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Cafe

Close Leece Farm Shop and Cafe, St Johns

Close Leece Farm Shop and Cafe is a renovated barn (opened February 2019) on Patrick Road, St Johns. The shop stocks a variety of local food, drink and handmade crafts and the cafe uses Manx produce in their dishes, prepared by an Isle of Man Chef of the Year. Access

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Sunset Lakes Cafe and Play Area, Peel

[UPDATED JULY 26, 2020] Sunset Lakes is a truly unique place with fishing lakes, a tackle shop, holiday accommodation and a cafe and play area. The cafe was closed for a short while but has now reopened under new management (July 2020) and I couldn’t be happier! The cafe has

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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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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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Martha and Molly’s

Not long after arriving on the island, I visited The Laxey Glen and had the most incredible flapjack. I discovered it was made by Martha and Molly’s, a local business making handmade, homemade cakes and bakes with mostly Manx ingredients. When the owner of Martha and Molly’s, Liz, got in

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Central Park Cafe, Nobles Park, Douglas

As we walked into Central Park Cafe, we were made to feel very welcome and the staff made a real fuss over Millie which she loved, of course! One of the staff even carried a highchair over to the table for us and then gave Millie’s toy its own chair. 

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Swiss Chalet, Glen Helen

The Swiss Chalet has recently reopened under new management (March 2019) and, after seeing their menu on Facebook, Millie and I were really looking forward to visiting for lunch.  Access into Swiss Chalet is easy but there are a couple of very small steps to get inside. The side door

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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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Port St Mary Golf Pavilion

Now I know a golf club isn’t your usual choice for a child-friendly restaurant but bear with me as you might be pleasantly surprised about what Port St Mary Golf Pavilion has to offer!Firstly, access into the restaurant is easy as there’s a ramp and there’s a little space to

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Rutland Farm Park, Oakham

Rutland Farm Park recently re-opened (September 2017) after being forced to close 16 years ago and I am so pleased it’s re-opened as it’s a fantastic day out for the family. There’s lots of free parking here and you can access the  tea room without paying to enter the farm

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