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HistoryOrginially farmland, Onchan Village Commissioners purchased the land after World War II for the building of new homes and a recreation area. The main feature of the park was the stadium. Started in 1948, it took 3 years to make the first ever banked cycle track. The park costing £50,000 included a grandstand, cafe, changing rooms, bowling green, tennis courts, putting green, miniature gold and a children play area. Once completed it proves itself the pride of the Island. Since then many improvements have been made, including the creation of a boating lake. The stadium has also undergone change with a move from cycle racing to karting, stock cars and football. An indoor soft play area is also now available.
Visitors can also enjoyed the added benefit of a full service restaurant as well as a coffee shop.
LocationOnchan Pleasure Park is located in Onchan near Douglas in the east of the Island.
Travel to Douglas and then along the promenade. Turn up Summer Hill Road and then right along Hague Drive. The area is well sign posted.
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.
Take the Steam Train or Electric Tram to Douglas and then catch the bus to Onchan Pleasure Park. An able person will be able to walk from to the Pleasure Park without the need of a bus. Follow vehicle instructions.
Visiting Onchan Pleasure ParkThis park offers any visitor a great day out. There are many things to do and the facilities are suitable for the whole family. Several activities are free of charge and many visitors enjoy picnics and access to the large children's play area. The park also hosts a number of interesting events throughout the year.
The bumper boats have a two person maximum with a maximum weight of 16st, 100kgs, or 224lbs. Bowling Green is for persons using flat or crown greens and flat shoes must be worn. Children under 16 are not permitted on the green.