Harbour scavenger hunt
From Port of Jersey
19th October 2023
A scavenger hunt for primary school age children has been developed by Ports of Jersey as a fun half-term activity.
Its aim is to encourage families to explore Jersey’s harbours while learning about their history. Starting outside the Marina Office (which is next to the Maritime Museum entrance) the hour-long trail follows a circular route from the marina to the Albert Pier and back. Children will learn nautical and historical facts as well as essential sea faring knowledge such as the phonetic alphabet and the Beaufort wind scale.
Ports of Jersey’s Events and Project Support Manger, Kim Gilbraith, said: “We wanted to create a fun activity that encourages families with younger children to visit the harbour to learn more about its history and how it operates as a working harbour.
“There are lots of interesting things to see, such as the mural on Albert Pier, and the old Signal Master’s Station. Often our only interaction with the harbour is driving onto a ferry so we hope this will be an enjoyable activity to do during the half term holiday, which offers a different perspective on Jersey’s maritime life.”
The scavenger hunt is ideal for children in Key Stage 2. Maps can be collected from the Marina Office or downloaded from Harbour scavenger hunt | Ports of Jersey
Completed maps can be taken to the Marina Office to collect some treasure.