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A Douglas Day Out

A Douglas Day Out

1st Dec 2021

The capital of the Isle of Man is home to a multitude of independent businesses that are proud to fly the local flag. These include a range of hospitality, shopping and activity-based businesses right on our doorstep and for all to enjoy.

Ready for a Douglas day out this December? LoveIOM has it covered!

Mad Jacks Axe Throwing

Looking for a Christmas party idea, a fun activity before a night out, or somewhere to take the kids for a unique activity? Then Mad Jacks Axe throwing on South Quay Douglas caters for all, with their new and unique axe throwing experience that has seen great success since opening its doors last year.

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Photo credit: Mad Jacks Axe Throwing Facebook

Mad Jack’s offer a whole host of festive packages to keep all ages entertained during the Christmas period. Their latest ‘Nuke December’ offer gets you 15% off all packages during December and to support local even more, you can get 20% off at local eatery Pizzaiolo when ordering to Mad Jacks.

December is now live for booking with Mad Jack’s, so get booked in early to make sure you don’t miss out on some axe throwing fun!

To book and find out more information, click here

Fortuna Antiques

Choose the green option this Christmas with Fortuna Antiques. Described as the Aladdin’s cave of antiques, the three floors of Fortuna Antiques have everything you could possibly need to treat someone to a cost-effective and eco-friendly gift this Christmas.

More on what Fortuna Antiques offer can be found here.

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Photo credit: Fortuna Antiques Facebook Page

Bottle Monkey

Since its humble beginnings in 2017, Bottle Monkey have had one aim when it comes to their offering. Make beer better. Offering a huge range of craft beer products as well as tasting evenings and beer dinners, Bottle Monkey have a product for every desire. Whether you’re buying a locally sourced Christmas gift for a loved one or looking for a new taste, Bottle Monkey are on hand to help.

Bottle Monkey are also hosting their annual ‘Indie Christmas at Bottle Monkey’ pop-up market in their pop-up store on Nelson Street, Douglas. Taking place each weekend throughout December, Bottle Monkey will be host to a range of local creators and crafters in their store each week. Making it the perfect place to go and shop local this Christmas.

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Photo Credit: Bottle Monkey Facebook Page

For more on Bottle Monkey click here. To find out more about their Christmas Market, visit their Facebook page here.


Found opposite Mad Jacks, Épernay sits along Douglas’ North Quay. Sat amongst a range of other local hospitality businesses, the restaurant offers a modern and relaxed dining experience inspired by British and European homemade cuisine.

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Photo Credit: Épernay Facebook Page

Their Christmas Sunday Lunch menu is now on offer for those who can’t wait for the 25th! The restaurant are also offering a Christmas menu throughout December.

You can book your reservation online here.