Jersey has a wealth of wonders just waiting to be discovered. Explore the island’s most fascinating sites, including Jersey Zoo, the renowned Jersey War Tunnels, imposing castles and unique museums. Outdoor explorers will be spoilt for choice in the Jersey National Park and there’s plenty of places to visit for families too! Wherever your Jersey holiday takes you, you’ll find an experience to cherish. Here's a few attractions you won't want to miss:-
Mont Orgueil Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle, or Gorey Castle, has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for over 800 years. It is one of the finest examples of a medieval fortress in existence whilst also a symbol of Jersey’s national identity and independent character. Free tours are available with volunteer guides or you may prefer to simply wander and discover the artworks, towers and secret rooms independently.
Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey War Tunnels tells the true and unforgettable story of wartime Jersey in a way that no other visitor attraction does. It’s the best place to get a true picture of the hardship, the heartache and the heroism in the words of the people who were there. The exhibition is housed within an underground tunnel complex, built by the Germans using slave labour.
Jersey Zoo began as the first ever conservation-themed zoo and now, over 60 years later, Gerald Durrell’s animal haven is the natural place to discover some of the world’s most incredible creatures. This beautiful 32-acre park offers incredible animal experiences, keeper talks, a children's playground and so much more.
Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 400 years. Take the amphibious castle ferry across to the castle or walk out along the causeway at low tide and you'll discover Elizabeth Castle is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey's history. Climb the battlements that date back to the 1590s, explore the grounds that gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War and uncover the bunkers which were re-fortified during WWII.
Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House
Discover Jersey's history, dating right back to the Ice Age, through the Story of Jersey film and numerous displays, including manuscripts, artworks and artefacts. If time allows, step back to the 19th century with a visit to the beautifully restored, gas-lit Victorian House.
La Mare Wine Estate
Comprising of historic buildings and beautiful gardens; extensive vineyards and orchards; a winery, distillery & estate kitchens which produce an array of genuine Jersey produce. The estate is a fascinating combination of history and tradition. We highly recommend taking a guided tour which also includes tasting experiences.
Hamptonne Country Life Museum
Hamptonne Country Life Museum gives offers a unique insight into the rural life carried on in Jersey for centuries. Dating back to the 15th Century the house and farm are perfect for discovering the rural history of Jersey. Explore the different houses which make up Hamptonne, find out more about Jersey's history of cider making in the cider barn and wander through the cider apple orchard and meet the Hamptonne calves, chickens, sheep and piglets in the traditional farmstead and meadow.
Jersey National Park
Jersey’s unique character of land and sea, coast and countryside unite in the Jersey National Park. The park aims to protect, conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage within its 2,145 designated hectares so that it can be appreciated and enjoyed by all. It’s a wonderful place to come together in the great outdoors and experience the wild side of the island break.
aMaizin! Adventure Park
This family run, farm park offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages for a full day of good old-fashioned family fun. Attractions include a towering toboggan, go-karts, goldmine, barnyard animals and loads more!
Valley Adventure Centre
Set in a secluded and stunning natural valley, you'll find a fantastic range of adventure activities for all ages. Try your hand at aerial trekking, the mini zip wire, giant king swing, archery, tower climbing and much, much more.
The island's newest and biggest indoor activity centre features a trampoline park, climbing walls and soft play area. Complete with laser light show and music, it's home to more high-energy adventure and adrenaline-fuelled action than you could possibly imagine. There's something for everyone, so be sure to drop in and get your bounce on!
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!