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Do I want to go to Jersey?

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PerspicaciaTick Sun 12-Nov-17 11:57:39

With DH and miserable teenage DD and hyper 10yo DS?

What is there to do and is it all horrifically expensive?
Would we need to hire a car?

DH is keen - I just don't know enough about it to make a decision.

It would be our only holiday next year.

dreamingofsun Sun 12-Nov-17 13:19:49

have you looked at accommodation costs? I did a few years ago and self catering was very expensive. i decided i didnt want to go there enough to pay significantly more than i would in most other european countries.

maybe changed since then and if someone can convince us i might look again for another year. i think the beaches are supposed to be nice and weather a bit better than on south coast. I also liked the fact that we could take our car on the ferry.

PerspicaciaTick Sun 12-Nov-17 13:52:01

Accommodation seems to be slightly pricier that we usual pay in the UK.
We looked at going years ago as a couple, it seems a long way to go for slightly nicer weather.
Thank you for replying.

DropZoneOne Sun 12-Nov-17 14:05:41

I love it but I'm not sure it's all that great for older children.

I had a car but the buses are pretty good. I just don't like having to organise myself around timetables.

Prices are similar to those in the south of England IMO. Accommodation in July/August is stupidly expensive though.

TeenTimesTwo Sun 12-Nov-17 14:09:58

Jersey is lovely if:
- you like walking
- you like beaches
- you like castles/history
- you like tea shops
- you like chilling out
you have a DH who flies model aircraft

Jersey not so good if you want shopping, culture, discoes, etc.

It is cheaper to go to Spain.
Hire car is a good idea, or go via ferry with car.

We love Jersey, but it's not to everyone's taste.

TeenTimesTwo Sun 12-Nov-17 14:11:13

The zoo is super, forgot to mention that. No lions and tigers, but lots of endangered animals and informative talks and good enclosures.

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