Just nine miles by five, Jersey may be compact in size, but it’s packed with big attractions and fascinating heritage discoveries. A selection of the island’s many sights to see and explore are shown below (seasonal opening may apply for some):-
Elizabeth Castle: Sitting on a rocky islet is St Aubin’s Bay, the castle was named after Queen Elizabeth I by Sir Walter Raleigh and is the perfect place to discover the island’s history. The castle is marooned on a rock a mile out to sea at high tide and can be reached by ‘duck boat’ or via a causeway at low tide.
Mont Orgueil: Soaring over Gorey’s picturesque harbour, Mont Orgueil has protected Jersey for more than 600 years. You’ll find much to explore thanks to a network of towers, secret rooms, staircases and exhibits that bring history to life.
Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Merchant’s House: Located by the Weighbridge in St Helier, the ‘Story of Jersey’ exhibition is an ideal introduction to the island.
Waterfront Centre, St Helier: Offering a marina, multi-screen cinema, swimming pool with slides and a fun pool, making it a popular choice with families.
Jersey War Tunnels: Jersey’s most evocative museum tells the true story of the five years of German occupation during World War II. The exhibition is houses within an underground tunnel complex, built by the Germans using slave labour.
La Mare Wine Estate, Distillery & Cider Farm: Discover local food and drink culture at this 20 acre working estate. Tours and tastings of the wines and handmade products are available in addition to some delightful gardens and a vineyard walk.
Hamptonne Country Life Museum: Dating back to the 15th century, the house and farm give visitors a unique insight into Jersey rural life.
Jersey Zoo: Known for its work saving and breeding endangered species, Gerald Durrell’s animal haven is the natural place to discover some of the world’s most incredible creatures. If visiting for a day isn’t enough, why not spend the night?!
Jersey National Park: The Jersey National Park provides visitors with a unique opportunity to enjoy a coastal environment steeped in history, rich in agricultural and natural diversity and bustling with activities that appeal to every interest and age group. Click here for a downloadable map of things to explore, places to eat and activities to enjoy in and around the Jersey National Park.
Jump Jersey: The island’s biggest indoor activity centre, with a trampoline park, climbing walls and soft play area.
Valley Adventure Centre: Excitement from the ground up! Jersey’s only high ropes adventure centre is set in a stunning natural valley. In addition to the high ropes, the centre offers a fantastic range of activities for families and individuals, including archery, abseiling, climbing and paintballing.
aMaizin! Adventure Park: This family attraction includes dozens of indoor and outdoor activities in the entrance fee, including go-karts, tractor rides and more.
Woodlands Farm: The Le Boutillier family have been milking Jersey cows and growing Jersey Royal potatoes for five generations, and anyone who loves the Jersey cow as much as they do is always welcome at Woodlands!