What's on in May?With the flowers back in full bloom on the island and the weather beginning to warm, there's no better time to explore the Isle of Man! On land, on water.... and under it!
What's on in May?
Laa Boaldyn – Manx May Day!
Monday 1st May at Cregneash
Celebrate Laa Boaldyn (Manx May Day) with Manx music, dancing and traditional crafts.
Uphold Manx May Day traditions by making Croish Cuirns – a principle form of protection against mischievous fairies. Folklore stories about Manx spring traditions will be shared throughout the day and don’t miss Manx dance group Perree Bane performances at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Laa Boaldyn - Manx May Day - Manx National Heritage
‘What Lies Beneath the Waves?’
Wednesday 3rd May, 7pm at The Manx Museum
Marine scientist, diver and MHK Dr Michelle Haywood gives an illustrated talk on our UNESCO Biosphere’s rich marine life and its importance, at The Manx Museum.
What Lies Beneath the Waves? Tickets, Wed 3 May 2023 at 19:00 | Eventbrite
Give it a Try-Athlon!
Saturday 13th May, 10:15 on Fenella Beach, Peel
A fundraising event everyone can get involved in. Containing all the aspects of a triathlon and done over a manageable distance you can choose to walk instead of run, take your time on the bike and paddle instead of swim (it's up to you).
Thank to our amazing sponsor Zurich tickets are only £10 to enter.
Every entrant receives a Poncho towel worth £20! Places are limited so get in quick and if you could collect some sponsorship for us that would be amazing!
For more information and to book your place visit
Supper and Rose Tasting at The Boatyard, Peel
Thursday 18th May, 6pm
Join us at The Boatyard to taste some world class rose wine followed by a delicious 2 course supper.
Guests will be welcomed with a glass of rose sparkling before having the opportunity to enjoy a further 6 rose wines from around the world, rating them in order of your “favourite” to “least favourite”, without knowing exactly what they are – you will be tasting them blind!
The tasting will be followed by a delicious 2 course supper accompanied by a glass of whichever rose you rated as your favourite!
Which one will you choose?
2 Course Supper & Blind Rose Tasting | The Wine Cellar
The Manx Nature Show - Morning Outdoor Mindfulness Session
Saturday 6th May, 10:30 at Peel Cathedral
On the final day of The Manx Nature Show, come and enjoy a little moment of peace in nature.
As part of The Manx Nature Show, join Adam Denard from Manx Wildlife Trust for a morning mindfulness session in the beautiful grounds of the cathedral. Proven to improve our wellbeing, join us and enjoy a moment of peace in nature.
Learn more about The Manx Nature Show at https://manxnatureshow.weebly.com/
Free but donations welcomed at the end. Please register interest with Hannah@mwt.im
Spring Evening Orienteering Challenge - Bradda Headland & Glen
Friday 12th May, Evening
Family friendly activity suitable for all ages.
- Find as many controls as you can in 1 hour!
- Activity suitable for Families, Individuals & Groups.
- Your choice to Walk, Jog or Run.
- Wear suitable clothing and footwear for weather conditions & time of year.
- Children must be under the supervision of an adult.
- Compass is optional, to assist with navigation.
Spring Evening Orienteering Challenge - Bradda Headland & Glen - Isle of Man Orienteering
Hire a Beach Hut in Port Erin
These Beach Huts are more than just a changing hut, they are ‘Rooms on the beach’. Thanks to the glass patio doors, they can be used in any weather, and our motto is "‘Everyday’s a beach day”.
Sea Kayaking, Coasteering and Unforgettable Adventurous Experiences
A great variety of sea and land based outdoor activites for everyone to enjoy! See the island from a whole new vantage point.