THE ISLE OF MAN, THE PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY
Steeped in history, nature and wonder the ancient kingdom of Mann is packed with lots of existing things to see and do, making it the perfect family retreat for you and your loved ones. Your holiday begins as soon as you’re on board, with a choice of lounges, café and bar, there’s even two cinema rooms on board Manannan. You’ll really be able to unwind as we sail you to the heart of the island’s capital, Douglas. Once you’ve arrived, simply drive off and begin your adventure.
Speaking of adventures, those family members who are daring will love sea kayaking around part of the stunning 100 mile coastline (suitable for 8 year–olds and over), where you can discover the secret coves and caves that smugglers once made use of. You may even spot a friendly dolphin, Basking Shark or Minky Whale.
Even more fun can be had at Ape Mann Adventure Park, where you can climb, swing and zip line through the trees of South Barrule, or perhaps go horse–riding where you can trek across the Island's beautiful stretches of countryside.
The Isle of Man has a strong Celtic and Viking connection with a history spanning 10,000 years, discover ancient castles when following in the footsteps of the Lords of Mann at Castle Rushen or wander the ruins of Peel Castle, once ruled by the Viking king Magnus Barefoot.
QUIRKY AND UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS
There’s plenty of quirky and unique attractions to experience too, from the largest working waterwheel in the world at Laxey to the working crofting community at Cregneash where you can see one of the island’s famed four-horned Loughtan sheep.
Travel back in time to the Victorian heyday and take a trip on a Horse Tram across Douglas Promenade whilst enjoying a delicious Manx ice-cream or perhaps climb to the summit of Snaefell on the Electric Mountain Railway and hop aboard a steam train to the south of the island and enjoy a family picnic on one of the many sandy beaches the Isle of Man has to offer at Port Erin.
With no luggage fees, you can pack more in to your family holiday and take everything you’ll need and bring back any goodies you pick up at no extra cost.