For hundreds of years the recreational parks have been a favourite of families visiting the Isle of Man and they offer a range of activities to keep your family entertained.
The Tynwald national park, set in over 35 acres of countryside in St Johns, is next to Tynwald Hill. This is the location of the annual meeting of the world’s oldest parliament and a central point to Manx culture and history.
With a range of native trees and ornamental trees, there is a large pond where children can feed some of the local wildlife in the form of ducks, as well as a shelter and picnic area. This is ideal if the weather turns to rain but you still want to experience the incredible views.
At Onchan Pleasure Park your family will have a more adrenaline packed time. Stock-car racing tests man and machine during the race season and is a great, noisy and exciting day out. There is also a boating lake with motorboats, squash facilities and tennis courts if you fancy a bit more of an active time during your holiday.
Further North there is Mooragh Park in Ramsey, far removed from the tidal swamp it once was. With a 12 acre boating lake regular activities are on offer and you can hire a boat or sign up for a session led by an experienced instructor.