Take a trip to Foxdale to visit the Ard Jerkyll animal sanctuary run by the Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The charity runs a haven for sick, injured or unwanted animals of all shapes and sizes - and there's always something going on at the busy facility which is proving increasingly popular with parents looking for something a bit different from a family day out.
Among a number of activities, visitors can take dogs for a walk, view the cats currently staying and sometimes even watch a rescued seal at play in their special enclosure!
And after you've taken a good look around and learned about all the great work done by the volunteers, you can enjoy some of the terrific food and homemade cakes on offer at the cafe.
Find out more at the MSPCA's website by visiting http://www.mspca.im/
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