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Day Out

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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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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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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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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Tynwald National Park and Arboretum

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

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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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