Jersey National Park has launched two new initiatives to inspire people to buy local and explore the great outdoors.
In support of Visit Jersey’s Rediscover Home campaign, the new promotions are calling on people to post photos of their favourite island beauty spots, for a chance to win prizes, as well as buy ready-packed picnic lunches from eateries, or make their own with local produce, to enjoy in the park.
The schemes have been devised with support from from Genuine Jersey and the Jersey Hospitality Association and will take place throughout August.
‘The thought of enjoying a Genuine Jersey picnic in our beautiful and varied National Park on a sunny summers day is part of what makes Jersey special, we are fully behind this initiative,’ said John Garton, CEO Genuine Jersey.
Jersey National Park, which came about in 2009 after protests against over-development, covers 2,145 hectares of coastline, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers and Pierres de Lecq.
‘During the month of August, we are inviting islanders as we exit much of lock-down to get out into nature for some headspace, exercise, fresh air and to appreciate all the National Park has to offer. Families, groups of friends and even organisations are invited to organise a Picnic in the Park, self-created or bought in from local hospitality suppliers,’ said Jim Hopley, Chairman of Jersey National Park.
‘As a bonus, individuals are encouraged to record their events and share photographs of their favourite place in the park, or somewhere they have newly discovered with an explanation as to why they feel it worthy. There are prizes to be won and much enjoyment to be had so get organised and enjoy.’
Find out more about Picnic in the Park and photo competition.
(Feature image by Photo by britt gaiser)