Jersey’s small size makes it easy to explore – it’s hard to run out of things to do on a family holiday here. From visiting the orangutans at Jersey Zoo, exploring rock pools or castles – there’s plenty to discover on a half term break to Jersey. So, get ready for your island adventure and spend some family time enjoying the island break.
Activities to fill your October half term holiday in Jersey.
Experience real-life adventure games in our amazing Escape Rooms. You will have to find clues, break codes, solve puzzles and find the key to your freedom. Using your powers of observation and problem-solving, you and your team will have to work together to escape.
aMaizin! Adventure Park is a Jersey based, family run, farm park offering a range of activities to suit all ages for a full day of fun for all the family. A family attraction that offers a great full day out, with one entrance price and no additional hidden charges.
Jump Jersey is the island’s newest and biggest indoor activity centre, with 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. We've got something for everyone, so come by and get your bounce on!
Excitement from the ground up! Jersey’s only high ropes Adventure Centre with much, much more! Set in a secluded and stunning natural valley, Valley Adventure Centre offers a fantastic range of adventure activities for families, corporates, individuals and parties, all year round!
Located by the historic harbour of St. Helier, the Maritime Museum is all about seafaring, navigation and the elements. Also on-site, you'll find the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, an award-winning Occupation Tapestry that was woven by islanders to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation.
Experience Rocco's Crazy, Mini & Adventure Golf, a total of 54 holes of fun in the heart of St. Ouen's Bay. Rocco's Crazy Golf is a Jersey themed 18 Hole Crazy Golf course with holes inspired by Jersey landmarks such as Rocco's Tower and Corbière Lighthouse. Fun for all the family! Open 9am - 6pm everyday including bank holidays!
Reconnect with nature on a sea kayak tour. Explore an island shaped by the sea where some of the most astonishing tides in the world circle the coast. Kayak with local guides whose knowledge make this more than just a paddle around the bay. Our expert staff and user-friendly sit-on-top kayaks will quickly get you out exploring and having fun.
BeachAbility is a charity providing specially designed manual, ballooned wheel chairs for use on the beach and other rough terrain. Available at various locations around the island; La Braye, St. Brelade, Gunsite, Bel Royal, West Park, La Mare and Long Beach Gorey.
Join Richard Hall, Falconer of 32 years in an experience of a lifetime getting up close and personal with stunning birds of prey. Enjoy a falconry experience within the beautiful grounds of St. John's Manor. The falconry experience costs £120 and entitles yourself and up to one other guest to an afternoon of flying the birds.
Nature Base offer a range of sessions that provide the ‘base’ for families to play, grow and breathe together. Our aim is to see more families (whatever your family make up is) immersed in nature, connecting with the natural environment and exploring life in the present moment.
Jersey War Tours (JWT) is a non-profit organisation who allow access to their WW2 sites for tours and visits. All funds are invested back into the WW2 projects and maintenance program of work. Tours are guided by volunteers who all work on these projects and you won't find better experts to explain the Occupation and Liberation history.
Experiences to enjoy during October half term in Jersey.
Join Jersey War Tours and visit WW2 bunkers, which are not usually open to the public. JWT will show you how Jersey was made into an impregnable fortress and help you appreciate what the Third Reich was able to create with slave labour. The tour is also a perfect complement to understanding the history of the D-Day invasion, which took place less than 30 miles away.
Sep 16 2023 ‐ Dec 21 2023
Welcome to Brilliance, Jersey’s jewellery and watch festival. We give, create, treasure, celebrate milestones and moments and hand them down to future generations. As jewellery professionals we are privileged to be a part of those moments everyday. Brilliance is here to celebrate and showcase all the expertise and talent we have on Jersey.
Oct 21 2023 ‐ Nov 05 2023
Gather round the fireside for some ghostly tales this Halloween. Jersey folklore is rich with tales of ghosts, monsters and witches. Gather around the fire in Hamptonne House to listen to spine-tingling tales from days of old. Are they myth or legend? That's for you to decide! Image by Freepick.
Oct 28 2023 ‐ Oct 29 2023
If you can’t wait until the Genuine Jersey Market, why not pop along to the Makers Marketplace every Thursday which is located at The Old Schoolhouse and sits directly behind the St. Aubin Methodist Church along St. Aubin’s Harbour.
Sep 21 2023 ‐ Oct 26 2023
A fun daytime 'moonwalk' on the seabed, as you ramble towards Seymour Tower (one mile offshore) with an expert local guide. You will wade through gullies and rock pools to observe tiny beasts and lots of amazing marine life. Don’t forget a bag as we always find pretty shells. You’ll be on a discovery tour in a seaweed jungle and marine mini-zoo – so expect to get your feet wet!
Oct 27 2023
Looking for an adventure? At Valley Adventure Centre, we provide full days of adventure, perfect for working parents, families on holiday, or for a day of peace and quiet! Our Holiday Camp offers a huge range of adventurous activities that will keep your kids entertained whilst teaching them the power of perseverance, increase their resilience and teach them how to work as a team! Tuesdays and Thursdays are Watersports orientated days at the island's stunning St. Brelades and Le Braye beaches during the Summer Holidays.
Oct 23 2023 ‐ Oct 27 2023
Join our qualified guides every Sunday morning to take a walk through the fascinating history & culture of Jersey. Tours start from Liberation Square every Sunday at 10:30am and finish at 12pm. Tickets are £10 and can be booked in advance through Eventbrite or you can pay on the day (cash only, please).
Sep 17 2023 ‐ Feb 04 2024
Head to St. Peter to support our Jersey Reds as they host an action packed afternoon as the Reds take on visiting Championship Rugby teams. The Barclays Pavilion Bar adjacent to the Clubhouse will be open to all supporters from 12 noon, offering a full bar and food.
Sep 23 2023 ‐ Jan 20 2024
Family attractions in Jersey.
The island’s top attractions are the perfect way to experience your family island break. From 12th century castles, adventure parks and of course the world famous Jersey Zoo, fast paced or slow, whatever the weather, there are activities to entertain the whole family.
Red squirrels are thriving in Jersey and we want to keep it that way. Grab your binoculars and join the red squirrel spotting adventure alongside conservationist Ben Fogle, to help us keep track of these very special creatures.
Need inspiration for a rainy day?
Jersey is known as the warmest place in the British Isles, however, it’s important to remember that we are still in the British Isles! So we do on occasion get a little rain, but you shouldn’t let that dampen your spirit we’ve still got plenty for you to see and do.
Discover your perfect half term break in Jersey.
Get out and about in the wild Jersey landscapes with these island break trip ideas.