Jersey Children’s Day is an annual event held on 3 July.
The day is an opportunity to make sure that the lessons of the past are not forgotten and to look forward to brighter futures for children and young people.
This event takes places following a recommendation by a Citizen’s Panel that responded to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.
There will be 2 family events taking place on Sunday 3 July 2022:
- Millbrook Park from 9.30am to 12pm
- Howard Davis Park from 2pm to 6pm
There will be a range of activities and entertainment for children, young people and families. The activities and entertainment are free and you don’t need to book.
Entertainment will be led by Youth Arts Jersey at Howard Davis Park.
We encourage families and young people to bring a picnic.
We have 1,000 free goodie bags for children and young people to hand out at both events. These include a Fruit Shoot drink and £5 food voucher to spend for food or soft drinks at participating vendors at the events.
The following charities and organisations support Jersey Children’s Day and will provide entertainment and information at the events.
|Millbrook Park events|
|Barnardos||Facepainters Ink||Nature Base|
|Brighter Futures||Fostering and Adoption||Parent Care Forum|
|Centrepoint||Jersey Childcare Trust||Public Health Food and Nutrition|
|Childcare and Early Years Service (CEYS)||Jersey Library||States of Jersey Police|
|Every Child Our Future||Milli’s Separated Family Centre||The Jersey Showman|
|Howard Davis Park events |
|Amuse Me Events – Lawn games||Jersey Face Painting||Jersey Women’s Refuge|
|Caring Cooks||Jersey Music Service||Jersey Youth Service|
|Flair Entertainment||Jersey Photo Booth||Mind Jersey|
|Girlguiding||Jersey Sea and Royal Marines Cadets||Skills Jersey|
|Jersey Cares||Jersey Sport||States of Jersey Police|
|Jersey Employment Trust (JET)||Jersey Stormtroopers||Youth Arts|
On Children’s Day Jersey Heritage is giving free entry to their sites to anyone aged under 18. See their social media page for more details.
The Bosdet Foundation is giving free access to Jump Jersey to 580 children in targeted schools and organisations on Children’s Day. The foundation will also hold their open day for Camp Bosdet at Brig Y Don. Information will be sent directly from the charity to families.
ArtHouse Jersey are working on an exciting project in primary and secondary schools which will be unveiled at Millbrook Park on Children’s Day. They’ll be assisted by Woodshack, at Jersey Employment Trust.
The Government of Jersey has worked in partnership with an independent survivors’ steering group to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day. Together we launched a survey to hear how children and young people wanted to celebrate Jersey’s Children’s Day this year.
A total of 332 people took part in the survey. As a result of the feedback, 2 family events will be held.
A special thanks goes to all those who have been involved in organising and supporting the events.
Children’s Day over the last 2 years
The first Children’s Day in Jersey took place in 2020. All schools and nurseries were gifted trees as part of the Tree of Renewal project.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, arrangements for Children’s Day were cut back.
Jersey’s Children’s Day: What the Tree Project is about on YouTube
Students from Grainville School talk about their hopes and dreams on Children’s Day on YouTube
In 2021, children and young people in schools and nurseries across the Island took part in various activities including the Map of Wonders project with Art House Jersey.