The Mangrove Cafe, Curraghs Wildlife Park

by - February 14, 2020


The Mangrove Cafe (opened February 2020), located at Curraghs Wildlife Park, has recently been taken over by the owners of Sunset Lakes in Peel. Thankfully, the new owners have given the cafe a much-needed makeover and it is now almost unrecognisable! To use the cafe, you will have to pay admission to the Wildlife Park but can gain 'free' admission with an annual membership (pricing can be found by clicking here).



(Photos by The Mangrove)

The cafe is easily accessible for prams and has a lot of space inside to manoeuvre and park prams beside each table. The 6 Ikea highchairs are a good height for the tables and tuck under nicely saving you from having to pick up copious amounts of dropped food. 

The menu consists of a range of items, all very reasonably priced. The children's menu ranges from £3 to £4.50 with things such as sandwiches, pasta, sausages and chicken nuggets. We were really impressed with the 'kiddies sandwich deal' of half a sandwich, crisps, yogurt and a carton of juice for just £3.50. As well as hot food for the adults (prices range from £4.95-£8.95), you can also have sandwiches/paninis from just £3.25. Don't forget you will receive 10% off hot food and hot drinks with a valid annual membership card. I felt the food, service and value for money were very good and made a welcome change from the previous cafe. 

A drop-down changing table can be found in the accessible toilet and, although absolutely freezing, is big enough if you needed to take the pram in with you.

The cafe itself doesn't have any specific activities for children but as it's located within the grouds of the Wildlife Park, there are plenty of things for the children to see and do (hence the rating of 'amazing' for activities for children). 

Please see The Mangrove Cafe's Facebook page for details of their Kid's Party Package, suitable for children between 2-15 years of age at only £9.95 per child.

I think the new cafe is fantastic and it will certainly make us visit the Curraghs Wildlife Park more frequently. 


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01624 897323
From Monday 4th November
Mon - Thursday: Closed
Fri, Sat and Sun: 10am-4pm

Half-term holidays: Open everyday 10am-4pm.

March (date TBC) - October: Open everyday 10am-6pm

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