The Mangrove Cafe (opened February 2020), located at Curraghs Wildlife Park, has recently been taken over by the ex-management team of Sunset Lakes in Peel (June 2020). Thankfully, the new owners have given the cafe a much-needed makeover and it is now almost unrecognisable! To use the cafe, you will have to pay admission to the Wildlife Park but can gain ‘free’ admission with an annual membership (current pricing can be found by clicking here).
The cafe is easily accessible for prams and has a lot of space inside to manoeuvre and park prams beside each table. The six Ikea highchairs are a good height for the tables and tuck under nicely saving you from having to pick up copious amounts of dropped food.
The menu consists of a range of items, all very reasonably priced. The children’s menu ranges from £3 to £4.50 with things such as sandwiches, pasta, sausages and chicken nuggets. We were really impressed with the ‘kiddies sandwich deal’ of half a sandwich, crisps, yogurt and a carton of juice for just £3.50. As well as hot food for the adults (prices range from £4.95-£8.95), you can also have sandwiches/paninis from just £3.25.
I felt the food, service and value for money were very good and made a welcome change from the previous cafe. Don’t forget you will receive 10% off hot food and hot drinks with a valid annual membership card.
A drop-down changing table can be found in the accessible toilet and, although absolutely freezing, is big enough if you needed to take the pram in with you.
The cafe itself doesn’t have any specific activities for children but as it’s located within the grounds of the Wildlife Park, there are plenty of things for the children to see and do and the Enchanted Playground is right next door (hence the rating of ‘amazing’ for activities for children).
Please see The Mangrove Cafe’s Facebook page for details of their Kid’s Party Package, suitable for children between 2-15 years of age at only £9.95 per child.
I think the new cafe is fantastic and it will certainly make us visit the Curraghs Wildlife Park more frequently.
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MARCH – OCTOBER AND HOLIDAYS
EVERY DAY – 10AM TO 6PM
NOVEMBER – FEBRUARY
MONDAY TO THURSDAY – CLOSED
FRIDAY – 10AM TO 4PM
SATURDAY – 10AM TO 4PM
SUNDAY – 10AM TO 4PM