Here are my tips for four great things to do with kids in Jersey on the Channel Islands.
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.
The photo posing area at Durrell Wildlife Jersey
You can see all my photos and videos from Durrell Wildlife on Flickr.
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).
“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.
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 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.
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.
Deck gun from German trawler at Jersey Maritime Museum