Short travel times mean a visit to Guernsey is virtually stress-free, and despite being small in size, it is packed with activities to keep children of all ages entertained. Explore this hidden gem of the British Isles with your loved ones and create cherished memories to last a lifetime.
Guernsey’s unspoilt beaches and safe shallow bays are the perfect natural playgrounds for children on family holidays. Whether your children love building sandcastles or exploring rock pools, there’s just the spot for all your favourite family activities.
Come rain or shine, Oatlands Village is the place to go for the whole family with attractions that include shops, eateries, an 18-hole mini golf course and Oaty & Joey’s playbarn. Other attractions on the island that are great for all ages include Castle Cornet and the Pirate Bay Adventure Golf course. For more details see our attractions page.
Activities for all the family
Days out with the kids are a breeze on a family holiday in Guernsey. Energetic families will love the variety of outdoor activities on offer, while those wanting a more relaxed pace can kick back on a beautiful beach or explore the island’s fascinating heritage.
Take the opportunity to try watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddeboarding, surfing or coasteering. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, why not hire a bike and explore on two wheels instead, perhaps enjoy a game of tennis or follow the Saumarez Nature Trail on Guernsey’s west coast.We also highly recommend taking in some island hopping with a step back in time to the car free islands of Sark and Herm, or to the unspoilt wildlife haven of Alderney.
Guernsey has an array of quality family accommodation to suit any budget. From self-catered apartments a stone’s throw from the beach, to family-friendly hotels with pools, you’ll find just what you need.
If you want to be in the heart of St Peter Port, lots of hotels provide family rooms and offer a pool, including the Duke of Richmond and Les Rocquettes. If you’d rather be by the beach, then look no further than the Peninsula Hotel, which has acres of gardens and a range of activities.If it’s a luxury family bolthole you’re after, check out the 5* Old Government House, or consider the 4* St Pierre Park whose facilities also include tennis and Adventure Golf.