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Curraghs Wildlife Park

#1 of 3 things to do in Ballaugh Features Animals
Main Road, Ballaugh IM7 5EA
+44 1624 897323
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Could be a whole lot better

Really felt let down here. Grounds looking neglected and being maintained whilst public around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NinjaSteve08
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Great place for children, lots of child-centred activities as well as the animals

Our second visit to the park and we had a great day out. Lovely to see the animals so well looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirsty M
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Main Road, Ballaugh IM7 5EA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really felt let down here. Grounds looking neglected and being maintained whilst public around, lots of enclosures empty or that overgrown you could not see if there was any animal in there child got bored as not many animals about. Don't think we will go...More

Thank NinjaSteve08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to the park and we had a great day out. Lovely to see the animals so well looked after and happy in their large enclosures. Two new lynxes since our last visit. Feeding time at the meerkats and at the red pandas...More

Thank Kirsty M
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Kirsty, Hope to see you again, appreciate your review. Regards, Kathleen.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family and had a very mixed experience. Our £30 entrance fee didn't seem too bad for 4 and the staff were warm and friendly. The first 4 or 5 enclosures had nothing to see but I accept that animals cannot be...More

Thank markcjd
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. Glad you found the staff friendly. Just to address a couple of points to clear up any miss understanding; the sign you refer to (only food bought) is on the decking outside the cafe looking over the Flamingo lake, that area...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a lovely day out today! Loads of animals to see, lovely walks in the sunshine, a train ride, playgrounds... couldn't get my daughter off that bouncy pillow thing! Then at the end, we stopped by the craft tent where she spent another...More

Thank susie664
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great, thanks for your review.....welcome as a member of the Park! membership is a brilliant way to enjoy the park regularly, with 10% off in the Cafe and shop, and other benefits such as membership night (Friday the 18th Aug 2017), e-letters to alert of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to growing up on the island this is a normal place we visit. There is a variety of animals throughout the park and you can easily spend a full day here. We found on are latest trip quite a few empty enclosures, however its...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for a walk around to look at the Animals, Good variety. Good shows. Good kids activities But nevermind all that Get yourself to the cafe and order a Burger! You will not be disappointed! Had the Double Bacon and Cheese Burger. Great...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited during tt practice and race week 3 times as the deal we got was that you pay once and can visit as many times as you like during that period. My little boy loved it so did we. Over a month on hes...More

Thank superbike006
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to write a review! We are glad you were able to take up the 'TT free up-grade' offer (we usually do this every year for the 2 week TT period). Outside the TT festival time a family of 4 can up...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Visited the park with my wife and quite honestly best value for money visit to any wildlife park/zoo we have visited over many decades. Signage was excellent and well laid out route for all ages plus wheelchair friendly. Cafe was more than adequate and parking...More

Thank bobesterbrook
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

It was a lovely day when we visited and the park needs that as there is a lot of walking involved. The cafe was average and didn't have much selection but the food was good and the staff pleasant. The animals some were kept in...More

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Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thanks for visiting and leaving a review. There is always ongoing improvements here and there have been some great new enclosures recently built and more planned. We had a lot of rain early June and then warm sun so the result is sudden growth, we...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Visited on a school day so it was really quiet and peaceful (apart from the peacocks!!) What an amazing place. It is so deceiving from the road. It looks tiny but is definitely not as we spent approximately 5 hours here! We were there to...More

Thank Julie W
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi Julie, Thanks for your review! We hope to see you again. You make a very good point that although this is a great place for families ....you do not need to have children to enjoy the Wildlife Park! It is a location all will...More

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sueiholmes
14 August 2017|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
No. There are many animals that are loose. The use of cages or restraints is minimal. You will have a great experience.
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beverleydevlin
12 June 2015|
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Response from Kathleen G | Property representative |
Hi Beverly, For a family of Four (2 adults+2 children) it is £95 for 12 months, running from the date of purchase. You can add more children or even grandparents to a family membership as well as buy just a single... More
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Bekah T
24 January 2015|
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Response from Kathleen G | Property representative |
Hi Bekah T, At the moment we are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm (last admissions to the Park 3pm). During February half term (7th-15th) we are open EVERY day. We then go back to Fri-Sunday until the start of... More
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