February is packed with family friendly adventures as Jersey Heritage host a series of events designed to both educate and enthrall. From a half-term Robinson Crusoe quest at the Maritime Museum to archery, abseiling and treasure hunts at Mont Orgueil Castle; there’s a different experience to be had for all ages.
Robinson Crusoe – Monday 11 to Friday 15 February
Maritime Museum 10am – 4pm
This half-term, Jersey Heritage is inviting children and families to discover the amazing tale of Robinson Crusoe. Based on the novel published in 1719, this fun packed event explores how Robinson survived being shipwrecked on a desert island for over 28 years. Listen to storytellers as they tell the tale of shipwreck and survival. Discover all about shipwrecks, send a message in a bottle, make a raft and do the trail around the Museum. Jersey Heritage members go free, non-members admission £8.40 adults, £7.40 seniors, £5.25 6-16 and £24.55 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). Membership available from as little as 85p a month.
Castle Adventures – Sunday’s throughout spring
Mont Orgueil Castle
Jersey Heritage is delighted to be partnering with Jersey Adventures in 2013 to offer a range of exciting activities and experiences for adults and children, alike. This spring, they are hosting three special events at Mont Orgueil Castle, starting on Sunday 10th February. Jersey Adventures’ qualified staff will lead Sunday morning adventures in abseiling, archery and treasure hunting in the stunning surroundings of the castle on the following dates:
• Archery – Sunday 10th February from 10.30am to 1pm;
• Abseiling – Sunday 24 February from 10.30am to 1pm;
• Treasure Hunt – Sunday 3 March from 10.30am to 1pm.
Tickets for Jersey Heritage members are £11.50 and £20.00 for non-members – includes entry (available through Eventbrite.com). Activities are designed to accommodate a range of abilities and ages and are suitable for children and adults.
Family Events Co-ordinator, Helen Otterwell said “Jersey Heritage hosts a special half term family event for our members and the public to enjoy, every year. This week of educational and fun activities offers islanders a taster of our fantastic events calendar, which officially launches with the opening of many of our Jersey Heritage visitor sites at the end of March. We are delighted to extend this taster of activities by partnering with Jersey Adventures and offering further family entertainment throughout February; 2013 is set to be an exciting year indeed.’