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What's jersey like to go on holiday with junior school age children?

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Normalisavariantofcrazy Mon 26-May-14 09:27:18

Is there enough to do for a week away?

AuntieStella Mon 26-May-14 09:32:23

More than enough: Gerald Durrell's zoo, couple of castles, places like Amaizin maze and Creepy valley, lovely beaches (surfing, kayaking, banana rides), cycle hire (really quiet green lanes), various other historic sites, Maritime Museum, day trips to other islands, rock pooling ...

Normalisavariantofcrazy Mon 26-May-14 09:37:23

Brilliant, thanks.

Been having a look on the internet and it seems like a really affordable but nice place to go! Now to convince the DH...

AuntieStella Mon 26-May-14 09:51:08

Other plus points: although British, it's not part of UK or EU. So you get full duty-free allowances. You do need holiday insurance (though the reciprocal agreement with the NHS is back in force). You don't need to change money, and all usual cash points are there. It's slightly more expensive to eat out, but there is a huge range of places (and budgets). Gold is cheaper!

Best1sWest Mon 26-May-14 09:53:00

It's lovely, we've been several times, agree with Auntie Stella.

awaynboilyurheid Mon 26-May-14 10:09:41

Beaches are lovely but the is sea freezing! young children will not notice .Its a really lovely place for a holiday but can be expensive to eat out and food prices bit dearer than home .

legoqueen Mon 26-May-14 10:30:39

There's loads to do & it's really friendly - can also do a day trip to France - love Jersey with kids!

Rhine Mon 26-May-14 10:34:36

It's lovely. The people are so nice as well, even the bus drivers were smiley and helpful which makes a huge change from around here!

Frogisatwat Mon 26-May-14 10:41:40

Its brilliant. I went before children but I often think of going back with them as there is so much to do!

HappyMummyOfOne Mon 26-May-14 10:46:51

It's great, a week may be stretching it but we like to do multiple things a day.

Cashpoints are widely available so no need to travel with lots of cash, hire cars are very cheap and because the place is so small you don't use much petrol so well worth getting for the convenience. Hotels vary, we stayed right on the beach so just had to gather our things up and walk up the hotel steps so perfect.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 26-May-14 11:17:23

I love Jersey, it's bi-lingual English and French. It's so beautiful, lots of walks. We did the 'Devil's Hole' several times and were all tired out every day. The beaches are clean and buses are frequent and cheap to travel on all around the Island, you can buy a day ticket and just hop on and off where you want.

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