Top things to do in Jersey with your family

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Some of the best things to do with your family in Jersey

Sandy Beaches

Jersey is blessed to be surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches. Our favourites are St Brelade’s Bay, St Ouen’s Bay and Greve de Lecq, all located in the west of the island and covered in fine yellow sand perfect for sandcastle building and beach games. The water is clean and clear, ideal for paddling in the shallows or playing in the waves.


The east coast bays tend to be more rocky – ideal for exploring the small rockpools and gullies for weird and wonderful sea creatures such as wild fish, crabs, sea squirts, starfish and anemones. We recommend Archirondel, Anne Port, Green Island and La Rocque Harbour as perfect beaches to put your fishing net to work.

The tidal range in Jersey is dramatic so be sure to check the tide times before venturing out.

Mont Orgueil Castle

Jersey Zoo

Jersey Zoo is without a doubt Jersey’s most famous and loved attraction. Experience some of the world’s most endangered species within the beautiful surroundings of the Park’s 32 acres of paths, manors, lawns, enclosures and lakes. Visit the 1,400 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and over 130 endangered species including Sumatran orangutans and Madagascan lemurs.

You can take a picnic to the park and enjoy the peace and quiet of the orchard, or stop for a bite to eat in the excellent Café Firefly.

Mont Orgueil Castle

Dominating the east coast of Jersey, Mont Orgueil is a 800 year old fortification with a maze of staircases, towers and secret rooms. Children will love exploring the nooks and crannies and learning about the history of this imposing but magical place.

Jersey Seafaris

Jersey Seafaris offer a completely unique way to explore Jersey and its surrounding waters.

Ride the R.I.B to the offshore islands of Les Ecrehous or Les Minquiers, pop across to the small but perfectly formed Channel Island of Sark or go further afield for French family fun. Make sure you take your camera - dolphins and seals are regularly spotted on these trips!

National Trust Events

The National Trust for Jersey hosts a great range of events to keep your little ones entertained. Don your wellies on a woodland wander, splash around on a rock pool ramble, discover fresh water pond life with ‘Hop To It!’ or delight in creepy crawlies on a Bug Safari. Activities usually feature fun and educational games themed around the event.

Surfing in Jersey

Surf Lessons

The three mile long sweep of St Ouen’s Bay is well-known as one of the best surfing spots in the British Isles. Pop in to see the team at Laneez Surf School for a fun filled introduction to surfing or body boarding!

aMaizin’ Adventure Park

With over 30 activities within the aMaizin' Adventure Park, there are hours of fun to be had for all the family, including those all important indoor activities for when the weather is less than perfect.

Negotiate the maze with a scavenger hunt and a puzzle sheet, ride the toboggan or go-karts and visit the barnyard animals for a dose of cute furry animals!

Family-Friendly Restaurants

With over 200 places to eat, Jersey has plenty of choice for everyone. For those with families, we recommend:

The Portelet Inn especially if the weather has taken a turn for the worse, they have a fantastic indoor children's play zone. For that 50's American Diner experience you can grab a seat at Jersey Joe's at the Merton Hotel. If you are visiting St. Helier town centre and want a sweet treat or sumptuous hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallow, look no further than Yogolicious Jersey for that afternoon pick me up!

All that is left is for you to get back home and tell your friends about the wonderful time you spent with your family in beautiful Jersey!