Holiday in Jersey for Some Very Different Attractions

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The Dinosaurs are coming!

To be precise its Dinosaur Zoo so no need to be alarmed. All the way from Australia, Dinosaur Zoo is full of amazing prehistoric animals, brought to the stage in a way you’ve never seen before. If you want to get intimate with baby dinosaurs or have enough nerve to stay in your seat when there are more ferocious species around then you’ll love this show on your Jersey holiday.

See the recently introduced Theropod, a carnivorous dinosaur skeleton found down under and watch the action, even interact with them in this unique and imaginative live event that’s fun for the whole family.

This is just one of the exciting things to do on holiday in Jersey because there really is something for everyone.

The Fisherman’s Chapel

The chapel is to be found at St. Brelade’s Bay in the grounds of St. Brelade’s Church and was built around the 12th century from Limpet shells from the bay, crushed and dissolved in boiling sea water. Apart from this there’s a 100 year old stained-glass window depicting St. Brendan arriving on the island and the churchyard houses German soldiers from the occupation during World War ll.

Two famous local residents have also left their mark at the chapel – the roofed gate to the churchyard was donated by Jesse Boot, the widow of the founder of Boots the Chemist in 1933 and there’s a memorial to the founder of Camp Coffee, Campbell Paterson who died in 1927.

A Jersey Holiday Has It All
A Jersey Holiday Has It All

All Change Victorian Jersey

At the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery you’ll find an exhibition called ‘All Change Victorian Jersey’, which runs until the 31st December 2013. It looks at Jersey’s Victorian heritage and in particular the way life changed during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901.

You’ll find paintings of Lillie Langtry who was born on the island as well as paintings of Queen Victoria by John Le Capelain, depicting her first visit to Jersey in 1846. There are others by Philip John Ouless with the period being illustrated through politics, leisure, steam and marine developments and fashion.

Moscow City Ballet – two great performances

For lovers of ballet the Moscow City Ballet is performing Swan Lake and has already received critical acclaim. It takes place on the 19th, 20th and 21st February 2014 at the Jersey Opera House in St. Helier. For details call +44 (0) 1534 511115 or email boxoffice@jerseyoperahouse.co.uk.

Alternatively, the same troupe is performing The Nutcracker on the 22nd and 23rd February with what has been described as a virtuoso performance that’s innovative and fresh.

Opera fans can enjoy a holiday to Jersey and see two of the most popular Tchaikovsky ballets.