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Jersey Attractions


Places of Interest

aMaizin

aMaizin, at La Hougue Farm, La Grande Route de St Pierre, St Peter

The fastest growing tourist attraction in Jersey! Award winning and a favourite with families! 

aMaizin! is a family run business which has fast become one of the most popular family tourist attractions in Jersey since opening in 2001.

The many activities include Toboggan Run, Crazy Golf, 3 Go-Kart Tracks, aMaizin Barnyard, Maze Experience from 1st July, tractor rides, water pistol area and lots more – all included in your entrance fee! The average length of stay is over five hours especially in the height of the Summer so allow plenty of time and don’t forget to bring a towel!  aMaizin! Craft opened in 2006 and has proved a popular addition. Situated outside the Maze and Adventure Park, there is no entrance fee to this area, only a small charge for craft activities.

aMaizin! Adventure Park opened 28th April 2007 and is open seven days a week (including bank holidays) April to September 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

aMaizin! Maze is an additional attraction to the Adventure Park at no extra cost . aMaizin! Craft is open Wednesday – Sunday in shoulder months and opens seven days a week during peak season. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Unlimited free parking and a great new “Snack Shack” offers good quality food. Bus Route 9, Easylink Route 55 and 66 

Perry's Ref Tel: 482116 Web:

 

Aqua Splash, The waterfront, St Helier 

Includes a 25m six lane pool, leisure pool with wave machine, outdoor pool with lazy river, 2 flumes, a tyre ride, sauna, steam room and creche. Swimming lessons available.

Open all year round 10.00am to 6pm

Perry's Ref Tel: 734524

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Channel Islands Military Museum, Five Mile Rd, St Ouen

A unique insight into the occupation of the Channel Islands with photos an German militaria on display in a restored German bunker.

Open daily 6 Arpil to 31 October 10.00am to 5pm

Perry's Ref Tel: 07797 732072 Web:


Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Les Augres Manor, Trinity

No trip to Jersey would be complete without a visit to the famous Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust set in 31 acres. Established by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell over 40 years ago, the zoo has more than 130 species of animals, many of them the rarest in the world. He successfully bred endangered species and returned many offspring to the wild.  See the animals roaming freely among the trees including gorillas, lemurs and orang-utans. Enjoy a picnic on the lawns or lunch at the Dodo restaurant. There is also a large gift shop.

Jersey Gorillas set a green example

Open all year round except Christmas day, from 9.30am to 6pm (5pm in Winter).

Connex Bus routes 3a, 3b and 23  
Perry's Ref  K4 FW Tel:01534 860000 Web:



Flying Flowers, Retreat Farm, St Lawrence

Flying Flowers is one of Jersey's most successful enterprises with several acres of glass houses situated on the borders of St Mary and St Lawrence in beautifully landscaped gardens There are also wildfowl, flamingos, ducks and geese. Enjoy the walk around the Meadowland, Woodlands and Drought garden. Also make use of the the souvenir shop and restaurant. Plenty of free parking.  

Open Mon to Friday April to October 10.00am to 50m

Perry's Ref M6.WW Tel: 865553 Web:

 

Fort Regent Leisure Centre, St Helier

The island's hugely attractive leisure and sports centre built in the ancient Fort Regent, with splendid views over St Helier. It is the perfect place to entertain adults and children alike on a wet day and has a large indoor swimming pool. It now also includes the new 'Arena', a huge indoor adventure play area.

Open daily all year round from 9.00am to 10pm weekdays and to 6pm at weekends

Perry's Ref J7.WW Tel: 500200 Web:

 

Haute Tombette, St Mary

See rare and exotic butterflies from Europe and the Tropics under glass toegther with beautiful carnations. There are also any number of insects including tarantulas and scorpions. The major attraction however is the traditional Jersey farmhouse dating back to 1670. Enjoy teas and snacks and other Jersey produce.

Open daily

Perry's Ref F3 Tel: 481707 Web:

 

Jersey Bowl, Airport Road, St Peter
18 lane AMF equipped bowling centre with a family diner, bar, pizza fast food and beer garden. Also provides a video games room, pool lounge and indoor and outdoor adventure play area.
Perry's Ref C4 Tel:490444  

 

Jersey Goldsmiths Lion Park, St Lawrence
Jersey Gold offers something for all the family. Browse the extensive collections of gold, diamonds and precious stones, or watch the goldsmiths at work whilst the children enjoy the Pirate Trail competition. The Bergerac Triumph Roadster car from the famous detective series is also on display.. Enjoy lobster served in the Terrace restaurant

Open all year 9.30am to 5pm. Free entry and parking

Bus routes: 7, 7a, 7b

Perry's Ref  Tel:482098  

 

Jersey Lavender Farm, Rue du Pont Marquet, St Brelade

A working farm growing lavender is a fairly rare site with only a handful in Britain. Two hundred years ago Jersey had a thriving perfume industry and many acres were devoted to growing lavender. The lavender blooms from June to August each year. Enjoy the aromatic fields and watch the bottling in progress. Then stop for morning coffee or a light lunch. 

Open Mon to Sat 10.00am to 5pm 22 May to 23 September

Perry's Ref E7.FW Tel: 742933 Web:

 

Jersey's Living Legend, La Rue du Petit Aleval, St Peter

Opened in 1992, it is one of Jersey's most spectacular tourist attractions. It gives an entertaining insight into the history of the island and its people over the centuries. Costing £8m, it features high-tech computerised equipment, 80 projectors, a sophisticated sound system and hidden lights that combine to create spectacular special effects. The Battle of Jersey in 1781 is featured as is the Nazi invasion. Also see Lillie Langtry and Charles II. Set in 9 acres of landscaped gardens and two 18 hole adventure golf courses, it is a wonderful day out for all the family. There is also a large gift shop.

Open daily 9.30am to 5pm March to October

Perry's Ref  Tel:485496 Web:

 

Jersey Pearl, Five Mile Road, St Ouen

In 2000, Jersey Pearl celebrated their 15th anniversary. Open all year round and with free entrance and parking, view the most extensive Pearl collection in Jersey. See the traditional art of pearl threading in the workshop and pick your own oyster, guaranteed to reveal a genuine cultured pearl. Also enjoy the licensed Tea House.

Open daily 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Perry's Ref  Tel: 862137 Web:

 

Lavender Farm, Rue du Pont Marquet, St Brelade

A visit to this attraction provides a wonderful opportunity to unwind and delights the senses with smells and colours. There is also a working farm with modern distillery and bottle room The lavender is in full bloom from early June until mid August

Open daily 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Perry's Ref  Tel: 862137 Web:


 

Plemont Candlecraft, Portinfer, St Ouen

See craftsmen at work in the island's only exclusive candleworks. This is a family run business making a wide range of attractive candles. Free admission.

Open daily 10.00am to 5.30pm

Perry's Ref  Tel: 482146 Web:

 

Samares Manor, Inner Road, St Clement 

Jersey's own Stately Home set in 14 acres, offers a truly family day out. See the various craft workshops including pottery, soap making and wood turning plus the menagerie of farm animals. Twice daily except Saturdays, there is a Falconery display. It is particularly well known for its beautiful gardens created by Sir James Knott when he retired to Jersey in 1924 after a career as a shipping line owner, barrister and MP. There are also daily tours (except Sundays) of the Manor House for a small extra charge.

Open daily 10.00am to 5pm April to October

Perry's Ref  Tel: 870551 Web:

  

The Jersey Eye, Les Jardins de la Mer, St Helier

Experience spectacular views across St Helier and the South Coast from the Jersey Eye opened summer 2008. It has 40 enclosed gondolas each taking 6 passengers. Suitable for all ages and each ride last 15 minutes.

Open daily June to September 10am to 8pm


Perry's Ref  Tel: Web:

 

The Jersey Pottery, Gorey Village

Situated in the Gorey Village, the Jersey Pottery has been run by the Jones family for the past 50 years. With the visitor very much in mind, the whole production process can be seen at close hand from casting of the Clay through to the final decoration. There is a spacious showroom with over 600 and items on display for purchase and items can also be sent by post anywhere in the world.

Introduced in 2000, is the Glaze Craze which is a paint it yourself studio. Visitors can purchase any piece of pottery and then decorate it to their own designs.  

For those visitors wishing to eat, there a brasserie restaurant in the middle of beautiful garden and there is also an a la carte restaurant which is Egon Ronay recommended and has a two rosette AA rating. The pottery is open Monday to Saturday all year round except for the Christmas holidays and some has ample parking

Perry's Ref: M6.WW Tel: 851119 Web: jerseypottery.com

 

Treasures of the Earth, La Route de L'Etacq, St Ouen

Step backwards in time to the earth's infant years millions of years ago and experience the spectacular crystals gems and fossils re-created in the 'underground cavern'. A day out for the whole family. There is also an extensive gift shop full of sculptures, stone paintings, gems and crystal and a licensed restaurant with breathtaking views over St Ouen's Bay.

Open daily 9.30am to 5pm

Perry's Ref  Tel:484811 Web:
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

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