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where to go?

Thinking of visiting Jersey for the first time next year, probably July. Where on the island is best for families 2 adults and 2 boys ages 10 and 5. Also looking for highly recommended hotels. Thank you.

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1. Re: where to go?

It really depends what you are looking for. If you want to walk out of your hotel onto a beautiful beach then try the L'Horizon, an expensive but well regarded hotel in St. Brelade. A good restaurant, The Oyster Box is almost next door and Pizza Express is also on the doorstep as is Jambo a good quality Chinese restaurant. You will need to hire (or have) a car to get about and explore the island but there is plenty of free parking at the hotel. If you want to be in the hub of things then go for St. Helier and for children I would recommend The Merton Hotel. This is a large hotel, very family friendly with swimming pools, entertainment, good food and walking distance to the centre of town plus it has easy parking. A car again would be essential if you want to get to all the isolated and beautiful parts of the island conveniently but if you don't want to hire a car, the bus service from Liberation Station is in walking distance (10 minutes) but bus timings are limiting on what and where you can visit. Loads of things to do in the island with chidlren. Durrell (zoo with a difference!), Amazin Maize, beaches all round the island but some need great care due to tides etc. There are more upmarket hotels than the Merton in St. Helier but none have the wide range of family activities, it really depends what you want. If you can give a bit more information it will be possible to fine tune the advice. Whatever you eventually decide, Jersey is a great place with children, the weather can be wonderful (but not guaranteed) and you haven't got the problem with the Euro rates which we currently suffer if going abroad. The alternative to hiring a car is to use condor ferries and bring your own, it is expensive but probably not a lot in it when you consider 4 flights and car hire. If you want a real adventure, there are several camping sites with ready erected tents. A good bet is Rozel Camp Site with wonderful views to France, in a beautiful part of the island and with a swimming pool but there are alternatives. Happy to provide more info when you are a little more specific about your actual holiday requirements. Good planning!

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Thanks for the info, I will have a look at the hotels you mentioned and get an idea of prices etc. Once I have more specific details I will post another query.

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3. Re: where to go?

You can save a fortune on the ferry by booking a package with one of the dedicated tour operators for the Channel Islands. They get vastly reduced ferry fares as long as accommodation is booked too. (They also often have better deals on the hotels than offered direct).

www.jerseytravel.com is the most popular.

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4. Re: where to go?

Jersey is a great place for families and in July you will probably be centered around the beach. There are some great seas sports and banana boating, speedboat rides, and doghnut rides are all available from St Brelade.

As previously mentioned Durrell is popular with families.

aMaizin! Adventure Park is a very popular local attraction that has a huge amount of children in it and has a lot of repeat visits so a must see.

Lion Park is free and whilst I'm never sure what the attraction is exactly, my children enjoy a visit here.

Hamptonne is also a little quirky but popular with the children. Similar in space to aMaizin! and Durrell it is a great place for the boys to get a little local culture and also let off steam!

Maritime Museum would keep them interested on a rainy day!

Have a lovely holiday

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5. Re: where to go?

Thank you for the info.

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