Jersey is known as the sunniest 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!
Stop and smell the flowers.
A unique centre dedicated to orchids and proud Chelsea Flower Show gold medallists. Eric Young Orchid Foundation is the perfect all weather/all season attraction. Admire the sheer diversity of this most extravagant and flamboyant of all flowers in a purpose built display facility. Stroll through the beautiful gardens, enjoy a drink, or bring a picnic and relax. Born in 1911, Eric Young was truly one of the great orchidists of his time, and was widely respected and honoured throughout the international orchid community.
Get interactive and learn a little something.
A visit to The Maritime Museum, located near Jersey’s marina, is a great way to spend a couple of nautical hours. See, touch, hear and even smell the exhibits, listen to giant whelks tell fishy tales, learn how to design and float a ship, and let the museum really bring Jersey’s maritime past to life! Discover Jersey’s story at The Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, where you’ll explore Jersey’s fascinating history, from the Ice Age to the German Occupation. You’ll also enjoy art exhibitions which change annually, and you may even learn a little Jèrriais (Jersey-French). Jersey Heritage announced that most of their fantastic sites will now be open year-round, so you’ll never miss the chance to start unravelling the island’s history.
Discover a story you will never forget at the Jersey War Tunnels. Uncover the true story of life in Jersey during the German occupation. The hardship, the heartache and the heroism, in the words of the people who were there. An immersive experience best suited to slightly older children aged seven plus.. Why not experience a real-life adventure activity and take on one of their themed Escape Rooms; find clues, break codes, solve puzzles and earn your key to freedom.
Luxury tasting tours and gifts galore.
Amidst Jersey’s reputation as the sunniest spot in the British Isles, La Mare Wine Estate shines even on rainy days. This enchanting destination nestled among lush vineyards and captivating gardens offers an unforgettable experience, whether the sky is clear or raindrops fall. From March to October, La Mare’s Tour and Tasting experiences run six times daily, seven days a week, promising a delightful venture into a world of sensory pleasure and history. The estate’s expert guides lead immersive indoor Winery Tour and Tasting Experiences, revealing the art of winemaking and the nuanced flavours of their finest wines.
Rain or shine, La Mare’s Gift Shop offers delightful treats, including artisanal chocolates and biscuits, making for perfect souvenirs. The Vineyard Cafe transforms rainy days into culinary retreats, with mouthwatering lite-bites and flavourful lunches to enjoy in its inviting ambiance.
Sometimes it isn’t the weather that’s the problem but what you’re wearing! Bring your waterproofs and wellies and head to St. Catherine’s Woods where the trees will act as your natural umbrella as you release your inner child, splashing about the streams and jumping across the stepping stones.
Release your creativity.
At the Love Bird Pottery Studio in St. Helier, you can experience the joy of expression by choosing your medium and turning it into something that says more than words ever will. Everyone will have great fun transforming paints, ceramics or textiles into works of art that speak from the heart. Discover the Harbour Gallery located opposite St. Helier Harbour. Enjoy the ambience of a working gallery as you wander through the various exhibitions hosted here throughout the year. How about creating a unique piece of pearl jewellery? Pick your own pearl with Jersey Pearl and watch as their makers expertly craft it into a stunning piece to cherish forever.
Quench your thirst.
The comfort of a warm welcome, and a little tipple while escaping a shower or two is one of those holiday perks which gives you the perfect excuse to enjoy each other’s company and let the world pass you by – and even more rewarding when you also get to enjoy a sea side view!
Get your bounce on and go bowling.
Jump Jersey is the island’s newest and largest indoor activity centre, with a trampoline park, climbing walls and soft play area for the little ones to spring into action. Think ‘It’s a knock out’ meets ‘Gladiators’ with a laser light show and music thrown in for good measure. Big or small, this epic play arena will rock your world, with enough high-energy adventure and aerial action to earn you some serious parent points. It’s ‘turkey time’! No… we are not referring to Christmas here, we’re talking about that feeling you get when you achieve three strikes in a row bowling! MFA bowl have everything you need for a fun filled time, including an 18 lane bowling centre, arcade games including pool tables, bar with large screen projector, perfect for sports, a la carte restaurant and Thai takeaway.