Laxey Glen Gardens & Pavilion is an iconic Manx location and has been a part of The Children's Centre story since the early 1800s when the Pavilion's founder, Robert Williamson, hosted tea parties in the gardens for children from the charity.
Now, we're breathing fresh life into this much-loved venue by creating a community centre with a high-tech woodland nursery and a versatile events space.
Our aim is to rejuvenate this site and make it a welcoming place for children and families. With unrivalled views and access to one of the islands most magical glens, the pavilion offers a base for a range of events and services. Why not host your next celebration in our function room or grab a trail map and get exploring the glen? No matter how you get involved, we can't wait to share this beautiful space with you.
Hosting an event at Laxey Pavilion
The function room at Laxey Pavilion has played host to laid-back countryside weddings, corporate development days, community fundraisers, craft fayres, birthday parties and even a music festival or two! Situated in central Laxey, and only a 15 minute drive from the Island's capital, the beauty of this light and airy space that it is truly versatile and is only limited to your imagination.
With the ability to accomodate up to 150 guests (standing) or 120 guests (subject to seating arrangements) it is one of the island's largest event spaces, and within a truly unique setting which is sure to impress locals and visitorsalike. If you're planning a smaller gathering, we can use partitions to create a more intimate atmosphere and we also have marquee hire available to really make the most of our surroundings.
We have a full in-house planning service and are able to work to a range of budgets. If you're interested in using the Pavilion for a corporate event or personal celebration, lets chat ideas over a coffee! Email the Laxey team here.
Classes & Workshops
Our function room space is available to hire from as little as 2 hour sessions and we host community classes throughout the week including yoga, pilates and drama sessions. We offer discounts to Manx registered charities and are always looking for new ways to get involved with community events. Basic room hire from £20 per hour. Please contact us to discuss what we can do for you, or to let us know about something you think we should be hosting.
Children's Centre Events at Laxey Pavilion
We use the Pavilion and Glen Gardens as a base for a number of our services and programmes - you can usually find the Forest School building dens and splashing about in the glen no matter what the weather, or spot one of our Mobex team leading a session from the pavilion. We also run our own programme of year-round family friendly events which are published on our events page; keep your eyes peeled!
The Laxey Pavilion Nursery (subject to approval by Registrations and Inspections)
We're slap-bang in the middle of a very exciting project, which will bring a modern, purpose-built nursery for 2 - 5 year olds right to the heart of Laxey. Although we've still got a bit of work to do, things are definitely starting to take shape and we'll have more news very soon - keep checking back on our nursery page for more information as and when we have it.
Become a Friend of Laxey Glen Gardens
Have a little spare time to help a local charity but don't fancy being stuck behind a shop counter? This is a project that needs a little renovation and a whole lotta love, and we can't do it alone. We're looking for passionate volunteers to join our community group 'Friends of Laxey Glen Gardens' who can take an active part in restoring the venue to its former glory. It's completely free to join - its your time and enthusiasm that we need. Whether you feel you can be involved on a regular or ad-hoc basis, we'd love to share our journey with you.
Register your interest by emailing Friends of Laxey today.
Joining us in the glen?
Why not share your stories and pictures of the glen by using our instagram hashtag #intheglen
Laxey Pavilion is a social enterprise of The Children's Centre (registered charity number 921).