
The Manx Transport Heritage Museum is open from Easter to September on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. It is also open on bank holidays from 1pm to 5pm. Admission is free.The Port Erin Railway Museum in the village of Port Erin in the Isle of Man is a small display that shows the history of the Isle of Man...
Rushen Abbey - Ballasalla
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Rushen Abbey - Ballasalla
Situated near Ballasalla are the ruins of a church built by monks. THe site has been preserved by the Manx National Heritage. Part of the museum has been specially set out for children allowing them to be a monk, build an arch, dig for artifacts and more. Great for children and families with large garden area with wild flowers, herbs and trees,...
Shorties Pirate Adventure - Castletown -NOW CLOSED
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Shorties Pirate Adventure - Castletown -NOW CLOSED
LITTLE RASCALS NURSERY IS APPARENTLY MOVING ! Arr, me hearties! day out with the kidsCome and join Shortie the parrot on a pirate adventure after getting ship wrecked on a desert island. First ye must spin the compass to find the best route to the pirate’s treasure, staying clear of the many perils ye will find on yer way. Visit the...
Silverdale Glen
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Silverdale Glen
Set at the start of the Silverburn River lies this glen. Silverdale is a set in two parts – with a decent play area and boating lake and an historic glen. The main point of interest in the children’s playground is the water-powered carousel, which can be operated by the users. There is a cafe, which serves a variety of hot...

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The Dragons Castle - Douglas
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The Dragons Castle - Douglas
Booking only venue!!: Kids can let themselves and their imaginations run wild. Situated just inside the main entrance and reception, this adventure play area gives plenty of opportunities for youngsters to let off steam under the watchful eye of their parents. Open everyday including bank holidays and school holidays, the Dragon’s Castle...
The Great Laxey Mine Railway - Laxey
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The Great Laxey Mine Railway - Laxey
Located in the village of Laxey, on the eastern coast of the Isle of Man, the restored railway runs along the surface section of the tramway which once carried lead and zinc ores from deep inside the Great Laxey Mine. The railways terminus is located at the Valley Gardens which was once the site of the Great Laxey Mine?s Washing Floors....
The Grove Museum of Victorian Life - Ramsey
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The Grove Museum of Victorian Life - Ramsey
The Grove Museum of Victorian Life tells the story of the Gibb family and their Victorian summer retreat, which later became their permanent residence and family home. Beautifully preserved to provide an intriguing insight into life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, a visit to the house, outbuildings and country garden is like stepping back in...
The House of Manannan - Peel
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The House of Manannan - Peel
At the House of Manannan, the Island’s mythological sea god, Manannan, welcomes you to his fascinating Kingdom and guides you through the Island’s rich Celtic, Viking and Maritime past. Things to do and see Step inside a Celtic roundhouse. Listen to our storyteller who tells a troubled tale. Watch Manannan speak from the...
The Manx Aviation and Military Museum - Malew
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The Manx Aviation and Military Museum - Malew
The Museum opened on the 11th November, 2000 to the delight of MAPSs' members and guests, and was the culmination of 6 years of hard work. Upon entering the building one finds themselves in a room with a counter leading through to 3 main exhibition rooms which can be browsed at leisure. These have been arranged to represent militaria, civil,...
The Venture Centre - Maugold
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The Venture Centre - Maugold
Family groups can access The Venture Centre during weekend and school holiday periods and it's an ideal venue for active families to try a range of outdoor activities together. Sessions range from a few hours, to a day or for a full residential visit. They will happily customise a selection of activities to fit in with your requirements and the...
Villa Marina Gardens and Arcade - Douglas
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Villa Marina Gardens and Arcade - Douglas
Lovely gardens to sit and relax or picnic its free entry and their is an arcade with shops for souvenirs and food places.
Day out in the Isle of Man or Mann which is an island also pronounced in Gaelic Manx as Ellan vannin located in the Irish Sea at the geographical centre of the British Isles. Although not part of the United Kingdom, it is a Crown dependency. If your looking for things to do in the Isle of Man here are some great things for family days out. Home of the Manx TT and Grand prix this beautiful island makes a great holiday with horse drawn trams on Douglas promenade, electric trams, railways and nice beaches friendly local people make it a time to remember

Caravans are not allowed on the Isle of Man but camping is popular there, the island is steeped in history and was invaded by the vikings and Robert the Bruce. So for great things to do with the kids and fun family days out in the IOM look no further than our activities and attractions page! For a fantastic day out with a Manx company in a suitable venue or location look no furtheir than our Manx kids days out page covering things for the whole family!