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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)
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

Various Dates

Guernsey Cricket

Stumped for a summer activity? Guernsey Cricket have the answer as they have loads going on for families.

Monday 31st July, Tuesday 1st, Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th August 2017

10am-11am Pre-School to Year 2 (£20)
11.15am-12.45pm Year 3 & 4 (£35)
2pm-4pm Year 5 & 6 (£50)

Held at KGV playing field, bookings by email to colette@guernseycricket.com

Islandmums Offer Alert! – £5 discount for family members

 Tots Cricket

Islandmums offer alert! Save £1 off every Tots Session

Friday 14th July – Friday 4th August

KMPG Castle Nights 2017
Experience one of Guernsey’s most popular summer events, FREE entertainment for the whole family. Now in its 12th year, KPMG Castle Nights features live music, singing and family fun held in the stunning grounds of Castle Cornet. This is a highly popular event so make sure you arrive early to beat the queues. More info 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.

Saturday 15th July – 16th September

Summer Reading Challenge

Join Guille-Allès Library for 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.

Friday 21st – 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

Holiday Clubs

Guernsey Golf Academy – 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


Islandmums Offer Alert! Pay only £58.50 (save 10%), usual price £65

T&Cs – Please note that the discount applies at time of booking only. Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg (please provide your unique card number) or click HERE (please quote “Islandmums” in the coupon code box.)

Guernsey Golf Academy – 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 Offer Alert! Pay only £108 (save 10%), usual price £120

T&Cs – Please note that the discount applies at time of booking only. Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg (please provide your unique card number) or click HERE (please quote “Islandmums” in the coupon code box.)

Accent Language School

Make your summer great with Accent! For this holiday club, they once again have plenty of activities for your children, including games and arts and crafts. The children will be dressing up and acting as well as baking and cooking and taking outdoor trips to the park, beach and woods. That’s not all, they will also participate in language lessons each day!

Sessions:

Mornings – 8.30am – 12.30pm
Afternoons – 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Full day – 8.30am – 4.30pm

Sign up now to ensure you don’t miss the chance to join, call 714909 or write to info@accent.gg to book now!

Islandmums Offer Alert! Save 10% off Accent Holiday Clubs

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 & Tech Club – The REAL Summer School: Maths, English & Philosophy (Years 3, 4 & 5)

LearningClubs has created the following three programmes for this summer (21st to 25th August) to build skill confidence and fight ‘brain drain’ common to many students during the holidays.

  • Maths, English & Philosophy – Years 3, 4 & 5
  • Tech Club – Basic Coding and Animation; Adventures In Scratch and Beyond –  Ages 6-9
  • Tech Club – Robotics & Circuits – Ages 10-14

Find out more here.

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.

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

Playscheme is a fun yet rewarding environment for your children to grow and learn new skills every day of their school holidays. Run by the Youth Commission and held at the Les Ozouets Campus Youth Centre (the old St Peter Port School), sessions are open to all children of primary school age.

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The Playscheme form relevant to each of the main school holidays becomes available on the first Monday of the half term prior to the main holiday. Booking forms are available to download here or can be collected from the Les Ozouets Campus Youth Office.

Beau Sejour Holiday Club

Children from Reception to school year 9 are very welcome at the Beau Sejour Activity Club. They offer children a variety of activities, tailored to different ages, whilst socialising and making friends. Trips out are also scheduled, weather dependent. For more details call 747263 or email paula.woodland@cultureleisure.gov.gg.

Guernsey Soccer School

The Guernsey Soccer School will once again be running their Football for a Fiver sessions during the summer holidays. For just £5 children in years 1 to 8 have the chance to take part in lots of football, including games, penalty shootouts and the crossbar challenge. Email soccerschool@guernseyfc.com for more info.

Sports Starz

Sports Starz is a relatively new sports activity company and this year they will be running a Holiday Club at Blanchelande College. With both indoor and outdoor space to use, the team will be able to encourage children to take part in a variety of different sports, including football, dancing and tennis. As well as the sports activities there will be arts and crafts, and at lunchtime children will be able to relax whilst watching a film. For more info please email gareth@sportstarz.org

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.

Friday 28th July – Sunday 30th July

KGV – Beyond the Boundary

Just when you thought summer couldn’t get any better, hotter, wetter, wilder, slightly moist or plain dusty comes the first KGV – Beyond the Boundary Festival. This weekend will be fun for everyone!

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.

Charities Fete at Government House

A Charities Fete hosted by the Association of Guernsey Charities and held in the grounds of Government House with lots of stalls run by a range of local charities and entertainment. From 2-5pm, admission is FREE.

Entertainment from the Boys Brigade band, Swingalong, the Grammar School Swing Band and the Island Dog Training Club. There will be a static display by St. John Ambulance and the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service and over 25 stalls run by local charities.

Attendees can take the bus or park with a £2 fee at nearby Beechwood College or Government House. Hot drinks and cakes will be available. No dogs please.

Sunday 30th July

Pirate Bay – Launch Party

Sunday 30th July is the Pirate Bay Adventure Golf launch party! Everybody is welcome to pop along from 11am to 4pm to check out the new adventure golf course!. There are plenty of fun and games planned.. and you will even get to meet Pierre the Pirate!

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 per team. For entry forms and regulations please email holeshot@cwgsy.net or karlmarshall@cwgsy.net.

August 2017

Thursday 3rd August

Sound will be hosting their first Pool Party at La Vallette Bathing Pools! It’s FREE for all ages and there’s going to be great live music all afternoon from bands including Track Not Found, VICE GSY, Acoustic Accord plus a very special headliner TBA. Fingers crossed for good weather (if it rains, it will be rescheduled) and huge thanks to the States Land Management Services, Guernsey Arts Commission and the Albany Apartments for supporting this event.

Saturday 5th August

Family Fun Day at KGV

From 11am-3pm head down to KGV for a fun family day out. More details to follow.

Green Acres Summer Fete

Large raffle, tombola, cakes, bouncy castles, dog show, bric-a-brac, apple bobbing, face painting, toys, nail painting, books and DVDs, tea and coffee. 2 to 4.30pm at St Martin’s Community Centre.

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th August

The Torteval Scarecrow Festival

An absolute joy to take part in as a family. Follow the map through the festival path and vote for your favourite scarecrow. They come in all shapes and sizes and many with topical themes! Over 60 scarecrows are along the trail that takes approximately 1 hour 30 mins. Refreshments, crafts, bouncy castles and more are also available.

Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th August

Alderney Week

Welcome to Alderney Week, the Channel Islands’ biggest carnival and community festival, now in its 67th year. Spend a week in the sun and let them entertain you! Loads of live music and masses of entertainment for the kids, along with parties, carnivals and wild and wacky events for the whole family! We can’t wait for the fun to begin! Check out the Theme & Events page to find out what’s in store for this year.

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.

Lots of amazing exhibits to admire – fruit & vegetables, flowers, baking and arts and crafts (entries for these open to all residents of Forest, St Andrew’s, St Peter Port & St Martin’s).

Plus all your show favourites – open to all islanders – including the popular Bonny Baby contest, Adult & Children’s Dcorated Hat competition, Children’s Fancy Dress, and the annual Fun Dog Show.

Loads of free or ‘pocket money’ children’s games and crafts, the Island Dog Training Team, local craft stalls, bouncy castles, face painting, hot and cold refreshments, live entertainment and a small licensed bar!

Friday 1pm to 8pm & Saturday 10am to 6pm at St Martin’s Community Centre and Community Field.

Check out thesouthshow.com for more info on timings, or find them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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
Prizegiving – 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.

Sunday 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.

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%!)

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

Sunday 3rd September

Avril Earl Family Fun Day

Fun for all the family! Stalls, tombola, entertainment, bouncy castle, food, meet a princess and much more.  Held at the Avril Earl Dance School (situated at the old St Andrew’s School) 11am-3pm and raising funds for the dance school, everyone is welcome.

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%!)

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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