Christmas with the National Trust for Jersey
We have arranged lots of lovely events and activities for you to enjoy over the festive period. Stock up on traditional gifts for all the family in the National Trust Gift Shop at 16 New Street which is extended for the festive season into two rooms to make space for lots of new merchandise. Trust members are entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases when they show their cards at the desk.
Good little girls and boys are invited to join us for a special Christmas workshop at 16 New Street, where they can try their hand at calligraphy and finish their personal messages to Father Christmas on Saturday 2nd December from 10 until 11.15 am. To book tickets go to www.nationaltrust.je/events or call 483193
The Victorians changed the face of Christmas and the era saw the introduction of traditions such as the Christmas tree, the making and sending of Christmas cards, Christmas crackers and decorating homes with greenery. Victorians also actively revived and popularised the singing of carols and feasting. Come along to Hamptonne on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December and enjoy some of these pursuits and shop, eat, drink and be merry! Time: Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Price: £1 entry fee with free parking at Jersey Horse Driving Society Field, St Lawrence with shuttle to and from Hamptonne.
Christmas in Jersey wouldn’t be complete without a special visit to see Father Christmas at 16 New Street. This year the Trust has extended the range of activities for families to include storytelling in the attic, Christmas craft on the first floor and a festive treasure hunt around the house. Come along between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday 9th 16th and 23rd December. No need to book. £5 to include a gift.
As the nights draw in, experience 16 New Street in a totally different way on Tuesday 12th and 19th December. Explore this magnificent Georgian building by candlelight, guided by costumed actors who will introduce you to members of the household. The tour ends with mulled wine and mince pies in front of a roaring fire. Book tickets online by visiting www.nationaltrust.je/events or call 483193
Join your guide Bob Tompkins on our annual Turkey Buster walk on New Year’s Day from The Elms around the small country lanes of St Mary and brush off those Christmas ‘blues’ and lose a few calories in the process! Time: 12 Noon to 1.30pm