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 enhancements to make the park even better. The infamous boating lake, which my husband tells me used to have a distinct aroma of fuel and smoke from the petrol motor boats is still there, but the boats have been replaced with electric ones! Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult on the motor boats and the very fun bumper boats are for over 8s only.
The play area has been gradually upgraded since 2013 and features a whole host of different equipment for all ages including a pretend train (as well as bridge and ticket office), toddler area, ‘castle’ climbing frame with slides, zip wire, swings and lots of other things. It also has a roundabout and swing for wheelchair users.
If water isn’t your thing, there are battery-operated kiddie cars (under 10s), crazy golf, mini-golf/pitch and putt and a large playground. Tennis and bowls are available for the adults and for the children there is also the Jump Zone and soft play area (additional costs apply – information can be found here).
Within the park, there is a restaurant, Ocean View (which is also well worth a visit and is wonderfully child friendly) and a café , Velo Café which was renovated at the end of 2019. It has been transformed from a fairly dreary interior to a modern, homely café with a sofa area. If you’ve not looked in for a few years, it’s certainly worth a visit for a quick coffee, cake or bite to eat.
Tickets for activities can be purchased from the ticket office (cash and card accepted), located next to the lake and kiddie cars. Single tickets cost £3 for adults and £2 for children or day tickets can be purchased for £10 for adults and £5 for children.
There are two small car parks, free of charge, with overflow on the grass next to one of them. Both can be found off ‘The Park’ road, one of the left of the park, one on the right.
Onchan Pleasure Park is a really lovely day out as there is something for people of all ages. The cafe is decorated beautifully and is a brilliant addition to your day out.
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