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Curraghs Wildlife Park

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Main Road, Ballaugh IM7 5EA
+44 1624 897323
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Good half day trip

Friendly, well laid out and signed. Open animal areas, few large cages for lynx etc. Staff happy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SuzygirlMacclesfield
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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We love it here!!

This is a great place to visit. The entry price is fair and when we've been it's not been full of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah J
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Leeds, England, 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Main Road, Ballaugh IM7 5EA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, well laid out and signed. Open animal areas, few large cages for lynx etc. Staff happy to chat and inform.

Thank SuzygirlMacclesfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. The entry price is fair and when we've been it's not been full of screaming kids which for us is a bonus. You actually get time to see the animals and they seem to be happy and well...More

Thank Sarah J
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Sarah! We look forward to welcoming you back next year and you should see all the new improvements too! I hope you got to see the baby Gibbon, even if you missed him (he is tiny and clinging to mums tummy at the moment)...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Myself and my wife took our 2 year old daughter to Curragh's earlier in the month. My daughter loved the animals especially the Wallabees and penguins. It's a nice touch to have some open enclosure's where the animals can walk by you on the tour....More

Thank Gav-1985
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had not been to the Wildlife park for maybe 25 years and was really looking forward to the visit. Whilst it was enjoyable overall, I was disappointed with the number of areas that needed attention, or were under construction, or where the enclosures were empty...More

Thank RobandDavina
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Overall the day was good, there are some animals but I wouldn't say there is loads. The children really loved the monkeys and the merekats. I would say the parks are what makes it a worth while day out, especially the bouncing pillow that the...More

Thank 474natashal
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for your visit and review. Glad you had a good day. Will pass on your comments to the cafe operators as we do not manage the daily business of the catering, the cafe is leased. Hope to see you again. Regards, Kathleen.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went here on our annual mystery trip whilst over at the 2016 Manx. We have been before, great as usual.

Thank Kath C
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank You! Hopefully see you again! Regards, Kathleen.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 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
Kathleen G, General Manager at Curraghs Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Bit harsh NinjaSteve! I will explain my view point; You have given 3 stars but not mentioned anything positive, we don't mind critical feedback but it helps if you are specific so we can take it on board, normally someone who rates us as average...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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

Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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

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sueiholmes
13 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
23 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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