Four fun things to do with kids in Jersey, Channel Islands

Here are my tips for four great things to do with kids in Jersey on the Channel Islands.

Durrel Wildlife

Durrell Wildlife (formerly Jersey Zoo) is a wildlife conservation trust.  I was lucky that a young orangutan put on a good show during my visit.

I caught otter feeding time, saw an Andean bear quite close drinking from a stream and watched some meerkat antics.  Posing at the animal cut outs at the kids play area would give you some good souvenirs of the day.

Play area at Durrell Jersey

The photo posing area at Durrell Wildlife Jersey

You can see all my photos and videos from Durrell Wildlife on Flickr.

Elizabeth Castle

Although you can walk over the causeway at low tide to reach Elizabeth Castle in St Helier, it’s more fun to get there by amphibious vessel (there is an additional charge if you use the ferry).

Amphibious vessel for Elizabeth Castle Jersey

“Charming Betty” one of the amphibious ferries

In Summer the Living History team offer activities such as taking part in role play with activities such as a Gunners Parade and a visit to the Surgeon.

Aqua Splash

Acqua Splash at the St Helier Waterfront is great fun for families.  There’s a leisure pool with a wave machine, flumes and a shallow pool for younger kids. The outdoor pool has river rapids.

Aqua Splash St Helier Jersey

Aqua Splash leisure pool

Jersey Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is at St Helier harbour.It’s a real hands on Jersey attractionwith exhibits explaining waves, tides and winds.  The three metre high animated Voyages Globe traces the journeys of four ships which departed from Jersey in the 19th century.

Maritime Museum Jersey

Voyages Globe at Jersey Maritime Museum

You can board an 18th century wooden shipor stand at the controls of a large deck gun from a German armed trawler.

Maritime Museum Jersey

Deck gun from German trawler at Jersey Maritime Museum