With its French road names, quaint customs and network of green lanes, Jersey offers a taste of the continent, but is only a short hop from the UK. Located on the edge of Jersey’s National Park, with its stunning views and protected wildlife, Maison des Landes is uniquely located to offer people with disabilities a relaxing and enjoyable break.
Located in Jersey’s beautiful north west corner, a short distance from St Ouen’s Bay, Maison des Landes is the ideal base from which to explore the island. Join one of our organised tours, or discover Jersey at your own pace. The choice is yours.
Accessibility to Jersey’s attractions has never been better. From boat trips and specially designed beach wheelchairs, to historical sites and museums, the island is well equipped to offer people with disabilities a really wonderful stay.
Step back in time and experience life in Regency Jersey at this Georgian House Museum. With wheelchair access to ground floor rooms and the shop plus disabled toilets and available hearing loops, the national trust have ensured the museum is accessible to all.
The AquaSplash has a fantastic range of aquatic facilities such as flumes, waves,a lazy river and tyre rides. There is access via an automatic door and a lift for access to each floor. Guide dogs are welcome within the leisure facility.
Located at the beautiful and historic St. Peter’s Windmill, Catherine and her family have worked hard to bring unique jewellery designs to Jersey. Browse the stunning collections, view the art of Goldsmithing and eat in the café. The windmill is completely accessible.
All the screens are accessible with wheelchair access, disabled toilets, hearing loops and guide dogs are always welcome. Cineworld further holds an autism-friendly screening on the first Sunday of each month, when lighting is kept on, volume levels are reduced and there are no adverts or trailers.
Access to the exhibitions and the Castle Mount is very limited. It is advised that wheelchair users contact the castle kiosk in advance on +44 (0) 1534 634048 to ensure that transport on the amphibious vehicle is available. There are disabled toilets in the parade ground.
As proud Chelsea Flower Show medallists, the Foundation is a unique centre dedicated to orchids. There is a ramped entrance, and all inside areas are wheelchair friendly, with two wheelchairs provided in the visitor centre. Guide dogs are welcome.
Fort Regent is a 19th century fortification and Jersey’s largest leisure centre, conference and entertainment venue, hosting comedians, concerts, exhibitions and sporting events. There is disabled access, parking, toilets and a wheelchair map available.
The Jersey Archive is the island’s national repository, established in 1993, it holds archival material from public institutions as well as private businesses and individuals. There is disabled access to all floors.
The Jersey Arts Centre celebrates the development of the arts island-wide. With ramp access into the building and lifts to the first floor gallery, art rooms and theatre, the centre is fully accessible including disabled toilets and a loop system. It is advisable to pre-book tickets in advance.
Jersey Heritage promotes the island’s rich heritage. They have developed visual stories for all six of their attractions, in conjunction with Autism Jersey to help their autistic visitors explore the castles and museums and understand what to expect before their visit.
Jersey Lavender is a working farm that grows lavender, with nine acres of stunning swathes of the perennial herb, talks on the distillery process, a café and shop. There is an accessible ramp at the entrance, disabled toilet facilities and wheelchairs available on site if required.
A fascinating museum providing history from 250,000 years ago through the centuries. There is ramp access to all areas in the main museum, with lift access to all floors, audio guides available and disabled toilet facilities. There is also a hearing loop available in the audio-visual theatre.
Jersey’s Opera House is one of the island’s iconic landmarks, offering a host of cultural events throughout the year. There are disabled seating areas available in the stalls and dress circle, a lift to all floors, disabled toilet facilities and a loop system. Booking in advance is essential.
Jersey Pearl is fully accessible with ramped access throughout, disabled toilet facilities and a café. View and purchase amazing jewellery in a stunning location, visit the design studio and discover the ‘Pick-a-Pearl’ experience by picking your own oyster and discovering the gem within.
There are disabled toilets within the Visitor Centre and wheelchairs can be provided for those with mobility problems. All side room displays have enough space for wheelchairs and all displays can be viewed easily. A lift is available to the café and staff will be on hand to assist. Audio guides are available.
The world-famous Jersey Zoo has ramped access, toilet facilities and a loop system. There are some facilities for the visually impaired, although guide dogs are not accepted due to free ranging species and potential spread of disease. Shopmobility is also available.
There is limited disabled access at the site although a regular programme of guided tours throughout the season are available and communication support is available for deaf and hard of hearing visitors on a request basis. Please contact Jersey Heritage directly on +44 (0) 1534 63330
A working estate offering full access to the main tour route for visitors using wheelchairs. There is good access to the garden, shop and restaurant, toilet facilities and free parking. Wheelchair hire is available, please book in advance to ensure availability. Assistance dogs are welcome.
There is full access with ramps, a lift to the second floor with Braille control buttons, and two stair lifts to upper levels. Disabled toilet facilities and an audio guide and Braille book are available for the tapestry. A loop system is located in certain areas and information and display tables are at wheelchair level.
This fascinating museum is a permanent preservation of the island’s mechanical heritage. The majority of the displays are located on ground floor level adding to its accessibility and they have disabled toilet facilities and ramps.
The Botanic gardens at Samarès Manor dating back, in part, to Norman times is accessible to wheelchair users, and people with disabilities in most areas. However some of the pathways and lawns can be tricky to negotiate in wet weather as Samarès means “Salt Marsh”.
Jersey’s premier arcade with over 50 top of the range games suitable for all ages, from Star Wars, Sega Rally, Super Bikes to name a few and prizes to be won, there is something for all ages and expectations. There is lift access available to the gaming area.
The Harbour Gallery is the largest exhibiting and working gallery. There is a Stannah chair lift available to the café, with disabled toilets. The ground floor is fully accessible with ramps and there is a disabled parking space nearby. The café will cater for anyone one with dietary problems.
BD GRANTHAM, TRIPADVISOR