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What’s On this Spring in the Channel Islands

The Heritage Festival arrives!

Find out what’s on this spring in The Channel Islands in our quick rundown of events and festivals. The long awaited Channel Islands Heritage Festival finally arrives with plenty of ways to celebrate the islands’ historical journey. Liberation Day commemorates and celebrates 70 years of freedom from occupation and is a special National holiday. Spring also means a chance to show off the floral side of the islands’ and as always, there’s plenty of opportunities for foodie celebrations.

Guernsey Liberation Day celebrations

Guernsey

Guernsey – Spring 2015

Jersey

Springtime in Jersey means the start of motoring events with Motor Sprints at Five Mile Road, Moto-x at Sorel Point and the Bouley Bay Hill Climb. There’s a chance to watch Jersey RFC at home to the Cornish Pirates, Worcester and Mosely and Easter horse racing is on at Les Landes Racecourse.

Spring blooms will also be on show at the end of March with a Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society exhibition. Towards the end of April there’s a chance to see some of the wonderful floral displays in Jersey’s private gardens when they open to the public with the start of the seasonal open gardens.

As the weather warms up and the Heritage Festival begins, there’s also a chance to discover some of the more unusual aspects of the island with Jersey’s walking guides and enjoy the Spring Walking Festival. Covering topics such as the occupation, St Helier’s theatres, the lunar like seabed and ghostly tales, it’s worth checking what’s available:

Guernsey

Guernsey has been warming up for the Heritage Festival and a full list of events are lined up. From wartime recipes to the opening of secret chambers beneath Castle Cornet, there’s something for everyone. Springtime also means Guernsey’s wonderful floral displays come to life. The island celebrates with a dedicated Spring Floral Festival. Herm Island Garden Tours are also back for the season with Sark also enjoying a Wildflower Fortnight. Seafront Sundays return to St Peter Port with a focus on food and a separate art weekend and the annual Sure Festival of Comedy will be sure to get you laughing.

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Posted by Christina

Christina's early memories include boarding a plane to visit Kuwait at the age of two and taking big family holidays in Scotland, Cornwall and France. After enjoying time teaching in London and Holland and marrying into a family spread from Ireland to the Channel Islands and America, it is no surprise that along with husband Julian they trekked around the world when three of their five children were small. Christina now runs the family company and writes and helps with the Travelsmith web and social media sites. Email: christinaclark@travelsmith.co.uk