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Curraghs Wildlife Park

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Address: Main Road, Ballaugh IM7 5EA
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+44 1624 897323
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Curraghs Wildlife Park is on the Ballaugh Curragh which is a site of...

The Curraghs Wildlife Park is on the Ballaugh Curragh which is a site of special scientific interest and designated as an internationally recognised wetland habitat of importance (Ramsar site). With nearly 100 different species set in over 30 acres of open walk through exhibits and a beautiful tranquil setting this is a wildlife Park with a difference.

The Park is s laid out in geographic regions; African Bush, Asian Swamp, European Marsh, Amazon forest, American Trail, Outback and the Pampas. In the popular children's adventure play ground area you will find the Meerkats and Prairie dogs. The Orchard line miniature railway is one of the longest miniature railway line in the British Isles and is loved by all ages, it runs every Sunday as well as other holiday days. With the Giant Bouncy Jumping Pillow and Mni-diggers this is the premier all day attraction on the Isle of Man. For rainy days there is an indoor soft play area to keep the kids entertained.Summer 2014 will see the adition of an exciting new play area called 'Enchanted Wood'.

  The restaurant is open every day and serves everything from snacks, home baking and ice creams to sit down meals. The nature trail is an excellent easily accessible way to see the Curragh (Manx willow bog) and all the diverse indigenous species it supports. You can spend a whole day here and just relax but even if you only have a couple of hours it's still worth the visit. We are open every day from 10am-6pm from Easter until the end of October, in the winter we are open weekends and school holidays. We are a BIAZA and EAZA member attraction.

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Visited the Wildlife park today and we had a good day. Love all the new construction and renovation work. Still feel that the fishing cat is bored and just walks in a figure of... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2016
Barbara I
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic family day out with a great animal collection (with some roaming freely) and lots of areas for kids to run about and play on top quality play equipment. Miniature steam trains run at weekends and holidays and are a popular attraction. A season ticket offers fantastic value for families wanting to visit a number of times a year.

Thank voteforpedro007
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

A first class wildlife Park . thoroughly enjoyed by our grandaughter, she loves it.There are still many animals they could have tho and hopefully that might happen.

Thank moonlightin
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

what a class morning we had this place! definitely recommend it with the family or partner. Had a lovely walk around watched the meerkat's getting fed..plenty of information on exhibits etc. really enjoyed it.

Thank Travelingwookie1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for a long time but this is the first time we have invested in a season ticket. Our grandsons love the freedom, the changing seasons, the new arrivals and the feeding times. The train rides are a real yeeat too. You really must visit!

Thank Ray H
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Ray H ! We are pleased to hear you are now a joined up member of the Park! It is the best value for residents to use the Park all year round. We have more new developments coming this summer. Thanks for your support and your review! Kathleen. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Unlike most zoos where animals were kept strictly in cages, some animals here can move quite freely that you can even see mammals and birds of notable sizes on the pavement. There is also a great natural trial about the local biosphere. Animal skins and bones were shown to the guests with explanation from very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Chris L
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Living on the Isle of Man, this is a great place to take young kids. But we didn't realise, until we had family with little kids from UK stay with us, that they said it was very good value for money compared with zoos across in UK. There is loads to do here for families; bouncy cushion, playground and indoor... More 

Thank CoxieandBaggy
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Wildlife park today and we had a good day. Love all the new construction and renovation work. Still feel that the fishing cat is bored and just walks in a figure of eight!! Joined the rest. I Would fully recommend to anyone!!

Thank Barbara I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Drove here from Douglas over part of the TT course, and still can't believe how crazy the motorcyclists are doing over 100mph here, Arrived at the wildlife park, expecting it to be a nice small zoo but could see more plantlife than animals. it is quite spread out, so my children found it a bit boring walking between enclosures, particularly... More 

Thank scubajonb
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You obviously visited during the festival of motorcycling then! The Park is spacious and natural but if you take the time to look you will see plenty of the animals, ask a member of staff to help point out the best spots to view. We have a number of play areas... More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We drove here from Douglas which was about 25 mins away and was a really scenic drive past hills and forests. Plenty of parking outside the park. It cost is £18 for 2 adults and a baby and we spent about 2.5 hours at the park. We managed to catch the Pelicans feeding session and then went on to see... More 

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Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for writting a review and glad you had a great day out. The trains are entirley run by volunteers of a modle steam club so it would be impossible to run every day but it is good that they commit to running every Sunday, bank holidays and Thursdays during the school summer holidays for visitors. More 

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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to almost be involved in a hop-by incident with an escaped wallaby as one literally jumped by my nephew as he stepped onto a path. After the bouncing pillow..the highlight of my visit! The Park is fabulous. You are so up close and interactive to the animals it is an experience like no other. Love love... More 

Thank QueenMaeve L
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! It surprises people to know that there is a wild Wallaby population in the Isle of Man and the Park has some wild wallabies within the Park boundary......so it wasn't an escapee but a wild one! Really glad you had a good day. More 

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