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If you love 'The Durrells',  ITV's drama series based on Gerald Durrell's magical childhood, enter our competition to win a 3-night family holiday to Jersey, for two adults and two children, to discover more about the island where Gerry set-up his very own zoo. Travelling by ferry with your car, stay one night at the Wildlife Camp, with unlimited access to Jersey Zoo and another two nights at the family friendly Merton Hotel. 


Gerald Durrell and his legacy

Gerald was born in India in 1925. Growing up, his two main ambitions were to become an animal collector and to set up his own zoo. In 1956 he wrote the most famous of his three books written about growing up in Cofu with his family, 'My Family and Other Animals', and it was on 26 March 1959 that he opened Jersey Zoo. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust was created in 1963 and its mission was to save species from extinction. One of the many major milestones at the zoo was Jersey's first gorilla birth in 1973. Sadly Gerald passed away in 1995, but his legacy lives on through the pioneering work and sheer determination of the conservation work undertaken, vital to the wellbeing of the planet.

  • Travel to Jersey from £69pp with Condor Ferries

    Book a break for two travelling to Jersey with Condor Ferries from £69 per person each way, including your car. Sail onboard the high-speed Condor Liberation and enjoy a spacious passenger lounge, bars, bistro and an onboard duty free shop!

  • Early Booking Offer – save up to 20% at the Merton Suites

    Jersey’s most luxurious self-catering accommodation right next door to the family friendly Merton Hotel. Book and pay 30 days in advance of your arrival date and save up to 20% on your holiday. Book now to secure your choice of dates.

  • Family getaway with Condor Ferries from £64pp

    Plan your next family getaway to Jersey bringing your car, two adults and two children from £64pp each way. Sail onboard the high-speed Condor Liberation and enjoy a spacious passenger lounge, including a kid's play area.

  • 10% off family glamping at Durrell Wildlife Camp

    Stay at Jersey Zoo, founded by Gerald Durrell and experience five star luxury glamping surrounded by some of the rarest animals on the planet. Get 10% off the best available rate for bookings of two nights or more, for up to two adults and two children. Also includes entry into Jersey Zoo.


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