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Cafe

The Cafe At The Sound

The Cafe at The Sound is an amazing spot to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We love coming here and it’s amazing how long Millie enjoys playing on the grass with just her imagination and no toys or play equipment! ACCESSIBILITY Access into the cafe

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My Wild Tribe Play Kits

My Wild Tribe is a new company on the island making play kits for children. They make the promise that the kits will let you enjoy a hot cuppa in peace. Fun for the children and a hot cuppa for the parents, what’s not to love?? There are a few

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Product

SensieBabe Sensory Box

Babies have it so easy. Eat, sleep and poop. However, everyday their tiny little heads are trying to make sense of this strange new world they’ve found themselves in. Imagine being so amazed by a flashing light or the sound of crinkled foil that you zone out for a while

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Western Swimming Pool
Cafe

Western Swimming Pool, Peel

Being new to the island, I had no idea where to take Millie swimming so decided to try Western Swimming Pool as it wasn’t too far from where we lived. The car park offers free parking but can get busy at times. The prices for a public session were reasonable

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Home of Rest for Old Horses, Douglas, Isle of Man

The Home of Rest for Old Horses is where you can find retired horses, ponies and donkeys waiting to be stroked and fed. Food can be bought from the gift shop for a small fee. Entry is free but donations are greatly appreciated. There’s a cafe serving hot drinks, sandwiches

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Cafe

Sunset Lakes Cafe and Play Area, Peel

[UPDATED JULY 26, 2020] Sunset Lakes is a truly unique place with fishing lakes, a tackle shop, holiday accommodation and a cafe and play area. The cafe was closed for a short while but has now reopened under new management (July 2020) and I couldn’t be happier! The cafe has

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Port St Mary Play Area, Clifton Road North

Port St Mary has a wonderful enclosed play area at the end of Clifton Road North. There are a few places to park (shown in blue).  The pictures below show the equipment available at this park. There is also a picnic table within the enclosed area. Just outside of the

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Silverdale Glen, Ballasalla

Silverdale Glen has two car parks: the smaller of the two can hold about ten cars and can be found on Silverdale Road and the larger, newer car park is off the main road south of Ballamodha. Both are signposted and I’ve tried to show the location in the map

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Snugborough Playground

Snugborough Playground can be found within the Snugborough Housing Estate, Union Mills. There’s free parking behind the Commissioner’s Office (in Close Corran/Millennium Close). The map shows the road to the car park (and path the play area) in yellow, the car park in blue and the play area in red.

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Play Area

Dragon’s Castle Soft Play

Who doesn’t love soft play and Dragon’s Castle is probably one of the better ones on the Island. Dragon’s Castle soft play hold ‘Pop-In and Play’ sessions Mondays and Fridays (9:30-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm). The sessions are limited to 30 places per session so you can book online to make sure

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