Isle of Man for Family Holidays

Only an hour’s flight from most UK airports or a simple ferry trip away, there’s something for every member of the family on the Isle of Man.

ACTIVITIES: Quad biking, Coasteering or Sea Kayaking

The Isle of Man is the perfect destination for anyone in search of an adrenaline rush. You can go 1000 feet up on a quad bike to take in the breathtaking views, or have a go at Coasteering, Rock Climbing, and Gorge Scrambling. Visit secret places only accessible by kayak, gaze at the spectacular sea cliffs and observe the seals, porpoises and wildlife unobtrusively whilst looking out for the Basking Sharks feeding on route! One key route starts at Peel Castle, then journeys south beneath the towering cliffs, where you can admire the vivid rock formations and explore the sea caves.

 

CULTURE

House of Mannanan
The award-winning House of Manannan Heritage Centre provides the perfect way to learn about the history of the Island while families can take part in interactive displays. Manannan is the Island’s great mythological sea god and protector who could shroud the place with a cloak of mist to protect it from its enemies. As a shapeshifter, Manannan could appear in many guises and in his ‘House’ he acts as the visitor’s guide – sometimes a god, sometimes a sailor, sometimes in other forms.

This centre is ideal for families as Kids will love exploring the centre’s Viking long-ship situated on its own indoor beach. This can then be followed with a tour of Moore’s Traditional Kipper Smokery on the harbour front and a pit stop in their shop to pick up some kippers to take home.

GHOST TOURS

Delve into the supernatural with a ghost hunt which takes you to the haunted Castle Rushen. Hear about the Lady in black who haunts the the Keep, the ghost of a little girl called Rose and beware of the Murder Hole.  Using ghost hunting equipment feel free to walk around the castle, but beware of the shadows…
(This tour runs, normally, on the darker nights, September through to May. £10.00 per person, starts at 7.00pm and lasts 2 hours)

HORSE RIDING

Exploring the island on horseback is a fun way to take in the beautiful countryside with its stunning views and unspoilt beaches on the riding treks that span across the hills and coastline. The Ballahimmin Riding Centre offers tailored packages to suit all levels and requirements.

ACCOMMODATION

The Farmhouse at Knockaloe Beg Farm is a particular highlight, allowing you to really be immersed into local life. The Farmhouse, run by the Anderson family (who are currently featured in the Isle of Man TV ads), offers a unique opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting nestled below Peel Hill.   Guests may have as much or little involvement on the farm as they want. The Andersons can arrange farm tours, and you can help with feeding chickens, collecting eggs, grooming the Shetland ponies and watching deliveries at lambing time!
http://knockaloebegfarm.com/ <http://knockaloebegfarm.com/>

For more information on the Isle of Man visit www.visitisleofman.com <http://www.visitisleofman.com>

 

Flights can be booked at: http://www.flybe.com/

 

Ferries can be booked at: http://www.directferries.co.uk/isle_of_man.htm

 

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