The Isle of Man is a wonderful place to come for a family holiday and there are many things for children to do. There is far too much to describe on these pages but here are a few suggestions.
There is an indoor swimming pool 3 miles away from the cottage in Castletown. It's not a particularly large pool but it's fine if you want some exercise!
On the other hand there is a much larger complex in Douglas at the National Sports Centre where there are a number of pools. The Leisure Pool is great for children and has two breathtaking flume rides, a flow pool, geysers and whirlpool. There is even a separate shallow toddlers pool with its own beach! Well worth a visit on a dull day.
If you would like to learn to sail why not book a course at the 7th Wave Sailing School in Port Erin. Jenny Kneale is an excellent teacher and the sheltered bay is an ideal place to get on the water.
Have you ever thought of a trip through the forest on a Segway. Now you can at the South Barrule Plantation which is not far from the cottage. The company provides a host of different types of rides if you would prefer to go further afield.
Manx National Heritage offers a wide choice of visitor attractions but one of our favourites is the House of Manannan in Peel. Here you can learn about the history of the Isle of Man in an interactive way and it's a great way of spending a day if the weather is inclement. Have a look at this site as it lists the other attractions that Manx National Heritage has to offer.
Situated in the South Barrule Plantation is the Adventure Park where you can find your way through the low and high family rope course (suits beginners and the more adventurous), whiz down the long 300 foot long zip wire or pedal hard around the forest on an off road pedal kart. An action packed activity that the kids love!
So we hope that gives you a flavour of what the Island has to offer for children. One thing is certain - they will never be bored. Can we suggest that you visit the Isle of Man official Website for more suggestions .