If history isn’t your thing or if you want to mix things up a little, then you might enjoy the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery or the Sculpture Park and Tropical Garden at Sausmarez Manor.The garden is lovely in good weather and the manor itself is also well worth a visit.Any visit to the Channel Islands in the school holidays should include a visit to Sark.
It is also a Ramsar (a wetland of international importance) site so any birdwatchers or nature lovers you take with you are guaranteed a good time.
The island also has a small museum covering local history and plenty of military sites and fortifications dating back centuries.
Channel Island school holiday activities will, however, vary depending on which island you’re on and how big it is. Jersey has some great walks and beaches that all the family can enjoy.
As the largest of the Channel Islands it can be quite lively and has good shopping and many different options for eating out.
It is located in the English Channel, yet is geographically much closer to France than it is to England.
Jersey is self-governing and has it own financial and legal systems as well as its own courts of law.The island showcases its occupation by the Germans in World War Two particularly well.For example, try a visit to La Vallette Underground Military Museum which is housed in an old German complex of tunnels, the German Occupation Museum or the German Military Underground Hospital.Once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh, this fortress dates back to the 1590s.You can walk to the castle at low-tide but many kids get a buzz out of taking the ferry across to the islet.Jersey is also the home of the Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum – a fantastic find for all Thomas fans!