Poulsom Park

Type:Adventure Park / Playground

Poulsom Park

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About

Poulsom Park is a traditional children's play park set in the heart of Castletown nestled between Castletown's picturesque train station and the Silverburn river.

The large enclosed play area is suitable for both toddlers and older children. A skate park features ramps, grind rails and a track made from earth. A small zip wire sits ajacent on the river side, and is accessible for children of all ages.

Poulsom Park is also a registered Dark Skies Site. Any budding stargazer will enjoy the spectacular views on offer, with dark skies to the West and North.

Poulsom Park car park is one of 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Isle of Man. With the help of Interpretation Boards on site, stargazers can fully enjoy the stunning views on offer in the Manx skies.

The Island is ideally placed to see the magnificent sight of the Northern Lights on many occasions. The Northern lights are normally only seen from Northerly locations such as Alaska, Norway and Iceland, however the crystal clear Northern horizon from the Islands North eastern coast means this fascinating phenomenon can often be seen from the Island. The Manx Night sky is an amazing experience that will astound even the most experienced stargazer.

Advice and Safety:

The stargazing site has a flat grassed area, bound by fences and trees. Some street lighting to the South and East, but will be obscured by trees.

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Car: Travel 10 miles south of Douglas on the A5. Poulsom Park is located behind Castletown steam train station.

By Bus: Bus services to Castletown include, 1, 1H, 2, 2A, 8, 8A, 11, 12, 12A, N1. For further information regarding the bus timetable visit www.bus.im

By Rail: Take the steam railway and alight at Castletown train station.

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