Roam the island like a Lion.

And slay your downtime in Jersey.

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These suggested activities have been tried and tested by none other than the British & Irish Lions. The squad got out and about for some well deserved downtime during their training camp in Jersey ahead of the 2021 tour. So, stride into these island break activities knowing that they are all Lions approved!  

Behind the scenes on the Tour

We know that not everyone could get as close to the Lion action as they would like to, ensuring their safety in the island break was our priority. However, they did capture all the action and you can take a look inside the Lions camp during week one of their Tour in Jersey. From team building to altitude training, golf days and building friendships, this is a truly immersive look at the world of a Lions Rugby Tour.

Budgie Smugglers at the ready!

Pull up a pew with SunnySide Deckchairs and see for yourself why St. Brelade’s Bay is a firm visitor favourite. Voted in the top three best UK beaches in 2019 in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards - this south facing Jersey beach with its palm trees and soft sand, makes this an ideal place to laze like a Lion.    
 

Smuggle me there

Like a Lion to water…

More commonly seen on the field rather than on the water, the Lions took to an afternoon at sea ferociously … mastering the art of stand up paddle boarding (SUPing), as well as enjoying a RIB ride – all under the expert supervision of the team at Absolute Adventures, who look after all their intrepid water sport goers with pride! 

Dive in

As brave as a Lion.

Descend underground at the Jersey War Tunnels and discover the true story of wartime Jersey. The immersive and thought-provoking exhibition is housed within an underground tunnel complex, built by the Germans using slave labour, and is a poignant reminder of the island’s five years of occupation. 
Explore

A rare sighting of a Lion at Jersey Zoo.

When the Lions heard they had the chance to meet some primates at Jersey Zoo, they leapt at the chance! Jersey Zoo is the first ever conservation-themed zoo, set in a 32-acre park with valleys and woodlands. They were able to roam freely discovering some of the world’s most incredible creatures, including the Black Lion Tamarins. 

Go wild

Out on the prowl.

Often lionized, these cool cats knew the exact location to head to for some well-deserved downtime and a classy drink or two. The Channel Islands Liquor Company has a blueprint to produce liquor that the Channel Islands can be proud of, and that the world will envy.  

Flavour is key, provenance is king, and locality is at the heart of everything they do. Cheers to that!

Pour me a gin

Kings of the sea.

The Lions set sail on an unforgettable trip aboard Le Mourier Marine’s stunning Princess 45 Flybridge cruiser 'Amour Toujours'. The large and spacious vessel boasts an incredible flybridge entertaining area at the top - giving an unparalleled experience and views of the island. You'll feel on top of the world.

Set sail

Taking advantage of their surroundings.

The Lions weren’t blindsided by the island’s size, and they got wind that there was more to see out at sea! So, off they went with Jersey Seafaris to enjoy the very large spring tide, on a trip to Les Minquiers sandbanks. Home to one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, they got to explore Jersey’s archipelago, a submerged coastal landscape of reefs and islands, revealed at low tide.  

Tidal time

Wheeled out to sea…

The Lions took the opportunity to discover Jersey from a different perspective aboard one of Go-Sail’s privately skippered charters. Once aboard they had the opportunity to try their hand at sailing as much, or as little as they wanted while exploring Jersey's stunning coastline safe in the hands of the experienced and qualified skippers.  

All aboard

Tackling a different kind of ball…

The Lions were spotted immersing themselves on the golf course more than once during their time in Jersey. And why wouldn’t they? Jersey is a golfer’s paradise! They swung into action, hit the fairways (and the odd bunker) … and soaked up the view across the Channel Sea. 

Tee time

'Art of the Pride'

Even though they are no longer in the island, the spirit of the British & Irish Lions lives on in the artwork created to celebrate the legacy of their visit. ‘Art of the Pride’ will include a 3-D metal sculpture created by Louise Evans, Johnathan Swift, Joe Evans, and David Miles; playful caricatures by Eddie Blampied; textile art by Bianca Padidar and graffiti murals at the entrance of the Jersey Red's rugby club and at the Strive Academy by Bokra. The murals can already be viewed, and announcements will be coming soon as to where you can see the other artwork pieces. Watch this space.

Art work was supported by Santander International and ArtHouse Jersey.

Fancy a roarsome island break escape?

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