Millenium Park (St Helier)
The main entrance to the park is at the north end of Bath Street. Alternative entrances: Oxford Road, Robin Place, Tunnel Street and L’Avenue et Dolmen du Pré des Lumieres. Millennium Town Park facilities; interactive water features including a water curtain, sculptures, large grass area suitable for picnics, playground – suitable for toddlers and children up to 12 years old, petanque area, ball practice area, toilets (including disabled toilets and baby changing facilities), wheelchair friendly, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi and a kiosk
Opening times of the park
The park is open to the public all day, every day. The ball park and toilets are open to the public from: October to May: 8.30am – 7pm, June to September: 8.30am – 8pm
There is no parking next to the site, but Minden Place is nearby
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Why not have a traditional Sunday Carvery at the nearby Daily GlobeMillbrook Park (St Lawrence)
Coronation Park, which is also known as Millbrook Park, is in Bel Royal, La Route de St Aubin, St Lawrence. Entrances to the park. Main entrance: from La Route de St Aubin. Alternative entrance: from Victoria Avenue, which runs along the waterfront. The Water Play Area is normally open 10am to 6pm. However it will sometimes be necessary to turn the water off for short periods during the day to refresh water supplies.
Coronation Park facilities; playgrounds – suitable for children up to five years old and an alternative area for older children, toilets – including disabled and baby-changing facilities, is wheelchair-friendly, a large grass area suitable for picnics (no ball games allowed), an outdoor paddling pool during summer months, cafe stocking a range of beach/pool toys and offering snacks, hot dogs, cakes and real Jersey ice cream (kids meal deals also available)
October to May 9am – 5pm, June to September 9am – 7pm
Paid parking is available close by in lay-bys on Victoria Avenue
info on PaycardsHoward Davis Park (St Saviour)
Howard Davis Park is in Don Road, St Saviour. It features the Jersey War Graves Cemetery, a walled rose garden and a pond. Main entrance: from St Clement’s Road. Alternative entrances: Don Road and Route du Fort. Howard Davis Park facilities; - a playground suitable for children up to five years old, toilets – including disabled and baby-changing facilities, it is wheelchair-friendly, a large grass area suitable for picnics – no ball games permitted, a formal park with bandstand and a café/restaurant Opening times of the park – from 1 April to 30 September, 8am to 9.30pm, from 1 October to 31 March, 8am to 7pm
Free admission all year. Parking Paid parking is available nearby in Route du Fort car park infoElephant Park (St Brelade)
The Elephant Park is at St Brelade and is an old favourite of both the local and visitor to the island. The Elephant Park facilities; elephant slide, sand pit, play area, toilet facilities and a cafe.
Open November to March 8am – 5pm, April to October 8am – 7pm
Please note that opening times may vary!
Free ParkingSt Andrew`s Park (St Helier)
St Andrew’s Park at First Tower has a large open grass area, which is perfect to kick a ball around in or just simply relax in.
St Andrew`s Park facilities includes a playground which is for all ages and there are also toilet facilities on site. Location: Mont Cochon, St HelierParade Gardens (St Helier)
These formal gardens with raised wall flower beds throughout bring some beautiful colour to the centre of St Helier.
Parade Garden facilities include a junior playground, toilet facilities and a café selling chips, burgers, curries, panini`s, drinks & ice creams
Location: Elizabeth Place/Gloucester Street, St Helier.People`s Park (St Helier)
People`s Park is an open green space which is perfect for any event and is often used for fairs and festivals.
People`s Park facilities includes a playground for children.
Toilet facilities are available at nearby Victoria ParkVictoria Park (St Helier)
This is a beautifully maintained formal garden and public park where the statue of Queen Victoria was erected in 1887 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. The statue stands in the public park which originally known as West Park, but changed its name to Victoria Park when the statue was erected.
There are toilet facilities at this parkLes Jardins de la Mer (St Helier)
These recently developed public gardens are near the Waterfront development. These maritime gardens are part of the Waterfront area created in 1997. From the gardens there are lovely views across St Aubin’s Bay to Elizabeth Castle. The Les Jardins de la Mer gardens are divided into different areas at various levels, including lawns, a maritime woodland, a rockery and shingle beds. There is a water maze which is lit up at night. Children will love the maze here as well as the water features.
Facilities at the park include the popular La Fregate cafe.La Collette Gardens
One of Jersey’s best kept secrets, the public garden on the seafront at the Havre des Pas side of La Collette is described as ‘a Mediterranean feel terraced garden. In the lee of La Collette Barracks, now home to the island’s Territorial Army unit, the gardens are perfectly situated to house a collection of sub-tropical plants and lawns where it is possible to relax in peace and quiet but still within walking distance of the town centre. It comprises of a number of sheltered areas and includes a café and toilet facilities.
Location: Havre des Pas, St Helier.Sir Winston Churchill Park (St Brelade)
Churchill Park is in St Brelade’s Bay, in the west of the Island. It features a memorial bust of Sir Winston Churchill near the main entrance, as well as a waterfall.
Entrances to the park; Main entrance: from Rue de La Valeuse in St Brelade’s Bay. Alternative entrance: via Park Estate (steep downhill path this way).
Churchill Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with free admission.
Churchill Park facilities; cafés on the adjacent beachfront promenade, toilets – including disabled and baby changing facilities in Woodford car park, St Brelade’s Bay, a large grass area suitable for picnics – no ball games permitted, a formal park
The park is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Public parking available in the adjacent Woodford car park
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Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship Open Gardens – JAYF Open Gardens scheme is the flagship fundraising event for JAYF. JAYF is a local charity committed to helping young people, between the ages of 18 and 25, experiencing homelessness by providing safe, secure accommodation in 4 hostels in and around St. Helier. Their aim is to work proactively with young people facing complex barriers to help develop the skills they need to live independently.
This year’s JAYF Open Gardens 2023 programme features six beautiful gardens in various parishes, all uniquely different, but all costing just £5 for entry, free for children under 12, and £5 for a delicious Jersey cream tea. Regret no dogs. They are a very popular family outing, enjoyed by all age groups and by gardens enthusiast.
Sunday 16th April
La Rue d’Elysee
Oaklands is a rambling garden surrounded by beds containing many specimens and shrubs. Highlights include an impressive collection of camellias and specimen shrubs and a large pond. The extensive woodland features silver birch, acers and what is reputed to be Jersey’s largest walnut. A further highlight is the well-stocked kitchen garden, which keeps the owner’s family self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables. Sunday 23rd April
Rue de Bas
Marcus and Anne Binney’s Garden never fails to please, whatever the time of year. There’s a beautiful valley, which contains native and species trees including magnolias and camellias and ponds fringed with gunnera and arum lilies. The glorious main garden is a riot of colour and scent and there’s also a formal herb garden and a productive green house and vegetable gardens. Sunday 14th May
La Rue du Bocage
The owners are kindly opening their glorious gardens with extensive terraces and formal areas. The mature, spring flowering shrubs jostle for attention and line the paths to the various rooms, which include a stunning rose and peony garden underplanted with bluebells, primroses, and foxgloves. Sunday 4th June
Rue des Aix
Les Aix is a charming old Jersey granite house surrounded by extensive grounds and home to painting artist Ariel Whatmore. Lined by oak trees underplanted with bulbs and wildflowers, the driveway provides a delightful informal approach the beautiful traditional granite property, part of which dates to the 12th century.
The garden has been sectioned into rooms, each seems to have a different colour, the grey room in the courtyard, the white room flanking the west of the house, and not to be missed the yew maze. Nearly a thousand box plants forming the internal spaces symbolize an artist’s palette, five small circular gardens of different colours and an old Jersey cider press where the artists thumb would be holding the palette. Sunday 11th June
La Route des Cotils
A new entrant last year, the garden created by Jurat and Mrs Robert Christensen is a magical space set high above Grouville Bay with glorious views of Mont Orgueil Castle. The immaculate sweeping lawns lead off into various rooms full of colour and joy. Children will particularly love this garden. The kitchen garden with its ancient wall and traditional sunken greenhouse alone is worth the visit. Sunday 18th June
La Rue de la Garenne
Originally designed by Chelsea Medal winner, Robin Williams, and further developed by local garden designer, Paul Bennett. The beautifully manicured grounds include a woodland walk, stream, small lake, and glorious Mediterranean and herb gardens. The main garden, with its panorama of lawns and wonderfully colourful beds, is spectacular. By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Crane.
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