St Helier is a bussling town centre with parks, old walkways and many historical buildings such as Jersey’s two Markets. Everything is within easy walking distance with loads of wonderful restaurants and pubs, the majority of which are accessible.
Liberty Wharf, close to the Liberation Square, provides undercover shopping (Apple, M&S mini shop, Quayside Restaurant and other shops). There are two accessible toilets however an access code is now required which the shops can give you.
Jersey Zoo – Durrell Wildlife Park was established in 1959 by naturalist and well known author Gerald Durrell. The area covers some 32 acres of parkland which is home to over 130 endangered species of animals. It is operated by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The dodo is the symbol of the Zoo.
The whole site is wheelchair accessible including the Dodo Restaurant which also has a disabled toilet. Plenty of parking. Mobility scooters can also be hired on site. It is advisable to book in advance especially during the summer months.
Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 1534 860071 Bus route: 3
Howard Davis Park in St Helier is one of Jersey’s most appealing public gardens with a rose garden. The park is also the location of a World War II cemetery and hosts many outside events during the warmer months. There is a lovely cafe which provides a selection of light refreshments.
Disabled toilets and good access throughout the gardens.
Opening times: Summer: 1 April to 30 September, 8.30am to 9.30pm. Winter: 1 October to 31 March, 8am to 7pm.
Restrictions: No dogs allowed at any time – except guide dogs.
Bus routes: 1a, 2 & 16
Jersey Pearl is located in the lovely bay of St. Ouen at the northern end of the Five Mile Road (B35), the coastal road on the west coast of the island. Everything you ever wanted to know about pearls! The site is ramped and has a restaurant and disabled toilet. Restaurant provides cream teas, meals and snacks. Plenty of parking.
Tel: +44 1534 862137
Email: [email protected]
Bus Route No. 22 – Jersey Pearl stop
Catherine Best Jewellers is a two generation business located in an old windmill in St. Peter. This beautiful c1837 landmark made from Jersey granite is part of a complex that includes a manufacturing workshop, the Catherine Best jewellery showroom and the Windmill Inn. Set in rural Jersey, it is a tranquil place with manicured gardens where visitors can view jewellery being made daily, partake in some jewellery retail therapy and relax with a drink and something to eat on the beautiful Windmill terrace.
Completely accessible and open all year.
Tel: +44 1534 485777
Bus Route No. 28
Jersey Lavender Farm in St. Brelade offers a wonderful sensory experience. This family run business grows, nurtures, harvests and distills their own lavender. The resulting pure essential oil is then used in a range of beautifully fragrant Jersey Lavender products.
Ramp at the entrance and suitable for visitors in wheelchairs. Wheelchair available if required. The tea room and shop offers a wide range of lavender products.
Tel: +44 1534 742933
Bus Route No. 15 – Tabor Park stop
Eric Young Orchid Foundation is located in Trinity close to Victoria Village. A unique centre dedicated to orchids and proud Chelsea Flower Show gold medalists. We are the perfect all weather / all season attraction. Whatever time of year you visit, you will be sure to see something different and amazing. Stroll through our gardens, enjoy a drink, or bring a picnic and relax.
A friendly, accessible environment for all visitors. Inside areas are wheelchair friendly; the gardens are partly paved but mainly laid to grass. There are two wheelchairs provided in the visitor centre. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Open Wednesday to Saturdays all year around except over the Christmas period.
Tel: +44 1534 861963
Bus Route No. 21 – Victoria Village
Samares Manor is a beautiful house, dating in part to Norman times, and surrounded by exceptional gardens originally constructed in the 1920s. It offers wonderful botanical gardens which are completely wheelchair accessible – although some paths may be a little uneven.
The accessible Cocorico restaurant 9.30 am to 5.00pm offers French favourites with as crepes, galettes plus a great selection of freshly prepared meals..
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 870551
Email: [email protected]
Bus route: 1A Alight outside the Manor Gates.
The Occupation Tapestry Gallery is located alongside the Maritime Museum in St Helier. The award-winning Occupation Tapestry was sewn by islanders to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation after five years of occupation. Good disabled access and disabled toilets. Tel: +44 (0) 1534 811043
www.jerseyheritage.org. Email: [email protected]