Arts & Culture, Family Friendly, Heritage

Head to Castle Cornet for some French adventures!

14 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
15 Oct 10:00 - 17:00

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St Peter Port



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On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October, there will be self-hosted events at Castle Cornet, suitable for all the family. 

Two self-guided picture trails will be available, taking you through the depths of the Castle. Head off on The Toilers of the Sea trail, which will challenge you to find characters from Toilers of the Sea (Victor Hugo’s novel set in Guernsey) or try the French Connections Timeline Trail, a bilingual journey covering the important historical events between Guernsey and France.

There will also be a crafts room, where you can try your hand at French knitting, make an octopus or learn some castle words in French.

The Guernsey History in Action Company will also be treating the audience to one of their spellbinding performances, taking you way back in time…  

Finally, if you’re there at midday, don’t miss the firing of the noon day gun! There will also be the opportunity to have your photograph taken with the gunners.

Times: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October, 10am - 5pm

  • Crafts room 10am - 5pm
  • The French Connections Timeline Trail 10am - 5pm (follow directions from the shop)
  • The Toilers Picture Trail 10am - 5pm (pick up from the shop)
  • Noon day gun 12pm
  • Guernsey History in Action performance ‘For Art & For Love’ on Sunday 15th October after the noonday gun in the Amherst Room at Castle Cornet.

Castle admission: £11 for adults, £3 for children (7-18 years) and students (with a valid student card), free for children under 7 years. Also free for Discovery Pass holders.

No need to book.

Images credited to: Kay Martin

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