Duke Track Days (< 1 mile)
Duke Track Days
Karting thrills for the over 8s, minimum height 1.25 metres for specifically designed children's karts.
IOM National Sport Centre (1 miles)
IOM National Sport Centre
Leisure pools featuring slides, bubble tubes, geysers and other interactive features. Plus 8 lane competition pool with multi purpose movable floors for more serious swimming.
Groudle Glen Railway (1 miles)
Groudle Glen Railway
If you can catch them open then it's a lovely day for small folk keen on trains or a perfect introduction to them. Steam trains and cliff top tea room.
Manx Museum (2 miles)
Bursting with fascinating artefacts and treasures. The Museum reveals the Story of Mann through film, exhibitions and interactive displays. It is the perfect place to discover Manx history and culture, with a fun series of discovery trails for kids aged 5 to 12.
Manx Fun Farm (2 miles)
Manx Fun Farm
Multi level adventure play barn with toddler area plus atmospheric laser tag for all ages.
Manx Electric Railway (2 miles)
Manx Electric Railway
For the best coastal views there is no better way to travel then the Manx Electric Railway. It weaves its way up and down along the eastern side of the island.
Isle of Man Steam Railway (2 miles)
Isle of Man Steam Railway
The train passes through the countryside. From all sides are trees, grasslands and farms. In the distant on one side, the sea. Never has there been a more pleasant way to travel 15 miles.
Laxey Wheel (4 miles)
Not a full day's worth but an interesting stop: this is the largest working waterwheel in the world!
Mann Cat Sanctuary (4 miles)
Mann Cat Sanctuary
Not a full day and slightly surreal but a very worthy cause: a vast host of rescued cats and kittens meowing about for your pleasure. An important lesson for the kids about looking after animals.
Manx Wildlife Trust (6 miles)
Manx Wildlife Trust
Excellent hiking and picnicking territory, especially if they like their bugs and birds.
The Great Laxey Mine Railway (6 miles)
The Great Laxey Mine Railway
Ride in a tiny carriage along the half mile of ancient miner routes, past the world's largest remaining waterwheel.
Grenaby Estates Equestrian Centre (6 miles)
Silverdale Glen (6 miles)
Play area, boating lake and famous water powered merry go round. Waterfalls and lilly ponds in adjacent woodland over little wooden bridge.
The Manx Aviation and Military Museum (6 miles)
The Manx Aviation and Military Museum
Through the fascinating display of gathered artefacts and memorabilia etc., MAPS hopes to convey the rich heritage of this part of the Island’s history for all to appreciate.
Peel Castle (8 miles)
Overlooking picturesque Peel harbour is the ancient castle and island fortress of Peel Castle set on St Patrick's Isle, where you can unwrap the layers of Manx history within the castle's magnificent walls.
Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach (8 miles)
Ballahimmin Riding and Pony Trekking Cen (8 miles)
Cronk Y Voddy
The House of Manannan (8 miles)
The House of Manannan
The Island’s mythological sea god, Manannan, welcomes you to his fascinating Kingdom and guides you through the Island’s rich Celtic, Viking and Maritime past.
Old House of Keys (8 miles)
Old House of Keys
Manx National Heritage has restored the Old House of Keys to provide visitors with an insight into the political life and times of the Island.
Castle Rushen (8 miles)
Situated in the heart of Castletown, the Island’s ancient capital, Castle Rushen is one of Europe’s most finely preserved medieval castles and fortress of the Kings and Lords of Mann.
Nautical Museum Isle of Man (8 miles)
Nautical Museum Isle of Man
The Nautical Museum is a fascinating ‘tardis like’ building, originating from the discovery of the 18th century armed yacht, the ‘Peggy’, walled up in her boat cellar and now seen as being of 'extraordinary' maritime importance on the National Historic Ships Register.
Shorties Pirate Adventure (9 miles)
Shorties Pirate Adventure
Enjoy great coffee and fresh, healthy food in a warm, comfortable and relaxing environment, while your children play safely. We have three separate soft-play areas to cater for different age ranges. Come and visit us for a fun-packed family time!
Pennybridge Riding School (9 miles)
Pennybridge Riding School
BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic and beach hacks, riding simulator and recognised Pony Club.
Discover Diving (11 miles)
Runs snorkelling courses for the whole family (over 8 years) and scuba diving courses for over 12s, all in the beautiful blue waters off the IOM coast.
Cregneash Village Folk Museum (11 miles)
Cregneash Village Folk Museum
A living museum of a Manx upland crofting community including thatched cottages and farm buildings illustrating a traditional way of life around the 19th and early 20th century.
Mooragh Park (12 miles)
Offering crazy golf, adventure play areas, BMX course, boating and a splash pad water play zone.
The Venture Centre (15 miles)
The Venture Centre
Activities include: Archery, Air rifle training, Assault course with ZipLines, Abseiling, Kayaking and Canoeing, Dinghy sailing, Gorge walking, Orienteering, Raft building and Power boating. Phew!
Monreith Animal World (39 miles)
Monreith Animal World
Set in twelve acres of scenic countryside, the animals are placed in a circular route around the park, taking in a peaceful pondside walk. There are seats and picnic tables along the route, along with toilet stops.
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity (39 miles)
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity
Founded by St. Ninian in the 5th century this is the site of the first Christian church in Scotland, later becoming the cathedral church of Galloway. The ongoing archaeological excavation is partially open to visitors. In the museum itself is a significant collection of early Christian stones.
Logan Botanic Garden (44 miles)
Logan Botanic Garden
Scotlands Most Exotic Garden. Because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishes outside, making this Garden a plantsmans paradise.
Exploris (45 miles)
An award-winning aquarium with daily touch tank sessions so you can get really close to our underwater friends and it hosts one of the largest open sea tanks in the UK. There are also changing marine exhibitions and other activities and displays.
Billy Bears Fun Centre (45 miles)
Billy Bears Fun Centre
For under-sixes, climbing frames, bouncy castle, slides, cars, baby walkers. Small and friendly
The Beacon (45 miles)
This is a large museum next to the harbour and has changing exhibitions and activities for children.
St Bees Beach (45 miles)
St Bees Beach
The beach is a magnificent shingle with dozens of varieties of rock sloping down to good red sand. Safe for swimming but no lifeguard cover.
The Rum Story (45 miles)
The Rum Story
Museum transporting you back to 1785 and the story of Rum, with sights, sounds and smells from its Caribbean origins, on the Slave Ships and to the shops and cottages it would have bought and consumed.
Jungle Jacks (45 miles)
Located within Whitehaven Sports Centre. Bright, safe and colourful adventure soft play for under 10s. Creche also on site.
Castle Ward (46 miles)
Your children can immerse themselves in the Victorian Past at Castle Ward. There's also a farmyard to visit and an adventure play area.
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (46 miles)
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass through two of Lakeland's 'loveliest valleys' to Dalegarth station and visitor centre in Eskdale.
Brighouse Bay Trekking (47 miles)
Brighouse Bay Trekking
Lessons from 7 plus, Weenie Rides from 5, starter and walking treks from 8 years, plus fast and beach hacks, and own a pony days.
Muncaster Castle (47 miles)
70 acre garden for the kids to run wild in. Win a prize if you answer the questions correctly in the indoor MeadowVole maze. Visit the World Owl Centre and get up close at the daily display. Interactive computer?s, playground, cafe shops and events programme. Historic Haunted Castle!
Laggan Outdoor (48 miles)
Offering zorbing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, dirt scooters, Segways, mountain boarding, grass sledding and the UK's longest Zip Wire! Spanning 820 metres, the double line zip allows 2 people to 'zip' at the same time next to each other up to 45mph.
Cream o Galloway (49 miles)
Cream o Galloway
Our fabulous adventure playground includes the indoor 'Smugglers Warren' with underground tunnels and climbing towers, and the Pirate Ship for Under 6s.
Outside, explore an extensive Play Area including Pedal Karts, Flying Fox, 3D Maze and Viewing Tower.
Choose from 30 ice cream flavours made here on our organic farm.
Ballywhiskin Open Farm (49 miles)
Ballywhiskin Open Farm
At Ballywhiskin you'll get a chance to see many rare breeds as well as goats, sheep, geese, bronze turkeys, bantums, hens and birds in a natural environment.
Monkey Madhouse (50 miles)
A bright, colourful and safe environment for the kids to run themselves ragged on the custom equipment. Suitable for 0 to 10s, Height Restriction 1.40 metres.
Cumbrian Heavy Horses (50 miles)
Cumbrian Heavy Horses
BHS and TRSS approved, this is the UK's only specialised Heavy Horse Riding establishment. Farm Rides, Fell rides, beach and trail rides; beginners welcome but no lessons.
Eclipse Leisure Centre (50 miles)
Eclipse Leisure Centre
Family friendly tenpin bowling plus laser tag, American themed Bar, video games and more.
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (50 miles)
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the world can be seen within the peaceful and natural settings where the woodland has been tailored to provide large and imaginative enclosures.
Tyrella Beach (50 miles)
The award winning beach offers a car free zone, off beach parking, safe bathing, dog free area, amenities, walks and tourist information. RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach daily during July and August.
Cardoness Castle (51 miles)
Gatehouse of Fleet
A well-preserved six storey tower house of the McCullochs dating back to the 15th century. Its battlements command excellent views over Fleet Bay.
Funtastic (51 miles)
10,000 square feet of play time, with ball cannons, a daring 9m slide, and all the classic indoor features we all know and love.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Strang with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Isle of Man can enjoy the great day out as well.
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