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Island RIB Voyages

Take a fast, family-friendly boat trip in an open RIB, visiting bays, caves and islands and seeing local wildlife along the way. All trips are guided by one of their specialist local guides to ensure you have an informative and entertaining time. Suitable for ALL ages and abilities – 9 months to 99 years old. Lifejackets provided for all ages and sizes. Please note that all voyages are weather dependent and subject to availability.

There’s a choice of exhilarating trips:

  • Herm Explorer
  • Sark Coast and Caves Experience
  • Hanois Lighthouse & South Coast
  • Legends of the Coast

Islandmums Family Member offer – save 10% off voyages, charters and parties.  Booking must be made in person at the Kiosk, please show your card at time of booking.

Summer in Sark

Sark is a little gem in the Bailiwick of Guernsey that deserves further exploration. Together with Isle of Sark Shipping we are working together for our third consecutive year to bring you savings on family-friendly Sark and all it has to offer.

Sark Family Sundays

Children under 14 travel for only £2 each and adults get a special 10% off the normal fare (every Sunday from Sunday 28th May until 1st October 2017):

  • Children under 14 normal fare £13.30 (saving £11.30)
  • Adult normal fare £28.65 (saving £2.86)
  • Valid for two adults and up to three children (total saving £39.62)
  • For same-day return tickets only (depart Guernsey 10am, depart Sark 5pm)
New – Overnight Offer on Travel

£60 special Islandmums offer on travel to Sark, saving up to £24.90, any day including weekends.

  • Two adults and two children or one adult and three children travel for only £60
  • Additional children travel at £5 (limited to five children maximum)
  • Offer available for departure any day including weekends but return must not be on same day
  • Does not include the 10am sailing from Guernsey
  • Does not include accommodation, for a list of places to stay please see here
  • From Monday 29th May until 30th September 2017

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th June

Chaos Weekend

Chaos is back for the lucky 13th consecutive year. The formula remains the same: bikes, bands and beer mixed in with a whole load of fun for everyone on a beautiful site at Pleinmont. All styles of music from local, national and international bands to a bike show with cash prizes and trophies, kids’ entertainment, tattoo competitions, strongman and lady competitions, 24-hour food and free camping with your entry. Details and tickets at www.chaosevents.com.

Saturday 24th June

Vauvert School Summer Fayre

Raising money for the PTFA, this year the fayre has a sports theme and there will be lots of family activities on all afternoon from 2.30-4.30pm. Look out for the Fire Brigade, the Sailing Trust, Sports Starz, Aurigny’s Joey Junior, face painting, bouncy castle, refreshments and much more.

Blanchelande College Summer Fete

Bouncy castle, meat draw, plant and hedge veg stall, dog agility demonstration, jam jar tombola, bric-a-brac stalls, burgers and refreshments and much more. 11am-2pm at the College.

July 2017

Various Dates

Guernsey Golf Academy Adult Coaching Sessions

Book now for the highly popular beginners’ group classes with PGA professional Phil Sykes. Cost for eight hours of tuition and fun £69, including a free golf club to keep valued at £70 plus all other equipment included in the price.

  • Tuesday 4th July – 6pm-7.30pm (Learn the basics)
  • Thursday 6th July – 6pm-7.30pm (How to build a golf swing)
  • Tuesday 11th July – 6pm-7.30pm (Using different clubs)
  • Thursday 13th July – 6pm-7.30pm (Chipping, pitching and putting)
  • Saturday 22nd July – 3.30pm-5.30pm (Taking it to the course)

Please click here for more information and due to demand ensure you secure your place by emailing info@golf.gg or phil@golf.gg.

Islandmums Offer Alert – 10 places allocated to cardholders

Saturday 1st July

B Creative Feel Flawless

Join the BC vibe at Fusion nightclub from 9.30am-11.30am for an exclusive fitness experience…including Zumba, massage and juice. Tickets £12, Islandmums £10, invite five friends and get a free ticket. Limited spaces…book now!  Email bcreative-dance@hotmail.co.uk.

The Anthony Nolan Ball

Held at St Pierre Park with music from two of Guernsey’s most fun, talented bands – Take Three and City Limits. Inspirational keynote address from guest speaker Mandy Hickson – one of the UK’s first female fighter jet pilots Enjoy a three-course menu specially created for this event by the chefs at St Pierre Park and take part in a raffle with a range of incredible prizes, including an iPad, vouchers for dinner and afternoon tea and more. Tickets are £65 per person, contact Clare Parkinson on clareparkinson23@gmail.com to reserve yours now!

Guernsey Swimming Club Family BBQ & Fun Day

Help make this event a great success as all money goes back into the club to help fund more events like Adam Peaty’s recent visit. Bouncy castles, stalls and more. Tickets £5 adults and £3 children 12 or under including burger or sausage! 12-5pm at St Sampson’s High School. Tickets available from the club office or e-mail kevinpenney17@hotmail.com.

St Saviour’s Church Revel

Teas, Hechet Farm ice cream, BBQ, Salvation Army Band and Guernsey old time dancers. Rabbit and Cavy club, Golden Guernsey goats and cheeses. Bouncy castles, train rides, games and tug-of-war, stalls, homemade produce and raffle and more. A great family afternoon – 12-3pm at the Church Revel field.

Sunday 2nd July & Monday 24th July

Junior Learn Golf in a Day (9.15am-3pm) with the Golf Academy & Islandmums

Heavily subsidised with the support of The Ray Lowe Foundation, we are offering a limited number of places for children aged 6–12 to spend a day learning the basics of golf and then competing in a friendly on-course competition to test their newly learnt skills. Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg.

Islandmums Exclusive! Junior Learn Golf in a Day only £17.50 (Save 56%!)

Fish & Chip Petertide Street Party & Fundraiser

Adults £10 Children £5 (tickets include fish & chips, and an alcoholic or soft drink). There will also be a cash bar. 12-3pm at Town Church. To book, please email townchurchgsy@gmail.com.

Monday 3rd July

LÉ VIAËR MARCHI

The National Trust of Guernsey’s ‘Lé Viaer Marchi’ – fondly known as Guernsey’s great get-together – takes place on Monday 3rd July at Saumarez Park from 5pm until sunset. For islanders and visitors alike, Lé Viaër Marchi is an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the heritage of Guernsey through song, dance and music, side stalls, Punch & Judy, showcases of island crafts and the ever popular stalls selling traditional island food.

As part of this year’s special focus on children and family fun, all children under the age of 15, accompanied by an adult, enjoy free entry to the event. Entrance cost £6 for adults and there is also free entry to the National Trust of Guernsey’s Museum at Saumarez Park too.

Saturday 8th July

Ron Short Centre Summer Fete

The Guernsey Society for Physically Disabled People will be holding their annual Summer Fete from 11am until 2pm at their Ron Short Centre premises at Beau Sejour. Admission price is 30p and there will be the usual sale of clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac, jewellery, cakes, toys, jigsaws and more. There will also be a tombola and raffle, plus lunches (BBQ and ploughman’s) and refreshments. All proceeds raised will go to the Guernsey Society for Physically Disabled People.

Sunday 9th July

Hautes Capelles Primary School Family Fun Day

The annual PTA family fun day is on Sunday 9th July from 12.15pm until 4pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be a BBQ run by Sueco and a licensed bar. Traditional side stalls and arena entertainment all afternoon. The airport fire brigade and the mini train will also be attending. The grand finale is the annual raffle with a fantastic first prize of £1,000 cash and many other prizes.  Find out more here.

Tower to Tower Walk 2017 for Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association

You are invited to take part in this annual sponsored walk, registration from 9.30am, walk commencing at 10am from Vazon Tower No 12 walking along the coast to Tower No 5 at the north end of L’Ancresse Bay, or you can join anywhere along the route. Refreshments will be available at the final Grand Tower and a certificate to thank you for your efforts. You can download your registration and sponsorship forms here.

Saturday 15th July – Saturday 29th July

Town Carnival & La Faete d’la Musique a la Ville
Family fun with clowns, face painters, musicians and many more with over 40 acts involved to provide continuous entertainment at many venues in town shopping areas. Check our guide for further information coming soon.

Saturday 15th July

Summer Reading Challenge Launch Party

Join Guille-Allès Library for the start of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Collect your case file, read the books and catch the crook. This year’s challenge will run from 15th July until 16th September so there is plenty of time to get down to the library over the summer holidays. This year you can beat the queues by pre-registering for the challenge from the date of the launch party, which starts at 10am.

Sunday 16th July

Motorsport Seafront Sunday

Join this Seafront Sunday with a difference. This event is organised by the Guernsey Motor Cycle and Car Club and Guernsey Kart Club and includes a Twisty Sprint at North Beach car park, a stunt rider and much more. Take advantage of the al fresco dining and soak up the excitement.

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July

Sheep Racing in Sark at Millennium Field

This unique weekend of wacky races is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Plus a variety of stalls, live music and a fancy dress parade. Watch out for special benefits for Islandmums Family Cardholders.

We’ve got lots of wonderful offers that you can take advantage of with your Islandmums Family Card. On Sundays throughout the summer, children under 14 travel for only £2 each and adults get a special 10% off the normal fare. This offer is valid for two adults and up to three children – total saving £39.62 – for same-day returns only (depart Guernsey 10am, depart Sark 5pm). We also have an overnight offer on travel to Sark – the whole family can travel for just £60, on any day including weekends (excluding the 10am sailing from Guernsey). Check out our website for discounts on cycle hire, eating out, gifts and experiences!

Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd July

Toddler Sense Circus Party

Welcome to the Circus! On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July Toddler Sense proudly presents a colourful, action-packed 40 minutes of circus music, adventure and fun! Jemma will be running Circus Time parties at Rohais Methodist Church hall for toddlers aged 13 months-4 years.

Friday:  9.15-10.15am &  10.30-11.30am
Saturday: 9.15-10.15am & 10.30-11.30am

The cost for one child is £10 and £15 for two siblings. If you would like to reserve a place, please email Guernsey@toddlersense.co.uk.

Friday 21st to Thursday 27th July

The Sure Big Screen

The Sure Big Screen is coming to Cobo headland and here is the fantastic line-up of films!

This year’s event will be perfect for all the family, and with the addition of Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly even little viewers will be entertained. They’ve organised a bouncy castle, soft play area, face painters and the balloon man so it’s #Sure to be a fun filled week! See you there! #SureBigScreen

Saturday 22nd July

Le Friquet Garden Centre are holding an annual Family Fun Day in aid of the GSPCA

Le Friquet Garden Centre are holding their annual Family Fun Day in aid of the GSPCA on Saturday 22nd July from 11am on their front lawn. Their activities are free, ranging from fun planting workshops and face painting to bouncy castles and music. The GSPCA be there with all the classic tombolas and other games to raise funds.  Also there will be a BBQ, music and even 20% off in-store for Islandmums Cardholders.

Double discount day – Islandmums Family Cardholders get 20% off in-store (normal T&Cs apply)

Monday 24th July

Junior Learn Golf in a Day (9.15-3pm) with the Golf Academy & Islandmums

Heavily subsidised with the support of The Ray Lowe Foundation, we are offering a limited number of places for children aged 6–12 to spend a day learning the basics of golf and then competing in a friendly on-course competition to test their newly learnt skills. Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg.

Islandmums Exclusive! Junior Learn Golf in a Day only £17.50 (Save 56%!)

Summer Holiday Clubs
(Monday 24th July – Tuesday 5th September)

Ready Steady Golf 3-Day Kids’ Golf Camp

By introducing the basics of the sport through the use of oversized plastic golf clubs, tennis balls and velcro targets, this allows a safe environment for junior golfers to enjoy learning to play golf in game and team situations. For children aged 4.5-7 with little or no golf experience from 8.45am-1pm (bring own packed lunch).

  • July Camp Monday 31st July, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd August
  • August Camp 1 Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th August
  • August Camp 2 Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st August
  • October Camp Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th October

Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg.

Islandmums pay only £58.50 (save 10%), usual price £65

Ready Steady Golf 5-Day Junior Summer Camp

For juniors 6-18 with previous golf experience, all days will be working to develop your child’s golfing ability in all attributes of the game and learning other sports to transfer skills to golf to improve their overall ability on the driving range, golf course and Adventure Golf. Each day consists of a learning session, different sporting activities and then an on-course competition.

  • Monday 7th–Friday 11th August (8.45am–3.30pm with an hour lunch break – bring own packed lunch)
  • Monday 21st–Friday 25th August (8.45am–3.30pm with an hour lunch break – bring own packed lunch)

Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg.

Islandmums pay only £108 (save 10%), usual price £120

Outdoor Guernsey

This is a fab school holiday club for young adventurers! Their days will be filled with learning new skills, trying new activities, exploring and – most importantly – having fun doing it! OG’s programme offers kayaking, bushcraft, paddle boarding, climbing, mini coasteering, abseiling, team games, archery, Nerf battle, crate stacking, body boarding, ball games, beach art, bunker walks and geocaching as well as exploring our wonderful island environment.

Holiday clubs are held at: Rue Mainguy, Vale, GY6 8NL. Please book your place and provide your membership card number by email: bookings@outdoorguernsey.co.uk.

Islandmums Offer Alert! Save 10% off all Holiday Clubs

Skill Set CI

Skill Set are offering a wide range of activities and clubs throughout the summer holidays, where children are able to participate in a wide range of different activities including dodgeball, football and arts and crafts.

The activity clubs can be attended by children aged between 5 and 14 years of age and are usually attended equally by boys and girls. Skill Set CI offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities which suit both sporty and non-sporty children held at the extensively refurbished KGV facility.

Please book your place by email: info@skillsetci.com.

Islandmums Offer Alert – Save 10% off Holiday Clubs

Guernsey Surf School

Surf lessons have never been so much fun! The Guernsey Surf School is located at the north end of Vazon Bay on Guernsey’s beautiful west coast. It’s the only surf school on the island and offers great lessons focused on quality, safety and fun!

Islandmums Offer Alert – Save 10% off Holiday Clubs

Rainbow Childcare, After School and Holiday Club

Rainbow Childcare offers an After School & Holiday Club operating from the Hockey Club, Footes Lane. Healthy snacks and meals are included and children can enjoy sports, arts and crafts, cooking, fun and games, movie nights, talent shows, days out and much more.

Islandmums Offer Alert – Save 10% off Holiday Clubs

B Creative Street Dance Workshops

Looking for something new and exciting to get your children involved in over the summer holidays? Offering the only authentic Street Dance classes in Guernsey, B Creative is a fun way to keep fit and learn new dance skills. Check out www.bcreative-dance.co.uk for more info!

Islandmums Offer Alert – Save 10% off with B Creative Street Dance Holiday Clubs

 LearningClubs- The REAL Summer School: Maths, English & Philosophy (Years 3, 4 & 5)

LearningClubs has created the following three programmes for this summer to build skills and confidence and fight the ‘brain drain’ common to many students during the holidays. Many students come to LearningClubs who have not mastered the skills that underpin success in GCSE. This course provides an opportunity to both identify and focus on building strength in selected skills. Students will be grouped according to their ability within innovative and interactive classes of no more than six students.

‘Being summer my child was not keen about attending this course, but after the first day he was eager to return. I don’t know what your recipe is, all I saw was the result: a child happy to attend “school” with increased confidence and proud of his understanding of maths and literacy. Thank you!’ Parent, Vale Primary School.

Toddler Sense Summer Programme

With most toddler groups closing for the long summer holiday, Toddler Sense classes enable you and your little one to retain a little bit of routine by running a five-week summer programme during July and August. Each week has a unique theme full of learning opportunities through play and sensory activities. You can sign up for the five weeks or sign up for the sessions you can attend.

  • Friday 28th July, Saturday 29th July
  • Friday 11th August, Saturday 12th August
  • Friday 18th August, Saturday 19th August
  • Friday 25th August, Saturday 26th August
  • Friday 1st September, Saturday 2nd September

Friday
9.15am – New Explorers (13-19 months)
10.15am – All ages (13 months-4 years)

Saturday
9.15am – New Explorers (13-19 months)
10.15am – All ages (13 months-4 years)

1 week – £10,  2 weeks – £17.50,  3 weeks – £25.25,  4 weeks – £35,  5 weeks – £43.75

Classes are held at Rohais Methodist Church Hall. If you would like to reserve a place, please email guernsey@toddlersense.co.uk.

Thursday 27th July

The Cattle Show

This annual event has a display of horses and Guernsey goats and sheep as well as our famous Guernsey cows, with lots of refreshments available (no licensed bar) including ice cream from Le Hechet Farm.

Saturday 29th July

Rocquaine Regatta

This is an annual highlight in our calendar, a family fun-filled day at Rocquaine Bay with boat races taking place throughout the day. You can all join in the fun – how about the junior sand events (apple bobbing, wheelbarrow races, pick a pint of winkles, three-legged race) or the new ‘wife carrying’ event? Pavement artists, the Guernsey Majorettes and live music will add to the atmosphere and an evening barbecue will conclude a fantastic day of fun. There will also be free entry to the fascinating Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum all day, where we guarantee the kids will love exploring the history of our unique waters.

Sunday 30th July

Dizzy Donkey Family Day

The perfect way to kick start the summer holidays, come and take part in the Bear Hunt – £1 to enter and all correct entries get put into a draw to win a prize. Free bouncy castles, refreshment stalls and van. DJ Donkey will be coming down to play some music and the Rebellion Allstars will be performing! Facepainting, tombola, raffle and commercial stalls. 11am-4pm at Fairfield in the Castel. Details from Kizzy on 07911 719972.

Rubis Soap Box Challenge

Back for its second year and as part of the Guernsey Motor Festival, this year’s new track for the Rubis Soap Box Challenge provides more thrills and spills. The track runs down St Julian’s Avenue from the Candie Road junction to the finish line at the pedestrian traffic lights by the Swan Inn so will offer excellent vantage points for spectating. Get a team together with your friends, work colleagues, clubs or schools. Entries are now open at a cost of £20.00 per team. For entry forms and regulations please email holeshot@cwgsy.net or karlmarshall@cwgsy.net.

August 2017

Friday 11th – Saturday 12th August

The South Show

Islandmums has supported this event over the last few years and we are delighted to do so again.  Please keep this date free in your diaries as local residents show off their brilliant baked goods, prize produce and other crafts, aiming to take home first prize in the various competitions. There will be refreshments, bric-a-brac stalls and games as well as the Bonnie Baby and children’s fancy dress competitions, with amazing prizes to be won (such as free Islandmums Family Cards). Opening times will be confirmed nearer the date.

Friday 11th August

The Harbour Carnival

The Harbour Carnival is a fun-filled family fundraising event in and around St Peter Port Harbour. Events include duck races, dinghy races, paddle board race, tug of war and man-powered flight, all culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. This year RBC are celebrating 10 years of supporting the Round Table’s Harbour Carnival so the birthday atmosphere will be ramped up with live music, entertainment and a few other celebratory touches!

Corporate Duck Race – 6pm
Mini Duck Race – 6.05pm
Ladies Dinghy Race – 6.30pm
Paddle Board Race – 7.30pm
Tug of War – 8.30pm
Man Powered Flight – 9pm
Prize Giving – 9.30pm
Fireworks – 10pm

Wednesday 16th – Thursday 18th August

The West Show

The West Show will be celebrating more than 100 years of its popular agricultural and horticultural traditions, as well as providing an array of local costumes, fairground rides, competition entries to view, evening entertainment, food stalls and much more. We will give you more information nearer the time.

Saturday 20th August

Fete d’Etai: Summer Festival

Another favourite of ours…Castle Cornet hosts its annual Medieval Summer Festival, the Fete d’Etai. This daytime event is a medieval extravaganza with plenty to keep you entertained. Performers and storytellers will transport you back in time within the fitting surroundings of a medieval castle. Listen to the stories, watch the sword fight re-enactments and even give archery a go! With competitions and activities for both adults and children, this is a great choice for a family day out. Free entry to those dressed in medieval costume. We will have all the details for you soon.

Wednesday 23rd – Thursday 24th August

The North Show

The North Show is one of the main events in Guernsey’s summer calendar, and takes place in the wonderful setting of Saumarez Park. View the displays of exhibitors’ entries, ranging from Guernsey livestock through to fur and feather, fruit, vegetables, flowers, cookery, photography and arts and crafts. Then move on to the arena which has events showcasing local and off-island talent, including the Guernsey Battle of Flowers on day two. Check out the fair and enjoy some refreshments, and don’t forget to  come back on the last night to see the illuminated cavalcade, one of the best firework displays of the year.

Sunday 27th to Monday 28th August

The Vale Earth Fair

The Channel Islands’ longest running music and arts festival takes place on Sunday 27th August at the Vale Castle. With a varied mix of artists from around the world joining our local talent, performing over six stages, this year promises to be the best yet!  Profits from the Vale Earth Fair are split between humanitarian organisations the Burma Campaign UK, Free Tibet and Bridge2. If you want to learn more about the causes The Vale Earth Fair supports and its fundraising events there are links on the website valeearthfair.org.

September 2017

Tuesday 6th September – Sunday 11th September

The Mermaid Tavern Real Ale and Cider Festival

Herm’s very own celebration of real ale and cider at the Mermaid Tavern with over 60 real ales and ciders to try with live music most evenings.

Saturday 10th September

Guernsey Mind 10K Fun Run

Saturday 17th September

Pebble Hunt at Les Maingys

Come join in the fun on Sunday 17th September for Love Pebbles Gsy Pebble Hunt…..many prizes to be won (including an Islandmums Membership Card worth £35)  Gates open at 1pm, Pebble Hunt starts at 2pm.  £2 admission per child with all proceeds split between Guernsey Chest and Heart and Guernsey Scouts.

October 2017

Sunday 1st October to Saturday 11th November

Tennerfest

This year marks the 20th year of the Channel Islands’ famous fixed-price food promotion. Enjoy a date night or take the chance for the family to enjoy the finest food at affordable prices. Why not take a trip over to Jersey and take advantage of special deals with Condor? To see menus and participating restaurants go to the website here: https://www.tennerfest.com/

November 2017

Saturday 11th November

GSPCA 1960s and Masquerade Ball

Being held at the Farmhouse Hotel, with a drinks reception on arrival. The Day Trippers will be headlining, plus other entertainment surprises.

£60 a ticket. Tables of 8, 10 or 12. Bookings for smaller numbers on request. For bookings, please call 01481 257261, or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg.

The Ron Short Centre Christmas Fayre

The annual Ron Short Centre Christmas Fayre returns, with a sale of Christmas items, clothes, toys, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac, CDs and DVDs.

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