Days Out Isle of Man

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...
BANT'S CARN BURIAL CHAMBER AND HALANGY DOWN ANCIENT VILLAGE
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BANT'S CARN BURIAL CHAMBER AND HALANGY DOWN ANCIENT VILLAGE
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...
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...
CROMWELL'S CASTLE
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CROMWELL'S CASTLE

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
GARRISON WALLS
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GARRISON WALLS
With a history spanning 350 years, the defences of the Garrison on  St Mary's form one of the most remarkable and impressive  coastal defence systems in England. Read more about the...
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...
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...
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....
HARRY'S WALLS
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HARRY'S WALLS
These two artillery bastions and length of curtain wall on St Mary's in the  Isles of Scilly belong to a fort begun - despite its name - in 1551, during the  reign of King Edward VI. This...

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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...
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 ...
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,...
INNISIDGEN LOWER AND UPPER BURIAL CHAMBERS
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INNISIDGEN LOWER AND UPPER BURIAL CHAMBERS
Two Bronze Age communal burial cairns with fine  views of the Isles of Scilly. The upper cairn is the best  preserved on the islands. Read more about the history of Innisidgen ...
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...
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...
KING CHARLES'S CASTLE
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KING CHARLES'S CASTLE
The ruins of a small artillery fort built in during th e reign of Edward VI (1547-53). In 1651 it was  garrisoned by Royalists during the Civil War. Read more about the history of King ...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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! ...
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...
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,...
OLD BLOCKHOUSE
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OLD BLOCKHOUSE
Built in the 16th century to protect Old Grimsby Harbour, the Old Blockhouse saw  action in the late stages of the Civil War, when Parliamentarians attacked the  Royalist garrison....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!...
PORTH HELLICK DOWN BURIAL CHAMBER
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PORTH HELLICK DOWN BURIAL CHAMBER
The burial chamber at Porth Hellick Down dates from  about 2000 BC, and is  a large and imposing Scillonian Bronze Age entrance  grave, with kerb, inner  passage and burial...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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.
The Isle of Man or Mann 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 furtheir 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!