Experiences | Culture & History 24 February 2022

Free activities to enjoy in Guernsey

Are you looking for some inspiration for your trip to Guernsey? Whether you are travelling on your own, with friends or family, or in a group, there is so much to do in the Islands of Guernsey without having to spend a penny.

We have gathered together some of the best free activities that you can enjoy while you are here.

Historical Sites

Guernsey has a rich and varied history that can be discovered through sites around the island. From ancient dolmens and neolithic standing stones, to Norman forts and WWII Fortifications, the past is never far away. For historical adventure, we suggest Vale CastleFort Grey (free for under 7s)Rousse HeadlandClarence BatteryChateau des MaraisFort DoyleFort Hommet, Pleinmont Headland and Fortification, La Varde Passage Grave, Le Dehus Burial Chamber, Le Trepied Megalithic Burial Chamber

Out in Nature

For a moment of coastal tranquillity or an adventurous hike, the Islands of Guernsey offer unspoilt nature for you to enjoy. With the Visit Guernsey app you can find hiking routes to suit any length or intensity, with guided audio tours and maps available. You can download the app on iOS or Play Store. Some great spots to visit include The Bluebell Woods, Fauxquets Valley, Talbot Valley, The Ron Short Walk, Les Fouaillages, St Saviours Reservoir, Silbe Nature Reserve, Port Soif Nature Trail, Lihou Island

Parks and Gardens 

Beautiful gardens and scenic parks can be found all over the island and are perfect for an afternoon stroll and run around for children, whatever the season. Some great places to visit include Saumarez ParkDelancey ParkCandie GardensCambridge ParkThe SkateparkLes Cotils Gardens

National Trust Properties

The National Trust of Guernsey properties and museums are completely free to attend and celebrate the heritage of the island through architecture, nature and culture. As well as this, they also preserve beautiful areas of nature including Clifton Valley, the Ron Short Walk, Le Petit Pre Orchid Field and Les Tielles. The Trust is in fact Guernsey's third largest landowner, focused on restoring and preserving the land for everyone to enjoy for many years to come: Les Caches, National Trust of Guernsey Folk & Costume MuseumNational Trust of Guernsey Victorian Shop and Parlour

Out of Town: Sausmarez Manor, Saumarez Park and The Little Chapel

Cornerstones of Guernsey’s history, The Little Chapel and Sausmarez Manor are well worth a visit. The Little Chapel is entirely unique, covered entirely in broken china and pebbles. It can be incorporated as part of a circular walk so you can take in the surrounding countryside too. The gardens of Sausmarez Manor include a Sculpture Trail, perfect for younger visitors, and at its sister location Saumarez Park, you can find the beautiful Victorian Walled Garden, where you can even purchase fresh seasonal produce: Victorian Walled GardenThe Little Chapel, Sausmarez Manor

In Town

In the heart of St Peter Port, you can find year round activities taking place in the Guille-Allès Library for children, and some meditation and book clubs for adults too. Close to Candie Gardens, you can also find Victoria Tower and the Guernsey Museum (free to under 7s and £2 for children over 7). Guille-Allès Library activitiesVictoria TowerGuernsey Museum

 

Picnic Spots and Beach Relaxing

Guernsey’s coast is free to enjoy year round, and is perfect for a day of fun swimming in the sea, having a picnic and enjoying quality time together.  You can also visit harbours to watch local fishermen at work and enjoy views over our neighbouring islands. View a list of Guernsey’s beaches