Start the day at Le Braye Cafe
Begin your island break by heading to a local institution that serves up seasonal flavours, amazing all-day dining and prolific panoramic views across the bay of St. Ouen and beyond. From the Lifesaver (or Veggie Lifesaver) Breakfast to Huevos Rancheros; Fluffy American Pancakes to delectable homemade cakes and desserts – you can’t go wrong at Le Braye Cafe. Either dine indoors with it’s beach-chic decor or go al fresco on the large terrace and soak up the morning sun as you breathe in the salty sea air. Refuel and rejuvenate before heading off on a day of discovery.
Ice Age Walking Tour with Jersey Heritage
Embark on a self-guided walking tour and dig up (not literally) Jersey’s rich and diverse history surrounding our pre-historic past. Palaeolithic cave-living hunter gatherers were Jersey’s earliest residents (250,000 BC) andJersey Heritage have carefully curated an Ice Age Island Trail which weaves its way from Ouaisné Bay to St. Aubin’s Village via the hunting grounds of La Cotte De St. Brelade. The walk takes about two hours in total and will pass through Portelet Bay and the heavily fortified Noirmont point.
ArtHouse Jersey Experiences
Encounter an artistic extravaganza experience, from large-scale exhibitions, theatre pieces and concerts, to community-focused workshops and projects; ArtHouse Jersey are responsible for producing a variety of captivating artistic experiences that will leave you wanting more. Based out of the iconic Grève de Lecq Barracks, this venue provides a unique opportunity for you to experience some of the island’s best performances in a unique and historic location. If you fancied a tipple or a titbit before the show, why not pop over the road to Le Moulin de Lecq, where they serve up traditional and tasty 11 homemade fayre and a vast array of real ales, wines and spirits.
Mount Orgueil Castle
Mount Orgueil Castle has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years. One of the finest examples of medieval fortress in existence. Mont Orgueil is also a symbol of Jersey’s national identity and independent character. Take in the picturesque views of the French coast as you delve into the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to uncover hidden treasures along the way.
Explore the Shore with a Champagne & Oyster Tour
Venture into the depths of Seym our Oyster beds, enjoy crystal-clear waters and experience the wonderful world of oysters, as you gaze out to the French coastline. Sample some of the worlds’ finest shellfish and champagne to match, as you embark into a magical environment with the amazing team at Seymour Oyster. Learn how to cultivate oysters in a scenic environm ent, on one of the most extensive tidal ranges in the world and tickle your taste buds along the way.
Unearth Jersey's History at the Jersey Museum
This fascinating museum provides history from 250,000 years ago, when the first people arrived in Jersey and continues through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique island and the people who live here. Find out why Jersey remained loyal to the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to Jersey French being spoken and learn about the island’s traditional farming industry. Also on site is the beautifully restored Victorian House ready for you to explore and where you enter the drama of a Victorian family in crisis. Whilst here, discover the life and times of world renown poet Victor Hugo who called Jersey home for a number of years.
Seize the day at Plemont Bay
Plemont has a natural drama and enchanting beauty all of its own. A sandy cove on the north-west tip of the island with many rock pools, fascinating sea caves, and even a freshwater waterfall. At the top of the steps leading to the beach, you’ll find Plemont Bay Cafe, a locally run beach cafe overlooking the sand, that serves an excellent all-day menu with some delicious breakfast and lunch dishes with the finest local produce.
Summer Night Sessions with Jersey Heritage
Discover something across this summer with live performances, in extraordinary locations across Jersey. Whether its ambient Ibiza sunset sessions beneath the towering strong hold of Mount Orgueil Castle, the smooth sound of jazz at the Hamptonne or a new Orleans style brass band at Elizabeth Castle – Jersey Heritage are offering the opportunity to experience an array of summer night sessions, set in some of Jersey’s most unique heritage sites.
Explore Central & Beresford Street Markets
Discover Central & Beresford Street Markets, located in a Grade 1-listed building, an outstanding example of a Victorian open market and one of the oldest markets in existence, steeped in history and culture. Beaming with activity, full of colours and smells, and home to a wide range of local produce, crafts, goods, and services. Inside, you will find La Bouche and Casa Paco, who offers an assortment of amazing eats. The Central & Beresford Street Markets is must-visit spot on the island. If fish is more your fancy why not head over the road to The Fish Market where you will find an abundance of the freshest fish, sustainably caught on our local shores, daily.
Distillery Experiences with The Channel Islands Liquor Co.
Raise a toast with a triple tour at The Channel Islands Liqour Co, where the experts will lead you on a tasting extravaganza around their beautiful sail loft distillery. THey’ll demonstrate what makes them stand out from the crowd with their amazing small-batch gins and rums. You will be walked through the different styles, the history and flavour profiles of each spirit; tasting every step of the way, so you truly discover what flavours are perfect palate.
Round of your amazing island getaway at Number 10, a local instiution synonymous with divine and decadent culinary experiences. Brought to you by local chef Joseph Baker, a successful ‘Great British Menu’ competitor. Number 10 offer their take on modern British and European food with a focus on utilising the very best seasonal and local produce that is treated with care and imagination. If you want your tastebuds tantalised, Joseph Baker and his team at Number 10 will go above and beyond your expectations to provide a magnificent gastronomy experience that will blow you away.
Liberation Day - Geotrail
Join in the annual celebrations to commemorate Jersey’s liberation from the German occupation in 1945. Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with annual Bank Holiday, will once again bring that historic time to life with events taking place around St. Helier. If you’re more of a solo-explorer, why not embark on a self-guided tour of Jersey’s Liberation trail? – Wander the streets of St. Helier as the tales of the five-year occupation unfold in your mind’s eye. Explore further corners of the island, hear daring stories of resistance, struggle and liberation as you meet with these iconic Jersey landmarks.
Battle of Flowers Festival
Enjoy the spectacle of flower festooned floats, musicians, dancers and entertainers providing a tremendous atmosphere in the Grand Day Parade. 2022 marks the 120th anniversary of the first staging of the Jersey Battle of Flowers and we look forward to celebrating this milestone year with you all. First staged in 1902 in celebration of a Royal Coronation. The Jersey Battle of Flowers has grown over the past century to become one of the largest float carnivals in Europe, and is without a doubt, a major highlight in Jersey’s calendar of festivals and events.
Festival of Words
The Festival of Words is more than your ordinary literary event — hear from world renowned authors and speakers, invest in some new reading material for your trip and settle down with some food and a cold beverage. The festival celebrates a variety of styles, set to take place in the buzzing hub of St. Helier’s Howard Davis Park as well as the Art Centre. Book worm, literary expert or novel novice — The Festival of Words is one you won’t want to miss this year!