National Trust for Jersey programme for 2016

The National Trust for Jersey has sent us their programme for 2016. It follows below:

February

Thursday 4 February - Coastal Cinema

Kindly supported by Quilter Cheviot

Come along to the Frances Le Sueur Centre and watch the ‘Perfect Storm’ with George Clooney, which tells the story of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing vessel that was lost at in the Perfect Storm of 1991.

 

Meeting point – Frances Le Sueur Centre, St Ouen

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Sunday 7 February – World Wetland Day at the Wetland Centre

Come along to the centre to celebrate World Wetlands Day. With guided walks around St Ouen’s Pond and its environs, talks and guidance from bird-watching experts and crafts and games for children in the classroom, there will be something for everyone!

 

Meeting point – Wetland Centre, St Ouen

Time – 1 – 4 pm

FREE

 

 

 

Tuesday 16 February - Vintage Crafts Workshop: Making a Decorative Shell Box

Children are invited to create a decorative shell box inspired by the shell-covered gifts that 19th-century traders used to bring back to their sweethearts at home.  A wonderful opportunity for families to work together in the delightful setting of 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time- 10 am – 11.15 am

Price - £5.00 Trust Members; £10 Non-members to include materials and refreshments

483193 – Booking essential

Suitable for 6 - 12 year-olds

 

Saturday 20 and 27 - Pruning and Grafting Apple Trees with Vincent Obbard

Did you know that every full sized apple tree is made from two different trees? Enjoy a morning of practical information and hands-on learning about the art and science of grafting and pruning apple trees. Morning coffee on arrival at the Manor.

 

Meeting point – Samares Manor Car Park

Time – 9.30 to 12.30

Price - £15 Trust Members - £20 Non Members.

483193 – Booking essential

You will receive a rootstock and a scion to graft and take home for planting (max 15 people per session)

 

March

 

Thursday 3 February - Coastal Cinema

This month’s Coastal Cinema will be held in Room 4 at Grève de Lecq Barracks. The film is ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea’, based on the classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.

Meeting point – Room 4 Greve de Lecq Barracks

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Tots’ Tales

Our popular story sessions for pre-school children begin again on World Book Day. Join us at Grève de Lecq Barracks throughout March for stories and crafts with a coastal theme.

Thursday 3rd March (World Book Day) - ‘Sally and the Limpet’ by Simon James

Thursday 10th March – ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister

Thursday 17th March – ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson

 

Meeting point – Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time – 10am-11am

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

 

Woodland Wanders

Pull on your wellington boots and join us in the woods at Hamptonne for a Woodland Wander during this beautiful time of year. With fun, educational activities, children will explore, discover, learn and create (and maybe get a little bit muddy!)

 

Thursday 31st March

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

Sessions at 10 am and 2 pm each day.

Duration – 2 hours

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes that you do not mind getting muddy.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Saturday 26 March (Easter Saturday) – The Shark Egg Hunt

An Easter egg hunt with a difference! Alongside knowledgeable guides, search the high-tide line for shark, ray and skate egg cases which will be identified counted and added to the marine conservation survey (and there may just be a chocolate treat at the end).

 

Meeting point – Given at time of booking

Time – 10 -11 am

FREE

 

27 March ‘Rambles around Rozel’

Enjoy footpaths and hidden tracks with Bob Tompkins on this circular walk before a visit to La Ferme to meet Robbie Perchard and his herd!  Lunch at the Rozel Bay Inn or the ‘Hungry Man’ kiosk before returning to White Rock.

 

Meeting Point – Car Park at White Rock

Time 10 am

Duration - 4 hours (moderate difficulty)

Price – Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members (lunch/refreshments at own expense)

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 31 March - An Evening with Kaiya Campbell

Come along to listen to solo artist 17-year-old Kaiya Campbell. 2015 was a busy year, with acclaimed performances at the Gig in the Park and Jersey Live. Kaiya plays guitar and piano and promises an intimate evening of entertainment with songs from artists such as Adele together with her own compositions.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time –7 pm – 8.30 pm

Price £10 to include a glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Woodland Wanders

Pull on your wellington boots and join us in the woods at Hamptonne for a Woodland Wander during this beautiful time of year. With fun, educational activities, children will explore, discover, learn and create (and maybe get a little bit muddy)

 

Friday 1st April

Monday 4th April

Tuesday 5th April

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

Sessions at 10 am and 2 pm each day.

Duration – 2 hours

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes that you do not mind getting muddy.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Monday 4 April to Sunday 10 April - An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Experience Oscar Wilde’s much loved comedy drama performed by the Butterfly Theatre Company. Watch the drama unfold in the unique setting of the Georgian house museum at 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 1 pm/6.30 and 8 pm

Price - £10 TBC lunchtime performances (45 mins)£12 TBC evening performances (1 hour)

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 7th April - Coastal Cinema

Enjoy ‘The Crimson Pirate’ - a 1952 American adventure film starring Burt Lancaster as Captain Vallo, the eponymous pirate set in the Caribbean in the 18th century. Tongue-in-cheek, it provides light comedy touches in an otherwise dramatic story.

 

Meeting point - Frances Le Sueur Centre

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Treasures of Jersey’s National Coastal Park - Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th April

 

Saturday 9 April – Wonders of the Salt Marsh

Join Botanist Tina Hull on a walk from Big Vern’s toward Kempt Tower to find out how plants cope in an environment that is subjected to so many intense environmental pressures – blazing heat, wild storms, wind and salt water!

 

Meeting point - Car park next to Big Vern’s

Time – 2.30 pm

Duration – 1 to 1.5 hours

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

Please note that the ground is uneven and walkers will need to be fairly agile to bend down to examine plants.

 

Sunday 10 April - Written in the Sand – Les Blanches Banques Uncovered.

Retelling the stories of this large open area of sand-dune – from dolmens to drama groups: from islanders’ playground to coastal park status. Journey back in time on a one hour circular meander with coastline campaigner Mike Stentiford MBE.

 

Meeting point - Le Carrier car park

Time – 10.30 am

Duration – 1 hour

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

 

Sunday 10 April – Coastal Forage with Kazz Padidar

This coastal forage on St Ouen’s beach will take in tide and shoreline and identify edible plants, seaweeds and shellfish. Cooking on a beach fire, the foraged food will be prepared and participants can learn about healthy properties they may hold.

 

Meeting point – Given at time of booking

Time – 1.30 pm

Duration – 1.5 hours

Price - £15.00

483193 – Booking essential

Please dress with an eye on the weather.

 

Sunday 10 April - Explore the Seaweed Gardens of L’Etacq

Join Bob Tompkins through the flood gullies of L’Etacq. With over 400 species of seaweed and a vast range of marine species in this inter-tidal world, delve into the unique rock pools of this rugged part of St Ouen.

 

Meeting point - Car park at Faulkner Fisheries

Time – 2.00 pm

Duration – 2.5 to 3 hours

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

Wear suitable footwear as you will be wading through the gullies and getting wet! Moderate difficulty.

 

Charlotte Bronte Week at 16 New Street - Commemorating 200 years since the birth of Charlotte Bronte. 

 

Tuesday 19 April - Film Jane Eyre

A fine adaptation of Bronte’s classic love story, starring Mia Wasikowska and Dame Judi Dench, screened in the elegant Regency drawing room at 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point – 16 New Street

Time 7 – 9 pm

Price £10 to include a glass of wine on arrival

483193 – Book and pay in advance

 

Thursday 21 April - Jane Eyre Costume Dinner

Supported by Highlands Academy, Cimandis Jersey and Vend]

To celebrate the life and work of novelist Charlotte Bronte, we are hosting a Regency-style banquet in the splendour of our magnificent Club Room at 16 New Street. Guests are encouraged to dress in 19th-century costume.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 6.30 to 10 pm

Price £80 per person for a 3 course meal, including wine

Tickets are limited so early booking is essential.

483193 – Booking essential

 

Money raised from this event will be used towards the purchase of a Regency sideboard and silver candelabra for the dining room at 16 New Street.

 

Friday 22 April - Food Glorious Food

As part of Charlotte Bronte week, our resident housekeeper will be cooking up a tantalising feast of traditional 19th-century recipes, laid out for visitors to sample in the Regency dining room of 16 New Street - a great opportunity to learn about Jersey’s culinary heritage.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Price - Free to Trust Members; £5 Non-members

No need to book.

 

 

 

Saturday 23 April – Strongpoint Plémont

Matthew Costard, Vice President of the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey) will lead this guided walk around the German fortifications of Strongpoint Plémont. The clearance of the former holiday camp has uncovered several Occupation structures that were previously inaccessible.

 

Meeting point- (meeting point given at time of booking).

Time - 2.30 pm

Duration 2 hours

Price – Free Trust and CIOS Members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 5 May - Coastal Cinema

Disney’s ‘Oceans’ is a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea. Look at the lives of these elusive deep-water creatures through their own eyes. Migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play.

 

Meeting point – Frances Le Sueur Centre

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 7 May - La Pulente Wracking Gullies

Tread the track ways of the Island’s old wracking harvesters with Bob Tompkins. Cartwheel ruts and rock cut channels bear testament to the generations of families that worked the land and sea to make a hard earned living.

 

Meeting point – La Pulente Car Park

Time – 12.00 noon

Duration – 2.5 hours - bring a packed lunch and refreshments.

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 14 May Open Milling Day

Come along to the only working watermill in Jersey to view the milling process.  Watch the Rangers open the sluice gates, follow the water as it travels along the leat, admire the ancient waterwheel as it springs into action and meet our very own Miller. Free guided walks to neighbouring Tesson Mill throughout the day.

 

Meeting Point - Le Moulin de Quétivel

Time - 10am – 4pm

Price - Free to Trust Members; £3 Non-members

Refreshments are available throughout the day.

Please park at the Mill Pond in St Peter’s Valley

 

Saturday 21 May Bread Making Workshop at Quétivel Mill

Inspired by The Great British Bake Off? Brush up on your bread making skills at our own Mill in St Peter’s Valley. Learn how to make a classic farmhouse loaf using our own stoneground flour under the guidance of artisan baker Darren Wallser.

 

Meeting Point - Quétivel Mill

Time - 10am –3pm

Price: £45 to include materials and refreshments

Please park at the Duck Pond in St Peter’s Valley

A ploughman’s lunch and all materials will be provided.

 

Sunday 22 May – Orchid Field (Le Noir Pré) Open Afternoon

Experience a riot of colour at Le Noir Pré, our orchid meadows. Learn about these beautiful flowers with expert botanist Tina Hull; discover how to photograph them and keep the children entertained on a ‘Bug Safari’ with a National Trust Ranger.

 

Meeting point – Le Chemin de L’Ouziere, St Ouen’s Bay

Time – 2 pm

Duration – 2 hours

Price – Free entry

 

Thursday 26 May - A Short History of Interior Design: Baroque Interiors

In his first talk in the series, local historian and expert Peter Le Rossignol examines the exuberant Baroque style, which originated in Italy and influenced interior design across Europe. Best known for its sense of drama and love of the ornate, the Baroque style remained fashionable until about 1725.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 7 to 8.15 pm

Price- £10 to include a glass of wine

483193 Booking essential

 

Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29 May Basket making Workshop at Quétivel Mill

In this two-day workshop at Quétivel Mill, you are invited to learn the ancient craft of basket weaving under the expert guidance of James Dyson.  N previous willow weaving experience is required – just lots of enthusiasm!

 

Meeting Point - Quétivel Mill

Time – 10 am to 4 pm

Price: £120 to include materials and refreshments

483193 – Booking essential.

Please park at the Mill Pond in St Peter’s Valley

Lunch, refreshments and all materials will be provided and we intend for everyone to go home with their own simple round stake and strand basket.

 

 

 

Tuesday 31 May Vintage Crafts Workshop: Making a Decoupage Vase and Flower Posy

In our second half-term workshop, children are invited to create a flower posy and decorative vase, employing the ancient art of decoupage.  A wonderful opportunity for families to work together with their child in the delightful setting of 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 10 to 11.15 am

Price - £5.00 Trust Members; £10 Non Members to include materials and refreshments

Suitable for 6 - 12 year-olds

483193 – Book and pay in advance

June

Thursday 2 June - Coastal Cinema

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot is a 1953 French comedy film starring and directed by Jacques Tati. It introduced the pipe-smoking, well-meaning but clumsy character of Monsieur Hulot. The film gained an international reputation for its creator when released in 1953.

 

Meeting point - Parade Ground – Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential.

 

Saturday 4 June - Country Crafts: Herb Workshop

“Let medicine be your food and food be your medicine”

Whether you are passionate about using herbs to flavour your food, aid your digestion or nourish your body this workshop is for you.  A wonderfully informative, relaxing and rejuvenating course at Quétivel Mill.

 

Meeting Point – Quétivel Mill

Time – 2.30 – 5.30 pm

Price £35 to include all materials and refreshments

483193 – Booking essential.

Lunch and all materials will be provided and we intend for everyone to go home with their own handmade beauty products, made with local herbs and essential oils.

 

Thursday 16 June - A Short History of Interior Design: Georgian Interiors

In his second talk in the series, Peter Le Rossignol looks at interior design of the Georgian period (1714-1830), which saw the rise of highly influential designers and architects such as Robert Adam and Horace Walpole. The Georgian Drawing Room at 16 New Street provides an authentic setting for this fascinating talk.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time 7 – 8.15

Price - £10 to include a glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 18 June - Time Travel at Grève de Lecq

A rare opportunity to compare a day in the life of a typical 18th-century soldier with that of a World War II soldier – what they wore, where they slept, what they ate and which weapons they used! The site will be divided into two distinctive camps – with the 1781 Militia stationed up at Catel Fort (listen out for the canons) and Force 135 based at the parade ground.

 

Meeting Point - Grève de Lecq Barracks and Catel Fort

Time 11 am to 4 pm

Price - suggested minimum donation £2 per person

Refreshments are available throughout the day

 

Saturday 18 June - Wild West in Full Bloom

Join Botanist Tina Hull and discover the botanical delights of coastal strip, dune and wet meadowland.  See plants which have adapted to survive salt spray, baking sun and little fresh water along with plants at home within a wet meadow.

 

Meeting point - Car park next to Big Vern’s

Time – 2.30 pm

Duration – 2 hours

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

Please note that the ground is uneven and walkers will need to be fairly agile to bend down to examine plants.

 

Friday and Saturday 24 and 25 June - Sunset Concerts

Enjoy live music in the beautiful setting of the natural amphitheatre at Grantez overlooking St Ouen’s Bay. Bring a picnic and enjoy fantastic live music as the sun sets. 2016 sees local bands perform on the Friday evening and Brothers Strut on Saturday.

 

Meeting Point – Mont Grantez

Time – 5.30 to 9.30 pm

Price – FREE but retiring collection. £5 for Parking

 

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July

 

Bug Safaris - BRAND NEW FOR 2016!

Our Bug Safaris have had a make-over! With a different focus for each session, children will not only hunt for their favourite invertebrates, but also join in with fun, educational games and crafts in our secret hideaway beside St. Ouen’s Bay.

 

July 26th – Bees, Wasps and Ants

July 27th – Dragonflies and Damselflies

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

Time - All sessions start at 2pm

Price – Free for Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes. Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Rock Pool Rambles

Splash through the rock pools at low-tide to discover ginormous shore crabs, tiny spider crabs, colourful anemones and beautiful starfish. Learn to look at this familiar environment in a new way and discover creatures you have never seen before!

 

Monday 18th July 11.30am

Tuesday 19th July 12.30 pm

Wednesday 20th July 1pm

Thursday 21st July 2 pm

Friday 22nd July 2.30pm

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

FREE – Trust Members, £5 Non Members

483193– Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting wet.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Hop To It! BRAND NEW FOR 2016!

An exciting opportunity for families to dip in to the weird and wonderful world of creatures that live in and around fresh water. Children will explore in and around the pond, identifying and learning about the strange creatures that lurk below the surface.

 

Monday 18th July 2.30pm

Friday 22nd July 10am

 

Meeting Point - given at time of booking

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting wet. Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

 

 

Sunday 3 July – The Water World of the Violet Bank

Join Bob Tompkins on a ramble across the Violet Bank and the lagoon between Seymour Tower and the Karame reef.  Discover why this unique reef system is a ‘RAMSAR’ site and learn about the marine life that calls it home.

 

Meeting point - Car park opposite the Seymour Inn

Time – 11.00 am

Duration – 3.5 hours

Price - £5.00

483193 – Booking essential

Wear suitable footwear as you will be wading through the gullies and getting wet!

 

Thursday 7th July - Coastal Cinema

Point Break is the 1991 cult classic surfing thriller starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. The title refers to the surfing term where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land. Reeves stars as rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah.

 

Meeting point – Le Don Hilton (The White House, St Ouen’s Bay)

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Monday 4 July - Vikings, Mills and Bunkers

Join Blue Badge Guide Jean Treleven on a beautiful journey around the mills and bunkers of rural St Lawrence and St Peter’s valley, through Green lanes and woodland with the occasional steep slope! Learn about Norse place names and Vikings!  

 

Meeting Point - Mill Pond, St Peter’s Valley

Time – 10 am – 1 pm

Duration – 3 hours

Price – Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

 

Wednesday 13 July – Friday 15 July Embroidery Week at 16 New Street

The National Trust for Jersey have teamed up with The Embroiderers’ Guild to create a unique exhibition celebrating 300 years since the birth of landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Hand-embroidered cushions, inspired by landscapes and gardens managed by the Trust will be displayed as a trail throughout the house.

 

Meeting Point – 16 New Street

Time – 10am – 5pm

Entry £5.00; Trust Members free

 

 

 

Saturday 23 July - The Tea Party at the Barracks

Come along and enjoy a scrumptious cream tea at Grève de Lecq Barracks prepared by Maureen Bourniquel and her team of volunteers. Enjoy freshly made scones with homemade jam and Jersey cream served al fresco if the sun is shining in this unique setting.

 

Meeting point – Room 4 Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time – 2.30 pm

Price - £6 – all funds raised to go towards the maintenance and upkeep of Plémont forever and for everyone.

 

Sunday 24 July – Kite Flying at Plémont

Come along to the newly restored headland at Plémont – the subject of much campaigning over the past 10 years. Learn how to make and fly a kite, bring a picnic and enjoy a wonderful fun-filled afternoon for all the family.

 

Meeting Point – Plémont

Time – 2 pm

Duration – 3 hours

Price – Free

 

August

 

Bug Safaris - BRAND NEW FOR 2016!

Our Bug Safaris have had a make-over! With a different focus for each session, children will not only hunt for their favourite invertebrates, but also join in with fun, educational games and crafts in our secret hideaway beside St. Ouen’s pond.

 

August 9th – Centipedes and Millipedes

August 10th – Beetles and Bugs

August 15th – Ladybirds

August 16th – Crickets and Grasshoppers

August 24th – Woodlice and Worms

August 25th – Butterflies and Moths

August 29th – Slugs and Snails

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

Time - All sessions start at 2pm

Price – Free for Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

 

Rock Pool Rambles

Splash through the rock pools at low-tide to discover ginormous shore crabs, tiny spider crabs, colourful anemones and beautiful starfish. Learn to look at this familiar environment in a new way and discover creatures you have never seen before!

 

Monday 1st August 11.30am

Tuesday 2nd August 12.30 pm

Wednesday 3rd August1.30pm

Thursday 4th August 2 pm

Friday 5th August 2.30 pm

Monday 15th August 10.30 am

Tuesday 16th August 11 am

Wednesday 17th August 12 pm

Thursday 18th August 1 pm

Friday 19th August 1.30 pm

Monday 22nd August 3.30 pm

Tuesday 23rd August 4 pm

Monday 29th August 10.30 am

Tuesday 30th August 11.30 am

Wednesday 31st August 12.15 pm

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

FREE – Trust Members, £5 Non Members

483193– Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting wet.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Hop To It! BRAND NEW FOR 2016!

An exciting opportunity for families to dip in to the weird and wonderful world of creatures that live in and around fresh water. Children will explore in and around the pond, identifying and learning about the strange creatures that lurk below the surface.

 

Wednesday 17th August 3 pm

Tuesday 23rd August 10 am

Friday 26th August 2.00 pm

Tuesday 30th August 2.30 pm

 

Meeting Point - given at time of booking

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting wet. Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Thursday 4th August - Coastal Cinema  

Finding Nemo is the 2003 animated film produced by Pixar Studios. It tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, with a regal tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbour.

 

Meeting point – Parade Ground at Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine (for adults only)

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 6 August - Beatrix Potter Family Day Out - commemorating 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter

Storytelling throughout the day along with an exhibition to celebrate the life of this much-loved children’s author who bequeathed 4,000 acres to the National Trust.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 10 am to 4 pm

Price - £5.00; under 7s free of charge

Come dressed as your favourite Beatrix Potter character

 

Saturday 13 August – Big ‘Wild’ sleep out at Morel Farm

A one night only ‘sleep over’ at Morel Farm. Cook on a campfire, go on a moonlit walk, search for glow worms, create a feast for a hedgehog, build a woodland lantern, sleep under the stars and enjoy the dawn chorus….

 

Meeting point – Morel Farm

Time – 7 pm to 9 am

Price - £10

483193 – Booking essential

Families will need to bring their own tent, sleeping bags and a torch. Please note there are no washing facilities only toilet facilities.

 

September

 

Bug Safaris - BRAND NEW FOR 2016!

Our Bug Safaris have had a make-over! With a different focus for each session, children will not only hunt for their favourite invertebrates, but also join in with fun, educational games and crafts in our secret hideaway beside St. Ouen’s pond.

 

September 1st – Spiders and Harvestmen

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

Time - All sessions start at 2pm

Price – Free for Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Thursday 1 September - Coastal Cinema

‘Jaws’ is the 1975 classic thriller directed by Steven Spielberg.  A giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter.

 

Meeting point - Le Don Hilton (The White House, St Ouen’s Bay)

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 3 September – Icho Tower via La Rocque

A scenic ramble with Bob Tompkins to Icho Tower through the flood gullies of La Rocque. Take in the tranquil, stunning landscape around and beyond this offshore tower. Learn about the marine life, history and archaeology of this fascinating and unique part of Jersey.

 

Meeting point – La Rocque Harbour

Time – 1.00 pm

Duration – 3.5 hours

483193 – Booking essential

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

 

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September - Heritage Open Days

2016 is the 80th anniversary of the National Trust for Jersey and all of the Trust’s properties will be open over the course of the weekend.  The Open Days offer you the wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy some of the Island’s finest historic buildings. Special events and activities will be organised at the key sites.

 

Open properties and special events will be announced closer to the time. Please keep an eye on our website www.nationaltrust.je or our Facebook page.

 

Saturday 24 September Bread Making Workshop at Quétivel Mill

In our second bread making workshop, Genuine Jersey baker Darren Wallser will be on hand to guide you through the process of making your own sourdough from scratch – from mixing and flavouring the ferment to proving and baking your own loaf of bread.

 

Meeting Point - Quétivel Mill

Time - 10 am to 3 pm

Price - £45 to include materials and refreshments

483193 – Booking essential

Please park at the Mill Pond in St Peter’s Valley

A ploughman’s lunch and all materials will be provided.

 

Saturday 24 September - Wild West Gone to Seed!

Now autumn is upon us join Botanist Tina Hull and see how plants in our coastal national park have changed with the season. Come and see which plants remain, which die down and the many interesting seeds and fruits plants produce.

 

Meeting point - Car park next to Big Vern’s

Time – 2.30 pm

Duration – 2 hours

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

Please note that the ground is uneven and walkers will need to be fairly agile to bend down to examine plants. Bring hand lenses or magnifying glasses if you have them.

October

 

Go Batty! BRAND NEW FOR 2016!

Join us in the woods to enter the twilight world of our only flying mammals. We will begin the walk as the sun goes down, then use bat detectors to help identify the bats as they start to feed at dusk.

 

Saturday 1st October 6.45pm

 

Meeting point – given at time of booking

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For families with children aged 4 plus. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes. Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Woodland Wanders

As the seasons change, come and walk through crunchy leaves and squelchy mud in the beautiful setting of Hamptonne Woods. With a variety of crafts and activities, children will experience the season in a fun and educational way.

 

Wednesday 26th 10 am and 2 pm

Thursday 27th 10 am and 2 pm

Friday 28th 10 am and 2 pm

 

Meeting point – To be advised at time of booking

 Sessions at 10 am and 2 pm each day.

Duration – 2 hours

Price - Free Trust members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

For children 4 - 11 years old.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long trousers and closed shoes that you do not mind getting muddy.  Unsuitable for buggies.

 

Kindly supported by HSBC

 

Thursday 6 October - Coastal Cinema

‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ (1962). Based upon a real 1759 mutiny, Marlon Brando leads the crew of the HMS Bounty in a mutiny against the sadistic Captain Bligh, portrayed by Trevor Howard.

 

Meeting point – Room 4, Greve de Lecq Barracks

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483183 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 13 October A Night at the Opera

A fantastic programme of operatic duets and arias, performed around the grand piano in the magnificent Club Room at 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 7 – 8.30 pm

£10 to include a glass of wine on arrival

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 20 October - A Short History of Interior Design: Victorian Interiors

In our final talk in the series we explore the rich and opulent interior design of the Victorian era (1837-1901), which saw the rise of influential artists such as Pugin and William Morris. The venue for this talk will be the Victorian Club Room at 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point -16 New Street

Time -7 – 8.15pm

Price - £10 to include a glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 October - Black Butter Making at The Elms

Come along and get involved in the National Trust for Jersey’s annual Black Butter making event. It is a real community affair with all ages welcome and it is free!

Thursday 20 October – Embrace the community spirit as you participate in the ancient art of making Black Butter – peeling apples from 2 to 5 pm at The Elms,

Friday 21 October - Peeling will start again at 10 am until late! Stirring of the apples and other ingredients will commence mid-morning on Friday in the large ‘bachin’ over a roaring fire in the Bake-House and will continue all night until Saturday lunch-time.  Volunteers are invited to peel, stir or contribute to the community supper which will take place on Friday evening with live music.

Saturday 22 October – Market Day from 10 am until 4 pm. Pumpkin carving, stalls selling fresh produce, home baked cakes and Jersey Wonders, cider and sausages as well as art and crafts from local artisans. Participate in the jarring up of the freshly made Black Butter which then goes on sale!

Tuesday 25 October - Vintage Crafts Workshop: Making and Furnishing your Own Doll’s House

In our final half-term workshop, children are invited to make and furnish their own doll’s house.  A wonderful opportunity for families to work together with their child in the delightful setting of 16 New Street.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 10am – 11.15am

Price - £5.00 Members; £10 Non Members to include materials and refreshments

Suitable for 6 - 12 year-olds

483193 – Booking essential

 

November

Thursday 3 November - Coastal Cinema

The Fog is a 1980 American horror film about a strange, glowing fog that sweeps in over a small coastal town in California, bringing with it vengeful ghosts of mariners who were killed in a shipwreck there exactly 100 years prior.

 

Meeting point – Frances Le Sueur Centre

Time – 7 – 9 pm

Price - £10 including glass of wine

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 12 November – Fungi Foray

Join Andrea Simoncelli for a guided walk through woodland in St Peter’s Valley to identify edible mushrooms. Learn about their ‘pot’ potential, colours, forms, shapes and quirks that various species display.

Meeting point – To be advised at time of booking

Time – 10 am

Duration - 2 hours.

Price - Free Trust Members, £5 Non Members

483193 – Booking essential

 

Saturday 19 November - Children’s Workshop: A Letter to Father Christmas

Good little boys and girls are invited to join us for this special Christmas workshop at 16 New Street, where they can try their hand at calligraphy and finish their personal messages to Father Christmas with sealing wax. 

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 10 – 11.15 am

Price - £5.00 Members; £10 Non Members to include materials and refreshments

Suitable for 6 - 12 year-olds

483193 – Booking essential

 

Christmas Craft at the Barracks

 

Tuesday 22 November – Christmas Decorations

Join Beverley Speck to create your own textile decorations in this fun session. You will make a Christmas decoration to take home and leave with a head full of ideas for more creations! All equipment is included along with refreshments.

 

Meeting Point – Room 4 Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time 7 – 9 pm

Price - £20 to include refreshments

483193 – Booking essential

 

Tuesday 29 November – Christmas card Making

Design, carve and print your own Christmas cards with artist Kerry-Jane Warner.  Learn how to carve a block and build a design to create your own cards, tags and gift wrap. Take home your block and an ink pad to continue creating.

 

Meeting Point – Room 4 Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time 7 – 9 pm

Price - £20 to include refreshments

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 24 November - Late Night Shopping at 16 New Street

Step away from the crowds on King Street and lose yourself in the National Trust for Jersey’s Christmas shop, laden with imaginative and beautiful seasonal gifts. Trust members can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on all purchases if they show their membership cards at the desk.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 4pm – 8pm

Seasonal refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

 

December

 

Thursday 1st December - Late Night Shopping at 16 New Street

Step away from the crowds on King Street and lose yourself in the National Trust for Jersey’s Christmas shop, laden with imaginative and beautiful seasonal gifts. Trust members can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on all purchases if they show their membership cards at the desk.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 4pm – 8pm

Seasonal refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

 

 

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December – A Victorian Christmas at Hamptonne

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 filled with sweets and decorating homes with greenery. Victorians also actively revived and popularised the singing of carols and feasting.  Come along to Hamptonne and enjoy some of these traditional pursuits and eat, drink and be merry!

Time – 5 to 9 pm Friday evening - 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday

Price - £1 entry fee

Parking – Shuttle service to be provided. Details to be confirmed.

 

Saturday 3rd December Christmas at 16 New Street

Bring your family to 16 New Street on any Saturday in December and rekindle the spirit of Christmas past.  Traditional decorations will be displayed throughout the house, with a guided tour by candlelight at 4pm.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time 4 pm

Price Free to Trust Members £5.00 Non-Members

483193 – Booking essential

 

Christmas Craft at the Barracks

 

Tuesday 6 December – Christmas Wreath Making

Join Elise Stubbs from Forge Farm Flowers and learn how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath using fresh greenery at this evening workshop.  All equipment is included along with festive refreshments.

 

Meeting Point – Room 4 Grève de Lecq Barracks

Time 7 – 9 pm

Price - £20 to include refreshments

Christmas Craft at the Barracks

Thursday 8 December - Late Night Shopping at 16 New Street

Step away from the crowds on King Street and lose yourself in the National Trust for Jersey’s Christmas shop, laden with imaginative and beautiful seasonal gifts. Trust members can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on all purchases if they show their membership cards at the desk.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 4pm – 8pm

Seasonal refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

 

 

 

Saturday 10 December - Christmas at 16 New Street

Bring your family to 16 New Street and marvel at the traditional rooms, which have been festively adorned for the season. Upstairs in the attic, good little girls and boys will have the opportunity to visit Father Christmas and receive a special gift to take home with them.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 10 am to 5 pm

Price - Free to Trust Members £5.00 Non Members

Visits to Father Christmas: £5.00 to include a gift

 

Tuesday 13 December - Candlelit Tour of 16 New Street

As the nights draw in, experience 16 New Street in a totally different way. Explore this fine Georgian building by candlelight, guided by one of our costumed actors. The tour ends with mulled cider and mince pies in front of a roaring fire.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 6 - 7.30pm

Price £10

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 15 December - Carol Concert at 16 New Street

Come and join the Amity Singers for our annual Christmas Carol Concert at 16 New Street, with seasonal refreshments served afterwards. All ages welcome.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time 6.30 – 7.30 pm

A retiring collection will be held at the end of the evening to raise funds for 16 New Street

 

Thursday 15 December - Late Night Shopping at 16 New Street

Step away from the crowds on King Street and lose yourself in the National Trust for Jersey’s Christmas shop, laden with imaginative and beautiful seasonal gifts. Trust members can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on all purchases if they show their membership cards at the desk.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 4pm – 8pm

Seasonal refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

 

Saturday 17 December - Christmas at 16 New Street

Bring your family to 16 New Street and marvel at the traditional rooms, which have been festively adorned for the season. Upstairs in the attic, good little girls and boys will have the opportunity to visit Father Christmas and receive a special gift to take home with them.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time – 10 am to 5 pm

Price - Free to Trust Members £5.00 Non Members

Visits to Father Christmas: £5.00 to include a gift

 

Tuesday 20 December - Candlelit Tour of 16 New Street

As the nights draw in, experience 16 New Street in a totally different way. Explore this fine Georgian building by candlelight, guided by one of our costumed actors. The tour ends with mulled cider and mince pies in front of a roaring fire.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 6 - 7.30pm

Price £10

483193 – Booking essential

 

Thursday 22 December - Late Night Shopping at 16 New Street

Step away from the crowds on King Street and lose yourself in the National Trust for Jersey’s Christmas shop, laden with imaginative and beautiful seasonal gifts. Trust members can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on all purchases if they show their membership cards at the desk.

 

Meeting Point - 16 New Street

Time - 4pm – 8pm

Seasonal refreshments will be served throughout the evening.