Discover an island that’s small on size, but big on memories, where the sea is never more than ten minutes’ away. Set their minds free on an island break, packed with activities to experience and explore. We have created this handy guide to help you plan and prepare for your school trip, packed full of top tips and unique ideas to create an unforgettable experience.
School days of discovery.
Curious minds can discover an island that wears the traces of its colourful past. Jersey’s rich and multi-layered history spans from Ice Age mammoths to swashbuckling battles and stories of resistance in the wartime occupation. History is very much alive in Jersey, where everything is within easy reach.
Explore all of Jersey’s History and Heritage attractions.
Step back in time with Jersey Heritage.
Discover Jersey’s maritime past, explore iconic castles, learn about Jersey’s unique heritage or uncover Jersey’s rural past at the places Jersey Heritage cares for. They can talk to you about how to get the most out of their museums and sites and can show you how to link these visits to your curriculum. They also have a series of loan boxes full of fascinating artefacts available to borrow for classroom study and can suggest historic walks for many parts of the island. Depending on the time of year where resources allow, Jersey Heritage staff can give talks on many historical topics from pre-history to modern-history.
Discover the island’s Occupation story.
The Jersey War Tunnels tells the true story of wartime Jersey in an immersive way. A great place to get a true picture of what life was really like in Jersey during WWII. The exhibition is housed within an underground tunnel complex, built by the Germans using slave labour. By bringing the occupation to life, the exhibits help today’s young people to appreciate the hardship, the heartache and the heroism of this period. In addition to the exhibition, visitors can also enjoy the war trail, garden of reflection, escape rooms, café and gift shop.
School days of adventure.
Jersey’s landscape provides a natural playground just waiting to be discovered. For the intrepid adventurer, there are cliffpaths to climb, woodlands to explore and rugged headland to conquer. Jersey’s unique natural diversity is the perfect outdoor classroom. Feed their curiosity in our marine and coastal environment and find the perfect way to engage a young mind. Discover some of the top activities to fill your school trip with daring deeds.
Excitement from the ground up! Jersey’s only high ropes adventure centre with much more. Set in a secluded and stunning natural valley, Valley Adventure Centre offers a fantastic range of adventure activities for families, individuals and kids parties, all year round.
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!
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.
School days of wonder.
There is nothing like the great outdoors to inspire a young mind. From soaring cliffs to wooded valleys that lead through to pristine beaches, Jersey is a natural playground to bring your lessons to life. Lead the curious through lunar landscapes only revealed at low tide and instill them with wonder in Jersey’s National Park, where you’ll find plenty of space to breathe it all in.
Enter a world where the ocean disappears to the horizon and we are all visitors. Explore rock pools on a guided walk into Europe's largest rocky inter-tidal zone. Walks to Seymour Tower are also called “moonwalks”. Discover Jersey's wilderness with local guides who have explored this wonderful coast for many years.
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.
Perfectly situated overlooking St. Ouen’s Pond, the Wetland Centre gives you and your family an opportunity to not only view the interesting and diverse bird life found at La Mare au Seigneur, but also to learn about the reserve’s wildlife and rich history, safeguarded by the National Trust for Jersey since 1975.
Where to rest weary heads.
We get it – knowing that you’ve got a space to return to after a day’s exploration is the perfect peace of mind when co-ordinating school groups. Whatever your group size, here in the island break we have flexible accommodation options ready to provide that warm welcoming space to rest and rejuvenate.
Chateau Vermont is a truly magnificent school group accommodation facility, run by the Jersey Academy of Music, a non-profit local charity. Key features include: six en suite bedrooms accommodating up to 40 beds, 15 teaching rooms of different sizes, a large lecture/recital hall, dining room, games room, extensive lawns and grounds.
The Merton is Jersey's number one family resort hotel with fantastic facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre with steam room and sauna, the FlowRider surf wave, restaurants, bars, live entertainment venue, games zone, kids club and more.
Based in the east of the Island just above Gorey we are Jersey's only budget accommodation centre able to take large groups, specialist activity and sports groups in a mixture of single, twin, double and dormitory bedrooms.