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“Crash, Bang, Wallop”

Onchan Pleasure Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Onchan
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York
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115 attraction reviews
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“Crash, Bang, Wallop”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited for an evening stock car meeting at the raceway, which is part of the park. A crowd of about 500, many school-age teens, enjoyed the action, though by mainland standards I found it rather tame. The fields for each formula - F2 stocks, nudge-and-spin bangers, prod rods and ministox - were on the small side. The track is a 400m tarmac oval. Decent evening out, though, and something a bit different for many visitors to the Isle of Man. Onchan Raceway, opened as a velodrome in 1951, has staged stock car racing since 1969. The facilities are a little on the tatty side, but no worse than most in this budget motor sport.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Cannock, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous park”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Spent 2 hours here JUST playing in the play park area. Its one of the best parks we have ever been too and well worth visiting with any children (I would say up to 10-12ish). Favourites were the castle climbing frame play area and the train, plus plenty of slides, including a 'death slide'. Didn't have time to explore the rest - just briefly saw lovely boating lake and believe you can hire pedaloes!
Toilet facities right next to park were reasonably clean, no soap but had running water and paper towels.

Visited July 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“great park”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This park has much to do. It had go-karts, motor boats, tennis courts and other sporting activities. It is also home to the stock car racing.

Well worth a visit. All attractions reasonably priced.

Visited July 2013
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“Got potential to be more”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

With being a local onchan pleasure park is usually visited at least once every summer. A good place to take visitors with kids as it has mini golf a mini boating lake and go karts. As good as it is I can't help but feel they just open it every year and make money. It doesn't feel like they want to give the public new things. A shame really. Still if you are visiting for the first time it is worth a look. If you visit at night the park it's closed but upstairs in the main building is a restaurant called the views which serves fantastic food.

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Isle of Man
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“A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS OR JUST RELAX AND WATCH EVERYONE ELSE”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

It's more than 'just OK' but I rate it as a 3 because it is not very large. Having said that, there is a boating pool with boats for hire, a 'pitch and put' golf course, bowling greens, putting green, swings, cafe with outside tables, and lovely views over the beautifully panoramic Douglas Bay. There is also parking a short walk away.

Visited August 2012
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