After you arrive on our sunny shores, head straight to the Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre (JAAC) and get settled in. Located on the east coast in St. Martin, the JAAC is the only residential adventure and activity centre on the island. With many years of experience with school groups, means they could be your perfect partner when planning your trip to Jersey.
Once you have got yourself set up, head over to La Hougue Bie, home to one of the ten oldest buildings in the world and numerous exhibitions through the ages – a truly memorable experience that is both educational and thought provoking.
Jersey Heritage offer free educational resources specific to school groups that are downloadable. You can find the resources via: jerseyheritage.org/learn/schools
Explore the shore
Why not end your day the right way and take a stroll down to the Royal Bay of Grouville – easily accessible from the JAAC via a downhill shortcut which leads up to the monumental Mont Orgueil Castle.
From there, head to Entwistle’s Fish & Chip shop in Gorey Village, a favourite amongst locals, and grab some amazing grub to go before eating on the beach with the golden sand between your toes and bask in the natural beauty that Jersey’s coastline offers year-round. Bon appetite!
Foraging & Bushcraft with Wild Adventures
Join Kazz on a unique island adventure, as you experience some of the wilder parts of Jersey. Uncover wild edibles and medicinal plants, using natural navigating skills, making cordage using plants and trees, and finally the great achievement of making fire with friction. Get lost in the wilds of St. Ouen, take in the fantastic scenery, encounter local wildlife, and learn about the vast variety of Jersey’s landscape.
All that exploration would have built up a healthy appetite, so why not head to The Line Up or The Hideout in St. Ouen’s Bay – relaxed beach huts where the kids can eat on the beach or sit on the sea wall and watch the Atlantic swell sweep in.
Splash Surf School
Spend the afternoon in the capable hands of the surf experts at Splash Surf Centre – they are passionate about surfing, love school groups and introducing the kids to the water. They are able to tailor surf programmes to suit all abilities, timescales and budgets.
As a sister company to Absolute Adventures, on the rare occasion the conditions aren’t suitable for surfing, they will be able to provide an alternative that will be just as exciting for the kids. They are an Adventuremark and ISA approved centre and have been welcoming local and visiting schools for years. Any group size can be accommodated, with a rotation of shore activities and surfing.
Jersey War Tunnels
Spend the morning immersing young minds in the true story of wartime Jersey, the only part of the British Isles that was occupied by the Germans during WW2.
A great place to get a true picture of what life was really like on the island during the war. The exhibition is housed within an underground tunnel complex, built by the German’s using slave labour. By bringing the Occupation to life, the exhibits help today’s young individuals appreciate the hardship, the heartache, and the heroism of this period.
The Jersey War Tunnels also offer two themed escape room experiences, where you will find clues, break codes, solve puzzles, and find the key to your freedom. Suitable for groups of up to 10.
Markets & Museums
Explore the Central & Beresford Street Markets, a great place to see first-hand some of Jersey’s freshest produce, finest goods and crafts and tastiest treats. The market is an integral part of Jersey’s heritage and source of pride for many islanders having served the community for over 200 years. Both markets are lively, full of characters, colours and smells.
Pizzas by the Bay
The beach at St. Brelade is thought by many to be the most beautiful beach on the island and shouldn’t be missed from your itinerary. Order takeaway pizza from perhaps the most idyllically situated Pizza Express in the British Isles – treat yourself and indulge on the beach with the sand between your toes.
Once the kids have eaten, gear up for an evening of adrenaline on mega fun inflatables or perhaps a calmer sunset session of stand up paddle boarding or kayaking with the professionals at Absolute Adventures Activities are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
So often children are told where to be and when, why not offer the group a choice for today’s activities? Jersey Adventures are school group experts, and they can plan a variety of activities either around the island or based at the JAAC.
The adventurous ideas can be as wild as your imaginations, whether it’s abseiling off of Mont Orgueil Castle, coasteering, climbing or blo-karting, there is fun for all imaginations. Break into smaller groups and spend the day making memories that last a lifetime.
After another day of adventurous activities let your hair down on your last night with a pumping disco organised by the JAAC, or step it up a notch and book in for a disco session at one of the island’s top attractions, Jump Jersey.
A 2-hour trampolining disco with a live DJ and full lighting show including access to all trampolines, dodgeball, foam pit, ninja warrior course and total wipe-out machine.
Before heading off to the airport for your return flight, why not squeeze in one last unforgettable experience and stop in at Jersey Zoo, the first ever conservation-themed zoo that was opened by the legendary Gerald Durrell.
Over 60 years later, this haven for animals is the natural place to discover some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Supporting activity sheets or taught sessions with zoo staff can be organised to enhance your visit.