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Western Swimming Pool
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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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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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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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Balley Cashtal Beg, Castletown, Isle of Man

  Balley Cashtal Beg aka ‘Little Castletown’ is a group of 70 fairy doors within Castletown which can be found either by sheer luck or by using a map. The maps can be found (for free) at the Town Hall, Castletown Steam Railway Station, the Bowling Green Cafe, Craftworks studio and

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Day Out

Wicksteed Park, Kettering

On a beautiful sunny weekend during May (2018), my husband and I took Millie to Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering. Wicksteed Park is an amusement park which I know I used to go to as a child but seem to remember it was miiiiiiiiles away when really it was only

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Play Area

Weldon Woodland Park

One beautiful June morning, Millie and I went to Weldon Woodland Park (Stamford Road, NN17 3JF) for a walk and a play at the park.   I had no idea where I was going but saw an opening just off Stamford Road and figured that must be it. I found

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