The Laxey Glen is set in the beautiful Laxey Gardens and reopened in October 2018. The café is relatively small with four tables and a sofa area with a coffee table but it is absolutely stunning with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
Access into the café is easy and there’s space to leave a pram if you’ve got one with you. They have two wooden highchairs with trays and the staff are brilliant with children. There are activities for children such as wooden blocks, giant playing cards and drafts. During the school holidays there are some additional activities like gingerbread man decorating and trails around the glen (activities are advertised on their Facebook page).
The Laxey Glen also has plenty of outdoor seating which is brilliant on a beautiful day. Well-behaved dogs are allowed inside if they are on a lead; there are water bowls, dog biscuits and blankets available for them.
The food and drinks at The Laxey Glen are amazing and the portion sizes are good. The prices are very reasonable, for example a full English breakfast costs £7.50; a sandwich with 3x fillings is £6 and fish and chips costs £10. The children’s menu consists of chicken or fish goujons (£2), sausage (£1) (all served with salad or you can add chips for an additional £2) and sandwiches (£4). They will even make a babycino for the little ones to enjoy.
Baby changing facilities can be found in the accessible toilet and it’s big enough if you need to take the pram in with you. There is a drop-down changing table with a strap and an additional padded changing mat if you want to use it. Upstairs there are additional male and female toilets which also have drop-down changing tables.
When you’ve finished enjoying your food and drinks, you can take the children to the play area nearby or go for a walk in the beautiful glen. If you’ve got a pram with you there’s a path leading down to the park but it is a little bumpy and can be quite muddy when wet. If the path doesn’t look great then the park can be accessed via a path to the right of the cafe’s car park.