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Jersey - the ultimate family holiday destination

Jersey - the ultimate family holiday destination

16 January 2018

Golden, sandy beaches. Seas safe for swimming and waves worthy of surfing. Coasteering, wildlife watching, cycling, swimming pools with super slides and dinosaur-filled adventure parks. These are all available in Jersey!

Jersey is just 45 minutes from London, but it's a world away in terms of family fun and adventure.

When you choose Jersey for your holiday in 2018, you're choosing a destination that has everything you need for the perfect family break.

Whether you want to adventure outdoors, learn about the island's thousands of years of history, or just sit by the pool and relax, you can enjoy exactly the holiday you want when you visit Jersey and stay at the Merton.

Golden beaches, blue seas & green lanes

Jersey is best known as a summer holiday destination and, of course, this is when you should visit if you're looking to spend your time enjoying the island's stunning golden beaches and gorgeous clear blue seas.

The island is, however, much more than just a summer destination, and really springs into life as soon as winter draws to a close.

From awe-inspiring cliff-top paths to idyllic country lanes, Jersey is a walking and cycling paradise. Whether yours is a family that likes to amble along or prefers to travel with intent, there are few things in life as uplifting as a journey through the island's wildlife-laden countryside.

If you're more adventurous, then there are few things more thrilling than the exploration of Jersey's truly stunning seas. Dolphins, seals, puffins, falcons and so much more all make their homes on and around Jersey, creating an explorer's paradise.

Events for all

As well as the island's natural attractions, there are plenty of events to enjoy throughout the year.

If you visit in May, then your family will love taking part in the island's Liberation Day celebrations. You'll experience the warmest of welcomes as you take part in the dozens of events that bring the whole community together in remembrance of the joy islanders felt at overcoming five long years of occupation during the Second World War.

In the summer, the island's famous Battle of Flowers parade marks the peak of the season with colourful celebrations that are enjoyed by young and old alike.

In fact, Jersey has a festival for everyone's taste, from arts and architecture to music events like September's "Weekender", which attracts thousands of people and some of the world's best live bands.

There are plenty of sports events to keep sporty family members happy. This year there's everything from motorsport to Super League Triathlon and, of course, the Jersey Reds, an island rugby team that has surpassed all expectations by rising to the second tier of the national game.

Education for all

If activities aren't your thing, or for those days when the weather is off colour, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about Jersey's long and colourful history.

The atmosphere at Jersey War Tunnels is like no other. These extraordinary subterranean tunnels tell the story of Jersey's descent into the hands of its Nazi occupiers during the second world war. Explaining how islanders coped at the hands of their invaders, the War Tunnels is a must see on any Jersey holiday.

Mont Orgeuil Castle, La Hougue Bie Museum and Jersey Museum are superb attractions that tell the stories of Jersey's people, wildlife and geology using engaging displays that encourage interaction and capture the imaginations of their visitors. If you'd like to learn about Jersey as a seafaring island, the Maritime Museum in St Helier takes you on a journey back to the days when the island was a major shipbuilder and operated a transatlantic fishing fleet.

Book now and save

However you like to spend your time on holiday, you'll never be at a loss for something to do when you visit Jersey and stay at the Merton, the island's best family resort.

If you book your holiday to Jersey today, you can save up to 20% with our early booking offers at the Merton Hotel.

Now that is something wonderful to look forward to in 2018!

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