The 2016 Channel Islands Heritage Festival is fast approaching! Taking place from 25th March to 10th May 2016, there’s so much to see and do for all the family. Highlights of the festival will include heritage tours and nautical tours of coastal castles and towers. There will also be museums and lighthouses to explore, guided walks, cycle rides, kayak adventures and vintage bus tours on offer throughout the festival.
To celebrate the Heritage Festival, we are offering half price Day Trips for Inter-Island visitors. Just enter promotion code HERITAGE16 when booking. This offer is only available on selected dates. A full list of dates as well as exclusions and terms & conditions can be found here.
HISTORYFEST: PEOPLE OF THE SEA
Fri 25-Sun 27 March: 10.00-17.00
Venue: Castle Cornet, St Peter Port
St Peter Port’s Castle Cornet will be brought to life by costumed characters, music and family activities, all with a nautical theme. The festival offers a packed timetable of museum theatre, live action role play, interactive sessions, hands on activities, live music and period dancing.
Also included: Dramatisation of the story of coffee pioneer and Guernsey man, William Le Lacheur, who played an important role in the economic life of Costa Rica (20 mins) and talk by Patrick Martin, author of recently published ‘Guernsey Shipwrecks’, in the Hatton Gallery at 2pm on Sat 26 March.
Entry into the Castle – adults £10, seniors £9, accompanied children under 7 FREE, children 7+ and students £2.50, family £23.
HIDES AND SECRETS KAYAK TOUR
Venue: La Vallette Bathing Pools, St Peter Port
Searching out the secret hides and hidden places along Guernsey’s East coast used by defenders, occupiers, smugglers and merchants. Including La Vallette, bathing pools, Soldiers bay, Fort George, Fermain. £35.
These tours take place throughout selected dates in April and May. For more information Visit their website.
ROOFTOP ACCESS TO FORT GREY
Sun 3, 10, 17, 24 April: 10.00-17.00
Time: access allowed throughout the day,
Venue: Fort Grey, Route de la Lague, St Pierre du Bois
Take in panoramic west coast views with exclusive rooftop access to this iconic Guernsey landmark.
For the first time ever, the public are being granted access to the very top of the Fort, commonly known as the ‘Cup and saucer’ which now houses a shipwreck museum. Restrictions apply.
Adults £4, seniors £3, children 7+ and students £1.50
SAUSMAREZ MANOR FAMILY DAY
PIRATES AND PRIZES OF THE HIGH SEAS – Great for families
Sun 17 April: 10.00-16.30
Venue: Sausmarez Manor, Sausmarez Road, St Martin
T: 01481 235 571 W: sausmarezmanor.co.uk
Children, get ready to set sail for a thrilling Treasure Hunt at Sausmarez Manor! Wear your best pirate costume for a chance to win prizes (Giant Coins to be won for the 1st 100 entrants). BBQ, hot dogs, ice-creams and house tours will also be available at affordable prices.
Adults £10, seniors £9, accompanied children under 7 free,
children 7+ and students £2.50, family £23.