Love Your Castle with Jersey Heritage and enjoy our family fun day, free for everyone to attend.



Elizabeth Castle

Opening Times

Dates & Times

09-04-2017 10:30 09-04-2017 15:00 36 Family Fun Day at Elizabeth Castle Free for everyone to attend

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Elizabeth Castle Jersey Heritage DD/MM/YYYY Sun 9 Apr 2017 10:30 - 15:00

Reacquaint yourself with this iconic Jersey landmark or visit for the first time. Entry is FREE for everyone to be part of this one-off festival celebrating our Island story.

Donations are welcome and will go towards the Elizabeth Castle  renovation project.


Sponsored by Lloyds Bank 


Line Up - it's all free for Jersey Heritage members and non members!

Castle Ferry will be prioritised d for disabled passengers and babes in arms only so cross the causway - it's where the fun starts!

There is no parking at the site or on the slipway. 

The site will be open from 10.30am to 3pm on the 9 April - no access for visitors before 10.30am.

Throughout the day you can enjoy.

Sitas Circus - A small family circus with experience performing and organising events in Asia, now based in Jersey and bringing the fun with them. Try your hand at lots of circus skills and be amazed by the stilt-walking bubble man.

Beachcraft - Join the fantastic Kazz from Wild Adventures for some fun on the beach and learn about the fantastic sealife in our magical beach behind the castle. Then have a go at building a shelter and learning some bushcrafts when you are back on dry land.

Jersey Facepainting - Karen and her team put the art into making faces that are colourful, original and loved by all ages.

Our fantastic Creative Zone features some very special community art activities. Help build our Castle picture in the Shooting Range, be part of Love your Castle in the brick wall build and frame yourself in our fabulous Tudor Gallery. We will also have some fun arts and crafts with swords, masks and castles to personalise.

Love to Chill- Mindfulness and meditation practitioner Tina will be providing sanctuary in the Love to Chill tower. Join her for love-themed meditations and visualisations while you take in the stunning view from the top. Kalimukti Yoga provide classes from babies to adults in this relaxing art and will be joining us in the Tower at midday for an all ages stretch out.

Abseiling - An interesting and exhilarating way to get into the moat! Abseiling is open to beginners and the more experienced and will be run by long established local business Jersey Adventure who provide quality through and through in the delivery of outdoor and adventurous activities with the best experience, from absolute adrenalin to activities with specific learning outcomes, soft adventure and culture.

Jersey Archery Society - Staffed by a team of fully qualified coaches our Archers Range gives all ages the opportunity to receive one-to-one coaching in this timeless skill as they try to ‘shoot the knight.’ Founded in 1955, Jersey Archery Society is the longest running Archery club in jersey, we aim to provide a safe and fun club to participate in the sport of archery and welcome archers of all levels.

11am to 11.45am in the Parade Ground - Youth Arts Drama Performance

Youth Arts Jersey provide a fun, safe environment for young people to explore the arts. They will be helping bring some action to the Market Place with a lively performance by the Junior Drama Club. Look out for some of their other talented young people who will be busking to liven up the nooks and crannies.

12 noon in the Parade Ground- Master Gunner

Get on Parade with the Castle's Master Gunner.

12 to 1pm on the Castle Green -  Belissima

Bellissima are a group of five Tudor/Elizabethan musicians who perform authentic period music and dances, playing Alto, Tenor and Basset recorders, castanets, mandolin and tabor/Tudor drums at various locations, historical sites and events in Jersey, Guernsey, France and Sark. The group also specializes in playing music and authentic instruments from the Middle Ages through to the Victorian era, and can often be seen playing at special Jersey Heritage events throughout the year.

12.30pm to 1.30pm in the Parade Ground - Dance Workshop

Jo and Ann Dove of Dovestep bring this fun, lively dance to the Market Stage.  Definitely a workshop to get the family together.

1pm to 2pm on the Castle Green - Jersey Lillies

Drawing on influences from all over the UK (morris dancing has many different regional styles and reasons for evolving) and now even as far afield as New Zealand, the aim is to have fun with all the many possibilities that are available within this traditional dance form. Performing on the Green they will be welcoming visitors to the start of the fun.

1pm to 1.30pm in the Parade Ground - Live Music from Melissa

An acoustic set from this talented singer

1.30om to 2pm in the Parade Groud - Youth Arts Drama Performance

2.10pm to 2.40pm - in the Parade Ground - Ukelele Soup

Live music performance

2pm to 3pm on the Castle Greeen - Belissima

2.45pm to 3.15pm in the Parade Ground - Parish 13

Parish 13 incorporate traditional influences with an up to date feel. They are inspired by the interpretations and work of artists such as Tom Waits and Richard Thompson and incorporate time-honoured styles such as gypsy, shanty, folk and storytelling in their performances. 

Image thanks to Chris Brookes Aerial Photography.