For action packed family breaks, Jersey is a destination where the fun never sets! Its warm weather, sweeping sandy beaches, lively adventure parks and a wealth of water sports attract parents, toddlers and teenagers year after year. All summer long, activities are in abundance, making Jersey one of the UK’s boltholes for families seeking that well-deserved annual holiday.
Sun, Sandcastles and Swimming
Jersey is fringed by some of the UK’s most beautiful, unspoilt beaches. Wherever you choose to stay, you’re certain to find a picturesque cove, or strip of golden sand to while away the balmy summer days. South-facing St Brelade’s Bay is a popular sandy beach lined by a pretty promenade of cafés and shops. Plémont Beach, on the Island’s north coast is arguably Jersey’s top beach, with its waterfall, rock pools and sea caves, while Havre des Pas, nearby St Helier, has a safe tidal pool and lido – ideal for swimming!
Photography Gareth Sambridge
Watermaze on the waterfront in St Helier is always a popular spot for kids on a hot, sunny day. Dotted throughout the complex are over 200 fountain jets, rising and falling to create walls of water and, best of all, it offers free entry for everyone!
aMaizin Adventure Park…
in St Peter is perfect for thrill-seekers!
Go-kart racing, a giant bouncing pillow, mole hill tunnels, tractor rides, a petting zoo, water pistol range and a huge maize maze means an adventurous day out for everyone!
Photography Danny Evans
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
in Trinity. Founded by the author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, the park is home to over 130 endangered species such as Sumatran orangutans, Madagascan lemurs, Brazilian black-lion tamarins and silvery marmosets. Set in 32 acres of idyllic woodland, parkland and gardens, the park also has a fun, animal-themed play area.
in St Helier offers a fascinating educational alternative to families. Here, you can see, touch, hear and even smell the exhibits at this award-winning, interactive modern museum. Feel the force of a gale, learn about the tides and design and float your own ship!
If watersports are your thing, head down to St Ouen’s Bay and try your hand at surfing or windsurfing. Professional lessons are available at both Splash Surf School
www.splashsurfcentre.com and Little Joe’s Surf School www.littlejoessurf.com
Head for Heights?
If you’ve always wanted to give rock climbing a go, then get in touch with Jersey Adventures www.jerseyadventures.com or Jersey Odyssey www.jerseyodyssey.co.uk. Both companies offer comprehensive rock climbing courses for people of all ages and abilities on Jersey’s granite cliffs. And if you’re hungry for yet more adrenalin, then The Creepy Valley Adventure Centre at St Brelade’s Bay won’t disappoint with its aerial trekking, archery and assault courses. www.creepyvalley.je