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Tynwald National Park

St Johns
Free To Play
Free Parking Nearby
Enclosed Area
Toilets Nearby
Café Nearby
Good For All Ages
Large Grassy Area
Optional Walks Nearby
Babies
Toddlers
Ages 4-5
Ages 5-7
Ages 7-11
Ages 11-14

My mother-in-law suggested we take Millie to feed the ducks and I wasn’t quite prepared for how much I’d love Tynwald National Park and Arboretum, situation in St Johns. The area is more than 25 acres and contains a large amount of different tree species. There’s a shelter and picnic area overlooking St Johns and a large pond with many (hungry) ducks, all waiting to be fed. 

We took the path which is mostly pushchair friendly (beware of all the duck poop) to follow the Gruffalo trail where you look for the characters from the famous Julia Donaldson book (one of Millie’s favourites) and end up in a small wooded area (a short distance away from the path) where you can see a large wooden Gruffalo picture. Millie had a great time hunting for the characters and was thrilled to find the Gruffalo at the end. We’ve been back hundreds of times since and she still loves it.

We continued up the hill and found a lovely, small, enclosed park which we hadn’t realised was there. Millie had a great time on the slide and crawling through the tunnel. It’s a lovely place to bring the children and it’s somewhere we will definitely come back to. 

Parking is easy and free at the Arboretum car park off the main road. There are public toilets on the other side of the main road (next to Culture Vannin / the old St Johns School) but I don’t know about changing facilities. Greens Cafe is close by or you could take a short drive to Tynwald Mills where there are a few cafe’s there!

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Location

Features

Free To Play
Free Parking Nearby
Enclosed Area
Toilets Nearby
Café Nearby
Good For All Ages
Large Grassy Area
Optional Walks Nearby
Suitable ages
Babies
Toddlers
Ages 4-5
Ages 5-7
Ages 7-11
Ages 11-14
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