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Port Erin Bay Shona
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Shona Boat Trips

We booked Shona Boat Trips to the Calf of Man as part of a staycation in May 2021. Neither of us had been to the Calf before and we went with some of our extended family who hadn’t been in years. It’s always been on our ‘to-do list’ and since

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Milntown Estate

Milntown Estate has 15 acres of beautiful gardens to explore with water features, sculptures, woodland walks and even a hidden fairy door. Open to the public all year round (9am-5pm), you can view the stunning gardens for just £4 (under 5s are free, 5-15 years old are only £1.50). For

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Red Mie
Day Out

Red Mie Farm

When I saw that Red Mie farm in Ballaugh were selling tickets to their popular farm experience, I jumped at the chance and booked tickets for us straight away (and I mean straight away, within minutes of it being posted on Facebook!).  Red Mie is run by Stuart and Ruth

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Day Out

Onchan Pleasure Park

Onchan Pleasure Park is open throughout Easter and the Summer holidays with a variety of activities to suit all ages. It’s been around for many a year with parents and potentially grandparents alike enjoying it over the years. Potentially, like us though, you may not be aware of changes and

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The Mangrove Cafe
Cafe

The Mangrove Cafe, Curraghs Wildlife Park

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

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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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Little Jacks Farm and Garden Centre, Bottesford

When we arrived at Little Jacks Farm (July 2018), we went the cafe to have lunch before we went to look around the farm. There was plenty of places to sit and some tables had enough space to park the pram if you need to. They have loads of highchairs

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360 Play, Leicester

360 Play is a family entertainment centre and there are 7 centres across the UK. This blog post is only about 360 Play at Meridian Leisure Park in Leicester. All customers must register with 360 Play (this can be done online or upon arrival) and each family must make a

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Riverside Hub, Northampton

Riverside Hub is the UK’s biggest indoor play centre and it’s amazing! They’ve got free parking and access into the building is easy. There’s a £5 registration fee for your first visit (you can register and pay online beforehand to make life a little easier when you arrive) which seems

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