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What’s On in Jersey – April 2015

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Heritage, Hill Climbs and Hidden Treasures

Spring has sprung and April is warming up as the long awaited Channel Islands Heritage Festival starts. Take a look at our ‘What’s On in Jersey’ diary to see what Easter treats are in store for Jersey or take a look at our dedicated Jersey walks for April page for more ideas on getting out and about and discovering the island.

2 April

East Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the east coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential. See contact details at the bottom of the page.

3 April – 11 May

Channel Islands Heritage Festival
Start of the five week heritage festival, timed to include 70th Liberation Day festivities.

3 April

Doreen Hennessy Good Friday Walk
Make an Easter Bonnet and join the walk along the Esplanade in aid of Jersey Hospice Care. 9am West Park, St Aubin’s Bay.

3 – 6 April

Vintage Fair
Collectables from the 1900’s to the 1980’s Free entry. Liberty Wharf, St Helier.

4 April

Royal Easter Egg Hunt at Reg’s Garden
Join the Disney Princesses in a magical Easter Egg Hunt. Children £10, Mum & Dad free. Reg’s Garden, Badger’s Holt. St Brelade. 3 sessions, limited availability. Tickets available from Centre Stage Dance Shop, St Helier.

Jersey market stall, St Helier

5 April

St Catherine’s Farm & Craft Markets
Buy Genuine Jersey goods and take a tour of the turbot farm (£4). Sand sculpting and refreshments. 10am – 4.30pm.

5 April

The Sunday Cyclist Tour
Join blue badge guide Arthur Lamy on a cycling introduction to Jersey in a short leisurely ride. 10am – 1pm Adults £15. Booking essential. See contact details at the bottom of the page.

6 April

Bouley Bay Hill Climb
Watch as competitors in a variety of motor vehicles take to the steep climbs of Bouley Hill 10am – 5.30pm. Adults £4, Pensioners £3, Under 16’s free.

6 April

Horse Racing ‘Easter Monday’
2.30 – 6pm Les Landes Race Club, Grosnez, St Ouen, £10 standard entry, under 18’s free.

7 April

West Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the west coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

8 April

‘Springtime Musical Interlude’ at 16 New Street
Lunchtime concert hosted by The National Trust for Jersey at its Victorian Club Room, 16 New Street. 12.15 – 12.45pm, £5. Email: enquiries@nationaltrust.je.

8 April

Family Adventure Days
A family fun day of activities including Archery, Abseiling and a Treasure Hunt at Jersey Adventures Activity centre, Mont Orgueil Castle and the surrounding area. 10am- 4pm, Adults £20.50, Children £18.75 or £45 for 2 adults, 2 children. Email: john@jerseyhostel.com.

Two men cycling towards Corbiere Lighthouse

9 April

East Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the east coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

9 April

Hidden Treasures
Visit the Jersey Museum and view Jersey’s historical treasures including German artefacts, 19th century chemist shop items and a Sinclair C5, Free admission, Sir Francis Cook Gallery from 11am.

9 April

Peter Carl Fabergé
A special talk from Peter Le Rossignol on the imperial Easter eggs made by Fabergé. Tickets £25, booking essential. Georgian House Museum 7 – 9pm. Email: enquiries@nationaltrust.je.

11 April

Jersey RFC v Cornish Pirates
Jersey Rugby Football Club. Contact: enquiries@jrfc.je.

12 April

St Catherine’s Farm & Craft Markets
Buy Genuine Jersey goods and take a tour of the turbot farm (£4). Sand sculpting and refreshments. 10am – 4.30pm.

12 April

Discover Dragons at Mont Orgueil Castle
Discover if dragons existed 10am – 4pm, adults £11.50, Children £7.30. Email: info@jerseyheritage.com for more information.

12 April

The Sunday Cyclist Tour
Join blue badge guide Pete Webb on a cycling introduction to Jersey in a short leisurely ride. 10am – 1pm Adults £15. Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

St Aubins Fort

12 April

Moto X at Sorel Point
Watch all ages compete in the challenging north coast track. 10am – 5pm, Sorel Point, St John.

14 April

West Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the west coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

15 April

‘Springtime Musical Interlude’ at 16 New Street
Lunchtime concert hosted by The National Trust for Jersey at its Victorian Club Room, 16 New Street. 12.15 – 12.45pm, £5. Email: enquiries@nationaltrust.je

15 April

All about Samplers
Jersey Heritage Exhibition of Samplers which date back to 1796 at Hamptonne Country Life Museum from 11am, free entry.

16 April

East Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the east coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

16 & 17 April

Blockhouse Bunkers
Enjoy a glass of wine and watch WWII film footage in a German bunker, commemorating 70 years of Liberation in Jersey. 6 – 8pm. £10, National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre. Contact: enquiries@nationaltrust.je.

St Aubin's harbour

17 April

Family History – Have you an ancestor in Jersey?
Visit the Jersey Archives and be guided in finding out more. Free of charge, 2.30pm. Clarence Road, St Helier.

18 April

Jersey Farm & Craft Market
Local produce including Genuine Jersey goods. 9am – 2pm outside St Brelade Parish Hall, St Aubin.

18 April

Dylan Moran: Off the Hook
Stand up comedy from the star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary. 8pm Jersey Opera House, tickets £25.

18 April

What’s your street story? Havre des Pas
Free talk from Jersey Heritage about the people who lived and worked on the island. 10am – 1pm Jersey Archive, St Helier free of charge.

18 – 19 April

‘£250 special’ Solo Jump Initial Ground School & Jump
Sky diving training and jump with Sky Dive Jersey. Cost £250, no experience necessary. More details from: info@skydivejersey.net

19 April

St Catherine’s Farm & Craft Markets
Buy Genuine Jersey goods and take a tour of the turbot farm (£4). Sand sculpting and refreshments. 10am – 4.30pm.

19 April

The Sunday Cyclist Tour
Join blue badge guide Pete Webb on a cycling introduction to Jersey in a short leisurely ride. 10am – 1pm Adults £15. Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

19 April

Jersey Gravity Series
Part of a series of races from The Channel Islands Mountain Biking Association. Cost: £10. Contact hello@cimba.co.uk for more details.

19 April

Jersey Easter Marathon
Hare and Tortoise Events 26.2 or 13.1 mile race supporting Autism Jersey. 9am – 1pm starting from Gorey Pier.

Running in Jersey

21 April

West Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the west coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

22 April

‘Springtime Musical Interlude’ at 16 New Street
Lunchtime concert hosted by The National Trust for Jersey at its Victorian Club Room, 16 New Street. 12.15 – 12.45pm, £5. Email: enquiries@nationaltrust.je.

22 April

All about Samplers
Jersey Heritage Exhibition of Samplers which date back to 1796 at Hamptonne Country Life Museum from 11am, free entry.

23 April

East Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the east coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

23 April

Hidden Treasures
Visit the Museum Stores View Jersey’s historical treasures including German artefacts, 19th century chemist shop items and a Sinclair C5, Free admission, Sir Francis Cook Gallery from 11am.

23 April

Blockhouse Bunkers
Enjoy a glass of wine and watch WWII film footage in a German bunker, commemorating 70 years of Liberation in Jersey. 6 – 8pm. £10, National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre. Contact: enquiries@nationaltrust.je.

rugby player

25 April

Jersey RFC v Mosely
Jersey Rugby Football Club Contact: enquiries@jrfc.je

25 April

Vintage Fair
Collectables from the 1900’s – 1980’s. 9am – 5pm, free of charge. St Brelade Parish Hall, St Aubin.

25 April

Jersey Farm & Craft Market
10am – 5pm, Royal Square, St Helier.

26 April

St Catherine’s Farm & Craft Markets
Buy Genuine Jersey goods and take a tour of the turbot farm (£4). Sand sculpting and refreshments. 10am – 4.30pm.

26 April

Moto X at Sorel Point
Watch all ages compete in the challenging north coast track. 10am – 5pm, Sorel Point, St John 

26 April

Open Garden
Domaine des Vaux La Rue de Bas St. Lawrence 2pm – 5pm Admission £3, all proceeds to JAYF.

26 April

The Sunday Cyclist Tour
Join blue badge guide Pete Webb on a cycling introduction to Jersey in a short leisurely ride. 10am – 1pm Adults £15. Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Gorey

26 April

Family Adventure Days
A family fun day of activities including Archery, Abseiling and a Treasure Hunt at Jersey Adventures Activity centre, Mont Orgueil Castle and the surrounding area. 10am- 4pm, Adults £20.50, Children £18.75 or £45 for 2 adults, 2 children. Email: john@jerseyhostel.com.

26 April

Jersey Triathlon Club – Corbiere Lighthouse Duathlon
7.30 – 11am, Corbiere, St Brelade. Find out more from info@jerseytriclub.com.

28 April

West Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the west coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

29 April

‘Springtime Musical Interlude’ at 16 New Street
Lunchtime concert hosted by The National Trust for Jersey at its Victorian Club Room, 16 New Street. 12.15 – 12.45pm, £5. Email: enquiries@nationaltrust.je

30 April – 18 May

Liberation, Jersey 70 Years On
Free photography exhibition and workshops at The Harbour Gallery.

30 April

East Coast Cycling Tour with Blue Badge Guide Arthur Lamy
A scenic bike tour of the east coast of the island. Adults £30 Booking essential, see contact details at the bottom of the page.

30 April

Family History
Have you an ancestor in Jersey? Visit the Jersey Archives and be guided in finding out more. Free of charge, 6pm. Clarence Road, St Helier.

30 April

Blockhouse Bunkers
Watch Enjoy a glass of wine and watch WWII film footage in a German bunker, commemorating 70 years of Liberation in Jersey. 6 – 8pm. £10, National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre. Contact: enquiries@nationaltrust.je.

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