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Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Curraghs Wildlife Park is a wildlife park in The Curraghs (also known as the Ballaugh Curraghs), an area of wetland in the north-west of the Isle of Man.The park is owned by the Isle of Man Government and administered through the Manx Department of Tourism and Leisure.HistoryThe park was founded in 1963, through the Manx “Curraghs Acquisition Act”, the Isle of Man Government purchasing approximately of land to be divided between as a reserve and as a wildlife park. The 26acre park was formally opened by the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, Sir Ronald Garvey on 23 July 1965. It consists of approximately 100 primarily wetland species from around the world in walk-through enclosures.of the park remains undeveloped to display a variety of habitats such as bogs, Molinia grasslands, open water peat diggings, birch woodland and hay meadows. Nature trails run through this area with signeage describing the ecology and history, comprising a nature trail, tree top trail and butterfly trail.
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  • 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 bu...  read more »
  • 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 ab...  read more »
  • 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 v...  read more »
  • Its a great park and are the silver gibbins there
  • Love coming here.
  • Great day out
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