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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.

Family Trips to 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)
Sark Weekday Offer

Kids travel for £2, saving £11.30

  • Children under 14 normal fare £13.30, (saving £11.30)
  • Valid for up to three children (total saving £39.62) with one fully paid adult
  • Every weekday from Monday 29th May until 1st October 2017
  • For same-day return tickets only
  • Standard T&Cs apply
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, check our offers with Clos Princess B&B and Beau Sejour Guest House.
  • From Monday 29th May until 30th September 2017

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

Wednesday 13th September

Home Start Guernsey The Big Quiz

Join a team or set one up for a night of entertainment with Quiz Master Sean McManus. Teams of 6 for a 7pm start at Beaucamps School Hall. Tickets are £10 per person including Ploughman’s. Purchase table from Ali le Tocq on 07781109601. For further information on the charity work, visit www.home-startguernsey.org.gg.

Friday 15th September – Sunday 17th September

Sark Roots Festival

After a successful first festival last year Sark Roots is back this year – a celebration of land and sea and local initiatives with a global conscience. With music from around the Channel Islands and abroad, workshops, local food, activities for kids and much more.

Friday 15th September – Sunday 24th September

Guernsey Food Festival

There will be lots of foodie events and promotions going on across the island, with plenty for children to do. For all the details go to http://www.visitguernsey.com/event/2017-guernsey-food-festival

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.

Tuesday 19th September

Cake & Code for Parents

With the new Computing Curriculum for Guernsey starting this September, young people are now working with more and more technology and improving digital literacy, including learning how to code. These skills help children to become problem solvers and to think creatively. Not only great for those who want to become programmers, these skills will help with all career pathways.

The Digital Greenhouse is putting on an introduction to coding to take you through how to support your children on their coding journey with technology. Run by Barclays and suitable for everyone, this session is all about finding out about how coding works and the exciting world of programming. Support your children by giving them the best start to be engaged and inspired by not just consuming technology, but creating it themselves! 12.30-1.30pm and 7.30-8.30pm, see http://www.digitalgreenhouse.gg for more information and to book, or email info@digitalgreenhouse.gg.

Thursday 21st September

Cake & Code for Grandparents

Recognising the valuable role played by grandparents, the Digital Greenhouse is also putting on a workshop for them.

Run by Barclays and suitable for everyone, this session is all about finding out about how coding works and the exciting world of programming. Support your grandchildren by giving them the best start to be engaged and inspired by not just consuming technology, but creating it themselves! 12.30-1.30 and 7.30-8.30 pm. For more information and to book, please go to http://www.digitalgreenhouse.gg or email info@digitalgreenhouse.gg.

Saturday 23rd September

Healthspan Night Ride 2017

It’s the Neon edition of the Healthspan Night Ride, in aid of Guide Dogs and in association with the Guernsey Bicycle Group. The children’s ride starts at 6pm and the adults begin at 7pm. With a choice of four routes, from 5 miles to 50 miles, there’s something for every cyclist. There’s a free USB rechargeable light for every pre-registered rider so get registering at http://www.gbg.org.gg or phone Steph on 711321.

October 2017

Sunday 1st October to Saturday 11th November


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/

Sunday 1st October

The Golf Club @St Pierre Park Par 3 Shoot Out & Family Fun Day

The Ray Lowe Sporting Foundation is hosting this fun-filled event. Children of all ages can enjoy free coaching, exciting competitions and discounted rounds on Pirate Bay. As well as helping juniors develop their own skills, the club has also enlisted some of Guernsey’s finest golfers to take part in a par 3 shootout.

Saturday 7th October

Fun Palaces at Guille-Allès Library

For the first time, Guernsey Museums will join forces with Guille-Allès Library to take part in this national initiative to create free, fun places. The library will come alive with storytellers, music and special activities inspired by the arts, culture and crafts. 10am-4pm.

Friday 13th October

Thrive 2020: From Surviving to Thriving

Following on from the two previous groundbreaking Thrive 2020 events, the Dandelion Foundation is proud to present the third instalment: Thrive 2020, From Surviving to Thriving. This event is designed to impact upon every member of the community in some way. It will cover a full spectrum of thinking and solutions to coincide with the new Guernsey Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy launched earlier this year. It also forms a bold vision that is in line with the Future Guernsey plan to make Guernsey one of the happiest and healthiest countries in the world. Les Cotils, 9am-5pm. http://thrive2020.org/

Saturday 14th October

Bean Jar Jamboree at Les Cotils

Don’t miss the third edition of the Bean Jar Jamboree, incorporating the Festival of Nature and the Thrive Festival. Bringing together the best of Guernsey’s home-grown suppliers and producers, this is a fun celebration of all the foodie delights we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. 12pm-sunset.

Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October

Accent Language School Half Term Club

Carve out some good times with Accent! Children will be kept busy learning languages, designing and creating, cooking, crafting, playing, exploring and having a spooktastic time! Morning and afternoon sessions are available, as well as the full day. And even better, you can save 10% with your Islandmums Family Card. 8.30am-4.30pm daily.

Islandmums Family Member offer: save 10% off half term clubs.

Saturday 28th October

Haunted Castle

Mark Halloween at Castle Cornet with a day of ghostly happenings, cosy storytelling, spooky guided tours and much more. There will be a dressing-up competition at 3pm for children and adults. 10am-5pm.

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.

Sunday 12th November

Glitz ‘n’ Glam Fashion Show for Autism Guernsey

This is a great time to buy your Christmas cocktail dress or ballgown for a ridiculously low price. Last year the majority of the outfits sold for only £20-£30 including dress, shoes, handbag and jewellery. So don’t miss out on a great bargain!

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