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 Get Fit for Free with Guernsey Parkrun.

9am start at Pembroke for a 5km run, jog or walk. All abilities are welcome, adults & children ages 4 years and up. Register at parkrun.org.uk/guernsey if you want a record of your time. Bring along your printed bar code & join in for some fun, socialise with friends and Get Fit for Free!

March 2018

The WriteStuff

The WriteStuff writing competition, which is open to local pupils in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, has been launched by the Guernsey Literary Festival. Islandmums is proud to support this event for the 3rd year running. This year, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, students are invited to write a depiction of up to 300 words on the subject of conflict. The competition, which is sponsored by Julius Baer, has a closing date of 23 March 2018 and there are three classes, Primary (years 3-6), Intermediate (years 7-9) and Senior (years 10+). More information and entry details are available on the WriteStuff website or from the Guille-Alles library. All entries should be submitted directly through the website: www.writestuff.gg

The Aquarium re-launch party

Saturday 24 March from 10am – Join Princess Ariel on an undersea adventure, learning all about our local sealife, and what we as humans, and mermaids, can do to protect and preserve our unique marine ecosystem! As well as lots of fun facts, there will be fun too! Treasure hunts, quizzes and active games await on our adventure with Ariel at the aquarium! https://www.facebook.com/events/1990210657965930/

Help save Guernsey Aquarium

The Aquarium thrives on the traditionally busy summer months and needs your help in the low season! Please support The Aquarium by visiting it on a regular basis – use the new offer with Islandmums to buy an unlimited entry family membership for a whole year!

Islandmums exclusive! Annual family membership – unlimited entry

  • £50 for 2 adults and 2 children (save £14 off £64)
  • £60 for 2 adults and 3 children (Save £16, down from £76)
  • Runs from the day of purchase for 365 days

Easter Egg Hunt For Safer

Second annual Easter Egg Hunt for Safer is happening on the 25th March 2018 at Government House. Every child will get a chocolate egg following the hunt and one lucky winner, who finds the special egg, will win the BIG prize! The morning will be rounded off by a raffle, cake stall and other activities.

Safer thanks Sir Ian and Lady Corder for letting it use their front garden for this event. Family tickets can be bought on line for £15 (plus Eventbright fee) go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-egg-hunt-for-safer-tickets-42681276848. This will allow 2 adults plus 3 children into the event. Additional single tickets for 1 child (plus 1 free adult) cost £7.50 and can be obtained by e-mailing Sue at events@safer.gg .

All children must be accompanied by an adult for this hipperty hopity fun morning.

Guernsey Sailing Trust Easter Egg Box Race

Anyone and Everyone is welcome to enter this Easter competition run by the Guernsey Yacht Club Junior section. Saturday 24th March 10-12am at the joint Guernsey Yacht Club and Guernsey Sailing Trust Open Day. Bring a crème egg and easter egg box boat to race on the model yacht pond. There will be prized for the best designed and fastest boat. £2 to enter your own boat or £3 to make your boat o the day. Sounds like it is going to be eggcellent!!!

Easter Egg Hunt at St Stephen’s Community Centre

An Easter Egg hunt and other fun activities for children has been organised Sunday, 25th March, from 2.30-4.00pm at the St Stephen’s Community Centre, St Stephen’s Lane, St Peter Port GY1 AQL. This afternoon of activities, called ‘Messy Church’, is coordinated by St Stephen’s Church. Please RSVP to Andrea Bateman (Tel 07781 167971 or e-mail andrea.bateman@yahoo.co.uk).

Fairyland at Le Friquet

Friday 30th March 2018 Fairyland is a magical experience for children young and old. Fairyland at Le Friquet Garden Centre is an opportunity for your children to dress up in one of our many unique fairy, pixie or wizard costumes available. A generous sprinkle of fairy dust, and it’s off to visit the Fairy Queen in her magical garden for a photo shoot like no other! http://fairyland.photography/

Home-Start Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Market

Saturday 31st March 2018, 11am to 3pm at the Vale Douzaine Rooms. There is lots going on and plenty of stalls.

The Cheesy Festival Guernsey 2018

Due to the huge amount of interest, The Cheesy Festival will now run for two days over the Easter Weekend. On Saturday 31st March from 7-11pm and Sunday 1st April (Easter Sunday) from 6-10pm. The Cheesy Festival will serve up a variety of your favourite fromage, such as gooey mac ‘n cheese, melting mozzarella sticks, cheesy nachos, halloumi fries and more. All available to purchase from our local and guest cheese traders.

It wouldn’t be a festival without music, so they’ve got the cheesiest DJ’s they could find to play all of the classics in a large indoor cheesy disco, with a fully stocked bar serving the perfect tipples to compliment the cheese. The venue is perfectly suited for this event, as they’ll be taking over the Market in Guernsey for a weekend of cheesy music and cheesier snacks. Tickets for both days are extremely limited – so book early to avoid missing out! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cheesy-festival-tickets-41385506163?aff=efbeventtix

Easter Guided Tour of Vale Castle and Treasure Hunt

Saturday 31st March Join silver accredited tour guide Soo Wellfair on a fun tour around Vale Castle. Learn a bit of history, hear some interesting stories and join in with the picture treasure hunt. £6 per adult. Each adult can take up to 2 children for free! Additional children are £2 each. Everyone will receive a sweet treat! Booking is essential! Please email soowellfair@yahoo.com or message via soowellfairtours.com or facebook.com/soowellfair tours to book and for further information.

Free Family Fun Day

Saturday 31st March hosted by Northern Churches Working Together and held 12.30-3.30. Fun for all the family, with Games, Activities, Craft, Food and drinks, all for free.

April 2018

Easter Extravaganza

Island FM have teamed up with Cooper Brouard to continue an exciting event and fundraiser over Easter with fantastic sporting activities with Outdoor Guernsey including; Archery, the Indoor Climbing Wall and High Ropes.

They’re welcoming families on Sunday 1st April from 11am at Les Maingy’s Activity Centre. As well as sporting activities, they’ll also be hosting an Easter egg hunt with prizes for all children who’ve entered.

As well as all this, there will be other activities like face painting and a special appearance from IslandmFM very own… Daniel the Donkey! Who will be accompanied by some fury animal friends There will also be multiple food stalls on the day too.

There will be a £5 entry fundraiser fee per child; and all proceeds will go to the GSPCA and Friend Of Frossard Children’s Ward. In addition there will be a raffle. ALL proceeds will go to charity. For tickets please visit HERE http://www.islandfm.com/win/easter-extravaganza-cooper-brouard/

Easter Sunday at Duke of Richmond Hotel

Sunday 1st April from 12:00pm. Celebrate Easter Sunday with your family in style at the Duke of Richmond, with a scrumptious lunch with all the trimmings, followed by a visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt for the kids, plus afternoon tea.

Creation Station

Join the Creation Station for Easter themed craft activities on Wednesday 4th April 2018. These Easter-themed craft activities take place at L’Islet Salvation Army Fortress community hall on Wednesday 4th April 2018 from 9.45am until 10.45am. All products and materials are supplied for three activities – Play-Doh Easter Eggs, Easter Bunny Masks and a mystery activity that will be revealed on the day. These activities are suitable for children aged 2-11 years old. Parents must remain with their children throughout the session. The cost is £8.50 per child and you can book here – https://bookwhen.com/creationstationguernsey

Creation Station for a Craft Cafe

Join the Creation Station for a Craft Cafe during the Easter holidays on Wednesday 11th April. This Craft Cafe takes place on Wednesday 11th April 2018 from 9.45am until 11.00am, during the Easter holidays, at L’Islet Salvation Army Fortress community hall. Crafts include Pebble Painting and Mosaic Coasters. All products and materials are provided. This craft cafe is suitable for children aged 5-15 years. Parents must remain on site throughout the session. Free ‘help yourself’ tea and coffee for adults. The cost is £12.50 per child and you can book here – https://bookwhen.com/creationstationguernsey

Easter Holiday’s

Guernsey Golf Academy

Guernsey Golf Academy will run during the school term time with spring, summer and autumn terms throughout the year. Each term consists of both Monday and Saturday coaching sessions each week, either taking place on the driving range, putting green or on the newly designed junior golf course learning different competition formats such as Stableford or Greensomes, and occasional sessions taking place in the simulator. T&C’s – Please note that the discount applies only at time of booking only. Bookings by email: juniors@golf.gg (please provide your unique card number) or please click HERE (please quote “Islandmums” in the coupon code box.)

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf is open during the Easter holiday’s. Perfect for a family day out or to settle a score with your friends. Based around a pirate theme, players tackle an array of challenges, including water and moving obstacles to find the treasure – be careful not to walk the plank though!! Find out more here.

Guernsey Sailing Trust

The Guernsey Sailing Trust have a number of courses that are available to local children from all walks of life to experience and enjoy the fun and challenges involved with sailing. The Trust, with constantly improving facilities and resources, has expanded to teach people how to sail, windsurf and powerboat, to the highest standard and working with Islandmums, offer a discount off various courses including Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing and Power Boating. Find our more here.

Outdoor Guernsey

Adventure Days are open to anyone aged from 8 to 14. Monday to Friday (8:45am to 4pm) Lunchtime supervision is included, drinks and all specialist equipment for the activities will be provided as well transportation to all offsite venues. They are based at the fabulous facility of Les Maingy Activity centre.

Once everyone has got to know each other they will typically choose at least one of our adventure activities for every morning and afternoon according to the weather conditions. Activities will include: kayaking, coasteering, climbing, bushcraft, high ropes, paddleboarding, Nerf, team games, visits to interesting places, boogie boarding, pier jumping, beach games, geocaching, Guet games. £40 per day if booking for a full week or £50 per individual day. Islandmums family club members save 10% off the cost. Bookings can be made here.

Accent Language School

Accent Language School is offering kids age 5 – 11 the chance to venture into the wilderness! The sessions run for half days and full days with educational games, arts and crafts, cooking and creepy crawlies! Discounts available on full week bookings, Call 714909 or email to info@accent.gg to book! Islandmums members save 10% off.

Rainbow Holiday Club

Rainbow Childcare offers an After School & Holiday Club operating from the Hockey Club, Footes Lane. Managed by the lovely Nikki Anderson, they offer a fun, safe environment for children between the ages of 4-11 after school until 6pm Monday to Friday. 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. Nikki and her team also provide homework supervision and after-school pick ups and cover all school holidays. Islandmums cardholders get 10% discount off holiday and after school clubs.

Guernsey Cricket 

3rd-6th April 2018 Easter crash courses for junior cricket enthusiasts is back at KGV (3rd-6th April) Tots Cricket/Little Hitters (2 – 6 year olds): 10-11am Years 2-4: 11-12.30pm Cost £5 per session contact Colette@guernseycricket.com. Family members save £1 off!.

GSPCA Guided Tours

During the school breaks the GSPCA run a series of guided tours with some special tours for the children. This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out. The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer. Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. The special tours are also a maximum of 20. Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, dogs looking for homes and some of the other wildlife. If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details. Family members save up to £2.50 on guided tours http://islandmums.com/guernsey/gspca/.

Duke of Richmond

The Duke of Richmond is open over the Easter Holidays, offering afternoon tea for both adults and children! Island Mum card holders receive a free glass of prosecco!

B-Creative Dance

Are you little ones bursting with energy? Why not send them to B-Creative’s dance workshop this Easter holiday! From Tues 3rd April – Friday 6th April B-Creative will be at Ladies College Dance & Drama Studio – Book one session for £18 or the whole week for £60 – but don’t forget Island Mum Card holders receive 10% discount!

Pirate Bay Adventure Gold

How about a game of Pirate golf to keep the little ones entertained this Easter? Open from 9am -9pm Monday to Saturday, no booking needed just turn up and play – Show your Island Mum’s Card and receive 10% off for groups of up to 6 people.

Pelicans Café

Pelican’s Café at Kings will be open every day throughout the Easter break, a great place for families to meet and play! Receive 10% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, or buy two adult meals and receive one child’s meal for free!

Hotel Jerbourg

You’ve been for a stroll and the kids have run off some of that Easter holiday energy, now why not head to Hotel Jerbourg, they’re re-open following some refurbishment, the perfect place to enjoy some cake and a coffee! They’ve even got Unicorn hot chocolates – receive 10% off food and drink with your Island Mums Card.

Try A Tri Kids Camp 2018

Try A Tri kids camps promote healthy lifestyles, and fun and inclusivity in sport. Swimming, cycling, running skills and fun for ages 5-14 starting at 8.30am each day at St Sampsons High School.  All children must be able to swim 25m as a minimum. Easter and Summer camps all finish with a mini event.  T-Shirt included in the price. Please bring own drinks, snacks and packed lunch. EASTER PRICES: £75 & SUMMER PRICES: £99 hello@tryatriguernsey.org

Creation Station Guernsey

Join Kat for a Craft Cafe during the Easter holidays at L’Islet Salvation Army community hall on Wednesday 11th April 9.45am – 11am. Crafts include Pebble Painting and Mosaic Coasters. Suitable for children aged 5-15 years. Cost is £12.50 per child. Booking essential – only 20 spaces available https://bookwhen.com/creationstationguernsey

May 2018

The World Aid Walk

Monday 7th May 2018Registration for the World Aid Walk opens on Friday 16th March and this year sees some changes to the route, the beneficiary charities and the organisation of this popular family event, now in its 48th year. There is also once again the chance to do the walk on the beautiful Island of Herm, however places for the Herm walk are limited to 150. For more information visit www.worldaidwalk.org.gg.

Gandey’s Circus

Gandey’s Circus will be returning to Guernsey between the 14th and 20th May 2018. The UK show was successful in the island last year, and has decided to come back with a brand new show.

We are told all acts will be new, and have never been seen before in the Channel Islands. The circus is hoping to raise the bar and smash expectations, to celebrate 250 years since the creation of circus.

‘The Greatest Showmen’ is due to be staged in a heated 1,500-seat Big Top, with theatre-standard lighting and sound.

We are told it will feature international stars from Colombia, Cuba, Kenya, France, Portugal and the UK. There will be aerial acts, including high-wire walkers, The Gerlings, whose act won medals at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival and the Wujiao International Circus Festival in 2017.

One highlight due to be visiting the island is the ‘Double Wheel of Death’, which has two rotating arms with steel mesh pods at either end, containing acrobats.

There will be a juggling act, BMX riders and The Cuban Flyers will be attempting a triple somersault, as well as many other acts.

You will find it opposite the track, at Victoria Avenue in St Sampsons, between the 14th and 20th May 2018. There will be one performance on Monday, two shows every day from Tuesday to Friday, three shows on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

Adult tickets cost between £14 to £36 depending on the seats you choose, with lower concession prices. A family ticket, for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children, costs £70.

The Box Office on site will be open from Sunday 13th May, daily, between 9.30am and 8pm.

You can find out more and book tickets here.

The Mound of Music – A Guided Tour of Vale

Thursday 17th May 2018 Join silver accredited tour guide Soo Wellfair on a fun and informative guided walk in Vale, as part of the 2018 Spring Walking Festival. This 2 1/2 walk includes the forgotten railway bridge, Vale Castle, and follows the coastal path along Bordeaux, past Houmet Paradis, to the Dehus Dolmen and finally the home of Marie Ozanne. With tales of history, folklore and witches, Victor Hugo, prehistoric passage graves, a WW2 heroine, May bugs and much more, there is something in there for everyone…and no singing and dancing required. To book a space instructions please email soowellfair@yahoo.com Price is £8 per person, meeting point is Woodies car park, Bordeaux at 10:00am

Family Walk to The Fairy Rings, Treasure Hunt and BYO Picnic

Saturday May 19th & Sunday 20th May 2018 Join silver accredited tour guide Soo Wellfair on a re-creation of the old Chevauchee walks of the 17th Century! Aimed at families, this walk starts off at Portelet Kiosk and you will work our way up to the Table Des Pions…or the Fairy Rings. With a treasure hunt along the way and stories about local folklore, the Hanois Lighthouse and a visit to Fort Pezeries, there is something for everyone. The walk ends with a “Bring Your Own” picnic at the Table Des Pions. Costs £6 per adult. Children are FREE!! Includes a sweet treat. Please note that lunch is not provided. Booking is essential (prepayment is NOT needed)- for details of how to book plus instructions for the day please emailsoowellfair@yahoo.comwww.soowellfairtours.com.

GSPCA Seafront Sunday

Sunday 20th May 2018 Join the team at GSPCA from 10am along the seafront in St. Peter Port with a variety of events & activities throughout the day.

Cancer Research Race for Life

Saturday 26th May 2018 from 11am. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course. Those who jog or run Race for Life often complete the 5k course in about 30 to 45 minutes. Walkers take about an hour, but there’s no pressure to finish in a certain time. It’s all about uniting in the fight against cancer.

10k (or just over 6 miles) may sound a little daunting but it is an achievable challenge for anyone with a bit of training. Jogging 10k takes about an hour, but Race for Life is non-competitive, so you can take as long as you like.

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