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Embrace Autumn Adventures: Top 8 Isle of Man Activities This Half Term

Whether you're a resident seeking new experiences or a visitor eager to explore, this half-term promises plenty of delightful activities for everyone.

With plenty of crisp autumnal walks, ample outdoor activities, cosy and quirky eateries and watering holes, the Isle of Man really does offer a wonderful lifestyle in the autumn months.


Looking for activities to do this autumn half-term?

Whether you're a resident seeking new experiences or a visitor eager to explore, this half-term promises plenty of delightful activities for everyone.

We have put together a few suggestions for you...

Family Fun: 'On Your Doorstep' Adventures

Join the 'On Your Doorstep' initiative with family-friendly activities.

Located on Ramsey’s picturesque seafront, Energy FM Bowl invites you to a fantastic bowling experience as part of the 'On Your Doorstep 2023' campaign, and one child is free with every paying adult. The Home of Rest for Old Horses is also one not to miss. With over 60 horses and donkeys, this volunteer-run haven has extended its winter opening hours, opening every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) and entry are FREE!

Discover all the other offers included in the ‘On Your Doorstep’ Campaign


Arts and Culture: Exhibitions

Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene. Visit the Hodgson Loom-Gallery for the "Fungi, Moss, Lichen…" exhibition, with over 50 artists and 120 pieces spanning all manner and styles.

Location: Laxey

Date: Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 October

Time: 10am-5pm


Scarefest Haunted Forest

Feeling brave? For the thrill-seekers, dare to experience the Scarefest Haunted Forest at Milntown Estate and feel the shivers as ghosts and ghouls come alive.

Location: Milntown Estate

Date: Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 October

Time:  8-11pm


Crisp Autumnal Walks

With 95 miles of coastline, 169 miles of public footpaths and 18 national glens, there are plenty of places to explore this autumn. Discover the Island and see why it's the only entire nation in the World to be named a UNESCO Biosphere.

Turn up for Turnips: Hop tu Naa Lantern Carving

Carve your turnip lantern and prepare for Hop tu Naa at Cregneash Village. You read that right...we carve turnips here! Experience the traditional turnip lantern carving that makes this season uniquely Isle of Man.

Location: Cregneash Village

Date: Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 October

Time: 11am-3pm


Stargaze in a Dark Skies Paradise

With one of the lowest levels of light pollution in Britain and 26 official dark sky sites, stargazing is the perfect activity for the whole family. On a clear night, take your pick of easily accessible outdoor spaces and witness incredible astronomical sights, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

In partnership with Visit Isle of Man’s On Your Doorstep 2023, the Isle of Man Astronomical Society will be hosting an opening evening which can be booked here.

Date: Friday 27 October

Time: 7-10pm


Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacle

The Peel Town Commissioners' Bonfire night event on the 27th of October is a must-attend. Head to Peel this Half Term for a mesmerizing display.

Location: Peel beach, promenade, Peel Headlands, and Peel Hill

Date: Friday 27October

Time: 7pm (Fireworks start from 7:30pm)


Early Christmas Market

Get into the Christmas spirit early this year at Mount Murray Golf Club. With over 70 stalls, it's a festive opportunity not to be missed.

Location: Mount Murray Golf club

Date: Sunday 29 October

Time: 10am-4:30pm



These are just a few of many activities on offer in the Isle of Man this half-term. For a comprehensive guide to events and activities, view the events calendar on Visit Isle of Man, or why not look at its 'On Your Doorstep' campaign and benefit from special offers and incentives from local businesses. Embrace the season, embrace the Isle of Man.



If you haven’t yet made the move or don’t yet have a visit planned this autumn, enjoy its beauty from afar, through the Visit Isle of Man social media channels.