Family Friendly Sark
Family friendly Sark
Sark is the stuff of Famous Five and Swallow and Amazons. Wonderful memories are made here, by adults and children alike. Sark offers that old-fashioned type of freedom, with no cars, no man made roads, a much slower pace of life than the one you leave behind and of course it’s teeming with natural history. Once you get up to the top of Harbour Hill on the ‘toast rack’ transport, it is easy to have access all over the island with a buggy, bike (with or without a trailer, there are three bike shops on Sark) or on foot. There are many beautiful beaches and coves to be explored, such as Creux Harbour and Dixcart Bay, both favourites for locals. The dramatic rise and fall of the tide makes for fantastic swimming and snorkelling at high tide, and wonderful beaches to explore at low tide. If you would like a closer look at the coast and the sea, there are 3 hour boat trips run by George Guille during the summer, which take you close to the caves. Many families enjoy carriage rides, which depart at the entrance to the Avenue, Sark’s ‘village’ centre. There is a lovely old ice cream bike there, and further down the road you will find the shops, with plenty of choice for spending pocket money. You shouldn’t miss the Sheep Racing weekend on 22nd and 23rd July 2017, with lots of activities for children. Another lovely family event is the Church Fete, offering old fashioned village fun like games, tombola, cream teas and a coconut shy. ‘Adventure Sark’ is run by Budgie and Sam, and children can take part in Kayaking, Coasteering (for the older children) and games such as archery. They also offer team building games for groups. If history is your child’s thing, Sark has its own windmill, a museum housing archaeological finds, the smallest functioning prison in the world, a new Sark Henge, located on the south coast of Big Sark, and a newly uncovered gun emplacement from German Occupation of Sark in WWII as well as the Occupation Museum itself in the heart of the island. Little Sark is home to the remains of the Silver Mines, with stunning cliff walks around the area, a historic Dolmen, Venus Pool and the very pretty Tea Garden at La Sablonnerie Hotel.
Whatever your interest, Sark is an unforgettable place for families, who come to enjoy the unique and peaceful experience that the little island offers.