Easter in Jersey

Field of daffodilsShall we start with the recent weather?

This week Jersey’s normally mild shores became white within a couple of hours, a scene of rare beauty and precious in its seldomness. However, despite the recent freezing temperatures and stunning white sights, we are quite confident that barbecuing on the beach is just around the corner.

Easter weekend is only a couple of weeks away, traditionally seen as the start of the holiday season and the date for our attractions and sites to open their doors for another year.

Family Fun

the mazeThe aMaizin Adventure Park has everything one needs to entertain the family at Easter. Set in the countryside of St. Ouen, this popular attraction will host an Easter Egg Hunt for your little ones – saving you having to hide the chocolate under your bed! The maze itself will open on the 1st July, with the park featuring a Towering Toboggan, a Crazy Golf and (Mini) Go-Karts to name but a few of their great activities.

We would recommend checking in to the Greenhills Country Hotel as a great place to base your family. The hotel is beautifully located in St Peter’s Valley.

Horse racing

An integral part of the local diary here in Jersey, horse racing on Easter Monday guarantees another day of fun for all. The racecourse is on the North West corner of the island, in the parish of St Ouen. Once there, it will be worth your while taking a short stroll to have a look at the ruins of Grosnez Castle, with breathtaking views across the water towards Guernsey.

Bouley Bay Hill Climb

The thrill of this yearly event might not be for everyone, but if it is for you, you will be doubly rewarded as the races are held in Bouley Bay – one of Jersey’s little gems. Bouley Bay is typical of the North coast, a gorgeous small fishing harbour set at the bottom of a (very) steep hill. This is where a variety of vehicles will race against the clock. The views as you come down the road are just magnificent.

If you wish to stay close to the action why not have a look at the lovely Water’s Edge Hotel which is conveniently situated in the bay.

Walks

walkingAs ever, one of the best ways to discover Jersey is on foot. The choice of organised tours this Easter is very varied. The Two Towers Walk for example will allow you to learn about the incredible variety of marine life that populate our beaches at low tide. In fact, on the 29th March the walk will coincide with one of the lowest astronomical tides this year.

You can also get yourself clued up on the “Wild Vegetables of the Ocean, a Culinary Seaweed Foray”. The name of this walk says a lot about Jersey and the islanders, we love to walk, we love our food and we love to share it!

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