Family

Watching the Guernsey cows
Picnic time
Family cliff walking

Day 1

Explore the cobbled streets of our picturesque harbour town and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while you browse St. Peter Port’s little boutiques and beautiful buildings. Head to the Guernsey Museum at Candie to find out about the history of the island. Don’t miss the ‘Discovery Room’ where the whole family can enjoy hands-on activities from the past. Don’t leave without taking a wander through the beautifully-kept Victorian Gardens.

Enjoy lunch with a view, either at the café, or head to the Terrace Garden Café. by a walk from the Valette bathing pools to Fermain.

In the afternoon, go for a walk from the Valette bathing pools (even go for a swim if the weather is nice!) up to Fermain. The children will love Clarence Battery, built in 1780 as the island's principal fort during the French Revolution and home of the German Luftwaffe early warning system during World War II.

Finish off the day's activities by going karting – great fun for kids and adults!

Enjoy a pub dinner at The Wicked Wolf, with a play area for the kids.

Day 2

Visit the beautiful grounds of Saumarez Park. The children will love the little paths to explore and can make the most of all of the open space to run around in, as well as the newly-refurbished playground. The park is also home to the National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum and a café for when you fancy refreshments.

Follow the nature trail to nearby Cobo Bay.

Relax at the beach while the children play Frisbee, go swimming and make sandcastles.

Enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset, or pop to Crabby Jack’s around the corner at Vazon.

Day 3

The whole family will love Castle Cornet. Just a short walk from town, this 800 year old castle stands at the mouth of the harbour and houses an impressive five museums and four period gardens, as well as a daily guided tour at 10.30am and the firing of the noon-day gun by scarlet-clad gunners. Be sure to allow at least three hours for your visit. If you have time, stay to see a Living History performance after the gun firing and look out for other activities and special events.

If you’ve still got plenty of energy, head for some watersports during the afternoon. Surfing lessons, kayaking and coasteering are among some of the offerings available. Alternatively, visit Oatlands Village, which boasts junior go-karts, trampolines, a café, The Jungle House, miniature golf and gift shops.

At dinner time, the kids will enjoy the Fun Factory at The Longfrie Inn, or head back to Cobo for a meal at The Rockmount, overlooking the beach.

Just in case… A couple of emergency bad weather ideas: