Isle of Man: Half Term Trip, 31 October to 4 November 2018 @visitisleofman #travel #holidays #halfterm #familytime #IOMStory

Travel is the most neglected area of my blog since I revised the layout and categories a couple of months ago so I thought I would rectify that by posting a few pictures of our recent family trip to the Isle of Man, where my parents keep a little holiday home. We were only there a few days but we packed a lot in! The weather was kind to us in the most part, except for the last day.

We went Pony Trekking in the hills at Ballahimmin Pony Trekking Centre, the kids did the rope courses at ApeMann and, on the day it rained, we solved the Wonderland Escape Room at Exit Strategy. In between we visited Port Erin for a walk on the beach, took a tour round Castletown and visited Douglas Harbour and ate fish and chips in a gale.




Pony Trekking at Ballahimmin under blue, but cold, skies




Port Erin Beach and Harbour


One of my favourite independent book shops, right on Port Erin seafront


Winners! (I think I’m standing in a hole, surely the kids can’t nearly all be taller than me!)

I love to visit the Isle of Man at any time of year, it is a great place for a traditional family holiday, plus the island has such a fascinating history and a unique place in the modern world. I’ve also been lucky enough to be there for the TT Road Races a couple of times, which is a real bucket list trip, even if you aren’t usually a fan of motorbike racing! It’s also a great place for wildlife spotting, including seals, whales and dolphins at certain times of year, and for walkers.

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Have you ever been to the Isle of Man? Is it somewhere you’d like to visit? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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