The Home of Rest for Old Horses

Douglas
Family Fun
Mornin' or Affy Out
Activities for Babies
Activities for Younger Kids
Activities for Older Kids
Free Parking
Food Available
Highchairs
Space for Prams
Babies
Toddlers
Ages 4-5
Ages 5-7
Ages 7-11
Ages 11-14
Ages 14-16
The Home of Rest for Old Horses

The Home of Rest for Old Horses is where you can find retired horses, ponies and donkeys waiting to be stroked and fed.

Unfortunately, the Home of Rest isn’t open all year round but they do open during school holidays (check their Facebook page) and in the summer months. 

Location & Access

If you are in Douglas, head south on the New Castletown Road (A5) and the Home of Rest for Old Horses will be clearly signposted on your right as you get to the bottom of the first dip.

There is a lot of free parking and the whole area is pushchair friendly. Please note, if you are attending during their Christmas Lights events, it is extremely busy and the area often gets gridlocked.

Activities

Entry is free but donations are greatly appreciated and animal feed can be bought from the gift shop for a small fee. The site is actually quite large so you spent a good hour or two going to see the horses, donkeys and ponies.

Food & Drinks

There’s a cafe serving hot drinks, sandwiches and toasties all for a very reasonable price. The cafe has three plastic highchairs with trays and some small plastic toddler chairs too. Within the cafe there are baby changing facilities with a drop down changing table and there were even baby wipes available to use. The staff at the cafe are incredibly friendly and I was particularly happy to meet a lady wearing a Christmas jumper at the start of November. She was lovely to Millie and even gave her a small bag of sweets for singing ‘Hop-tu-Naa’.

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Summary

Not a huge amount more to write about the Home of Rest for Old Horses, but it’s a fun afternoon out and a good place to meet with friends in a spacious location.

Overall Rating

Amazing

Features

Family Fun
Mornin' or Affy Out
Activities for Babies
Activities for Younger Kids
Activities for Older Kids
Free Parking
Food Available
Highchairs
Space for Prams
Suitable ages
Babies
Toddlers
Ages 4-5
Ages 5-7
Ages 7-11
Ages 11-14
Ages 14-16

Useful Information

The Home of Rest for Old Horses, Richmond Hill, Isle of Man, IM4 1JH
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