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Primary School Trip to Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a perfect opportunity for younger KS2 students to feel like they are jumping on a ferry and travelling further afield, whilst offering the reassurance to parents that they are staying within the British Isles. This small compact island is a safe option that offers a fantastic range of fun and interactive visits. You'll discover a strong Viking heritage on the island and well preserved examples of Victorian engineering but you will also have numerous opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in the seaside resorts and the Manx countryside. 

Itinerary

4 day tour

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart for Liverpool. Ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man
Afternoon
Arrive hotel & check in. Visit the House of Mannanan and Tynwald Hill
Evening
Check in to your accommodation. Evening meal in accommodation

Tour Day 2

Morning
Visit to the Douglas Bay Horse, Tramway Manx Electric Railway and The Great Laxey Wheel
Afternoon
Visit to the Snaefell Mountain Railway. Return to accommodation via train and tram
Evening
Evening meal in accommodation followed by some time on the beach

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit to the Isle of Man Steam Railway and Castle Rushen
Afternoon
Visit to Port Erin, Milner's Tower on Bradda Head. Return to accommodation via train
Evening
Evening meal in accommodation. Choose from either time on the beach or visit to the Pepsi Max Bowl

Tour Day 4

Morning
Depart for Douglas. Ferry to Liverpool
Afternoon
Arrive at school

5 day tour

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart for Liverpool. Ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man
Afternoon
Arrive hotel & check in. Visit to the Manx Museum
Evening
Evening meal in accommodation then some time on the beach

Tour Day 2

Morning
Visit to Peel Castle and House of Mannanan.
Afternoon
Visit to Tynwald Hill.
Evening
Enjoy a round of crazy golf.

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit to the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, the Manx Electric Railway and The Great Laxey Wheel
Afternoon
Visit to Snaefell Mountain Railway. Return to accommodation via train and tram
Evening
Evening meal in accommodation. Choose from time on the beach or visit to Pepsi Max Bowl

Tour Day 4

Morning
Visit to the Isle of Man Steam Railway and Castle Rushen
Afternoon
Visit to Port Erin, Milner's Tower on Bradda Head. Return to accommodation via train
Evening
Evening meal in accommodation

Tour Day 5

Morning
Depart for Douglas. Ferry crossing
Afternoon
Arrive at school

Accommodation

The Isle of Man offers small, traditional, family run hotels which are perfect for catering for Primary Schools. 

Study Visits

House of Mannanan

Journey through a reconstruction of a Celtic roundhouse, join the crew of the Odin’s Raven Viking longship and find out what life was like in a Viking longhouse.

The Manx Museum

The Manx Museum (The Tashtee Vannin) is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man.  The Island’s 10,000 year history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. The perfect starting point on your journey of discovery around our Island and its Viking and Celtic past. A range of workshops are available.

Tynwald Hill

The historic site of the oldest continuous parliament in the world.

Castle Rushen

Castletown (Balley Cashtal), is the ancient capital of the Isle of Man and home to Castle Rushen. One of the best preserved medieval castles in the world.

Peel Castle

Originally a place of worship, it became the fort of Magnus Barelegs, 11th century Viking King of Mann.

Cultural Visits

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is one of the last surviving Horse Tramways in the world and is a convenient link to Derby Castle to catch The Manx Electric Railway

The Manx Electric Railway 

The Manx Electric Railway takes you on a journey along the East Coast of the Isle of Man from the Island’s capital to Laxey.

The Great Laxey Wheel 

Lady Isabella (as she is also known) is the largest working waterwheel in the world. A brilliant example of Victorian engineering she was built in 1854 to pump water from the Laxey mines.

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Journey the winding track high up into the Manx Hills to the Islands Highest Summit; Snaefell Mountain 2,036 feet above sea level. 

Isle of Man Steam Railway 

The Isle of Man Steam Railway takes you on a journey of nostalgia as it gently rocks through the countryside in the south of the Isle of Man to Castletown.

Port Erin, Milner's Tower on Bradda Head 

Walk through the beautiful Bradda Glen along the tree lined winding coastal path, moving up the headland to Milner's Tower.

Crazy Golf

The park offers Crazy Golf, battery-operated kiddi-cars, a cruise on the lake in a motor boat. Older kids will have fun on the bumper boats, the go-karts or ride on the monster truck at Onchan Raceway. There is also a large playground features equipment, slides and swings for young children. 

Pepsi Max Bowl 

Located on Ramsey’s sea-front Pepsi Max Bowl has 10 lanes, pool tables, table tennis, air hockey and a soft play area. There is also a licensed Mexican diner serving some standard favourites, sandwiches, cakes and of course a children's menu.

We have travelled with other travel companies before but WST were a step ahead of other companies. The level of service was excellent and provided a personal touch taking care of everything we needed. The final pack we received was excellent and had everything in we needed. WST really do think of everything!
Orrell Newfold C.P School, Doug Pitts, Deputy Head