Easter events are springing up across the Island this month. We’ve rounded up a couple of key festivities for children – including the chance to meet lambs at a local farm – as well as other events happening in April – film viewings, training sessions, and a tough charity challenge…
Friday 1 April – Films at the Barracks: Water
Join ArtHouse Jersey at the Grève de Lecq Barracks for a screening of four short films exploring the themes of the body, water, ecology and our relationship to the environment. The first film in the programme was shot entirely on Jersey, and takes the Jèrriais word for water, leau, as its title.
Tuesday 5 April – Jersey Chamber Sustainability Breakfast
Find out how to ‘navigate the green maze’ with this talk from the Chamber of Commerce on demystifying sustainability for local businesses. The talk will run through the main concepts and terminology, and simplify the steps business owners can take to be more sustainable. The Director of Ports of Jersey will be sharing their insights too.
Wednesday 20 April – Shark-egg hunt
An Easter Egg hunt with a difference – this event organised by the National Trust for Jersey gives children the chance to learn about local ray and shark species, and help gather scientific information for the Shark Trust’s national database. Real easter eggs will also be up for grabs!
Tickets: £3.00 for members plus booking fee
Thursday 21 April – Easter at the Sheep Shed
Visit the Sheep Shed at Potage Farm in St Lawrence for an ‘Easter egg-stravaganza’. Meet Farmer Laurent and his animals, including the lambs, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs. There will be games, crafts and of course an Easter egg hunt.
Tickets: £5.00 plus booking fee
Saturday 23 April – Reptilewatch 2022
Become a trained Wild Volunteer and help gather sightings of Jersey’s reptiles in this event organised by the Government of Jersey, Jersey Biodiversity Centre and JARG. Learn how to identify different reptiles before getting out into the field to spot species in the surrounding area of the Frances Le Sueur Centre in St Ouen.
Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May – Nine by Five Challenge
This 54 mile walking challenge will see Islanders take to the cliff paths and country lanes in aid of Jersey Hospice Care. The challenge is set across two days, ‘the East’ on Saturday and ‘the West’ on Sunday. The walk is for a wide range of fitness levels and there is the option to take part in a single day event too.