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Something for everyone
Member Name: Swills
Advantages: Beaches, easy to get around. things to do
We chose to go to Jersey as we felt it had something for everyone. My daughter is 4 and though loves the idea of sitting on a beach making sandcastles would probably be bored if we spent all day doing it.My husband would definitely be bored after a while.
The beaches are long and clean and it is lovely just to walk along the beaches collecting shells.
We went to 2 castles Elizabeth Castle and Gorey castle we also went to the war tunnels.
We went to Elizabeth castle via the puddleduck which was fine,it's a lovely castle to potter around, there is a parade where my husband was roped into and they also fired a cannon. The Germans built lots of concrete bunkers at the castle which men find really interesting. There is a beautiful beach here, when you walk you sink about 4 inches into the sand.
Gorey castle is in a lovely town with a very cheap and cheerful cafe. I can't remember the name but it by Poundworld. We had cheese & pineapple toasties with curry chips. Sounds very weird but after 4 days of full English breakfast it was just what we fancied.This castle goes on for ever, I wouldn't want to do it on a very hot day. Lots about Sir Walter Raleigh. It was closed for 5 years while they did some work. They seemed to have spent the time making sculptures, my 4 year old who usually likes castles did get bored with this one.
The war tunnels are interesting worth a visit but is hard to explain to a little one about the war. She couldn't understand why someone had made a dress out of some curtains, as she thought the curtains were more practical and she would regret it come bed time.
I would recommend catching the bus. Timetables are available at St Helier bus station they seem to run everywhere every 20 mins. Even my husband who has never caught a bus thought they were good.
Great holiday would recommend
Summary: Good family holiday
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