About Jersey Children’s Day
Jersey Children’s Day is an annual event held on 3 July.
The day is an opportunity to make sure that the lessons of the past are not forgotten and to look forward to brighter futures for children and young people.
This event takes places following a recommendation by a Citizen’s Panel that responded to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.
Children's Day 2022
Jersey celebrated it’s first public Children’s Day on Sunday 3 July at both Millbrook Park and Howard Davis Park.
Over 6,000 Islanders attended the events and took part in a e a range of free activities and entertainment.
1,000 free goodie bags were handed out to children and young people.These included a soft drink and a £5 food voucher to spend on refreshments at participating vendors at the events.
The following charities and organisations supported Jersey Children’s Day by providingentertainment and information at the events:
|Barnardos||Jersey Face Painting||Nature Base|
|Brighter Futures||Fostering and Adoption||Parent Care Forum|
|Centrepoint||Jersey Childcare Trust||Public Health Food and Nutrition|
|Childcare and Early Years Service (CEYS) ||Jersey Library||States of Jersey Police|
|Every Child Our Future||Milli's Separated Family Centre||The Jersey Showman|
|Jersey Sport||Classic Cars|||
|Amuse Me Events - Lawn games||
Facepainters Ink (between 2pm and 4pm)||Jersey Women's Refuge|
|Caring Cooks||Jersey Music Service||
Jersey Youth Service|
Jersey Photo Booth||Mind Jersey|
|Girlguiding||Jersey Sea and Royal Marines Cadets||Skills Jersey|
|Jersey Cares||Jersey Sport||States of Jersey Police|
|Jersey Employment Trust (JET)||Jersey Stormtroopers||Youth Arts|
|Hoops and Glitter||Jersey Luxury Ice cream||Classic Cars|
Jersey Heritage also supported Children’s Day by giving free entry to their sites to anyone aged under 18.
The Bosdet Foundation gave free access to Jump Jersey to 580 children in targeted schools and organisations on Children’s Day.
Arthouse Jersey in collaboration with Jersey primary and secondary schools unveiled an art project at Millbrook Park. The project included dozens of transformed totem poles, each one with topped with Jersey Children’s Day butterfly emblem.
The Government of Jersey has worked in partnership with an independent survivors' steering group to celebrate Children’s Day in 2022. Together we launched a survey to hear how children and young people wanted to celebrate Jersey's Children's Day this year.
A total of 332 people took part in the survey. As a result of the feedback, 2 free family events will be held.
A special thanks goes to all those who have been involved in organising and supporting the events.
Children’s Day 2020 and 2021
The first Children’s Day in Jersey took place in 2020. All schools and nurseries were gifted trees as part of the Tree of Renewal project.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, arrangements for Children’s Day were cut back.
Jersey's Children's Day: What the Tree Project is about on YouTube
Students from Grainville School talk about their hopes and dreams on Children's Day on YouTube
In 2021, children and young people in schools and nurseries across the Island took part in various activities including the Map of Wonders project with Art House Jersey.
Jersey Children's Day 2021 on YouTube