In Jersey for the day? Then why not explore some of the wonderful attractions and things to do in Jersey? With its unspoilt coastline and miles of beaches, astonishing historical gems and glittering harbours, all waiting to be explored!
And if you fancy something a little less relaxing for the kids, why not spend the day at Jersey's newest attraction, Tamba Park!
You'll enjoy your visit even more if you take your car, giving you complete freedom to explore during your visit.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Get close to over 132 species of protected animals, from the endangered ploughshare tortoise to the energetic Lemurs and Sumatran orangutans. Durrell also runs various events for all the family such as teddy bears picnic, Lego workshops and the conservation science school.
Having endured over 400 years of repeated bombardment from many varied invaders, this impressive structure (named after Queen Elizabeth I) is a great place to lose yourself in history for a day. Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s Bay, you can take the amphibious Castle Ferry and walk out along the causeway at low tide.
There’s no better way to get on a natural high than with a Jersey Coasteering session. A mix of wild, coastal terrains, from rugged rocks, caves and gullies to soft shimmering sands ensures that Jersey is perfect for epic shoreline discovery. From rock climbing to scrambling, swimming to supervised cliff jumping, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.
The Dolmens of Jersey are Neolithic sites and you can access most sites free of charge. They are a great place for a picnic whilst you watch the sun set over the west coast of the Island. Wild sheep graze in the surroundings and there are plenty of great trees to climb for the kids!
Jersey’s newest attraction, Tamba Park has something for everyone to enjoy, attractions include the Dino Trail Boating Lake, Adventure Playground, Birds of Prey Centre and many more. You will find regular and special events that will keep both adults and children entertained such as party games, arts and crafts classes and Dino walks!
The Channel Islands pride themselves on their local produce, and with good reason. The high quality ingredients results in a fantastic array of cuisine, and there are endless options for eating out. From sumptuous sea food, to mouth-watering ice cream, the variety of gastronomic excellence is phenomenal.
Situated in Jersey’s Rozel Bay, overlooking a peaceful and picturesque harbour, The Navigator is a hidden gem for food enthusiasts, boasting a high quality menu made from some of the finest produce the Island has to offer. When the sun is shining the outdoor balcony opens, allowing customers to enjoy their food in the open air with a clear view of the beautiful surroundings. The Navigator specialises in sea food, the lobster, crab, and cod being particularly excellent, although other dishes of a similarly delicious standard are available. Jersey Royal potatoes are available with most mains, and are a pride of the island’s agriculture.
In St Helier, the bistro is hidden away in an indoor market, and is easy to miss, although it certainly shouldn’t be! The seafood is sublime; a real testament to the quality of produce that the surrounding seas of the islands can yield. Jersey Royals are of course available with the majority of the mains, and are cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly, as is the atmosphere of the restaurant, which is unique and charismatic; well worth a visit.
Aromas is a restaurant and bar that has a warm and inviting, relaxed environment. It’s a great place for you to kick back to relax and socialise, although the staff are highly professional; the chefs paying exceptional attention to detail, and the front-of-house staff giving a similarly excellent service. The menu offers a wide variety of genuinely delicious mains, including fish, steaks, lamb, pork, and a vegetarian segment with pasta dishes to die for. The drinks menu is similarly extensive, and is complementary to the food available.
China Red was recently voted number 7 in the Independent’s Top 10 UK Chinese Restaurants, and it’s easy to see why. The authentic Chinese dishes are delicious, and the range of food is extensive. There are separate menus for mains, lunch, takeaway and parties, making China Red suitable for any occasion. The restaurant is understandably a very popular pick amongst Islanders, so booking in advance is a good idea. Portside location means that the best seating overlooks the water, which makes for dining perfection.
The Channel Islands boast the UK’s warmest year-round weather, making it the perfect place to explore their beautiful beaches. The crystal clear waters and golden stretches of sand have always been one of the leading attractions amongst these beautiful islands. So we’ve handpicked some of our favourite beaches in Jersey, ranging from secluded rocky coves to pristine white beaches that you are bound to fall in love with.