Ahhh Easter, that joyous holiday that signals quality family time and chocolate, so much chocolate, and very hyper children as a result. Those 2 weeks stretch ahead of us as we plan lots of lovely family fun activities. Monday, arts and crafts, Tuesday, make your own chocolate eggs, Tuesday …… etc. Who am I kidding? If, like me, you love the Easter holidays but are worried about keeping the children entertained on Jersey, don’t. I have been researching and compiling all of the fun family things to do this Easter. Stay strong my friends. I will make sure that we aren’t reaching for the Easter eggs, hiding away from Peppa Pig and friends, as we scoff the children’s chocolate eggs in the toilet, “no darling, I haven’t seen your last Easter egg, are you sure you didn’t eat it?” Bad mummy. No, this Easter we are going to entertain the children easily and without any stress.
I have found the best events and days out on Jersey over the Easter holidays and listed them out day by day. Yes, I’ve created a calendar with all of the best events. Now you don’t need to spend hours planning, you can simply refer to this post. So grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and see what fun things you can be doing this Easter.
Friday 30th March 2018
Ecrehous Seafaris with Jersey Seafaris
Jump on a Jersey Seafaris RIB and you will find yourself taking a thrilling ride out to Les Ecrehous, part of Jersey’s Coastal National Park. We went last October and the children had an absolute blast. It was one of those pinch yourself dreamy moments. We saw dolphins and seals, really close, which you can see in my YouTube video. We then had a picnic on Les Ecrehous. If you are visiting Jersey for the Easter holidays you have to do this trip. The guides are informative and fun, and Les Ecrehous is a fascinating island to visit with some interesting history.
Times: – 11:45 and 2:15.
Cost: – £30
Departure – St. Catherine’s Breakwater. Plenty of free parking or you can get the bus.
Saturday 31st March 2018
Jersey Zoo are hosting a “Wild Easter Weekend”. They have activities for the whole family. You can take part in their Wild Scavenger Hunt. Find the answers to their wild questions as you visit the different animals. Hand in your completed scavenger hunt sheet and you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three special gifts. They are also doing face painting and there will be lots of keeper talks throughout the day where you can watch the animals get their Easter Eggs.
Opening Times: 9:30 – 6:00
Admission Prices: Adult £16, Child 11:50, under 3 free!
Location: La Profonde Rue, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BP
Sunday 1st April 2018
Head to aMaizin for their Easter Eggstravaganza. Lots of brilliant, fun activities that you will want to take part in and a great day out for the whole family. Jump on the Tractor Eggspress, go hunting for Easter eggs, and join in with the Easter craft sessions. Make sure you arrive early as you will want to spend the whole day here.
Opening Times: 10am – 5:30pm
Admission Prices: Adult, £10:80, Child 10:80, Toddler £8, under 2 free.
Location – La Grande Route De St Pierre, St Peter, Jersey, JE3 7AX
Monday 2nd April 2018
Head to St Helier and take part in an Easter Egg hunt. You need to find the 20 Easter Egg stickers hiding in the shop windows in St Helier. Download the form here and fill in the names of the 20 shops. Return your completed form to the Town Hall to win an Easter treat. The closing date for returning your form is Wednesday 11th April.
Location: St Helier
Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
Dig out your shoulder pads because we are going back in time to the 80s. Visit the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery where you will find an exhibition celebrating all that was great about the 80s and specifically Jersey. Yes, we are talking about that detective again, the brilliant Bergerac.
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm
Location: Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NG
Price: Jersey Heritage Members Free or Adults £9.95, Child, £5.75, under 6s free
Wednesday 4th April 2018
Jersey War Tunnels
The Jersey War Tunnels has recently remodelled its Fortress Island exhibit. You will find a cutting-edge interactive wall that will explain everything about how Hitler kept the islanders in and the allies out, all at the touch of a button. This is a day out for the whole family and there is plenty for everyone to see. You can also take the children to make their ceramics & T-shirts in the Nest Art Studio.
Opening Times: 10am to 6pm
Location: Les Charrieres, Malorey, St Lawrence, Jersey, JE3 1FU
Prices: Adults £13, Children £8, under 7 free.
Thursday 5th April 2018
The Botanic Gardens at Samarès Manor
Children will love racing around these gardens and adults will enjoy the beautiful gardens and walks. You will find plenty of family activities with the Children’s Play Area, Willow Labyrinth and Jungle Path. They is also a lovely cafe serving yummy food for the whole family.
Opening Times: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Location: La Grande Route de St Clement,Jersey, JE2 6QW
Prices: Adults £9.75 Children under 12 free
Friday 6th April 2018
Jersey Ghost Walk St Clement
A great activity for those with older children. Tempt the children out of their dark pits with the promise of spooky goings on and paranormal activities. This is a circular walk that heads into the parish of St Clement. Your guide will take you past the Witches Rock, a Dolmen, a Folly Tower and into a churchyard. You will learn about the parish folklore as you walk down spooky lanes and pass through woodland. Just don’t look behind you……
Start Time: 7:45pm
Location: The walk starts at Le Hocq Inn, La Grande Route de la Cote, Jersey JE2 6EP
Price: £10. Under 16s free.
Saturday 7th April 2018
Toddler Eating Workshop
What sounds like a great workshop for parents of fussy eaters. If you have a toddler who refuses to eat vegetables or is extremely fussy, then you need to check this course out. A 3 hour workshop that will understand your toddler’s behaviour. You will also learn tips and tricks for managing tricky eating situations.
Start Time: 10am
Location: Rue du Raisies, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6AT,
Price: £35-£50. Tickets need to be booked online through calmfamily.org
Sunday 8th April 2018
La Hougue Bie
During the summer of 2012, two men, using metal detectors, discovered ancient treasure in a field in Jersey. Now you can go and see the amazing treasure for yourself. Look at why this hoard was buried and by whom.
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm
Location: La Route de la Hougue Bie, Grouville, Jersey JE3 9HQ.
Price: Free for Heritage Members. Adults £9.25 Children £5.90, under 6s free.
Monday 9th April 2018
Hop To It
An event organised by the National Trust for Jersey. Dip into the weird and wonderful world of creatures that live in and around fresh water. Children will love exploring the pond and helping to identify the strange creatures that lurk beneath the surface. This is suitable for children aged 4-11 and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Start Time: 10am
Location: Grande Routes des Mielles, St Ouen, Jersey, JE3 7FN (car park opposite Kempt Tower)
Price: Free to £5
Tuesday 10th April 2018
Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey
Explore this stunning castle and enjoy the views over to France. This is one of finest examples of a medieval castle. The children will love exploring the towers and finding the secret rooms. There is also an opportunity for children to delve into the dressing up box.
Opening Times: 10am to 6pm
Location: Castle Green, Gorey, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6ET
Price: Free to members. Adults £12.55, Child £7.65, under 6s free
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Bioluminescence on the Beach – Jersey Walking Adventures
Fancy doing something that is a little bit special? How about taking a “moonwalk”. No, you won’t be getting in a rocket and flying to the moon but this event does promise to make you feel as if you are exploring another world. At night, as the ocean recedes, star-like shapes of luminous green begin to twinkle in a few special spots. Your guide will take you on an adventure where you will see bioluminescent and other marine creatures. Due to the late times of this event this is probably one best suited to older children.
Start Time: 9:30pm
Location: Will be confirmed once you book online here. Advanced booking is essential.
Price: Adults £17.50 Children £8
Thursday 12th April 2018
La Mare Wine Estate
You are probably thinking that wine and children don’t go together. Well, in this case you would be wrong. La Mare Wine Estate offers lots to do for the whole family. Children can enjoy the adventure playground, run around the large gardens and meet the miniature ponies. There is also a treasure hunt for children.
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm
Location: St Mary Jersey, JE3 3BA
Admission Price: Adult £9.95, Children £4.50, under 10 free.
Friday 13th April 2018
Stroll In Jersey – Grouville Ghost Walk
Don’t be tempted to stay indoors this Friday 13th, instead get out and embrace all that is spooky. Your guide will take you on a circular walk that crosses the parishes of St Martin and Grouville. You tour guide, Alan, will explain the paranormal activity that has happened in the key locations. You will need a torch as, trust me, you won’t want to get lost in the dark. Mwhahahaha.
Start Time: 8:45 pm
Start Location: The Dolphin Pub and Restaurant, Gorey Pier St. Martin, Jersey, JE3 6EW
Prices: £10 per person. Check out their Facebook page for further information.
Saturday 14th April 2018
Genuine Jersey Market, St Aubin
Who doesn’t love a mooch around a market? At this market you will be spoilt for choice. You will see lots of beautiful wares on display, all made locally of course.
Opening Times: 9am to 3pm
Location: Parish Hall, St Aubin, Jersey, JE3 8BS
Admission Price: Free
Sunday 15th April 2018
Sion Hall Farm Open Day
This doesn’t happen every day and you will want to make the most of this opportunity. Go and explore the gorgeous gardens of Mr and Mrs Langlois. Explore the wild flower area, enjoy the tropical garden, and walk through the orchard. There is so much to see in these gardens and Jersey cream teas will also be available, so your belly will be kept very happy too.
Opening Times: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Sion Hall Farm, La Rue St Thomas, Jersey, JE2 7SS
Admission Price: £4, children under 12 are free.
There you go, that’s Easter covered. Let’s also not forget the fantastic beaches, woods, parks and cafes that we have to fill our time. There are also many good family films on at the cinema at the moment too. Fill your boots with activities this Easter!
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