Le Braye Café
Kick-start your island adventure at a family-owned local institution, serving up local seasonal flavours, great all-day dining and a tasty brunch menu with panoramic views of the expansive St. Ouen’s Bay from their large al fresco terrace.
The children will be happy in the sandpit whilst you breath in the fresh sea air with your morning cuppa. Watch the surfers and kite boarders in action as you refuel for your own adventures.
Bunker Yoga and Jersey Surf School
Just a stone’s throw away from your breakfast spot, you could be riding a wave, or relaxing into the downward dog.
Join a group lesson or keep it personal and book a family session. With all abilities and ages catered for, there really is no excuse not to get involved. Don’t take our word for it, watch Keith the surfing Grandpa take to the waves.
Les Blanches Banques (Sand Dunes) in the Jersey National Park
Staying out west, it’s just a short walk into the heart of the Jersey National Park, to one of the ten largest single dune systems in the British Isles and the fourth richest in flowering plants with a high density of insect life. Go on a bug safari, or just have fun playing in the dunes, it’s a favourite amongst local families and dog walkers alike. Whether its high intensity training or a casual walk, reach the top of the dune path for breath-taking views of St. Ouen’s Bay.
aMaizin! Adventure Park
A great choice for a family day out come rain or shine. With everything included in your entrance fee, the whole family will be entertained all day. You can mine for gold, ride a go-kart, bounce on a pillow, get wet and wild in a water fight, test your bravery on the drop slides and in the summer months get lost in the maize maze.
If the weather turns, then it’s indoors to the giant play barn to burn off some more energy. Bring your own picnic or eat in the Rangers’ Diner where local produce is used wherever possible. Friendly and relaxed, it is a perfect place to keep active youngsters entertained and happy all day.
Pit stop for a Jersey Dairy ice cream
Our famous Jersey cows have been making the creamiest, richest and smoothest ice cream in the world since 1763. Fact! Probably the reason why Jersey Dairy ice cream is just too good to pass up.
Best enjoyed with the sand between your toes, or as a sweet treat after a hard day’s fun as the sun sinks over Corbiére Lighthouse, shared with the family for a generous scoop of happiness. Best enjoyed anytime really.
The Portelet Inn
Embrace your child’s inner pirate! A cold beer at the end of the day and a pirate-themed play area for the children mean that everyone’s happy at the Portelet Inn.
Sample the menu of straightforward crowd-pleasing classics, and follow it up with some tasty treats for the kids (and adults) – what could be better? An idyllic terrace to dine al fresco with a hint of sea air for warm evenings or curl up by the fire on chillier nights.
When Jersey’s tides drop, the warm beach rock pools are left teeming with life from tiny crabs and fish to colourful anemones. Stay still, keep quiet, and adventurous rock poolers will be rewarded with glimpses of sea creatures at their feet. Try Gréve de Lecq and Green Island at low tide for easy access rock pooling – just don’t venture too far out and keep an eye on the tide.
If you’d like to delve a little deeper and learn the difference between a snake locks sea anemone and a brittle starfish, then why not book a rock pool ramble with the experts? Jersey Walk Adventures offer a range of walks exploring the internationally recognised Ramsar Wetlands site – a marine version of the Jersey National Park. For a once in a Lifetime trip, book in advance for their Bioluminescence trip, where you head out after dark at low tide in search for tiny creatures which glow in the dark like fireflies or glow worms.
Jersey Zoo began as the first ever conservation-themed zoo. Over 60 years later, Gerald Durrell’s animal haven is the natural place to discover some of the world’s most incredible creatures.
Whether you’re after fun, tranquillity, knowledge or a place to soak up the sunshine, this stunning 32 acre park with valleys, woodland and some of the world’s rarest animals is the perfect chance to experience ‘the jewel in Jersey’s crown.’ Relax and stay a while or see the best bits in under two hours.
Jersey Crab Shack
Located out east overlooking the castle in Gorey, out west in the beautiful St. Brelade’s bay or centrally in St. Helier. Wherever you’ve spent your day you won’t be too far from The Crab Shack, a home-grown restaurant group.
Celebrating Jersey and its local produce at every opportunity, it is relaxed family dining without scrimping on quality and service.
Schedule a day of nothing but building sandcastles and watching the tide drift in and out. Park the grandparents in a deck chair and let the kids explore at their own pace in natures best playground. Choose one of Jersey’s best loved family beaches and lay out your towel.
Lakeys Bike Hire
Settle into a slower pace this morning and take to two wheels with Lakeys. For a kid-friendly route, head to the railway walk cycle track which runs from St. Aubin’s Village to La Corbiére Lighthouse along what was once the Jersey Railway track. Nowadays it’s an off-road gravel cycle path with a café and children’s playground en route.
Many would say that exploring by bike is the most enjoyable and immersive way to experience a destination. Treat your senses to the scent of the gorse, the sound of seabirds or the sight of the crashing waves as you spin your way around Jersey’s coastal roads. With a network of 15mph ‘green lanes’ throughout the island’s countryside and miles of bicycle-friendly routes, discover the island on two wheels.
Pit stop at Off the Rails
The perfect place to stop off on your two-wheel adventure. Located directly on the cycle path and with the local parish’s playground at its rear this pit stop will please the whole family.
Coffee culture, brunch and lunches by day. Sourdough pizzas and tapas kitchen by night. Fully licensed with a spanking new wine list, cocktails, beers and gin of course!
Valley Adventure Centre
See Jersey’s woodlands from a new angle as you step out into thin air; zip lining through the trees and taking a leap of faith from tree-height platforms, all attached via a body harness of course.
A lower route of more gentle walkways is better suited for those who prefer to keep their feet closer to the ground at Valley Adventure Centre.
Test your head for heights by aerial trekking, get your adrenaline fix on the king swing, take aim and fire with archery, give climbing and abseiling a go or battle it out in paintball or laser combat!
RIB Adventure to Les Ecréhous or Les Minquiers
For children that like an adventure, whisk them off in your family bubble to Jersey’s archipelago, Les Ecréhous and Les Minquiers, one of the largest unexplored areas in Europe. Discover a submerged coastal landscape of reefs and islands, revealed at low tide.
Walk, wander, swim and paddle board around this unique habitat before it returns to seabed. A fresh blast of sea air always puts a smile on your face. You may be forgiven for thinking you were in Jamaica from looking at the pictures – check it out.
Pick up a picnic…
The Lookout Beach Café
Located on Victoria Avenue, overlooking St. Aubin’s bay, this family-run café is an easy place to grab a picnic and refuel for the next adventure. The Lookout is the result of a passion for simple, good food and the desire for a life beside the sea.
We recommend the scones with clotted cream and the homemade cakes served alongside the loose-leaf tea served in vintage China.
In central St. Helier, Rfresh make fresh hot food, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, including daily specials, short rib beef, pulled pork & falafels.
Naturally great flavours, in packaging that’s made from plants not plastic! Homemade delicious food made in-house.
Become the King of the Castle
Elizabeth Castle can be reached at low tide by foot, or no matter what tide, you could take a ride on the castle amphibious duck, which will transport you across the bay to and from the castle. Elizabeth Castle is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey’s history.
Climb the battlements, explore the turrets and bunkers and discover the hermitage where Saint Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D. Meet the 18th century Master Gunner on the Parade Ground. He’ll put you through your paces before marching off to the cockpit to fire the Black Powder cannon. Make sure enemies are kept at a distance!
Jump Jersey is the islands biggest indoor activity centre, with a trampoline park, climbing walls and soft play area for the little ones to spring into action. Think ‘it’s a knockout’ meets ‘Gladiators’ with a laser light show and music thrown in for good measure.
Big or small, this epic play arena will rock your world, with enough high-energy adventure and aerial action to earn you some serious parent points.
La Mare Wine Estate
Whilst a wine estate may not be the first thought on a family trip, with a great playground, chocolate tasting and a treasure hunt throughout the vineyard and estate it’s ok for the grown-ups to treat themselves to a tasting.
Reconnect with nature in the beautiful vineyards and orchards of La Mare, in the heart of Jersey’s countryside. Savour handmade wines, spirits, preserves and more on tours and tastings.
Rocco’s Activity Centre
Head out to the west of the island for an afternoon of craziness at Rocco’s Activity Centre, home to 54 holes of fun in the heart of St. Ouen’s Bay.
Rocco’s Crazy Golf is a Jersey themed 18-hole course inspired by local landmarks. Rocco’s Mini Golf is a highly competitive 18-hole course that is a scaled down version of the real golf course. Plus Rocco’s Adventure Golf, a Tiki-themed course with 18 classic challenging holes.
With food, drink and activities for all, you will not struggle to have a good time at Rocco’s.
Sundowners or dinner at El Tico
Pull up a deckchair for a sundowner or pick a table outside for dinner. As you watch the sun slip beyond the horizon you can spot the surfers in the break catching the last waves of the day. Enjoy great world flavours like fish tacos, ribs and curries using the island’s rich local produce.
Sunset BBQ – La Saline
If you prefer to feel the sand beneath your toes one last time then grab a BBQ, light the coals and cook up some local John Hackett sausages alongside some hand dived scallops or lobster.
Sit back and relax with a local beer in hand whilst the sun slowly sets on your island break.