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Summer Activities – 2024

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Summer Activities – 2024

The Summer holidays are upon us! Hopefully this page will provide some ideas for you and your family to enjoy some time together.

You can also check out our handy fridge-sized Summer Event Guide for 2024 in the Isle of Man.

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Free Stuff!

Head to a play area – visit your old favourites or explore somewhere new using our Play Area page.

Splash parks – Douglas and Ramsey have splash parks which are open daily!

Manx Museum – It’s a classic but if you’ve not been for a while, there’ll probably be something new to see including the TT area. Free entry for all – Open everyday 9:30am – 4:30pm

House of Manannan – Our two are both petrified of the ‘dark bit’ but always enjoy driving a ferry! Free entry for kids – Open everyday 9:30am – 4:30pm

Beaches – the Manx weather is a world unto itself but pop on on sun cream (hopefully) and grab a bucket and spade. Can’t beat it!

Glens/plantations – There are plenty to choose from, we love Glen Helen, Groudle, Bishops Court and South Barrule.

The Silverdale Herring Hunt – Walk around Silverdale Glen trying to find as many ceramic herring as you can! Learn more by reading our article!

Manx National Heritage Sites – Apart from the Manx Museum and the House of Manannan, there are a whole HEAP of MNH sites to visit! You can purchase an adult annual membership for £40 and what’s better is that kids are FREE in everyone site! So why not find out more about the Laxey Wheel, Peel Castle, Rushen Abbey, Castle Rushen or Cregneash! Free entry for kids – Check MNH Website for Opening Times for each site

Family Library – Drop in and grab a book or play a game! Open most days from 10am (check their Facebook page for more info)

Manx Aviation and Military Museum – Operated entirely by volunteers, the museum is perhaps better aimed at older children, but provides some fun and interesting information about the Island’s military and aviation history. Free entry for ALL – Open 10am to 4:30pm every day until the end of September.

Jurby Transport Museum – Loads of vehicles, some of which children and clamber in and out of! Free entry for ALL – Open every Sunday.

Stuff under £5 per person

Swimming! – Get down to the pool and enjoy a splash around. The NSC in Douglas has the infamous slides which are always a winner and great ‘play’ areas for children of all ages. NSC: Adults £4.95 / 8-17 £3.45 / 4-7 £2.45 / Under 4 Free – Pool sessions everyday 12:30pm & 2:30pm | Western Swimming Pool, Northern Swimming Pool and Southern Swimming Pool are all open too!

Bus adventure – Why not hop on a bus and have an adventure somewhere new! Every fee paying adult can travel with two children under 5 for free.

Groudle Glen Railway – Head to the “line that goes uphill to the sea” for a little morning or afternoon of fun! See timetable for more information / Adults £5 return and Kids £2.50 return.

Stuff over £5 per person

Matrix Arena – If you’ve got some gamers in the family, The Matrix Arena hosts a variety of fun multi-player and single player games for all ages! 1 hour Virtual Reality £25, 1 hour gaming £10 | Open from 12pm most days

The Shred House – The Islands only indoor skatepark! There are various sessions throughout the week but check out their Facebook page for more information. Mini-Shredders (u10s) £6 / Open Sessions £12 – see FB for times

Port Erin Paddleboards – Family & kids sessions are available in Port Erin Bay – Contact Port Erin Paddleboards for information about prices and sessions

Curraghs Wildlife Park – Head up to Ballaugh and see a whole host of animals! Open everyday – 16+ £13 / 2-15 £9.50 / Under 2 Free

Energy FM Bowl – Bowling, soft play and a warm café, what else could you want? Open daily from 11am – Adults £8 / Teens £7 / Kids £6 (book online)

Manx Fun Farm – Bowling, soft play, skating, laser blast – that’s why it’s called the Fun Farm! Open everyday (except Sunday) – see their Facebook for session times and prices

Hot Rocks – Indoor climbing for those aged over 5! Open everyday from 12pm – prices from £9

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