Step right up for the third and final month of the season of spring – May. What better time to take a little holiday? The May half term holiday is the perfect time to discover, or rediscover Jersey amidst its colourful countryside and its clear water bays, in the longer and brighter days. This is not summer yet but what’s more exciting than a taste of the beach and awakening nature on such a beautiful island, where all sorts of landscapes and activities are a stone’s throw away.
Your May half term break in Jersey.
For active family holidays.
Are you the kind of family that loves to get out, have adventures and feel the satisfaction of a day well spent? Test your head for heights at Valley Adventure Centre, get rad in the waves of St. Ouen’s Bay, paddle out for adventure and bounce for joy at Jump Jersey. Top it all off with a well-deserved treat – a Jersey ice cream you’ll find everywhere. Get out and active with your tribe in the island break.
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!
Experience Rocco's Crazy, Mini & Adventure Golf, a total of 54 holes of fun in the heart of St. Ouen's Bay. A mini adventure packed with Tiki Statue surprises, Colourful and Fun for all ages to challenge and compete together. 18 holes of fun for all the family! Snacks & Drinks available at our Kiosk. Open everyday from 9am including bank holidays.
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.
Jersey Zoo began as the first ever conservation-themed zoo. Over 60 years later, Gerald Durrell’s animal haven is the natural place to discover some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Whether you’re after fun, tranquillity, knowledge or a place to soak up the sunshine, this beautiful 32-acre park has it all.
For wild family adventures.
If just saying the word ‘island’ conjures up the idea of adventure, just wait until you get here. Drift into a world of family island adventures in Jersey where your days can be spent paddling in beach rock pools or meeting rare and endangered wildlife at Jersey Zoo. Uncover rare flora and fauna and let your cubs run wild at action-packed activity parks; it’s hard to run out of things to do in Jersey.
Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing is a practice of connection and sensory relaxation that has travelled globally from Japan. Amanda Bond, a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, is the sole practitioner in Jersey. Forest Bathing is accessible for all - it's designed to slow your whole self down, allowing for deep relaxation and revitalisation.
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.
Take an adventure aboard our 12 seater RIB to destinations that thrill and relax whilst experiencing the beauty that Jersey, France and other islands have to offer. Indulge in delicious French cuisine in Carteret, wonder in the magnificence of our local dolphin and seal wildlife, swim in crystal clear waters and so much more.
Wild Adventures is an adventure company that provides adventure activities in Jersey as well as overseas. Jersey is a playground for the adventure enthusiast with a great variety of outdoor pursuits to choose from. With towering sea cliffs, stunning coastline, and award-winning beaches, we cater for all abilities.
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!
Jersey’s leading watersports and adventure centre located in the stunning St. Brelade’s Bay, owned and run by a professional and experienced team who enjoy nothing more than to share their passion for the sea and adventure with visitors and locals alike.
Providing islandwide sea kayak tours, day trips, coaching and training around Jersey. Kayak Tours are run daily at 10:00 and 14:00. Day trips are 10:00 to 16:00, Evening tours at 18:00 in the summer (June to August). Advanced booking the day before required for all tours. Coaching and Training by appointment.
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.
For foodie families.
There’s something about the taste of food eaten on holiday that really stays with you. Remember the vivid experience of eating an ice cream on holiday when you were a child? Or your first taste of pizza? Start your family’s fondest food memories off on the right foot with a selection of restaurants that are great at catering for younger diners, as recommended by local islanders.
Jersey's premier family pub, The Portelet Inn is a 16th century inn with real olde-worlde charm. Grab a table in the loft or the alfresco seating for sweeping views out to sea overlooking Portelet Bay. Cosy up in The Granite Bar with its real fireplace, low beams and comfy armchairs whilst sampling a wide range of cask ales, lagers and wines.
Nestled on the harbour wall in Rozel Bay and offering a wide range of food, from gourmet burgers to crab sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes. All seating is al fresco, so be sure to rug up in the chillier months. The atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried to suit the calm and natural environment of beautiful Rozel Bay.
Visit Jersey’s original beach café, and possibly one of Britain’s original surf schools, hiring out boards since 1948. Perched on the very edge of the beach and in the middle of one of the finest surf bays in Europe. El Tico Beach Cantina, is a world class destination for fabulous food, great wine and glorious beachside sunsets.
Events over May half term.
Find some inspiration on family-friendly things to do over the May half term in Jersey.
In 2012, the world's largest Celtic hoard was discovered buried in a field in Jersey. This exhibition explores what might have led people to bury a hoard of 70,000 coins and jewellery in Jersey, 2000 years ago and looks closely at some of the items found within the hoard.
Sep 30 2023 ‐ Dec 31 2023
Let the experts plan your perfect break.
Make sure you fill your May half term holiday with all the best things to see and do. Let the experts make planning your Jersey adventure a breeze.
Premier Holidays is an award-winning tour operator. We are part of the Premier Travel Group, which was established in 1936, so have a lot of experience in making travel arrangements for our clients. We have been operating holidays to Jersey since the 70s. All of our holidays are financially protected by ABTA and/or ATOL.
Experts in tailor-making itineraries worldwide, Trailfinders offers unbeatable value and exceptional service. Trailfinders offer so much to explore in Jersey – admire palm-fringed beaches, enjoy a city break in beautiful St Helier, spend some time in charming fishing villages, or trek along the miles and miles of stunning coastline.
British Airways Holidays offer great value holidays, with the quality and peace of mind you expect from British Airways. With high standards for safety, flexibility and the service we provide, our Customer Promise commitment gives you complete peace of mind for both booking and taking your holiday.
JerseyTravel.com is the place to discover Jersey, find your ideal place to stay, and book your dream island break. We offer an unbeatable selection of holiday packages throughout the year, including a range of exclusive unique holiday experiences from spa breaks to heritage holidays.
Channel Islands Direct is a privately owned, independent tour operator based in Jersey. We have been operating holidays to the Channel Islands since 1979 and are pleased to offer the widest choice of accommodation and travel options to Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.