Things to Do

 

Jersey Tourism which is situated at the Jersey Museum in St Helier, provides a comprehensive “Guide to Jersey for the Disabled”.  However this is not yet available online. If you are travelling to Jersey by air, it is worth collecting a “What’s On” booklet at the airport as you come through into the arrivals hall.
Tel:        +44 1534 859000        Email:   info@jersey.com

 

Jersey Zoo: Almost everyone will have heard the wonderful stories about Gerald Durrell and his love of animals. Jersey is justifiably proud of its Preservation Trust work and the legacy which Gerald Durrell left behind. A visit to Jersey’s special zoo is a must and more information can be found at Durrell.

Most areas of the site are accessible by wheelchair and pushchair via pathways. Shopmobility motorised scooters (£10) and wheelchairs (£6) are available to hire at the Visitor Centre entrance. These facilities can be booked in advance by contacting our Visitors Centre on 860000 or sending an e-mail to visitor.centre@durrell.org

Tel:   +44 1534 860071 is the number to use for booking a mobility scooter

 

A visit to one of Jersey’s beautiful sandy beaches is a perfect outing but for many wheelchair users it can be impossible. However Beachability Jersey now offers specially designed manual, ballooned wheel chairs to local residents and visitors, free of charge. Their excellent website provides you with all the FAQs and some background history.
Website:   www.beachability.org
Mob Tel:   +44 07797 935 088

IMG_0316The Jersey Battle of Flowers, which is always held on the second Thursday in August, is a wonderful floral spectacle.  Floats up to 40 ft. covered in thousands of fresh and paper flowers which have been painstakingly stuck to papier-mâché bodywork, are paraded up Victoria Avenue. Marching bands, majorettes and many other attractions are enjoyed each year. There is an area specifically designated for wheelchair users.  Disabled toilets are provided close by. Tickets can be ordered online. The gates open around midday and the event starts at 2.30pm until around 4pm. The Moonlight Parade takes place on the Friday evening commencing at 9pm – concluding with a firework display.

If you enjoy civil and military aviation, then you might enjoy the Jersey International Air Display which is held on the second Thursday in September along Victoria Avenue. This is a free event. Parking all along Victoria Avenue is provided and also designated disabled parking.

The Railway walk which starts at St Aubin and takes you to La Corbière lighthouse, is a perfect route to wander along. Gravel surface and slight incline in places. Ideal for a power wheelchair but more strenuous for a manual.

Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum located in Trinity. A real trip down memory lane with old vehicles, trains, wireless sets, toys and so much more. Good access, disabled toilet facilities accessible by a ramp. Free admission for visitors in wheelchairs. Open from Spring to Autumn.
Website:  www.pallotmuseum.co.uk
Tel:     +44 1534 865307

 

aMaizin’ Maze – Jersey’s award winning family adventure park

Visitors say the park is a safe environment and disabled friendly. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that there is continued disabled access, during wetter times the conditions ouside may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.  There are disabled toilet facilities and parking spaces.

If you or your child will not be able to use the majority of the facilities because of a disability (e.g. a wheelchair user) then please make contact prior to visiting as the ticketing office are unable to discuss discounts or free entry at reception.

Located at La Hougue Farm, La Grande Route De St Pierre, St Peter JE3 7AX
Open seven days a week, including bank holidays!

Opening times 10am – 5.30pm (activities close 5.15pm)
Bus route:  take route number 9 or route 28 (summer only as the winter Bus service stops before the park.
Tel:  +044 1534 482116